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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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Algorithm Developed at Coruña University to Predict the Vertical Growth of Cities


23 Jul 2018, A Coruña, Spain

Researchers at the Spanish University of Coruña have created an algorithm that aims to predict the skyline growth patterns of cities. The system draws inspiration from evolutionary patterns to produce urban growth trends. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for a 228-Meter Tower in New York’s Long Island City


23 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings for a 74-story proposed tower in the Queens borough of New York City have been revealed. The building is expected to yield 92,903 square meters of mixed-use space, including retail in the base of the structure. Read more.

38-Story Tower Approaches Final Height in Paris’ La Défense District


20 Jul 2018, Paris, France

The new headquarters for a construction material manufacturer has nearly reached its final 165-meter height in the La Défense district of Paris. The building includes an observation deck within a multi-story glass cube atop the tower. Read more.

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Waterfront Condo Tower in San Francisco


20 Jul 2018, San Francisco, United States

A 20-story condominium tower has broken ground in San Francisco. The 120-unit building site, which is considered the final major residential development opportunity near the Embarcadero waterfront, will cost $300 million to develop. Read more.

Underground Levels Taking Shape at Mississauga’s Wesley Tower


20 Jul 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction is progressing on the foundation of a pair of condominium towers in Mississauga, which will rise 19 and 43 stories, respectively. The complex features a five-story podium, housing amenities and outdoor spaces for residents. Read more.

Buildings at Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Development Could Rise to 243 Meters


19 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has revealed the master plan for a 28-hectare development along the river, between Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The project may include commercial and residential buildings that rise to 70 stories. Read more.

Architects Selected for Sydney’s Newest Residential High-Rise


19 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 80-story tower is planned to rise over a cinema complex in Sydney, following the appointment of the project’s architects. The mixed-use building is expected to cost $1 billion and take five years to construct. Read more.

31-Story Residential Tower Proposed to Rise in Madrid’s Chamberí District


19 Jul 2018, Madrid, Spain

A proposed 42,401-square-meter development in the Chamberí district of Madrid has received initial approval. The project includes a 100-meter residential building, which remains subject to public evaluation and revision until August 6th. Read more.

Tower in Bogotá’s Atrio Scheme Aims to Become Colombia’s Tallest


18 Jul 2018, Bogotá, Colombia

A two-tower scheme, one of which may become Colombia’s tallest, is well underway in Bogotá. The 201- and 268-meter buildings include residential, office, and hotel units, as well as 10,000 square meters of publicly accessible space. Read more.

47-Story Office Tower Launched in Houston


18 Jul 2018, Houston, United States

A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will occupy five floors and 14,400 square meters of space. The building features three urban gardens, retail space, and linear “sky atria” to draw in natural light. Read more.

Pair of Triangular Skyscrapers Designed for Colombo, Sri Lanka


18 Jul 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Two parallel towers connected by a 54-meter-long skybridge are under construction near along the Sri Lankan coast in Colombo. The pre-certified LEED Platinum complex will house a hotel and luxury homes, and is due to complete in 2021. Read more.

Indonesia’s Future Tallest Building Has Risen to 32 Floors in Jakarta


18 Jul 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Construction on a 333-meter tower in Jakarta, which is poised to become the tallest in Indonesia upon completion, has progressed to the 32nd floor. The mixed-use building is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.

Construction Plans for Kuwait's $86 Billion “Silk City” Revealed


17 Jul 2018, Madinat Al Hareer, Kuwait

A project company will be established to implement Kuwait’s $86 billion Silk City development, as revealed by construction plans. The project includes a 1,001-meter tower and is estimated to complete in stages over 25 years. Read more.

Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg


17 Jul 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architectural firm has won a design competition for a new train station development in the Altona borough of Hamburg. The proposal features two towers, a base level with public amenities, and a roof landscape that includes a park. Read more.

Developers Reveal Scheme to Build 25-Story Residential Building in Cork


17 Jul 2018, Cork, Ireland

Plans for a residential development, including a 25-story apartment tower, have been submitted to Cork’s An Bord Pleanála. The scheme would bring 413 units across five buildings to the area, as well as additional cycleways and walkways. Read more.

Permits Filed For 43-Story Hotel at New York’s Hudson Yards


17 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

Permits to begin construction have been filed for a 148-meter tower in New York’s Hudson Yards development. The high-rise will include 531 hotel rooms and 19,775 square meters of commercial space. Read more.

700-Meter Tower to Rise in Kuala Lumpur


16 Jul 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A mega-development, including a 700-meter-tall tower, has been proposed to rise in Kuala Lumpur’s city center. The project includes three office towers, retail, and parking, alongside a new mass rapid transit station. Read more.

First Images of Updated Elizabeth House Plans in London Unveiled


16 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A set of new proposals for a site near London’s Waterloo Station has been released for public consultation. The project would bring a high-rise tower, a new public square and garden promenade, and a commercial street to the area. Read more.

Designs Released for Two-Tower Development in Hangzhou’s CBD


16 Jul 2018, Hangzhou, China

Designs for two high-rise towers with a shared podium in Hangzhou, China have been released. The 13,969-square-meter development will feature office space, a podium roof garden, and entertainment space. Read more.

Apartment Tower Scheme Proposed for Cardiff


13 Jul 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The center of Cardiff will be getting a new, 25-story private residential tower, which will include 270 apartments, office and retail space. The office space is currently fully leased, generating a rental income of around £300,000 (US$396,000). Read more.

Office Space and Parking in Chicago’s Former John Hancock Center is Sold


13 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States

A firm has bought the office and parking portions of Chicago’s fourth-tallest building, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, for more than $300 million. The 100-story tower’s acquisition could garner additional gains by selling naming rights. Read more.

Echo Brickell Reaches Completion in Miami


12 Jul 2018, Miami, United States

A 57-story residential hotel has reached completion in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The high-rise features a curved building design and a 42,525-liter aquarium on the ground floor, which houses various tropical fish. Read more.

Architecture Firm Draws on Local Landmarks for 22-Story Manchester High-Rise


12 Jul 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the area, will include 360 units, retail, and a roof terrace. Read more.

Metabolist-Inspired Tower with Hexagonal Façade Coming to Brooklyn, New York City


12 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 16-story long-term care home is set to rise in the Sheepshead Bay district of Brooklyn, New York. The C-shaped building includes a hexagonal façade consisting of white concrete and a living green wall. Read more.

Tropical Tower of Hanging Gardens Planned for Da Nang


11 Jul 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam

A design for a narrow 21-story building covered in greenery and planted terraces has been released. The tower, slated for the historic town of Da Nang in Vietnam, includes a 129-room hotel, cafés, and a rooftop pool. Read more.

Benidorm’s Tallest Building Launches Sale of Luxury Apartments


11 Jul 2018, Benidorm, Spain

A 269-apartment residential tower in Benidorm has launched to market, following a change in ownership in 2017. The 192-meter high-rise, which will be the tallest residential building in Spain, is slated for completion in 2019. Read more.

29-Story Mixed-Use Tower to Occupy Philadelphia’s Former Newman Center Site


11 Jul 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A 29-story building has been proposed to rise between two churches on the site of the former Newman Center in Philadelphia. The project includes 420 apartments, 372 square meters of retail, parking, and a sustainable outdoor public space. Read more.

Vancouver's Empire Landmark Hotel Being Erased from City Skyline


11 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Demolition has commenced on a 44-story hotel building in Vancouver. The project, which is estimated to complete by March 2019, will make way for two residential towers with cantilevered balconies. Read more.

Hospitality Company Relaunches Panama City Hotel


10 Jul 2018, Panama City, Panama

A major hospitality company has signed a management agreement to relaunch an iconic hotel in Panama City that has been operating as an independent property since March 2018. The 284-meter tower is the tallest building in Central America. Read more.

Two Towers Proposed to Replace Office Building in Sydney’s St Leonards Precinct


10 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia

A developer has proposed building two high-rises in St Leonards, a suburb north of Sydney. The towers would rise 63 and 45 stories, and could contain as many as 1,187 new units. The redevelopment could also include office space. Read more.