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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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96 Iconic Tower Unveiled for Colombo


24 Dec 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Designs have been released for 96 Iconic Tower. The concept of the tower is dedicated to the Sri Lankan Cricketers that won the 1996 World Cup and is comprised of four cricket bat-shaped structures. Read more.

1N4th Joins the Waterfront Residential Boom in New York City


24 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

Construction has topped out on 1N4th, the newest luxury tower along the East River in Williamsburg, soaring 41 stories with 509 rental residences. Leasing has begun and occupancy is set for January 2015. Read more.

Singapore Skyscraper Allows Residents to Park Their Cars in the Living Room


24 Dec 2014, Singapore, Singapore

Hamilton Scotts, a high-class apartment and condominium tower in Singapore, is offering residents the ultimate luxury in terms of parking – an individual two-car garage located inside each apartment. Read more.

Chinese Developer Breaks Ground on Second Phase of L.A.’s Metropolis Complex


23 Dec 2014, Los Angeles, United States

Ground has been broken on phase two of the mixed-use Metropolis complex, which will introduce two 39-story towers containing approximately 670,000 square feet (62,000 square meters) of space across 525 condo units. Read more.

Work to Begin on Toronto’s Garrison Point Development


23 Dec 2014, Toronto, Canada

The first two towers of the much-anticipated Garrison Point development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted for the first phase of the development. Read more.

Alpha Square Plans Submitted for London’s Canary Wharf


23 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a development on the Isle of Dogs that could rise up to 63 stories. The development, which covers 50 Marsh Wall, is in the newly-named Canary Wharf ward of Tower Hamlets. Read more.

Competing Plans For New Brisbane Casino Complex Made Public


22 Dec 2014, Brisbane, Australia

The proposed plans from two business groups to revitalize the Queen's Wharf precinct - spanning Alice Street to Elizabeth Street and bordered by William and George streets - have been made public. Read more.

Concept Developed for an Earthly Residential Tower in Taipei


22 Dec 2014, Taipei, Taiwan

In a design competition, a concept was developed for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool, and plants growing out of every crevice. This project explores how high-rises can incorporate natural elements. Read more.

Tapering Mixed-Use Tower Revealed for New York’s NoMad Neighborhood


22 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

The NoMad neighborhood is developing at a breakneck pace, and a new 55-story mixed-use project surrounding Collegiate Church may soon become one of the neighborhood’s largest residential towers. Read more.

Miami’s Billion-Dollar Brickell City Center Tops Off First Tower of Six


19 Dec 2014, Miami, United States

The first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre has topped out. The tower will house the project's luxury lifestyle hotel "EAST, Miami", and is on schedule to open in winter 2015. Read more.

London’s Wandsworth Town Center Regeneration Scheme Approved


19 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom

Wandsworth Council and South Thames College have gained detailed planning for 201 new homes in the heart of the south London regeneration area. The plan includes a 26-story tower designed to complement its surroundings. Read more.

Construction Worker Found Dead at Lotte World Tower in Seoul


19 Dec 2014, Seoul, South Korea

A worker was found dead at the construction site of the 123-story Lotte World Tower in southeastern Seoul on December 16, police officers said. The cause of death is still under investigation. Read more.

Saskatoon’s Next Tallest Building Gets Council Approval


18 Dec 2014, Saskatoon, Canada

City Centre Tower got the green light from Saskatoon City Council December 17. The tower will be 105 meters tall, exceeding the city's height limit of 76 meters. Construction likely won't begin until late 2015. Read more.

New Tower Pair Indicates Upswing for Sydney Suburb


18 Dec 2014, Sydney, Australia

Plans just released reveal a two-tower complex in the dead center of the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. The project is being pushed by a consortium of developers and businesspeople in an effort to enliven the business district. Read more.

Chinese Developer Plots Massive Skyscraper on Chicago River


18 Dec 2014, Chicago, United States

Plans for the $900 million, mixed-use mega-tower, called Wanda Vista, boast impressive numbers — and beg the question about where the high-rise would rank among the giants of the Chicago skyline. Read more.

London’s College Road Tower Set to Start on Site


18 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom

The College Road Tower mixed-use scheme will begin construction in September 2015 for completion in 2017. The scheme now has consent from Croydon borough planners, who said it fit “seamlessly” into the south London hub’s skyline. Read more.

Talks Underway to Add Hotel to Astana Complex


17 Dec 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan

Talks are taking place to incorporate a hotel that will form part of Abu Dhabi Plaza (ADP), a major mixed-use development located near the President’s palace in the capital city's central business district. Read more.

Delhi Dreams Big, to Stand Tall With 120-Floor High-Rise


17 Dec 2014, Delhi, India

The city government is planning a skyscraper that may reach 120 floors and become the tallest building in north India. Construction of the tower is expected to begin within two years after all necessary approvals are in place. Read more.

41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop


17 Dec 2014, Chicago, United States

Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range of apartment sizes and amenities. Read more.

Scotland’s Tallest Residential High-Rise Flats Coming Down in Glasgow


16 Dec 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Work is starting to demolish Scotland's tallest residential high-rise flats. The Whitevale and Bluevale flats will be brought down piece by piece due to the towers' proximity to busy roads and a nearby retail park. Read more.

535 Carlton Breaks Ground in New York City


16 Dec 2014, New York City, United States

The first fully affordable housing development in the controversial Pacific Park project broke ground on December 15. The tower, 535 Carlton Avenue, will contribute 298 apartment units at varying income thresholds. Read more.

High-Rise Developers in Abu Dhabi Marketing Storage Spaces as “Maid’s Quarters”


16 Dec 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Reports indicate that some residential high-rise developers are passing off small rooms as storage spaces to get planning permission, then changing the description to maid’s rooms in advertising material. Read more.

Dubai-Based Company to Build $1 Billion Skyscraper in Morocco


15 Dec 2014, Casablanca, Morocco

A Dubai-based company is to build Africa’s tallest skyscraper in Morocco. The 540-meter skyscraper, to be built in Casablanca, is over twice the height of the current tallest tower in Africa, the 223-meter Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Read more.

Proposal Submitted for Tallest Building in Minneapolis


15 Dec 2014, Minneapolis, United States

Four local companies submitted proposals to develop a key parcel in downtown Minneapolis known as the Nicollet Hotel Block, one of which proposes what would be the city’s next tallest building. Read more.

Work Begins on Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City


15 Dec 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected to open by the end of 2017. Read more.

World Trade Center of the Americas Proposed in Miami


12 Dec 2014, Miami, United States

A 285-meter skyscraper has been proposed for downtown Miami. It's dubbed "The World Trade Center of the Americas,” though there will more than trade going on there. The plan calls for residential units, hotel rooms, and office space. Read more.

High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg


12 Dec 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which includes the city’s new tallest building at 100 meters. Read more.

Tallest Building in Sydney to Rise 264 Meters


12 Dec 2014, Sydney, Australia

The City of Sydney has accepted the recommendation for approval of what is to be Sydney’s tallest building, 505 George Street, with the proposal now referred to the Department of Planning for final sign-off. Read more.

$80 Million Worth of Mumbai High-Rise Flats Sold in Nine Days


11 Dec 2014, Mumbai, India

Registered bookings have been made to the tune of over Rs 500 crore (US $80 million) for an ultra-luxurious residential project in Mumbai, three years after it was reopened for booking on November 29. Read more.

London Mayor Approves Vast Wood Wharf Scheme


11 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom

The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the addition of 30 new buildings. Read more.