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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 Riverside Project in Parramatta


09 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia

The city council of Sydney suburb Parramatta has entered a development agreement with LIDIS to deliver a new riverfront master plan, anchored by a 41-story apartment and retail tower. Read more.

In Hong Kong, Tall Can Also Mean (Really) Small


09 Apr 2014, Hong Kong, China

A Chinese human-rights group has released photographs of some of Hong Kong’s smallest and most crowded apartments. Space is scarce and expensive, and living conditions are often almost unbearable.Read more.

More Accidents at Lotte World Site


08 Apr 2014, Seoul, South Korea

An employee was killed during construction of the second Lotte World complex in Seoul, renewing safety concerns about the high-rise building. The worker was killed after being hit by a metal lid from an exploding pipe. Read more.

Another ZOM to Zoom Over Miami


08 Apr 2014, Miami, United States

The latest addition to recent development in downtown Miami is a proposal for a 46-story luxury condominium tower, designed by Florida-based developer ZOM, to be located near the Brickell CityCentre complex. Read more.

Swiss See Skyscraper Spree


08 Apr 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland, a country better known for the height of its mountains and aerial tramways than that of its buildings, is beginning to grapple with a taller and denser skyline than ever before. Read more.

High Roller Takes Vegas


08 Apr 2014, Las Vegas, United States

Never a city of small statements, Las Vegas has re-asserted itself on the global stage once again by opening the High Roller, which, at 167 meters, is the world's tallest observation wheel. Read more.

New Photos from Zhongxun Times Build


07 Apr 2014, Chongqing, China

Construction continues on the Zhongxun Times development, the first part of a multi-tower project that will comprise 800,000 square meters of space in downtown Chongqing when ultimately completed. Read more.

First and Mission Project Gets New Architects - Again


07 Apr 2014, San Francisco, United States

Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San Francisco’s recent tall-building development. Read more.

Baltimore Inner Harbor to Get Residential Tower


07 Apr 2014, Baltimore, United States

Questar Properties plans to build a “40-story-plus” apartment building at 414 Light St, the former site of a spice-trading dock in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The proposed project may become one of the city's three tallest buildings. Read more.

Azorim to Begin Construction on Israel’s Next Tallest


04 Apr 2014, Ramat Gan, Israel

Azorim Investment, Development and Construction will soon begin construction of Israel's tallest building, a 256-meter, 65-floor residential building on the site of the old Elite factory in Ramat Gan. Read more.

Speculation Swarms River North’s HoJo Tower


04 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States

Design drawings from bKL Architecture describe a proposed residential tower at 720 North LaSalle Street, which has been nicknamed the HoJo Tower as it would replace the existing Howard Johnson motor lodge. Read more.

Foster’s City Road Towers Approved


04 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom

London mayor Boris Johnson overturned the decision of the Islington local council to approve Foster + Partners’ City Road project, initially rejected for having too little affordable housing. Read more.

“Vertical Urban Cruise Ship” to Rise in Queens


04 Apr 2014, New York City, United States

Following a slew of recent development in Long Island City, SBJ has released new renderings for a mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, described as a "vertical urban cruise ship." Read more.

Work Begins on Samsung HQ in Beijing


03 Apr 2014, Beijing, China

Construction work has begun on the 250-meter Samsung Chinese headquarters in Beijing. Designed by Chicago-based SMDP, the office tower will also contain a museum, day care, cafeteria, auditorium and retail spaces. Read more.

Bergen to Be “Treet”ed to Tallest Timber Residential Building


03 Apr 2014, Bergen, Norway

Work will begin this month on what is set to be the world’s tallest wooden apartment block, combining two contemporary tall trends -- building with structural timber and modular construction. Read more.

Museum Tower Hires Firm to Stop Glare


03 Apr 2014, Dallas, United States

International developer Hines has been hired to help resolve solar glare issues of the Museum Tower that have impacted the collections of the Nasher Sculpture Center for the past two years. Read more.

Commonwealth Games to Kick Off With a Blast


03 Apr 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow will demolish its social-housing tower blocks at Red Road as part of the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremonies, marking the “end of the high-rise living in the area." Read more.

More Skyscrapers for St Leonards


03 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia

A planning proposal has been submitted for the St Leonards district of northern Sydney, which would contain three new towers of up to 138 meters and 39 stories, with seven levels of subterranean parking. Read more.

Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Strengthened by New Mixed-Use Project


02 Apr 2014, Brisbane, Australia

Gurner has joined Elenberg Fraser Architects and 360 Degrees Landscape Architects on the mixed-use Fortitude Valley project that will be developed in multiple stages over the next seven years.Read more.

Farrells’ Convoy is Underway


02 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom

The Convoys Wharf development has been approved by London mayor Boris Johnson, after being in limbo since October 2013 awaiting consideration by the local Lewisham borough council. Read more.

Support Grows for Retaining Bombed Oslo High-Rise


02 Apr 2014, Oslo, Norway

Support is growing for Transborder Studio's design to restore the Regjeringskvartalet area of central Oslo, which would involve preserving a high-rise government building at the center of the facility. Read more.

Arquitectonica, Rashid Complete MyBrickell Tower


02 Apr 2014, Miami, United States

MyBrickell Tower, the colorful residential building by Arquitectonica and Related Group, is now completed. Polymath designer Karim Rashid contributed to sculptures in the lobby and over the bar. Read more.

Claremont Group Appointed to Bring More Buzz to Brys


01 Apr 2014, Noida, India

Brys Group, the developers of the Brys Buzz apartment building in the New Delhi suburb, have appointed Claremont Property Group to be the sole UK leasing agent for the luxury development. Read more.

Ontario High-Rise May Stall Over Fee Dispute


01 Apr 2014, London (Ontario), Canada

The next-tallest building in the regional seat of London, Ontario at Talbot and Fullarton streets may not come to fruition unless the city waives charges that developer Rygar Corp. says it is not required to pay. Read more.

Shanghai Towers Add High-Floor Services to Appease Tenants


01 Apr 2014, Shanghai, China

A consortium of developers in Shanghai’s Jing’an district have started adding vital neighborhood services to modest developments in the city, specifically on higher floors for easier access by tenants. Read more.

National Trade Building to Brave Harbin’s Rough Climate


01 Apr 2014, Harbin, China

Studio Marco Piva's proposal for the National Trade Building in Harbin features four towers designed to withstand the temperature extremes while reducing energy consumption. Read more.

Danhai Population to Multiply 21 Times by 2041


01 Apr 2014, Danshui, Taiwan

The coastal city of Danshui, a suburb of Taipei, is being viewed as a major nexus of high-rise development in anticipation of the extension of Taipei's light-rail and metro system. Read more.