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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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Permits Filed For 320 Kent Avenue in New York City


08 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

Two Trees’ Domino redevelopment in New York City continues to move forward, and administrative overhead is now underway. Permits have been filed for 320 Kent Avenue, which is “Site D” in the Domino plan. Read more.

Record-Breaking Moscow-City Skyscraper Gets Extra Floors


08 Jul 2014, Moscow, Russia

City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is still under construction. Read more.

Construction Begins for 29-Story Apartment Tower in Chicago


08 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

The last undeveloped piece of land north of Roosevelt Road along Clark Street in Chicago is close to becoming the home of a new apartment tower boasting 469 units, plus a number of perks that take advantage of the lot's large footprint. Read more.

New Details Released on Comcast’s Second Tower in Philadelphia


07 Jul 2014, Philadelphia, United States

Liberty Property Trust, the landlord developing Comcast's second high-rise tower, the Comcast Innovation & Technology Center in Center City Philadelphia, posted new details of the 59-story high-rise planned for 1800 Arch Street. Read more.

Two-Tower Condo Development Planned for Calgary’s Downtown West End


07 Jul 2014, Calgary, Canada

Construction has begun on Avenue, a two-tower condo development, which is the first residential real estate project in Calgary’s Downtown West End in several years. The towers will be 24 and 18 stories each. Read more.

Kuala Lumpur, Dreaming of Dubai or Tokyo


07 Jul 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, since the years of former Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir, is filled up with ambitions to rival the world’s most sophisticated metropolises. Over the next six years, a string of megaprojects will once more transform the city center. Read more.

Turning London's Tolworth Tower Into Flats “Would Regenerate the Area”


07 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

Converting the iconic 22-story Tolworth Tower into flats could help regenerate the Tolworth area all by itself, according the leader of the Kingston Council, and bids to buy the property are currently being accepted. Read more.

Designs Revealed for Jakarta’s 7Point8


03 Jul 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

Broadway Malyan has unveiled designs for 7point8, a major mixed-use tower development in central Jakarta, Indonesia. It will feature two towers in Jakarta’s central business district, with the tallest standing 298 meters. Read more.

Forbes and Taubman Move Forward With Miami Worldcenter

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03 Jul 2014, Miami, United States

Miami Worldcenter Associates, The Forbes Company and Taubman have submitted plans to the City of Miami for the first phase of development of Miami Worldcenter, one of the largest private, mixed-use developments in the United States. Read more.

Work to Begin on London’s Massive Ruskin Square Project


03 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

Contractor Midgard is set to start work on the first phase of the massive £500 million (US $857 million) Croydon Ruskin Square scheme, which will include five buildings with up to 625 homes, offices, retail units, and a car park. Read more.

Revealed: New York’s 520 West 41st Street


02 Jul 2014, New York City, United States

Preliminary renderings are up for Silverstein’s 520 West 41st Street via the project’s draft Environmental Impact Statement, which affirms the building’s status as one of the largest in Manhattan, given it will stand 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall. Read more.

New Technologies Emerge for Elevators in Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower


02 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-supplied elevators will feature a variety of innovative technology. Read more.

Growing Opposition to Collins Street Skyscrapers in Melbourne


02 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Councilors took the applicants of two Collins Street buildings to task during the Future Melbourne Committee meeting, reserving particular wrath for a proposed tower that will result in the demolition of a large chunk of a historic railway site. Read more.

Lehman Haunted by $780 Million London Skyscraper Claim


01 Jul 2014, London, United Kingdom

Canary Wharf Group Plc is seeking a U.S. court order for the estate of defunct trading firm Lehman Brothers to pay $780 million in back rent and damages stemming from its early vacation of its European headquarters in March 2010. Read more.

Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower Hits a Milestone


01 Jul 2014, Toronto, Canada

Over the past month, Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre has been showing significant progress as crews continue working on the 215 meter-tall tower in Toronto. The concrete core of the building has hit a milestone.Read more.

Chicago’s 200 N Michigan Receives Foundation Permit


01 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States

With the demolition of a concrete mid-rise building at 200 North Michigan Avenue completed, developer John Buck is ready to begin erecting a sleek 42-story glass tower on a site in Chicago. Read more.