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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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Slender 81-Story Tower to Join Mississauga’s M City Scheme


26 Sep 2018, Mississauga, Canada

A 81-story tower has been proposed to join a 6-hectare complex in Mississauga, Canada, which has recently begun site preparations for the scheme’s first two phases. The high-rise may become the tallest in the city if completed as planned. Read more.

Elevator Contract Settled for New York’s Hudson Yards Development


26 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

A German elevator company has closed a $130 million contract to install elevators and a cloud-based predictive maintenance service in several buildings at New York’s Hudson Yards mega-development. Read more.

Tour Hekla Phase One Nearing Completion in Paris’ La Défense


26 Sep 2018, Paris, France

The first phase of a two-tower complex is nearing completion in Paris’ La Défense district, as revealed by recent site images. The 22- and 45-story buildings will be joined by terraces, restaurants, and a vegetated walkway. Read more.

Office Tower in Chicago Adds Two Stories


25 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

A new office tower, which will be the tallest office building in Chicago, is being extended from 53 stories tall to 55 stories. The tower will contain 130,064 square meters of space and has already secured an anchor tenant. Read more.

Newest Tower in Nanjing International Youth Cultural Complex Opens


25 Sep 2018, Nanjing, China

The Jumeriah Nanjing, a 67-story hotel and residence tower with 212 rooms and 49 units, is now available for business and room bookings. The development is part of a multi-phase series of luxury projects in the area. Read more.

New Rezoning Application Submitted for Cumberland Square in Toronto


25 Sep 2018, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been submitted for Cumberland Square in Toronto, after several stalled attempts to develop the properties. The latest proposal for the site includes three new towers and will also incorporate an existing tower. Read more.

Judge Rejects Legal Challenge to Manchester Tower


25 Sep 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A judge has rejected a proposed legal challenge to a controversial 39-story tower in Manchester’s city center. The project includes 216 high-end hotel rooms and 189 high-end flats as well as office and leisure space. Read more.

Atlanta’s Sutton Tower To House Apartments Instead of Condominiums


24 Sep 2018, Atlanta, United States

A 21-story condo tower slated for Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has been forced to switch to leasable apartments, following a lack of unit sales. The luxury development is under construction, with completion scheduled for May 2019. Read more.

High-Rise Project Proposed for Rennes’ High-Speed Rail Station


24 Sep 2018, Rennes, France

A prominent European business service provider has announced plans to invest $141 million in the development of a five-building complex surrounding the EuroRennes railway station in Rennes, France. Read more.

Office Tower to Rise in Shanghai’s Suheman District


24 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A groundbreaking has been held on the site of a planned 42-story building in Shanghai, featuring an industrial-inspired façade and panoramic views. The office tower will rise near a public park, transportation, and underground mall. Read more.

João Pessoa Inaugurates Geneve Tour


24 Sep 2018, João Pessoa, Brazil

At 183 meters, one of Brazil’s tallest buildings has been inaugurated in the Altiplano sector of João Pessoa. The 51-floor tower includes residential, office, and commercial space, as well as vegetation-lined walls and an AQUA sustainability seal. Read more.

Chilean Retailers and E-Commerce Group Set to Occupy New Buenos Aires Office Tower


21 Sep 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first phase of a multi-tower office park in Buenos Aires is planned to be occupied by an e-commerce group and a Chilean department store. The 30,000 square meters of office space will be accompanied by a connecting public plaza. Read more.

Slim Red Brick Tower Proposed for Manchester City Center


21 Sep 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A narrow 55-story tower designed to imitate Manchester’s red brick-chimney-filled skyline has been proposed to rise next to a transit station. The tower includes 850 student apartments and 750 square meters of co-working space. Read more.

Redesigned New York City Tower Proposal Approved to Proceed


21 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

Following height and floor area reductions, a development has been approved to move forward in Brooklyn by the New York City Council subcommittee on zoning. The revised plans feature 256- and 155-meter towers containing mixed uses. Read more.

Skydeck-Linked Complex Planned for Guangzhou’s Pazhou District


21 Sep 2018, Guangzhou, China

An architecture firm has designed a 130-meter twin-tower complex for Gaungzhou’s growing CBD. The scheme includes a public skydeck linking the two towers, which comprise office, hotel, and serviced apartment uses. Read more.

Edmonton City Council Approves Residential Tower on Small Lot


20 Sep 2018, Edmonton, Canada

The Edmonton city council approved a controversial residential tower on a small lot in the city’s Oliver neighborhood. The developer reduced height to 23 stories and increased its street setback. Read more.

Dalian Wanda Group Sells Stake in Chicago’s Vista Tower


20 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group has entered a deal to sell its 60 percent share of Chicago’s under-construction supertall Vista Tower to Canadian shopping mall builder Triple Five Group. Read more.

Plan Unveiled to Retrofit Milan Office Tower


20 Sep 2018, Milan, Italy

PLP Architecture has unveiled €160 million ($188.2 million) plans to breathe new life into a 1962 office tower in Milan that has lain empty for years. The retrofit will result in lower energy consumption. Read more.

First Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower


19 Sep 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents have begun to move into the first 336 apartments of a 941-unit residential tower in Melbourne, which is slated to be the tallest in the city’s CBD. The 269-meter building features residential, retail, and office uses. Read more.

City of North Vancouver Council Approves 18-Story Building


19 Sep 2018, Vancouver, Canada

An 18-story mixed-use building has been approved to rise on the site of a medical building in North Vancouver, Canada. The project includes 2,947 square meters of office space and 1,703 square meters of commercial retail space. Read more.

Holiday Inn Hotel to Open in Riga’s Preses Nams Tower in 2022


19 Sep 2018, Riga, Latvia

A prominent hospitality brand has signed an agreement to open a hotel in Riga’s Preses Nams tower. The 280-room facility, which is planned to launch in 2022, will include a restaurant, conference hall, and fitness center. Read more.

60-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Transform Watamu, Kenya Skyline


19 Sep 2018, Watamu, Kenya

A 370-meter tower is planned to rise in the Kenyan town of Watamu. The 61-story scheme includes 180 serviced apartments, a casino, nightclub, retail mall, cinema, five-star hotel, and convention center. Read more.

London’s Finsbury Tower to be Redeveloped


18 Sep 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been announced for the redevelopment of an existing 15-story office building in London’s tech district into a 29-story mixed-use structure with more contemporary accommodations. Read more.

New York City’s One Seaport Tops Out


18 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

One Seaport, in New York City’s Financial District, has topped out. The 204-meter building is notable for its protruding balconies wrapping around its smooth, rectilinear glass façade. Read more.

Sydney’s ARC by Crown Group’s Serviced Apartments to Open by Mid-October 2018


17 Sep 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Skye Suites-branded serviced apartment offering is set to open in the new ARC by Crown Group in central Sydney by mid-October 2018. The building will host will host 73 serviced apartments among 179 residential apartments. Read more.

Chicago’s Willis Tower Base Renovation Name, Tenants Announced


17 Sep 2018, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s Willis Tower have revealed that its nearly 28,000 square-meter podium addition will be called “Catalog,” in recognition of the tower’s original developer, Sears, Roebuck & Company. Read more.

Phase Two of Cordoba’s Capitalinas Complex to Open in 2019


14 Sep 2018, Córdoba, Argentina

The second building of a 100,000 square-meter development in Cordoba, Argentina is set to open to office tenants in June 2019. The 34-story tower includes a convention center, a hotel, and 14,000 square meters of office space. Read more.

Top Knocked Off the Last of Grimsby's Iconic High-Rise Towers


14 Sep 2018, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Six tower blocks are being demolished in the East Marsh area of Grimsby, with the final tower set to be flattened by September 15. A community stadium or a housing development have been proposed to rise on the former towers’ site. Read more.

Vegetation-Focused Complex Under Construction in Shanghai


14 Sep 2018, Shanghai, China

A multi-tower development has begun construction in the Yangpu district of Shanghai, with a projected completion date of 2020. The development, inspired by the landscapes of rural China, includes a plaza with gardens and public art. Read more.

Developer Submits Plans for 123-Meter Gold Coast Tower


14 Sep 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has submitted plans for a 40-story tower in the central Broadbeach sector of Gold Coast. The 123-meter project comprises 61 apartments, a retail tenancy, and an infinity symbol-shaped floorplate. Read more.