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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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Planning Permission Finalized for 26-Story Tower in Croydon, London

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02 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has received approval for a 26-story residential tower in Croydon, which will rise on the narrow site of a four-story office building. The project includes 92 units and a white-brick-framed façade. Read more.


Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark

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02 Aug 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated completion date of mid-2019. Read more.


AT&T Building Earns Landmark Status in New York City

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02 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

A postmodern high-rise featuring pink granite and a 33.5-meter arch has officially been declared a New York City landmark, following criticism of proposed plans to renovate the building’s exterior. Read more.


Demonstration Held in Protest of Mexico City’s Mítikah Development

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01 Aug 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

A demonstration in protest of a mixed-use development, including a 62-story tower, blocked a busy avenue in the Xoco neighborhood of Mexico City. Locals report concerns that the 460,000-square-meter scheme will cause water shortages. Read more.


Multi-Tower Development Relaunched in Madrid

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01 Aug 2018, Madrid, Spain

An urban plan that includes the construction of 365 new buildings and 10,500 new homes, including three high-rise towers, has officially been relaunched in Madrid. The first buildings of the project may be delivered in 2021. Read more.


New Podium Reanimates Block of Toronto’s St. James Town Rental Towers

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01 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada

A 43-story mixed-use tower redevelopment has reached completion and opened for occupation in Toronto’s St. James Town neighborhood. The project incorporates a new podium, retail space, and a supermarket. Read more.


Details Emerge on 62-Story Twin-Tower Project in Phnom Penh

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01 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A large-scale building model and renderings have been revealed for a 62-story twin-tower complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The development includes residential, office, and retail space, as well as a skybridge joining the two towers. Read more.


135-Meter Tower Debuts in Euroméditerranée District of Marseille

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31 Jul 2018, Marseille, France

A 135-meter tower featuring a multicolored façade has reached completion in Marseille, France. The tower includes 35,000 square meters of office space and 5,000 square meters of event, collaborative, retail, and public-use space. Read more.


Revised Plans for Austin’s Future Tallest Building Submitted to City Design Commission

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31 Jul 2018, Austin, United States

Updated plans for a 255-meter tower, which may become Austin’s tallest, have been submitted to the city’s design commission. The mixed-use project includes 349 residential units, office space, and retail on the ground floor. Read more.


Approved High-Rise Development Challenged by Residents in Perth’s Applecross Suburb

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31 Jul 2018, Perth, Australia

A development that would bring one 30-story and two 26-story towers to a suburb of Perth has been approved despite the area's 15-story limit, but height concerns lodged by local residents may overturn the approval. Read more.


Delhi High Court Orders Halt on High-Rise Construction Around Airport

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31 Jul 2018, Delhi, India

The New Delhi High Court has ordered the discontinuation of high-rise building construction within the vicinity of Indira Gandhi International Airport, due to concerns for flight path safety. Read more.


Landmark 81's Retail Center Opens in Ho Chi Minh City

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30 Jul 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The shopping center within a 461-meter tower, the tallest in Vietnam, has opened in Ho Chi Minh City. Spanning 50,000 square meters, the entertainment space occupies six floors and features retail, restaurants, and an indoor ice rink. Read more.


Firms Reveal Visions for Landmark Melbourne Southbank Development

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30 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Six shortlisted schemes for Melbourne’s Southbank precinct have been revealed. The $2 billion project has drawn proposals for towers reaching above 300 meters that feature sky gardens, observatory decks, and innovative designs. Read more.


Proposed “Tulip” Tower to Begin Construction Soon in Miami

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30 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A $300 million project that may surpass Miami’s current tallest building in height is planned to begin construction in the fall of 2018. The 70-story tower includes residential units, a 294-room hotel, and 8,361 square meters of office space. Read more.


Phase Three Launched for Asunción’s Torres Mirador Complex

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27 Jul 2018, Asunción, Paraguay

A developer has announced plans to proceed with the final phase of a three-tower residential development in Asunción, Paraguay. The residential towers, rising 21, 18, and 14 stories, respectively, feature a total of 183 apartments. Read more.


New Images Revealed of Shenzhen’s SBF Tower

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27 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A design firm has released new images of a 208-meter tower nearing completion in Shenzhen. The building’s exterior features two alternating zones of smooth glass offices and cantilevered sky gardens. Read more.


Elevator Company Announces New High-Rise Test Tower and Innovation Center in Atlanta

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27 Jul 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 128-meter elevator-testing tower and innovation complex will be built to serve as a German elevator company’s new US headquarters, outside Atlanta. The scheme includes testing space for the company’s ropeless elevator system. Read more.


London’s Chrisp Street Development Earns Council Approval

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27 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Planning permission has been granted for a 18,000-square-meter development in London, which would include the demolition of several current structures and deliver 19 new buildings to the Chrisp Street Market area. Read more.


Images Revealed of Completed Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

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26 Jul 2018, Shenzhen, China

A 92,903-square-meter project featuring an energy-saving passive façade has reached completion in Shenzhen. The two-tower development includes an energy company’s headquarters, conference rooms, and retail. Read more.


30-Story Residential Tower of The Atria Complex Reaches Completion in Dubai

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26 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 30-story residential tower of a two-tower complex has reached completion in Dubai. The building houses 219 units, while the accompanying 31-story tower will feature a 347-room four-star hotel. Read more.


Contractor Confirmed for Tallest Tower of Liverpool’s Infinity Development

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26 Jul 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The developer of a three-tower project in Liverpool has selected a contractor to erect phase one of the development. Tower A, the tallest of the scheme at 39 stories, will include 416 new homes, 70 percent of which have been purchased. Read more.


Bank to Move Headquarters to New Detroit High-Rise

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26 Jul 2018, Detroit, United States

A banking giant in Michigan has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new high-rise in Detroit. Construction on the 20-story mixed-use building is expected to begin in 2019, with completion slated for the end of 2020. Read more.


Plans Announced for a “Retail Metropolis” at Dubai Creek Harbour

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25 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 2.6 million-square-meter retail facility master plan in Dubai has been revealed. Part of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega-development, Dubai Square includes retail, advanced technology, an arts district, a Chinatown, and event space. Read more.


Sun-Shaded Tower Debuts in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood

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25 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A 27-story residential building has debuted in Chicago, with over 100 units occupied. The high-rise features a slanted window design, which aims to conserve energy and shield the interior from direct sun and heat. Read more.


41-Story Hotel and Apartment Complex Proposed for Auckland’s CBD

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25 Jul 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

Developers have proposed a 41-story building to rise in Auckland, which would include 24 apartments and a 225-room hotel. The project is part of a larger development in the city’s CBD, amid increased tourism in the area. Read more.


Nairobi’s Britam Tower Opens for Business

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25 Jul 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

The second-tallest skyscraper on the African continent has opened for occupation. The 200-meter tower, which reached completion in 2017, includes 32,516 square meters of lettable space and advanced seismic and fire safety technology. Read more.


Building Permit Filed for Toulouse’s Next Tallest Building

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24 Jul 2018, Toulouse, France

Building permits have been filed for a 150-meter green spiral tower to rise in Toulouse, France. The 30,000-square-meter project, located near a UNESCO World Heritage site, includes offices, residential units, a hotel, restaurants, and retail space. Read more.


Vancouver City Council to Vote on Tower That May Obstruct Mountain Views

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24 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver City Council is due to vote on a proposed 122-meter tower, amid widespread criticism of the project’s violation of local “view cone” laws. These laws preserve views of the North Shore mountains, city skyline, and water. Read more.


121-Meter Hotel in Guiyang, China, Features 107-Meter Waterfall Attraction

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24 Jul 2018, Guiyang, China

A 107-meter waterfall has been built on the side of a high-rise hotel in the central business district of Guiyang. The unique feature uses recycled water to operate and flows for a maximum of 20 minutes, as it costs $117 per hour to run. Read more.


Dubai's Supertall DAMAC Heights Welcomes First Tenants

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23 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 335-meter residential tower in Dubai has opened the doors to its first tenants. The 640-unit high-rise, which features a view of Palm Jumeirah island, has an estimated value of $653 million. Read more.