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CTBUH Global News

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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Supertall Proposed for Collins Street in Melbourne


07 Aug 2014, Melbourne, Australia

A construction industry superfund wants Planning Minister Matthew Guy to approve a new skyscraper to replace the 1960s Suncorp building on Collins Street with a 300-meter tower that would overshadow the Yarra River. Read more.

Construction on Dubai’s SKAI to Start in September 2014


07 Aug 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction on Suites in the SKAI, a four-star hotel development by a Dubai-based real estate investment company, will commence in September 2014. The tower project will be erected at Dubai's Jumeirah Village Circle. Read more.

Vancouver Office Tower Will Feature Several Sustainable Firsts


07 Aug 2014, Vancouver, Canada

The Exchange office tower arising in downtown Vancouver marks not only the first LEED Platinum office high-rise in British Columbia but also the first Canadian skyscraper encased in a triple-glazed curtain wall. Read more.

New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania May Still Fall for 15 Penn Plaza Towers


07 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Steve Roth, chief of developer Vornado, revealed on August 5 that financial firms have approached his company about resurrecting its plans to raze the famed Hotel Pennsylvania and replace it with a 68-story tower. Read more.

Birmingham’s Alpha Tower Receives Historic Listing


07 Aug 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Alpha Tower, a 28-story concrete tower in Birmingham, has been listed at Grade II, which means that it has significant historic interest and may not be altered or demolished without approval from a local planning authority. Read more.

New York City’s Atlantic Yards Rebrands as Pacific Park


06 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

On August 4, developers announced a revamp of New York City’s Atlantic Yards project - which has received mixed reviews from local Brooklyn residents, that includes new towers, green space, and a new name. Read more.

“Jenga Tower” in London Gets Approval Despite Complaints


06 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom

London's “Jenga Tower”, formally referred to as New Bondway, has been given the go-ahead despite protesters claiming the 50-story skyscraper will rob surrounding homes of sunlight and ruin views of Westminster. Read more.

Approval Recommended for Two Major Toronto Towers


06 Aug 2014, Toronto, Canada

Applications for two high-rise office towers are on the docket for the Toronto City Council's August 2014 meeting and have been recommended for approval by the city's Planning department. Read more.

“One More” Tower Begins Construction in Kaohsiung


05 Aug 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on spatial practice’s first residential tower "One More" in Kaohsiung City, in close proximity to the city’s Art Museum Park. Read more.

Bishopsgate Towers Draw Opponents’ Ire in East London


05 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom

A local campaign group has said proposals to build new tower blocks at Bishopsgate in east London threaten to tarnish the character of the area. The scheme includes two towers of 33 and 29 stories, and would accommodate 1,400 homes. Read more.

New York City’s Beekman Residences Announces Pricing


05 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

The Beekman Residences has unveiled pricing for its 68 condominiums, which will rise in a 51-story glassy tower adjacent to the Temple Court, which is in the process of becoming a 287-room hotel. Read more.

Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch


04 Aug 2014, Shanghai, China

The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story tower is expected to open in the middle of 2015. Read more.

Melbourne’s 250 Spencer Street to Match Eureka Tower’s Height


04 Aug 2014, Melbourne, Australia

A major four-tower skyscraper complex has been approved for construction on the site of the former Age building in the heart of Melbourne. The largest tower, an enormous 300-meter high-rise, will be as tall as the Eureka Tower. Read more.

Developer Submits Plan for 40-Story Minneapolis High-Rise


04 Aug 2014, Minneapolis, United States

A Minneapolis-based developer has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story residential tower in the city’s St. Anthony Falls Historic District. The plan also includes restaurant space, green space, and a public plaza. Read more.

Cleaners Stranded Working on Austria’s Tallest


04 Aug 2014, Vienna, Austria

On August 2, two window cleaners were left stranded 144 meters above the ground when the platform they were working on stalled and slipped nearly 90 degrees. They both walked away from the ordeal unhurt. Read more.

Heliport Heights to Infill London’s South Bank Skyline


01 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom

To fill a visual void in London’s South Bank skyline, architects are conceiving Heliport Heights, a bold residential tower on a site along the Thames. The structure comprises 15 floors, and is elevated above an existing four-story building by stilts. Read more.

New York City Low-Rise Library to Get High-Rise Hotel Extension


01 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

The eight-story Mercantile Library at 17 East 47th Street may be in for a vertical extension, as renderings for an enlargement have been posted to an architect's website, outlining the possibilities for the future “Merc Hotel.” Read more.

Skyscraper Duo Unveiled for San Francisco’s Transbay District


01 Aug 2014, San Francisco, United States

A planning application for a 186,000 square-meter mixed-use, double-tower scheme in San Francisco has been submitted. The taller, 260 meter-high mixed-use element will become San Francisco’s second-tallest skyscraper. Read more.