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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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Renderings Revealed for High-Rise Apartment Development in Sydney’s CBD


24 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

First impressions of the soon-to-be-launched 26-floor King and Phillip Residences in the heart of Sydney’s legal precinct have been released. The USD$320 million apartment project will have its sales launch in September. Read more.

A Developer is Building a £600 Million “Versace-branded” Skyscraper in Central London


24 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer was awarded a £250 million (US$320 million) contract to build the first-ever "Versace-branded" skyscraper in London. The 50-story residential tower will contain 450 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms.Read more.

New York City “Courtscraper” to Include More Affordable Homes


23 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in New York. Nicknamed the “courtscraper,” the residential tower will host apartments that rent for $1,000 a month cheaper than an average Manhattan home. Read more.

Developer Reveals New “Lozenge”-Shaped Tower for Controversial Manchester Project


23 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs have been revealed for a contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, which is backed by footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Changes include a reduced building height and the addition of a new grand stair. Read more.

Local Construction Firm Wins Dubai Tower Contract


23 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A local construction company has been awarded an AED175-million (US$47.6-million) contract to build a 34-story residential building, West Bay Tower, in Dubai’s 5.9-million-square-meter Business Bay. Read more.

New York’s 55 Hudson Yards Tops Out


22 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Shortly after new renderings of 50 Hudson Yards were released, the building’s sibling at 55 Hudson Yards has now officially architecturally topped out, standing at 51 floors and 780 feet (237 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

200-Meter Tower to be Part of Fashion Company’s Headquarters in Small Denmark Town


22 Aug 2017, Brande, Denmark

A Denmark fashion company is building a new mixed-use headquarters in its hometown of Brande. The project will accommodate retail space for up to 30 shops, areas for offices, education, and public events, and hotel facilities. Read more.

Luxury High-Rise Planned for Toronto’s Yorkville


22 Aug 2017, Toronto, Canada

A New York-based design firm has been tapped to create a new residential landmark in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. Before submitting designs to the city, the developer will host a series of public consultations to collect community input. Read more.

Glass Falls from Civil Justice Centre in Manchester


21 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that in late July, glass from three broken panels fell from the 2008 Stirling Prize-shortlisted Manchester Civil Justice Centre onto a footpath and road below. Read more.

New Renderings Surface for Supertall 50 Hudson Yards Tower in New York


21 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have surfaced for the office behemoth 50 Hudson Yards, a.k.a. 451 Tenth Avenue, which will total 2.9 million square feet (267,000 square meters) of office space and top out at 985 feet (300 meters). Read more.

Despite Objections, Rotterdam May Get a New Skyscraper


21 Aug 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

In early August 2017, the highest Dutch administrative court dismissed objections from locals to plans for a 215-meter tall mixed-use skyscraper in Rotterdam’s Zalmhaven. If completed, it would be the region's tallest. Read more.

Shoreline Gateway East Tower, Long Beach’s Tallest Building, Set to Break Ground


18 Aug 2017, Long Beach, United States

Ground has been broken on Long Beach’s next tallest building, the 127-meter Shoreline Gateway East Tower. The 315-unit residential building will usurp the current title-holder, the 121-meter One World Trade Center, upon completion. Read more.

Construction Completes on Melbourne’s Lighthouse


18 Aug 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Construction has completed on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne. The complex will feature an automated car-stacking system that can park 157 resident vehicles, allowing 27 apartments to be built in the podium. Read more.

Reworked Proposal for London Docklands Tower Set for Approval


17 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story east London skyscraper is set for approval after its developers significantly reworked their earlier proposals. Major changes to the 225 Marsh Wall scheme include a reduced height and width. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton


17 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a one-story commercial structure, spans from 1185-1193 Broadway.Read more.

New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower


17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.

Seventy-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles


17 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a 70-story, Mid-Century Modern-inspired tower slated for Downtown Los Angeles, which will house 794 apartments and 12,504 square feet (1,160 square meters) of ground floor commercial space. Read more.

Chicago Tribune Moving Longtime Headquarters to Prudential Plaza


16 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

The Chicago Tribune is leaving its longtime headquarters on North Michigan Avenue for Prudential Plaza, and plans to lease about 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters) of the two-tower complex overlooking Millennium Park. Read more.

Affordable Housing Development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park Gets Government Approval


16 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A $2.2 billion affordable housing development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park has received government approval. It is part of the government’s Communities Plus program to redevelop and grow its social housing portfolio. Read more.

Construction to Resume on New York Wheel After Fired Construction Firm is Replaced


16 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

After its owners fired its construction firm for repeated delays and rising costs, the New York Wheel is set to resume construction, and will rise 630 feet, making it the tallest observation wheel in the world. Read more.

Long-Stalled Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles Files for Construction Permits


15 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The long-stalled, Frank Gehry-designed project has been given a new lease on life, as building permits have been filed with the City of Los Angeles. The new proposal calls for the construction of two high-rise buildings with open terraces. Read more.

Austrian Construction Group to Complete Krakow Tower Left Unfinished Since 1979


15 Aug 2017, Krakow, Poland

An Austrian construction group will turn a Krakow high-rise, left unfinished since construction began in 1979, into the city’s tallest tower. Unity Tower will be part of a five-building development in the city's center. Read more.

Canberra High-Rise Development Scaled Back Due to Potential Traffic Impact


15 Aug 2017, Canberra, Australia

Canberra residents have successfully lobbied for a proposed pair of 26-story residential towers in Gungahlin to be scaled back, following fears of its impact on the already problematic neighborhood traffic. Read more.

One Shell Square in New Orleans Will Become Hancock Whitney Center in 2018


14 Aug 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

One Shell Square, a 51-story tower in New Orleans' Central Business District, will become the Hancock Whitney Center in 2018. The bank will occupy seven floors of the building, which is Louisiana's tallest. Read more.

As One London Tower is Evacuated for Safety Reasons, Cladding Used on Others Passes Safety Test


14 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

While residents of the Ledbury estate in southeast London have been told to move out after structural problems were found, a cladding system using stonewall insulation has become the first to pass new government-ordered fire safety tests. Read more.

Two Development Giants Partner on Washington, DC-Area Office Tower


14 Aug 2017, Tysons, United States

Two development giants have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build The Boro in Tysons, Virginia, a 20-story trophy office tower, which is part of the $825 million, 15-acre mixed-use project, The Boro. Read more.

New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District


11 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential space, as well as a 928-meter tower. Read more.

Mixed-Use San Diego Development Will Include Satellite Campus and Affordable Housing


11 Aug 2017, San Diego, United States

A new mixed-use development in San Diego will dedicate space for a University of California San Diego satellite campus, and will earmark a portion of the residential units for affordable housing. Read more.

Chicago’s "Big Red" Building Scores Anchor Tenant, and Maybe a New Name


11 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based bank has made a deal to lease 462,000 square feet (43,000 square meters) of the CNA Center, affectionately known as "Big Red," and landed naming rights for the building. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Copenhagen’s IKEA-Adjacent Cactus Towers


10 Aug 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renderings have been released of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky façades, overlooking a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. The towers will include 500 compact "youth rooms." Read more.