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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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Three-Tower Development Launched in Sydney Suburb


21 Feb 2018, Sydney, Australia

A Chinese developer has launched the first stage of its three-tower development in St. Leonards, near Sydney. It will comprise two towers of 46 and 26 stories, accommodating 654 apartments, as well as a 15-story commercial and retail building. Read more.

One Taikoo Place in Hong Kong Tops Out


21 Feb 2018, Hong Kong, China

Swire Properties has announced the topping-out of its newest office tower, One Taikoo Place. More than half of the 92,903-square-meter building, located in the heart of the Taikoo Place development, has been leased to major tenants. Read more.

Liverpool to Bring Back Tall Buildings Policy in Face of UNESCO Threat


20 Feb 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Liverpool City Council is set to restore the city’s policy on tall buildings in an attempt to stop UNESCO stripping it of its World Heritage Site status. Activists have become concerned as the proliferation of tall building proposals continues in the city. Read more.

One Thousand Museum in Miami Tops Out


20 Feb 2018, Miami, United States

One Thousand Museum, a 61-story residential skyscraper in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has topped out. The 213-meter tower features a curved exoskeleton made of lightweight glass-fiber reinforced concrete. Read more.

Grand Hyatt Hotel Opens in The Philippines’ Second-Tallest Building


20 Feb 2018, Taguig City, Philippines

The 461-room Grand Hyatt Manila has officially opened in the second-tallest skyscraper in the Philippines. One of the hotel’s three restaurants occupies some of the highest floors in the building, offering guests panoramic views. Read more.

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya to Open in March 2018


19 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The Tokyo Midtown Hibiya office tower is about to open across Hibiya Park and just a few blocks south of the Marunouchi business district. The 188,000-square-meter building will replace an historic structure that was demolished in 2005. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Design Monterrey Tower


19 Feb 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

An architecture firm has won a design competition for Constitución 999, a 227-meter high-rise in Monterrey, Mexico. The mixed-use building, which would be the city’s tallest, would feature a web-like exoskeleton. Read more.

Guitar-Shaped Hotel Passes Halfway Mark Near Miami


19 Feb 2018, Hollywood, United States

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is rising fast outside of Hollywood, Florida. Construction of the 140.5-meter guitar-shaped hotel tower recently passed the halfway mark and is expected to be completed by mid-2019. Read more.

Melbourne’s Northbank Goods Shed Clears Planning Hurdle


16 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The Future Melbourne Committee has announced its support of a revised mixed-use development along the Yarra River. The project includes a 17-story high-rise that will house a 180-room hotel and 250 apartments. Read more.

Plans Unveiled for Newark Residential Tower Dubbed “Vibe”


16 Feb 2018, Newark, Unietd States

New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower in Newark. Dubbed “Vibe,” the 17-story, 64-meter building will feature 256 units across 27,914 meters of total space and feature a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

London Mayor Backs Modular Croydon High-Rise


16 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

The mayor of London has approved plans to build a 21-story modular affordable apartment block in Croydon. The 153-unit project is expected to become one of the tallest modular towers in the UK, with 70% of homes available for first-time buyers. Read more.

Tokyo Plans World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper by 2041


15 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan

A Japanese developer and architect have joined forces to announce plans for what could be the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper. The 350-meter building, to be located in Tokyo, would require approximately 184,059 cubic meters of wood to build. Read more.

Notting Hill Tower Plans in London Rejected Again


15 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom

Plans for an 18-story tower in London’s Notting Hill have been rejected by officials for a second time. The scheme was revised to include nine affordable homes after a previous attempt to build the development was refused by the council. Read more.

Design Development of Dubai Creek Tower 100% Complete


15 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wind engineering experts have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for Dubai Creek Tower. The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point. Read more.

111 Murray Street Nears the Finish Line in New York’s Tribeca


15 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

The 64-story 111 Murray Street, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, is now fully clad in its glass façade. The tower contains 157 apartments ranging from two-bedrooms that start at $4.3 million to five-bedroom units that could fetch $18.9 million. Read more.

“Carbon-Positive” 435-Home Scheme in Hemel Hempstead Submitted for Planning


14 Feb 2018, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Plans for a “carbon-positive” 435-home scheme have been submitted in Hemel Hempstead. The development would feature solar panels, geothermal heat and waste water heat recovery, as well as a green planted façade. Read more.

Developer Changes Brisbane Proposal from Student Housing to Office


14 Feb 2018, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has lodged an application with the Brisbane City Council for the development of a 31-story commercial office tower on Ann Street, moving away from the current proposal for a 36-story student accommodation tower. Read more.

With Sale Finalized, Singapore’s Iconic Pearl Bank Apartments Will be Demolished


14 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

The 1976-built Pearl Bank Apartments in Singapore has been sold to a developer for S$728 million. This means the building would not be saved, and instead demolished to make way for a new high-rise development by 2023. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 80 Flatbush


14 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

New renderings and updated information has been released for 80 Flatbush, a multi-tower development in Downtown Brooklyn. Nearly 900 apartments will be created, with 200 designated as affordable under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Read more.

Stalled Las Vegas Casino Project Reborn as “The Drew”


13 Feb 2018, Las Vegas, United States

The long-stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story blue glass tower will be transformed into The Drew Las Vegas under a new agreement. Read more.

New Development Brings High-End Modular Living to Amsterdam


13 Feb 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

An architect has revealed plans for Crossroads, a multi-tower high-rise development near Sloterdijk Station in Amsterdam. Crossroads is the result of a technologically innovative modular concept that focuses on flexible living spaces. Read more.

Chicago’s John Hancock Center Skyscraper Losing its Iconic Name


13 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

The iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago is getting a name change as the owners search for a new naming-rights buyer. In the meantime, the 100-story, 343.7-meter tower will go by its street address, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Read more.

Architects Team Up to Design Raffles Place Development in Singapore


12 Feb 2018, Singapore, Singapore

Two architects have teamed up to design a 51-story high-rise development in Singapore’s financial district. The 276-meter tower, which is under construction, will contain office space, serviced residential units, and retail. Read more.

Concrete Work on Dubai’s Palm Tower Passes 80 Percent Mark


12 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Palm Tower in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah has passed the 80 percent mark in terms of concrete work, with 42 floors complete. The 52-story tower will include a 289-room hotel, 432 luxury residences and a public viewing deck. Read more.

Melbourne Residential Tower Tops Out Ahead of Schedule


12 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 167-meter residential tower currently under construction in Melbourne’s CBD has topped out ahead of schedule. The developers cite their use of a new construction methodology in getting the tower topped out earlier than planned. Read more.

Design Contest Winner Chosen to Build Hamburg’s Tallest Building


12 Feb 2018, Hamburg, Germany

An architect has won a design competition to build Hamburg’s future tallest tower. At 230 meters tall, the Elbtower would be located in the massive Hafencity development. Construction is expected to start in 2021 and take four years to complete. Read more.

Architect Proposes Two New Towers for Chicago Area


12 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States

Renderings have been revealed for two residential high-rises in the Chicago area that appear to be designed by the same architect. One would rise more than 30 stories in Chicago, while the other would stand 27 stories in suburban Oak Brook. Read more.

New York’s Brooklyn Point to Host Sky-High Swimming Pool


09 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

Renderings have been revealed for the rooftop recreation terrace on top of Brooklyn Point, a 219-meter-tall tower located in Downtown Brooklyn. The 68-story building will feature an infinity pool overlooking Manhattan’s skyline. Read more.

Video Footage Shows Balneario Camboriu’s Millennium Palace Swaying in the Wind


09 Feb 2018, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil

Video footage shows a jacuzzi in Brazil’s tallest tower, Millennium Palace in the southern city of Balneário Camboriú, overflowing due to the swaying of the tower in a strong windstorm. The 177.3 meter tower was completed in 2014. Read more.

Boddingtons Brewery Site in Manchester Sees Two Residential Towers Proposed


09 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has revealed plans for a £175 million residential scheme on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester. The proposal is for a 26-story tower and a 17-story tower with a combined 556 units. Read more.