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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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Designs Unveiled for Hexagonal Prism High-Rise in Toronto


10 Jul 2018, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 48-story building in Toronto would feature a unique hexagonal shape and a façade inspired by the growth of plants. The development also includes a retail, restaurants, a redesigned park, and a public art installation. Read more.

Three Tower Complex Completes in Albert Embankment District of London


10 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

A three tower complex, rising to a height of 85 meters, has completed on the banks of the River Thames in London. The three buildings feature a customized curved floor plan and accommodate 253 apartments, offices, and restaurants. Read more.

High-Rise Building Breaks Ground in Dallas Arts District


09 Jul 2018, Dallas, United States

A residential high-rise slated for Dallas’ Arts District has broken ground. The 41-story building will include 364 luxury units, 52 mixed income artists’ lofts that include 43 affordable artist residences, and gallery space. Read more.

Two New Towers to be Delivered in Surabaya


09 Jul 2018, Surabaya, Indonesia

A groundbreaking ceremony occurred for two towers planned to rise in Surabaya, Indonesia. The buildings, which are part of a greater five-tower scheme, have both launched to market and are scheduled for completion in 2021. Read more.

Retirement Tower to Rise in Repentigny Near Montréal


09 Jul 2018, Repentigny, Canada

A 30-story retirement building is slated to rise in Repentigny, near Montréal. The building is scheduled to be delivered by 2020 and will include 289 units, commercial space, and residential amenities. Read more.

235-Meter High-Rise in Buenos Aires Slated to Become Argentina’s Tallest


06 Jul 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A 54-floor tower in Buenos Aires will become the tallest building in Argentina when complete. The building is scheduled to open to residents by the end of 2018, with plans to officially open in March 2019. Read more.

Pharmaceutical Company’s New Headquarters Opens in Tokyo


06 Jul 2018, Tokyo, Japan

The grand opening of a pharmaceutical company’s new headquarters occurred on July 2nd. The 24-floor building features art installations, office space, and public facilities such as a gym, restaurants, and conference rooms. Read more.

Tallest Tower in New York’s Hudson Yards Development Tops Out


05 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 73-story tower, the tallest in New York’s Hudson Yards mega-development, has officially topped out. The high-rise will feature a public outdoor observation deck on its cantilevered terrace which will also offer a restaurant, bar, and event space. Read more.

65-Story Tower Would be Ottawa's Tallest


05 Jul 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A proposed 65-story building would become Ottawa’s tallest if approved as submitted and completed to schedule. The mixed-use development would rise near a transit station, offering 1,241 residential units, office space, and retail space. Read more.

Raffles City Complex in Chongqing is 80 Percent Complete


05 Jul 2018, Chongqing, China

A 1.12 million square-meter mixed-use megastructure in Chongqing featuring a 250-meter-high sky bridge is on track to open in phases by mid-2019. Six of the eight towers of the $4.9 billion development have topped out. Read more.

London Planning Officers Recommend Approval for Proposed 263-Meter Tower


05 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom

Amid concerns about a project’s impact on local historical sites, the City of London planning officers have recommended approval for the 263-meter tower to rise in the city. The scheme includes office space, retail, and public viewing areas. Read more.

108-Story Residential Complex Approved for Moscow Business Center


03 Jul 2018, Moscow, Russia

A 108-story mixed-use complex has been approved in the CBD of Moscow. The 405-meter tower will include a shopping center, a recreation center, an observation deck, office space, and 195,400 square meters of residential space. Read more.

Designs Unveiled for Tel Aviv Tower Wrapped in Modular Arcades


03 Jul 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

Designs have been revealed for a 116-meter modular tower in Tel Aviv, featuring “cascading” archways and garden terraces. The residential building is expected to begin construction by 2019. Read more.

Twin Residential Towers Designed to Resemble Vancouver's Diverse Streetscape


03 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada

A pair of 48-story towers have been designed to reflect the urban environment of Vancouver’s West End neighborhood. The two high-rises are comprised of cubic volumes of varying sizes and will provide social housing, as well as market rate units. Read more.

150-Meter Tower on the Rise in Paris' La Défense Business District


02 Jul 2018, Paris, France

Construction on a 38-story tower in the La Défense business district of Paris is underway, and has now risen five stories above grade. The high-rise will include a 2,000-square-meter forecourt in an effort to pedestrianize the neighborhood. Read more.

Mixed-Use High-Rise to Replace Downtown Phoenix Parking Lot


02 Jul 2018, Phoenix, United States

The Phoenix City Council has approved the sale of a lot where a 20-story mixed-use building has been proposed to rise. The high-rise will feature a 220-room hotel, two floors of office space, and 567 square meters of retail. Read more.

Melbourne’s Central Business District Poised to Gain Another Hotel Tower


02 Jul 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is seeking approval for a 36-story hotel development in Melbourne’s CBD. The owner of the site, the Uniting Church of Australia, plans to use the proceeds of the project for church operations. Read more.

Glass and Steel Tower Planned for Chicago’s Union Station


29 Jun 2018, Chicago, United States

Developers plan to build 404 residential units in a seven-story addition above Chicago’s Union Station, plus a 330-room hotel in the station’s top floors. The plan is part of an effort to capitalize on valuable real estate near and over the station. Read more.

New European Patent Office Inaugurated in Risjwijk, the Netherlands


29 Jun 2018, Rijswijk, Netherlands

The new European Patent Office building has been inaugurated in the Dutch town of Rijswijk, near The Hague. The tower rises 107 meters and 27 floors, with a slender design that includes rooftop solar panels and a double-skin façade. Read more.

Apartment High-Rise in Melbourne’s South Yarra District Proceeds to Construction


29 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Hickory Group has announced that the company has been chosen as the builder for Yarra One, a 27-story apartment building in Melbourne. Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the project will include 256 apartments and take 25 months to build. Read more.

Work Begins On 106-Meter Tower in Zaragoza


28 Jun 2018, Zaragoza, Spain

Site clearing has begun on the plot of a planned 106-meter tower in Zaragoza that could become the tallest in the Spanish Region of Aragon, if completed as planned. The $81 million project is slated for completion by 2021. Read more.

High-Rise Condo Building Tops Out in Austin


28 Jun 2018, Austin, United States

A 34-story condominium tower in Austin is progressing towards completion after topping out. The high-rise includes 164 units and a 1,858-square meter amenity deck on the 10th floor that will resemble a park. Read more.

West London Residential Project Receives Green Light


28 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 20-story mixed-use project has been approved to rise on the site of a Pentecostal church. The development will include 85 new apartments, commercial space, a new church, a nursery, and community facilities. Read more.

New Rendering Revealed for High-Rise on New York’s Lower East Side


27 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are expected to collectively deliver 2,775 new units to the area. Read more.

High-Rise Twin-Towers Approved in Coastal Suburb of Perth


27 Jun 2018, Perth, Australia

A twin-tower development has been approved for the coast of Scarborough, a suburb of Perth. The 43- and 33-story buildings will include 314 apartments and a 119-room hotel, complete with an art gallery and café on the top floor. Read more.

Construction Underway on Mixed-Use High-Rise in Monterrey


27 Jun 2018, Monterrey, Mexico

Construction has begun on a 40-floor mixed-use development in Monterrey. The project includes 42,000 square meters of office space, a 2,700-square-meter commercial area, terraces, and a sky lobby. Read more.

Brisbane’s 200-Meter Commercial Development Gains Approval


26 Jun 2018, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane City Council has approved a proposed high-rise office building. The project will include a new public thoroughfare alongside an amphitheater, child care center, underground supermarket, and retail. Read more.

Coquimbo’s New Consistorial Building to Cost $39 Million


26 Jun 2018, Coquimbo, Chile

The budget for a new 15-story consistorial building in Coquimbo has been increased to cover seismic code modifications and construction costs. The site is expected to open to the public by 2020. Read more.

Lawmakers Approve Bill for 46-Story Residential Project to Proceed in Providence


26 Jun 2018, Providence, United States

Plans for a 46-story high-rise building will proceed in Providence, as state lawmakers have approved necessary legislation for the project to progress. The 152-meter proposal is currently under evaluation by local officials. Read more.

Fire Breaks Out at Sejong Construction Site


26 Jun 2018, Sejong City, South Korea

A fire broke out at a high-rise residential construction site in Sejong City in South Korea. Most of the major flames have been extinguished, but there have been 3 reported fatalities and 37 reported injuries. Read more.