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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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Durst Closes on Final Parcel Needed for Hallets Point Megaproject in New York City

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16 Feb 2015, New York City, United States

The Durst Organization has obtained the last parcel needed to move ahead with its massive Hallets Point development on the Queens waterfront, according to property records filed on February 11. Read more.


Developer Proposes 64-Story Tower in Toronto’s Yorkville

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16 Feb 2015, Toronto, Canada

The latest proposal tabled for the Yorkville area is a 64-story residential tower proposed for 826-834 Yonge Street, and 2-8 Cumberland Street. The tower’s 531 residential units would consist of 413 one-bedroom and 118 two-bedroom units. Read more.


Construction Well Underway on Manila’s Noble Place

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13 Feb 2015, Manila, Philippines

The construction of Noble Place, the latest residential condominium project in Manila, is steadily progressing. The foundation has already been completed, and the contractor is beginning construction of the tower portion. Read more.


Parisian Macao to Open in 2016, Complete With Half-Scale Eiffel Tower

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13 Feb 2015, Macau, China

Construction of the 3,000-room hotel The Parisian Macao is in full swing. The French-themed hotel will have five-star public spaces, authentic French restaurants, and a half-scale Eiffel Tower, with an observation deck and a restaurant. Read more.


Eclipse Set to Become Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Building

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13 Feb 2015, Adelaide, Australia

The 29-story Eclipse would become Adelaide’s tallest residential building, set on the northern edge of Rundle Mall. A Sydney-based consortium hopes, subject to approvals, to start construction in 2016 on the 272-apartment block. Read more.


New York’s 252 East 57th Street Rising to Prominence

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12 Feb 2015, New York City, United States

252 East 57th Street’s evolution has taken nearly a decade, but the condominium tower is finally on its way out of the ground. New exterior shots of the building better illustrate its position in the overall skyline. Read more.


Work to Start on Dubai’s Aladdin City in 2016

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12 Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction work on Aladdin City, a project inspired by the tales of Aladdin and Sinbad, will start in 2016, a Dubai Municipality chief said. The project will have three towers comprising commercial and hotel space. Read more.


Mumbai to Redefine High-Rise Height Minimums to Expedite Development

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12 Feb 2015, Mumbai, India

In a move that could change Mumbai’s skyline drastically, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to simplify the procedures involved in constructing high-rise buildings. Read more.


Abu Dhabi Rebrands Sowwah Square as “Global Market Square”

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11 Feb 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The office component of Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, once known as Sowwah Square, is set to form the beating heart of what is soon to become the capital’s new financial free zone. Read more.


Tianjin’s Replica of Manhattan Stands Empty as Chinese Economy Slows

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11 Feb 2015, Tianjin, China

The replica of New York City in China that began construction in 2010, complete with knock-offs of Rockefeller Center and the Hudson River, is missing one key element that makes New York, New York: people. Read more.


New Spin on Classic Chicago Building Establishes Fresh Work Culture

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11 Feb 2015, Chicago, United States

Daniel Burnham's tower at 125 Clark Street has been purchased by a developer who plans to restore the building. Renovations will evoke a modern, functional office environment while still retaining the classic, historic shell. Read more.


Nashville Breaks Ground on 30-Story Tower in SoBro

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10 Feb 2015, Nashville, United States

Work began last week on the $232.6 million Perkins + Will-designed headquarters for Bridgestone Americas. At 30 stories, the new tower would be among the city’s tallest buildings and will bring 1,700 employees to the city center. Read more.


Applications Filed for London’s Wood Wharf A1

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10 Feb 2015, London, United Kingdom

A detailed planning application for the proposed skyscraper by Herzog & de Meuron at Wood Wharf has been filed with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets following the previous outline planning application, which has now been approved. Read more.


Proposal Provides First Glimpse of Toronto’s 1 Eglinton East

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10 Feb 2015, Toronto, Canada

A preliminary report filed by the City on January 30 has revealed new details for the tower at 1 Eglinton East. The project would rise 228 meters and include 672 residential units of various types and sizes. Read more.


Next Phase of Construction Begins for San Francisco's 181 Fremont

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09 Feb 2015, San Francisco, United States

The general contractor for 181 Fremont Street announced that it has initiated Phase Two of construction with the erection of the tower’s five-story basement, which is being built with the assistance of a Wolffkran 700 B Luffing tower crane. Read more.


Planning Application Filed for 295-309 King Street in Melbourne

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09 Feb 2015, Melbourne, Australia

Permission is being sought to develop 295-309 King Street, which would replace two low-rise office buildings within a western pocket of the central business district, an area that is experiencing high levels of development at the moment. Read more.


KPF Wins Consent for Canary Wharf Tower in London

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09 Feb 2015, London, United Kingdom

The London borough of Tower Hamlets’ planning committee has granted consent for a 70,000-square-meter office tower, which will be located at One Bank Street on the wharf estate. The scheme will also provide access to a new decked promenade. Read more.


Owner Says “Time is Right” to Sell Frankfurt’s TaunusTurm

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06 Feb 2015, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The fund management arm of Germany’s second-biggest bank may put Frankfurt’s TaunusTurm skyscraper on the market this year for more than €500 million ($567 million), nearly a year after completion. Read more.


Dubai’s Marina 101 Now Four Years Behind Schedule

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06 Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Marina 101, the residential building set to become Dubai's second-tallest tower, is now running four years behind schedule, according to a newly-filed document. The 427-meter tower was initially scheduled to open in 2012. Read more.


Major Redevelopment Proposed at 400 Front West in Toronto

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06 Feb 2015, Toronto, Canada

A preliminary concept plan for 400 Front Street has been presented that would comprise five main buildings: a pair of towers, rising 24 and 25 stories; a taller pair of towers, proposed at 58 and 60 stories; and a two-story pavilion. Read more.


New York to Receive 172 Madison Avenue in Midtown

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05 Feb 2015, New York City, United States

A long-stalled site in Midtown Manhattan may be home to a 31-story condominium tower as soon as 2016. Renderings released for the tower display impressive ceiling heights for the luxury units, particularly on the top five floors. Read more.


Collapsed High-Rise Floor Kills Two in Manila

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05 Feb 2015, Manila, Philippines

One floor of a 63-story residential tower under construction in Manila’s upscale Bonifacio Global City collapsed on February 4, killing two construction workers and injuring 11 others. Read more.


Phase Two of Dubai’s $4 Billion Sobha Hartland to Start in Q2

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05 Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has announced that it will begin the second phase of its $4 billion Sobha Hartland scheme in Dubai in the second quarter of 2015, when it breaks ground on the first villas and apartments and starts infrastructure work. Read more.


Wuhan Aims to Make Most of Sustainable Capabilities With Park Place

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04 Feb 2015, Wuhan, China

Architects are determined to bring the city of Wuhan, China its first lifestyle center with Park Place, a five-parcel mixed-use project that will create an environmentally sustainable community for the region. Read more.


Luxury High-Rise Residences to Replace New York’s American Bible Society Building

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04 Feb 2015, New York City, United States

American Bible Society (ABS) has sold its 12-story headquarters building at 1865 Broadway for $300 million, making way for a proposed 40-story luxury residential development with retail space. Read more.


Developer Seeks Approval to Build Ottawa’s Tallest Building

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04 Feb 2015, Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa’s planning committee will soon be asked to approve the tallest building ever constructed in the city. At 55 stories — or nearly 180 meters in height — the Richcraft condominium tower would soar high above Dow’s Lake and Little Italy. Read more.


Atkins Behind 400-Meter China Tower

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03 Feb 2015, Changsha, China

Atkins has been appointed to design a development featuring a 400-meter-tall tower in the central Chinese province of Hunan. The skyscraper is designed to be the centerpiece of the Northstar Changsha Centre. Read more.


Six Proposals Made to Replace the Never-Built Chicago Spire

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03 Feb 2015, Chicago, United States

Five local architecture firms and one landscape firm came up with diverse and creative proposals to make the failed dream of the Chicago Spire into a productive site for the surrounding community. Read more.


Gem of a Hotel May Come to Dubai

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03 Feb 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dutch architects behind a China hotel tower that would look like a giant sliced block of amethyst have eyes on Dubai for its own gem-inspired hotel. Rooms in the hotel would be placed around a crystalline void rising along its height. Read more.


Los Angeles High-Rise is Complete, But Developer Still Faces Legal Challenges

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02 Feb 2015, Los Angeles, United States

Construction has been completed on “Sunset and Gordon,” a $76.2 million, 22-story luxury high-rise residential apartment building in Los Angeles, but legal challenges still loom for the project’s developer. Read more.