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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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Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards


09 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed the achitect designing the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. Read more.

Sales Launched for Ivy Condos in Toronto


09 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the residential project now branded as Ivy Condos. The development comprises 235 units across 32 stories. Read more.

Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco


09 Dec 2016, San Francisco, United States

Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021, overtaking the 260-meter height of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Read more.

17-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Stockholm


08 Dec 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

Developers are preparing a proposal, named after local shopowner Jean Bolinder, for a 17-story skyscraper as part of the redevelopment of Stockholm’s southeastern town of Kungsholmen. Read more.

Tower Trio Completes at Barangaroo South Complex in Sydney


08 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia

The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master plan for the central business district. Read more.

Two Towers Proposed for 260 South Street in New York City


08 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

Additional plans for the residential project at 260 South Street have been revealed, showing increased heights of 69 and 62 stories for the two towers, or 798 and 728 feet (243 and 222 meters), respectively. Read more.

Stacked Humaniti Tower Proposed for Downtown Montréal


07 Dec 2016, Montréal, Canada

A new mixed-use tower is set to go up in the heart of Montréal. Known as Humaniti Montréal, the stacked multi-part tower development is poised to transform the corner of Avenue Viger and Rue Hermine. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Rotterdam’s Slim Baan Tower


07 Dec 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Plans have been unveiled for the 150-meter Baan Tower in Rotterdam. With a compact footprint of just 20-by-20 meters, the building could become "the slimmest residential tower of Europe,” according to the developers. Read more.

Contractors Selected for Dubai’s Heart of Europe Development at The World Islands


07 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Plans to develop a group of islands at The World Islands off Dubai’s coastline have taken a major step forward after the project developer appointed three main contractors to build its Heart of Europe project. Read more.

18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles


07 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Read more.

Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen


06 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a height of 1,148 feet (350 meters). Read more.

Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate


06 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London features a 59-story building standing at 255 meters. Read more.

Plans Revealed For New Mixed-Use Precinct in Belconnen, Canberra


06 Dec 2016, Canberra, Australia

Geocon recently revealed its plans for Republic, a AUD$700 million (USD$522 million) mixed-use project featuring three towers, which will be integrated with the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT’s) Belconnen precinct. Read more.

New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck


05 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an indoor–outdoor observation deck. Read more.

Three-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Zhuhai


05 Dec 2016, Zhuhai, China

Located at the heart of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the proposed Novotown development is just five minutes away from Macau and is positioned as both a tourist destination and a cultural/creative incubator for Southeast Asia. Read more.

Revised Plans for Canary Wharf High-Rise Submitted to London Councilors


05 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

UK architecture practice Make has submitted revised plans for a 48-story skyscraper in London’s Docklands, having withdrawn a previous proposal for a 56-story tower on the same site after objections to its size. Read more.

Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach


05 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa. Read more.

Construction Progresses on the 49-Floor Vancouver House


02 Dec 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Construction has been moving along at the site of a 49-floor twisting tower, dubbed Vancouver House. Set to complete in 2018, the mixed-use tower is beginning to rise above grade in the heart of downtown Vancouver's Beach District. Read more.

Details Emerge on 77 Greenwich Street in New York City


02 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

As the 152-meter tower at 42 Trinity Place in the Financial District of New York City readies for its forthcoming transformation into a mixed-use building, renamed 77 Greenwich Street, new project details are slowly emerging. Read more.

Towers Begin to Rise at Manchester’s Great Jackson Street Complex


02 Dec 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Several towers at the Great Jackson Street complex are currently under construction in Manchester. The development comprises some 1,494 new apartments across a quartet of towers with heights varying from 122 to 201 meters. Read more.

Sports City Master Plan Receives Approval in Rotterdam


02 Dec 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Feyenoord City master plan has officially been given the go-ahead for construction. The redevelopment of the site includes the current De Kuip Stadium, the construction of an additional stadium, and a regeneration of the wider neighborhood. Read more.

Construction Set to Begin for Brisbane 1 Complex


01 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has officially turned the first sod on the site of the Brisbane 1 development in South Brisbane. The complex on Cordelia Street will be the first Australian development built by R&F Properties. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City


01 Dec 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential developments, City Garden, which is set to feature two additional towers. Read more.

First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade in Toronto


01 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now home to its first residents. Read more.

Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes


30 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings. Read more.

Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing


30 Nov 2016, Chongqing, China

A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium integrated as an assembled massing of stacked, box-like volumes. Read more.

Plans Submitted for 28-Story Student Housing Tower in Cambridge


30 Nov 2016, Cambridge, United States

According to filings with the City of Cambridge, MIT has plans for a new 28-story building which will include 30,000 square meters of graduate student housing and 1,800 square meters of childcare space. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD


30 Nov 2016, Xi'an, China

An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in phases over many years, resulting in a new city center by 2019. Read more.

Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation


29 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-story, 179-meter residential tower and a 33-story office block. Read more.

Plans Released for Mixed-Use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro


29 Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CannonDesign has unveiled its proposal for a mixed-use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The facility will also include public parking, housing for low-income families, shops, gardens, and recreation facilities. Read more.