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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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Sculptural Tulip Tower Breaks Ground at Istanbul New Airport Site


31 Oct 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

A flower-shaped air traffic control tower proposed for Istanbul New Airport, recently celebrated its groundbreaking. On October 26, the Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communication inaugurated the ceremony for the sculptural Tulip Tower. Read more.

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Awaits Peer Review as Building Inspectors Face Tough Questions


31 Oct 2016, San Francisco, United States

San Francisco plans to assemble a peer review panel to examine a developer’s new engineering report, stating that the sinking and leaning Millennium Tower is safe; however, when that review will begin remains unclear. Read more.

Residential Garden Tower Completes in Köniz


31 Oct 2016, Köniz, Switzerland

The 17-story residential Garden Tower has been completed in Köniz. The tower's unique form emerges from a polygonal footprint that extends its floor area as it rises vertically, open on all sides to emphasize its relationship with the landscape. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for Oceanwide Plaza in Los Angeles


28 Oct 2016, Los Angeles, United States

Earlier this week, Oceanwide Real Estate Group revealed plans and renderings for the addition of a new hotel to be located at the currently under-construction Oceanwide Plaza development project in Downtown Los Angeles. Read more.

Investors Proceed with 22 Bishopsgate in City of London


28 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom

The main investor of 22 Bishopsgate has said it will continue development of the skyscraper. The announcement follows reports that it would ask the scheme’s remaining backers whether they should proceed following Brexit. Read more.

Long-Delayed Chinatown Eastern Tower to Break Ground in Philadelphia


28 Oct 2016, Philadelphia, United States

Following a series of delays and setbacks dating as far back as the project's original announcement in 2008, it appears that there will now be a ground breaking ceremony for the Chinatown Eastern Tower by the end of 2016. Read more.

Aston Martin Partners with Property Developer on Proposed Miami High-Rise


27 Oct 2016, Miami, United States

British car manufacturer Aston Martin is collaborating with global property developer G and G Business Developments on a unique waterfront real estate project at the mouth of the Miami River. Read more.

The Bryant Tops Out in New York


27 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

On October 19, HFZ Capital Group announced the topping out of The Bryant, the first large-scale residential project in New York designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Forty percent of units have been pre-sold. Read more.

Architect Withdraws Application for 15-Story London Tower


27 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom

An architecture firm has pulled its application for The Beacon, a tower next to Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery, the day before it was due to be considered by the London Borough of Lambeth’s planning applications committee. Read more.

15-Story Chicago Tower Lands First Construction Permit


27 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Though not expected to make a major dent in Chicago’s skyline, a glassy 15-story mixed-use development headed to 1411 South Michigan Avenue has been given the go-ahead by the City of Chicago to begin construction. Read more.

Construction Schedule Set for Warsaw’s Mennica Legacy Tower


26 Oct 2016, Warsaw, Poland

Located in Warsaw's Wola district, an office development will consist of a ten-story building and a 35-story skyscraper, which are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, respectively. Read more.

Major Tenant Signs Lease for Office Space in Edmonton’s Stantec Tower


26 Oct 2016, Edmonton, Canada

A major tenant has leased the 27th floor of the 66-story Stantec Tower. Once finished, the tower will not only be the tallest structure in Edmonton, but the tallest in Western Canada, according to developers. Read more.

Three-Tower Prime Place Complex Granted Planning Approval in Woking


26 Oct 2016, Woking, United Kingdom

Planning approval has been granted for the three-tower Prime Place complex, set for Woking. The high-rise residential scheme will consist of 17-, 25-, and 34-story towers housing 560 flats, located near the town center. Read more.

Singapore Billionaire Unveils Plans for Tasmania's Tallest Building in Hobart


25 Oct 2016, Hobart, Australia

Singapore-based Fragrance Group has unveiled its plans for Hobart's first 100-plus-meter skyscraper and another 20-story structure, which together would create 1,000 full-time jobs and ease the city's accommodation shortage. Read more.

Trinity Church Reveals Plans for Office Tower to Rise behind Historic Church


25 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

Behind the historic steeple of Trinity Church, which was the city’s tallest building until 1890, will soon rise a modern, 26-story, mixed-use tower. New renderings have been revealed of Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed building. Read more.

Proposed High-Rise Development in Shanghai Incorporates Traditional Architecture


25 Oct 2016, Shanghai, China

EID Architecture looked to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's newly proposed high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area will see six new residential towers through the development. Read more.

Niche 905 Residential Tower Nearing Completion in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood


25 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Since topping off back in the summer, progress has been moving along well at the site of Ascend Real Estate Group's Niche 905 in Chicago's rapidly rising River North district. The tower is now nearing completion. Read more.

St. John’s Quarter Complex Approved in Manchester


24 Oct 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

A regeneration scheme at the former Granada Studios' site in Manchester has been granted planning approval. The St. John's Quarter complex, which includes a 52-story tower, will be a mixed-use development comprising four buildings. Read more.

Residential Muse Tower Proposed for Rotterdam


24 Oct 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Muse is a 75-meter, 24-story residential tower designed for the Waterstad Quarter of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The design aims to shape an important pedestrian axis within the city. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2017. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for 23-79 High Street Toowong Complex in Brisbane


24 Oct 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for three 25-story residential towers located at 23-79 High Street Toowong in Brisbane. The project will be developed in three stages and will include extensive ground-floor retail activation. Read more.

Construction Date Scheduled for Tour Helka in Puteaux


21 Oct 2016, Puteaux, France

The Tour Helka Complex is set to begin construction in 2017 and become an instant landmark for the La Défense district of Paris' Metropolitan Area in Puteaux, filled with modern glass office towers. The main tower will rise 49 stories. Read more.

Proposed Chicago Skyscraper Inches Towards Construction


21 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Approved by the Planning Commission in early 2016, the 189-meter tower slated for 812 South Michigan Avenue is currently navigating the city's permitting process. Plans include 479 residential units, ground-floor retail, and parking. Read more.

Top Floors of Denver’s Historic Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower Up for Auction


21 Oct 2016, Denver, United States

On October 26, auctioneers for the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower on the 16th Street Mall will open the bidding for floors 17 though 20 at $4.25 million with an undisclosed reserve. The property has been on the market for $4.5 million. Read more.

72-Story Twin Towers Proposed for Toronto


20 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

The northeast corner of Yonge Street and Carlton Street is slated for major redevelopment, as property owner Northam Realty is looking to rezone the Downtown Toronto site to allow two 72-story twin towers. Read more.

Heritage Group Looks to Prevent Manchester towers


20 Oct 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

The Twentieth Century Society, a heritage preservation group, is objecting to a pair of towers planned in Manchester by Make for footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, despite backing for the project by city councilors. Read more.

Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul


19 Oct 2016, Seoul, South Korea

A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in 2017, the tower will rise 23 stories, or in other words, 110 meters. Read more.

Ground Breaking Held for Upcoming Square Station Development in Miami


19 Oct 2016, Miami, United States

A Miami-based developer recently held a ground breaking for Square Station – a new multifamily rental complex in downtown’s Arts and Entertainment District – after successfully landing a $103 million bank loan. Read more.

Parramatta, Sydney’s First Five-Star Hotel to be Housed at 8 Phillip Street


19 Oct 2016, Sydney, Australia

The 8 Phillip Street mixed-use apartment tower in Sydney’s Parramatta neighborhood will house the district's first five-star hotel and resort offering. Comprising 55 stories upon completion, the development is scheduled to open in 2020. Read more.

New York City Supertall Breaks Ground


18 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central Terminal and feature 158,000 square meters of gross floor area. Read more.

76-Story Chicago Tower Lands Construction Permit


18 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s third skyline-altering tower of 2016 has been given the official go-ahead from the city to begin foundation work. The building features a fresh take on the iconic stepped, bundled tube layout. Read more.