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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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New Designs Unveiled for St. Michael’s Scheme in Manchester

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12 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A revised design has been unveiled for the controversial St. Michael's scheme in Manchester. New plans see a single tower with nickel-colored curtain walling, standing two meters shorter than the previous scheme at 134.5 meters. Read more.


Concrete Foundation Pour for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Begins

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12 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

The first concrete pour that will solidify to become the foundation mat for the upcoming Essex on the Park high-rise took place July 11. The permit authorizing foundation work was issued back in April, and now full tower permits have been secured. Read more.


Melbourne Tower Height Slashed as Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment Gets Green Light

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12 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will pave the way for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, but slash the height of a proposed tower overlooking the markets. Read more.


Meeting Reveals Details on New Developments in Chicago’s Lakeshore East

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11 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Even as it builds what will become the city's third-tallest skyscraper, a Chicago real estate developer is pushing ahead on a new wave of towers in its 11.3-hectare Lakeshore East project near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Read more.


Site Plan Applications Submitted for 30-Story Tower in Toronto

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11 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Rezoning and site plan applications have been submitted to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of the properties at 286 through 294 Main Street. The plans call for a 30-story condominium tower with retail and office space. Read more.


High-Rise Planned for NYC’s Fifth Avenue Could Replace Century-Old Building

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11 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

A 40-story tower with two dozen apartments is planned to rise at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 32nd Street, replacing a 114-year-old building currently at the site. The new tower would offer a mix of retail and condominium space. Read more.


New Renderings Showcase Under-Construction SkyRise in Miami

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10 Jul 2017, Miami, United States

Currently under construction, new renderings of SkyRise Miami have been released, showcasing the 990-foot (302-meter) tower’s numerous mixed-use entertainment facilities from its prime location at the heart of Miami’s downtown core. Read more.


New 38-Story Skyscraper Planned for Sandton

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10 Jul 2017, Sandton, South Africa

A development firm has secured the rights to develop a new 70,000-square-meter skyscraper in the heart of Sandton. The project, dubbed Northern Lights, will see a 38-level tower featured on the Sandton skyline. Read more.


26-Story Ann Street Development Proposed for Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

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10 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia

An Australian property developer has lodged plans for a landmark commercial tower at 801 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. The proposed development is made up of a three-story podium, plant level, and 22-story office tower. Read more.


New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower

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07 Jul 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within the dense central business district. Read more.


Architects Win Competition for First Dutch Vertical Forest in Utrecht

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07 Jul 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

The 90-meter-tall Hawthorne Tower is set to be the first “Dutch Vertical Forest.” The tower will be one of two new high-rise structures to rise in the city center of Utrecht, Netherlands, located near the Central Train Station. Read more.


Site Prep Begins for Wolf Point East in Chicago

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07 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Within a few weeks of receiving construction permits, crews are wasting little time getting to work at the site of the future 62-story apartment tower known as Wolf Point East, part of the larger Wolf Point complex in Chicago. Read more.


Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

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07 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the 175-meter Principal Place is split into three slim volumes of varying heights. Read more.


First Phase of Montréal Residential Development Moving Forward

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06 Jul 2017, Montréal, Canada

A multi-phased project recently broke ground in the heart of Montréal's entertainment district. Work on the Laurent & Clark development has begun in earnest with its smaller first phase promising to deliver a 21-story condominium in 2019. Read more.


Megatall World Capital Centre Tower Proposed for Colombo

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06 Jul 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a US$2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) for what could be Asia’s second tallest building and the third tallest in the world. Read more.


New Details Emerge on New York City’s 80 Flatbush Avenue

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06 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Several key projects have been proposed for 80 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. One tower planned for the site, designed to soar 282 meters in the air, is among the tallest skyscrapers ever planned in the borough. Read more.


Architects Halve Size of London Tower to Appease Planners

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06 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

Architects have more than halved the size of their “co-living” scheme in Stratford, east London, following government consultations. Revisions include reducing the height of the main tower to 19 stories and removing the “apart-hotel.” Read more.


Photos Released of Recently Completed Skypark Tower

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05 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

Within the Mong Kok neighborhood, Hong Kong Concrete has finished the resident lounge of the recently completed Skypark tower. Images of the rooftop clubhouse and park have been released following the building’s opening launch. Read more.


Seattle's Upcoming Nexus Tower Takes Form As Series of Stacked Cubes

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05 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States

Nexus is an upcoming residential tower planned at the edge of downtown Seattle as the city experiences a shortage of for-sale housing amid a thriving rental market. The tower includes 367 residential units and 300 square meters of retail. Read more.


New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit

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05 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification of a settlement between the developer and the City of Toronto. Read more.


Four-Tower Freemasons Scheme Approved in Liverpool

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05 Jul 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool city council has approved proposals for a 656-unit residential scheme on the edge of the city center. Located on Leeds Street, the Freemasons development will consist of four separate residential towers rising up to 16 stories. Read more.


Two-Phase, Multi-Tower Development Proposed in Mexico City

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03 Jul 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Near the center of Coyoacán, just south of Mexico City, the largest real estate trust in Mexico is building a US$1 billion development called Mítikah. Construction will take place across two phases, ultimately completing in 2021. Read more.


Seventy-Floor Tower to Rise Along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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03 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction is set to commence on a US$272.48 million skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The tower will rise 70 stories next to Al Habtoor City and Aykon City before the end of this year. Read more.


Forum City Development Planned for Yekaterinburg

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03 Jul 2017, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Forum City is a proposed nine-building complex that curates its own metropolitan microcosm inside the larger urban area by combining residential, leisure facilities, and retail inside an archetypal city block. Read more.


West Police Center Headquarters Receives Green Light in Melbourne

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03 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Final approval has been granted to fund Cbus Property’s US$460 million City West Police Centre complex. The 65,000-square-meter tower will become the state’s first purpose-built headquarters in more than half a century. Read more.


Final Renderings for Lilli Midtown Reveal Building’s Final Look in Atlanta

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30 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

At Peachtree and 3rd streets, high-end apartment tower lilli Midtown is nearing its final height, and the unique building’s cladding is offering a glimpse of what the completed project will look like next year. Read more.


Project Management Firm Contracted for Dubai Creek Harbour Development

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30 Jun 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A project management company has been selected for the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour. The announcement did not give any details about the nature of the company's role, but said that the project would take 30 years to build out. Read more.


Design Changes Revealed for 6220 West Yucca Tower in Hollywood, Los Angeles

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30 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Documents have revealed a new look for Hollywood's 6220 Yucca Street. The 20-story building would feature 197 residential units above a 136-room hotel and approximately 1,160 square meters of street-fronting retail and restaurant space. Read more.


Hotel Brand to Open in Melbourne’s Upcoming 600 Collins Street Tower

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30 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the group’s first announced property in Australia. Read more.


Repurposed Grain Silo Completes in Copenhagen

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29 Jun 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galvanized steel panels now form faceted balconies and windows that surround the exterior of a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen, which a Danish studio has finished converting into an apartment building. Read more.