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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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Major Tenants Secured for Proposed Developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street in Melbourne


17 Oct 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The week of October 10 has seen two noteworthy commercial leasing deals unveiled as major tenants each reportedly secure about 6,000 square meters of space at proposed developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Heidelberg Energy Storage Center and Park


17 Oct 2016, Heidelberg, Germany

A firm has won a competition to redesign an energy center in Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrical-shaped storage facility, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy. Read more.

Highly Sustainable 17-Story Beacon Proposed for Hemel Hempstead


17 Oct 2016, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

The team behind the 17-story Beacon in the Hertfordshire commuter town of Hemel Hempstead believe that they have found the recipe for the greenest high-rise residential building in the UK. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Proposed for 254 King Street East in Toronto


14 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

An application for redevelopment was submitted to the city during the week of October 3 for 254 King Street East – a 32-story, two-tower residential project connected by glass bridges from floors 12 to 21 and 26 to 31. Read more.

Architect Wins Design for Beirut Museum of Art


14 Oct 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of art, workshop space, as well as artists’ residences. Read more.

Liverpool Tower Granted Approval Despite Concerns


14 Oct 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Liverpool City Council has granted planning approval for a 21-story student residential tower – the first of three blocks of the Lime Street Towers complex – located close to the city’s UNESCO world heritage site. Read more.

Tel Aviv Tower Set to Become Israel's Tallest Building


13 Oct 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to include the tallest building in Israel. Currently under construction, ToHA will comprise two glazed towers. Read more.

Contractor Named for Residential Scheme in Mumbai


13 Oct 2016, Mumbai, India

Leighton Asia has entered into an agreement to deliver a major residential scheme in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The so-called Ten BKC scheme, owned by Radius Developers, is a two-hectare development. Read more.

101 West 28th Street Nearing Completion in New York City


13 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

Since topping off at this time last year, progress has been moving along nicely at 101 West 28th Street, the 28-story Hyatt House Hotel that is now nearing completion. The tower will soon open its doors to those seeking accommodation. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Proposed for Casablanca


12 Oct 2016, Casablanca, Morocco

A planned redesign of Casablanca’s financial district by a Paris-based architecture firm uses the city’s vernacular architecture to create a contemporary building typology in a project called Casa Anfa. Read more.

Lawsuit Filed Against Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach


12 Oct 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach is nearing completion, but could suffer a pricey hiccup after the condo association behind the neighboring Millennium Tower filed a lawsuit for alleged damages received during its construction. Read more.

Toronto’s 4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel


12 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

After being presented in front of the six-member Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), the proposed 4800 Yonge Street tower was assessed as needing refinement, rather than a complete redesign. Read more.

Conceptual Timber Tower Proposal Revealed for Chicago


12 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

As part of the Riverline master plan along the Chicago River, the visionary River Beech Tower is a residential high-rise. At 80 stories tall, the conceptual brief caters to 300 duplex units and multi-story penetrations that form communal spaces. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour


11 Oct 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will soar above the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest supported-tower, is set to commence following an official groundbreaking event held on October 10. Read more.

Broadway On Ann Project Reaches Completion in Brisbane


11 Oct 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane apartment market has become a little larger with the completion of Broadway on Ann in Fortitude Valley. With the official completion last week, move-ins across the tower’s 247 sold-out apartments are now underway. Read more.

Renderings Revealed of Crossing at Jamaica Station in New York


11 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

New renderings have emerged for a massive residential development in Jamaica, Queens. The project is being built at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue and sits directly north of an AirTrain Terminal. Read more.

Developer Unveils Downtown Los Angeles Tower with Cantilevered Swimming Pools


10 Oct 2016, Los Angeles, United States

With the Downtown LA building boom reaching new heights, a developer is proposing the most futuristic plan yet: a nearly 60-story condo tower where home buyers will swim in their own lap pools that hover above the street. Read more.

Proposed 17-Story Glasgow Hotel High-Rise Revealed


10 Oct 2016, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stallan Brand has submitted detailed plans for a 17-story, 150-bed hotel next to the River Clyde in Glasgow. The £20 million ($25 million) Dixon Street scheme includes 500 square meters of shops and restaurants. Read more.

18-Story Tower for Downtown San Antonio Gets Approval


10 Oct 2016, San Antonio, United States

The small lot across from Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio at 100 North Main Avenue, which has sat vacant for five years, will soon become an 18-story office and hotel tower with ground floor retail. Read more.

Hilton Hotel Targets 45-Floor Nairobi Tower


06 Oct 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Real estate developers Jabavu Village Limited and White Lotus Projects are the names behind plans to build Nairobi’s tallest building, which will be the new home of the city’s third Hilton Hotel. Read more.

Twin Leaning Towers Proposed for Seattle


06 Oct 2016, Seattle, United States

Perkins + Will have redesigned a proposed twin-tower 33-story condo development to be built adjacent to the Frye Art Museum. The new concept features a pair of “leaning towers” that gently slope away from one another. Read more.

Cardiff Tower Proposal Receives Planning Approval


06 Oct 2016, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Bennetts Associates has been given planning for a 28,000-square-meter office scheme in the middle of Cardiff. The work on the Welsh capital’s John Street is part of the wider Capital Quarter development. Read more.

Owners in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Ask for Property Tax Cut


06 Oct 2016, San Francisco, United States

Owners of 163 condominium units in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower have petitioned the city to reduce their property taxes to reflect their sinking market values following revelations of the tower's greater-than-expected settling. Read more.

Dual Twisting Towers Proposed for Ayia Napa, Cyprus


05 Oct 2016, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Construction is set to begin on a new marina in Ayia Napa, Cyprus that features two twisted towers. Stakeholders for the Ayia Napa Marina development recently gathered to lay the ceremonial cornerstone for the project. Read more.

City of London Authorities Approve Broadgate Tower Development


05 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom

On October 4, the City of London Corporation’s planning committee granted approval for a development at 2-3 Finsbury Avenue. The new scheme will create four new buildings, ranging from eight to 32 stories in height. Read more.

Adelaide’s Tallest Building Submitted for Planning


05 Oct 2016, Adelaide, Australia

Set to become the tallest tower in Adelaide, the proposed Realm Adelaide will rise 132 meters and span 40 levels to narrowly take the city’s tallest title from Westpac House. The development has been submitted for planning. Read more.

City of London’s Future Tallest Tower Sees Reduction in Height


04 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom

Eric Parry Architects has dropped the height of its proposed 1 Undershaft skyscraper in the City of London by 4.66 meters to prevent it impinging on space allocated to London City Airport approach routes. Read more.

Nairobi Skyscraper Halted Amid Structural Concerns


04 Oct 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has halted plans to build one of Africa’s tallest towers in Nairobi after fears that the building’s beams are not structurally sound to support a skyscraper of that magnitude. Read more.

Developer sells 65 Percent of New Dubai Marina Project Ahead of Launch


04 Oct 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Dubai developer has presold about 65 percent of its latest Dubai Marina project ahead of its launch. The building will be on a site on the western side of the Marina, next to the Wyndham Dubai Marina and the New Rove Hotel. Read more.

Residential High-Rise Development Proposed for 4th and Callowhill in Philadelphia


04 Oct 2016, Philadelphia, United States

A developer is planning to transform the corner of 4th and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia with a two-tower residential scheme. The project is seen as an opportunity to connect the Old City and Northern Liberties neighborhoods. Read more.