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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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Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City

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10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.


Weingart Towers Will Bring More Affordable Housing to Los Angeles

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10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.


Gold Coast Tower for Sale Could Fetch At Least AU$180 Million

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10 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A 35-story, 279-apartment Gold Coast tower – which is in the early stages of construction – is now on the market, and price estimates sit at around the AU$180 million (US$138 million) mark. Read more.


Portland Timber High-Rise to Include Affordable Housing

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09 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A timber high-rise in Portland, Oregon has received a $6 million grant to include 60 units of affordable housing in one of the first earthquake-resilient buildings of its kind in the United States. Read more.


Zoning Application Submitted to City of Toronto for Davenport Road Mixed-Use Project

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09 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that traced the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois. Read more.


Docklands Mixed-Use Towers Facing Refusal

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09 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

East London councilors have signaled they are likely to refuse plans for two residential towers on grounds of density, height, and massing, as well as the scheme’s impact on the “stepping” effect envisaged in local planning policy. Read more.


High-Rise Tower Planned Near LA’s Grand Hope Park

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09 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use high-rise development in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. The 27-story tower would replace a three-story plaster office building at 949 S. Hope Street. Read more.


Proposal Revealed for Massive Four-Tower Development in Edgewater, New Jersey

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08 Nov 2017, Edgewater, United States

Designs have been revealed for a massive new development at 615 River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Plans include four residential buildings atop a large 50-foot (15-meter) podium structure, which will yield rooftop gardens. Read more.


Two-Tower Lakeside Residences Launching in Toronto

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08 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

The new two-tower Lakeside Residences have launched, providing a new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community, a new cluster of tall buildings beside Sherbourne Common. Read more.


Developer Commits Funding to Perth+ Project

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08 Nov 2017, Perth, Australia

A developer has committed funding to the Perth+ project, which includes one of Perth's tallest buildings, and includes a five-star hotel, luxury apartments, office space, bars, restaurants, and retail facilities. Read more.


Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York

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07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.


Existing Structures on 32 Smith Street to Transform Into Parramatta's "Northern Gateway"

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07 Nov 2017, Parramatta, Australia

A collection of existing structures at 93-95 Phillip Street and 32 Smith Street in Parramatta will be redeveloped into a super-site for a new commercial building. The scheme will act as a "northern gateway" to the city. Read more.


Residents Flock to London’s Nearly Sold-Out Canaletto Tower

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07 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Canaletto Tower in London has sold most of its apartments. Plans were first unveiled for the tower back in 2013, when the area around Old Street roundabout was emerging as a hub for creative and technology businesses. Read more.


New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity

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06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia

The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.


Norwegian Design Firm To Overhaul New York City’s Iconic AT&T Building

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06 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A Norwegian design firm has released plans to overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building with a massive undulating glass façade, which will override the monumental postmodern composition of the tower. Read more.


Firm Chosen for Brisbane Resort Excavation Job, the Biggest in Queensland’s History

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06 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A construction firm has been selected for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane excavation job. With more than 450,000 cubic meters of materials to remove, this will be the biggest excavation job in Queensland's history. Read more.


First Images Unveiled of 56-Story Tower in London

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03 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The first images have been unveiled of a proposed 56-story tower in the City of London. The building will rise next to the 52-story Leadenhall Building and is expected to house a major insurance company. Read more.


Luminous Mixed-Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France

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03 Nov 2017, Saint-Malo, France

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, the 55-meter Semaphore building is broken into three distinct volumes, and features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable ecosystem. Read more.


Skyscraper With Lancet Windows to Rise in New York City’s NoMad Neighborhood

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02 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A 479-foot (146-meter) residential skyscraper is coming to New York City's NoMad district. The tower's façades feature vertical strips of glazing between light-toned stone cladding which curves to form lancet windows. Read more.


Dubai’s Langham Opens to Buyers Ahead of 2020 Completion

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02 Nov 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Modeled after The Langham hotel and residences in London, Langham Place Residences in Downtown Dubai will start selling units on Monday, November 6, ahead of opening its doors in the third quarter of Dubai’s Expo 2020. Read more.


Developer Submits $1.5 Billion Mixed-Use Scheme for Melbourne’s Fisherman’s Bend

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01 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Plans have been released for a mixed-use development on a 10,000-square-meter site in Melbourne's Fisherman's Bend precinct. The AU$1.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) scheme will include nearly 800 residential and serviced apartments. Read more.


Miami’s Tallest Planned Tower Unveils New Renderings, Design

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01 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

300 Biscayne, one of several planned towers in Miami, has launched its website and unveiled a batch of exterior renderings. When complete, the building will be the tallest residential high-rise south of New York. Read more.


Plans Revealed for 27-Story Tower in New York City’s Greenwich Village

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31 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

A new, 36-unit condo tower is being planned at 14 Fifth Avenue, between West 8th and West 9th Streets in Greenwich Village. The new tower will rise 367 feet (112 meters) and 27 floors to its rooftop parapet. Read more.


Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up

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31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.


Paddington Hotel Tower Approved by London Local Council

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30 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans for a 20-story hotel in London have been approved by Westminster council. The 200-room scheme will be part of British Land’s Paddington Central development, and will replace a management suite on the Sheldon Square site. Read more.


Two Passive House Towers Proposed for Vancouver

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30 Oct 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Two Passive House towers have been proposed for 1400 Alberni Street in Vancouver. The joint venture development will feature two condo towers at 43 and 48 stories, and will aim to minimize energy consumption and maximize comfort. Read more.


Approved Manhattan Supertall is Russian Architecture Firm’s First US Building

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27 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

A Moscow–based architecture firm has gained approval for the tallest project by a Russian firm in the US, a 1,001–foot (305-meter) supertall in Manhattan. The tower will feature 41 luxury apartments with 180-degree views of Manhattan. Read more.


Adelaide’s ANZ House is Up for Sale

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27 Oct 2017, Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide’s ANZ House, an office tower home to high profile tenants such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the South Australian government, is up for sale with price expectations of at least AU$200 million (US$153 million). Read more.


New Guitar-Shaped Hard Rock Hotel is Rising Near Miami

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26 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

The new Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood complex near Hollywood, Fla. is set to debut in summer 2019. The new, 638-room hotel is designed to resemble two back-to-back guitars, and will include a casino and beach club dining. Read more.


Phu Quoc to Transform Old Airport Into New Urban Zone

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26 Oct 2017, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Government officials in Phu Quoc have unveiled a plan to turn the Vietnamese island's old airport into a new urban development featuring an administrative center, shopping mall, office buildings, hotels, and apartment blocks. Read more.