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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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LED Lighting Scheme Installed on 432 Park Avenue in New York


15 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

The western hemisphere’s tallest residential building, 432 Park Avenue, is a hard one to miss in the New York City skyline, but now, a new architectural feature is being added to the building that will make it pop even more. Read more.

27-Story Office Tower Approved for Adelaide Festival Plaza Redevelopment


15 Nov 2016, Adelaide, Australia

The Walker Corporation’s AUD$500 million private commercial and retail development at the Adelaide Festival Plaza has been approved by the Development Assessment Commission (DAC) and is expected to start in 2017. Read more.

18-Story Senior Housing Development Proposed for Chicago’s Edgewater Neighborhood


15 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

According to the local alderman, a plan to bring a new 55-and-over housing development to Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is preparing to move forward. The 18-story tower would replace a parking lot at 5440 North Sheridan Road. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for Gold Coasts’ Orion Towers


14 Nov 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

The Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building is set to tower over Surfers Paradise at an astonishing 103 stories, planned for a site between Enderley and Markwell Avenues. A second tower will rise 75 stories, together housing 1,127 units. Read more.

Connected Two-Tower Development Proposed for Melbourne


14 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Having secured 308 Exhibition Street in early 2016, a developer now hopes to gain approval for a pair of towers connected at the 49th and 50th floors by a sky bridge. The towers are to be greater in height than the city’s 251-meter Rialto Towers. Read more.

Second Construction Contractor Walks From London’s One Nine Elms Complex


14 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Chinese developer behind the One Nine Elms complex in London has seen a second construction contractor walk away from the chance to build it. The USD$1.2 billion project features two mixed-use towers of 58 and 42 stories. Read more.

Phoenix’s Great American Tower Sold in $49 Million Transaction


14 Nov 2016, Phoenix, United States

A Colorado-based real estate owner and developer has purchased Great American Tower – a landmark 24-story high-rise office building in the heart of Phoenix’s Midtown office submarket – in a deal said to be worth around $49 million. Read more.

Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London


11 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive collection of amenities, all set within a landscaped public garden. Read more.

Shadow Concerns Cast Doubt on Plans for Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower


11 Nov 2016, Boston, United States

Plans to erect a 55-story tower where the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage now looms have been thrown into doubt due to concerns over the shadows that the Boston building might cast on the Public Garden and the Common. Read more.

44-Story Redevelopment Proposed for Flemingdon Park in Toronto


11 Nov 2016, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Tower Renewal Program is now encouraging the redevelopment and intensification of properties such as 25 St. Dennis Drive, where the construction of a 44-story tower, along with a 10- and six-story building, has been proposed. Read more.

Plans for “Fig & 8th Tower” in Downtown Los Angeles Revived


10 Nov 2016, Los Angeles, United States

Plans to begin construction on the newest proposed high-rise tower set to rise in downtown Los Angeles, known as 8th & Fig, have been filed by architects Johnson Fain and developers Mitsui Fudosan America. Read more.

New Student Hotspot Underway In Brisbane


10 Nov 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is set to begin on a new 787-bed complex in Brisbane, developed by student accommodation provider Scape. National property and construction company Hindmarsh has been appointed as contractor for the project. Read more.

29-Story Southeast London Residential High-Rise Proposed


10 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Shedkm has submitted a planning application for a 29-story residential tower in Abbey Wood, southeast London – the practice’s tallest building to date. The scheme, dubbed Abbey Place, also features a 10-story annex. Read more.

Fourth Stage of Upper West Side Complex Delivered in Melbourne


09 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The fourth stage of the Upper West Side complex, which includes the USD$122.4 million tower three – dubbed Manhattan @ Upper West Side and located at 33 Rose Lane in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) – has been delivered. Read more.

Construction Progressing on Waterfront Ellipse Tower in Jersey City


09 Nov 2016, Jersey City, United States

A 43-story apartment tower known as Ellipse is currently under construction in Jersey City. Named for its signature curves, the structure now stands roughly 36 stories high with cladding already underway; it is likely to top off in the coming weeks. Read more.

World’s Tallest Religious Skyscraper Under Construction in Vrindavan, Mathura


09 Nov 2016, Mathura, India

A 213-meter structure which, upon completion, could be the world’s tallest religious tower, is currently under construction in Vrindavan, Mathura. Work is already underway on the 70-story Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir's foundation piles. Read more.

City of San Francisco Suing Millennium Tower Developer


09 Nov 2016, San Francisco, United States

The City of San Francisco is filing a lawsuit against the developer of the 58-story Millennium Tower, which has sunk 16 inches (40 centimeters) since completion, causing it to tilt, among other issues. Read more.

Office and Retail Tower Inspired by Clouds Proposed for Shanghai


08 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China

Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai, near the historic Changde Road and in close proximity to two metro stations and a planned green area. Read more.

One Manhattan Square Launches Sales on New York’s Lower East Side


08 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Extell has teased the sales launch on its highly-anticipated development, One Manhattan Square, for months. Now, that day is finally here, with several listings live on the building’s newly designed website. Read more.

Council Approves Three Tower Development for Kangaroo Point in Brisbane


08 Nov 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A new three tower development located at 352-364 Vulture Street has been approved by the Brisbane City Council. Known K Point (for Kangaroo Point), the mixed use project comprises retail, a hotel, and residential apartments. Read more.

Heritage Group Maintains Objections to Redesigned London Development


08 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Local heritage preservation group Historic England is still objecting to designs by Renzo Piano for a new building next to Paddington station because of the impact it will have on nearby listed buildings. Read more.

Design Changes Submitted for Toronto’s 700 Bay Street Development


07 Nov 2016, Toronto, Canada

Reduced down to 32 stories, the 700 Bay Street development transfers some of its space into a four-story extension of an existing building. In total, it will add 274 rental units, featuring 187 one-, 58 two-, and 29 three-bedroom units. Read more.

Renderings Reveal Interior Spaces of Boston’s Future Tallest Residential Tower


07 Nov 2016, Boston, United States

The Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, the main structure of the Christian Science Towers complex, is now under construction in downtown Boston, set to become the city's tallest residential tower, upon completion. Read more.

Plans Submitted for London’s White City Place


07 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for three new office blocks, the tallest to rise 21 stories, at a site in west London. The 100,000-square-meter scheme marks the third phase of the emerging seven-hectare business district now known as White City Place. Read more.

69-Story Residential Tower Proposed for 685 1st Avenue in New York City


07 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

An architectural firm has announced the development of their tallest tower, at 69 stories, to be located in Manhattan, New York City. The tower will be home to 556 rental and condominium apartments overlooking the east river. Read more.

CTBUH Names Shanghai Tower “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2016


04 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China

The CTBUH Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner, celebrated November 3 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Read more.

New Renderings Released for Austin’s Future Tallest Tower


04 Nov 2016, Austin, United States

A 58-story residential tower, dubbed The Independent, is set to become Austin's tallest building. A series of new renderings offer a more in-depth look at how the structure will appear upon completion in 2018. Read more.

Work Progressing Atop Beijing’s China World Trade Center Phase 3B


04 Nov 2016, Beijing, China

Construction has progressed at the China World Trade Center Phase 3B in Beijing, with cladding now well underway at the top of the 59-story tower. The 316-meter supertall development is set to become the city's second-tallest structure. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Twin 48-Story Office Towers in Chicago


04 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States

A pair of identical glassy 48-story towers, each containing 111,500 square meters of office space, could soon be on their way to the 300 block of South Wacker Drive in Chicago’s central business district. Read more.

Construction Contractor Selected for Dubai’s Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences


02 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A construction contractor has been awarded a contract by a developer to build the residential floors of the Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in Dubai. Residences are located on levels 37 through 63 of the 64-story project. Read more.