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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 Perth’s $AU3.8 Billion “Transformative” Belmont Park Project


03 May 2018, Perth, Australia

A developer has broken ground on the first stage of the AU$3.8 billion Belmont Park development in Perth. Once complete, the project will include 4,500 residences, offices, and retail space across several buildings, rising up to 42 stories. Read more.

Office Tower Unveiled for Midtown Atlanta


02 May 2018, Atlanta, United States

An Atlanta developer has released plans for a 30-story office tower in the city’s Midtown district. At 152.4 meters, the Pickard Chilton-designed high-rise could become the tallest new office building in Midtown in nearly a decade. Read more.

Developer Begins Handover of Dubai Marina Project Homes


02 May 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of The Residences at Marina Gate 1, a 52-story high-rise that recently completed in Dubai, has begun handover of the tower’s 399 units to buyers. The remaining two towers in the complex are progressing on schedule. Read more.

Plans for 40-Story High-Rise in New York’s Greenpoint are Moving Forward


02 May 2018, New York City, United States

Plans have been submitted for a 40-story residential tower in the Greenpoint neighborhood of New York City. The application lists Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the applicant of record, although no formal announcement has been made. Read more.

Construction on Sandton High-Rise Progressing


02 May 2018, Sandton, South Africa

Construction on The Leonardo, a 150-meter mixed-use tower in Sandton, South Africa, has surpassed the city’s current tallest building in height. The high-rise will contain apartments, office space, and retail, as well as luxury amenities. Read more.

São Paulo High-Rise Collapses After Massive Fire


01 May 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

An abandoned 24-story high-rise building in downtown São Paulo caught fire and collapsed on May 1. The fire is thought to have been caused by a gas explosion. Firefighters said at least one person died in the collapse. Read more.

Three-Tower Development Coming to Sydney Suburb of Epping


01 May 2018, Sydney, Australia

Construction on a three-tower residential complex proposed for the Sydney suburb of Epping is set to begin in 2019. Rising to 19, 25, and 29 stories, the three towers designed by Architectus will feature a total of 463 apartments. Read more.

Demolition in Chicago's River West Makes Space for 23-Story Apartment High-Rise


01 May 2018, Chicago, United States

A single-story commercial building in Chicago’s River West has received its demolition permit, signaling that a 23-story residential high-rise planned for the site is ready to move forward. The tower will include 226 apartments. Read more.

New York City's Under-Construction Central Park Tower Reaches 300 Meters


30 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Central Park Tower, a mixed-use building in New York, has surpassed 300 meters’ height under construction. When finished, it is expected to reach 472 meters in height, ranking it among the tallest buildings in the United States. Read more.

Fire Breaks Out at Former Trump High-Rise in Baku


30 Apr 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan

A high-rise in Baku that was still under construction was engulfed in fire on April 28th, and the cause remains unknown. Twenty of the 33 stories caught fire in the tower, formerly a Trump property, before firefighters extinguished the blaze. Read more.

500-Unit Residential Development Takes Off in Birmingham


30 Apr 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer of Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower, has acquired a site in Birmingham’s city center, which will include 500 units, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. The venture is estimated to cost $164 million. Read more.

Berlin High-Rise Project on Hold Over Subway Security Issues


27 Apr 2018, Berlin, Germany

A 150-meter high-rise in Berlin has been put on hold due to its proximity to groundwater and a metro tunnel, generating concern from the local transit authority about the impact of potential flooding on future subway service. Read more.

Timber Tower Proposed for Philadelphia


27 Apr 2018, Philadelphia, United States

A proposal has been issued for a mass timber-based high-rise complex in Philadelphia. The project would consist of two 62-story office buildings and a residential tower that includes a school and ground-floor retail. Read more.

Shortlist Revealed for Melbourne’s BMW Southbank Site


27 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s BMW Southbank site will be developed by one of a shortlist of prominent architects, in partnership with local Australian architects, according to Malaysia-based Beulah International, who acquired the site. Read more.

Sales Launch for 158-Unit Residential Tower in Montréal


26 Apr 2018, Montréal, Canada

The condominium phase of the Humaniti project launched sales for its 158-unit, 39 story tower. The units range in size from 37 to 278.9 square meters. Amenities include a swimming pool and sky lounge. Read more.

Puerta Del Alma Condominium Towers to Rise in Antiguo Cuscatlán


26 Apr 2018, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador

A new condominium complex, Puerta Del Alma, began construction on its first tower, which has 112 apartments. The project is estimated to cost over $60 million, and is part of a trend toward urban core apartments in El Salvador. Read more.

Proposed Skyscraper Would be Tallest in Moscow


25 Apr 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans for a proposed skyscraper that would rise 108 floors and 404 meters in Moscow have been revealed. The project would house offices, residential units, and an observation platform that would feature 360-degree views of the city. Read more.

China Resources Headquarters Nears Completion in Shenzhen


25 Apr 2018, Shenzhen, China

The supertall China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen is nearing completion, ahead of its opening later in 2018. The 392.5-meter skyscraper, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be the third-tallest building in the city once complete. Read more.

Jacksonville Jaguars Propose a Master-Planned Neighborhood


25 Apr 2018, Jacksonville, United States

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that the National Football League team is partnering with local and national investment firms to build a 394,837-square-meter mixed-use neighborhood around its waterfront stadium. Read more.

Developer Releases Plans for a 33-Story Melbourne Hotel


25 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has made its first foray into the hotel sector, releasing plans for a 33-story project in Melbourne. The hotel will be located in the city’s West End and offer more than 270 rooms, as well as a rooftop communal area. Read more.

Work to Begin on 57-Story Mexico City Skyscraper


24 Apr 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction of a 57-story skyscraper that will rival Mexico City’s tallest building will go ahead after facing seven years of obstacles and delays. Known as Reforma 432, the project will feature high-end offices and retail space. Read more.

Developer Lodges Proposal for Spring Street Tower in Melbourne


24 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for a new 35-story residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD has been submitted to the city. Designed by Bates Smart, the building will feature 84 apartments ranging from one-bedroom units to a dual-level penthouse. Read more.

Updated Renderings Revealed of Twisting High Line Towers in New York


24 Apr 2018, New York City, United States

Updated renderings for The Eleventh, a twin-tower mixed-use complex designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, have been released. Located near New York City’s High Line elevated park, the complex will reach a final height of 122.5 meters. Read more.

London’s Skyscraper Spree Stutters Amid Brexit Uncertainty


23 Apr 2018, London, United Kingdom

The number of tall buildings completed in London fell by nearly a third in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty, according to the latest London Tall Buildings Survey.The number of planning permissions for new high rises is down 10 percent year-on-year. Read more.

San Francisco Reviews Seismic Code for Tall Buildings


23 Apr 2018, San Francisco, United States

San Francisco has commissioned a study of more than 160 tall buildings, to determine how to go about strengthening building codes for seismic performance. Current codes are generic for all building heights. Read more.

Design Unveiled for Hotel and Apartment Tower Near Los Angeles’ Chinatown


23 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang has signed on to design an eye-catching 26-story apartment and hotel tower between Chinatown and Union Station in Los Angeles, its first in the city. Read more.

New Images Show Adjusted Design for Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower


20 Apr 2018, Boston, United States

A new set of renderings showing an updated design for the proposed Winthrop Square Tower in Boston have been revealed. The developers of the 211-meter mixed-use high-rise hope to gain city approval to begin construction in 2018. Read more.

Competition-Winning Entry for Sofia Mixed-Use Project is Revealed


20 Apr 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

An architect has released its competition-winning design for the final phase of Garitage Park, a 16.5-hectare complex in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project features three high-rises, including two residential towers and an office building. Read more.

Architect Wins Approval for Leeds South Bank Scheme


20 Apr 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds City Council has unanimously approved plans by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for its £350 million South Bank scheme, which includes a proposal for the city’s future tallest high-rise. The project includes towers ranging from five to 40 stories. Read more.

Stalled Los Angeles Development Revives as 'Hollywood Center'


19 Apr 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Handel Architects has unveiled plans for a $1 billion high-rise complex slated for downtown Hollywood in Los Angeles. The project includes two towers rising to 35 and 46 stories, plus a pair of mid-rise apartment blocks. Read more.