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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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High-Rise Complex Named Arcology Skyscraper Designed for Hong Kong Harbor


07 Mar 2016, Hong Kong, China

A trio of Hong Kong skyscrapers that "kiss" one another have been revealed. Proposed for Victoria Harbour, the high-rise complex is envisioned as a cluster of towers with heights of up to 440 meters, all arranged around a landscaped plaza. Read more.

Renderings Released for Brisbane’s South City Square


07 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A new development application has been submitted for “South City Square." The scheme earmarks the site for a seven-stage mixed-use development that will deliver a total of 79,383 square meters of gross floor area. Read more.

Solar Thermal Power Station Tower in Negev Desert to Provide Renewable Energy


07 Mar 2016, Ashalim, Israel

The proposed 240-meter Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station will provide around one percent of Israel's electricity. The country is aiming to meet 10 percent of the its energy needs with renewables by 2020. Read more.

Commercial Bay’s Project Partners Take a Global Tour Before Work Begins on Auckland Site


04 Mar 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

Project partners of New Zealand's next largest office tower and shopping center – dubbed Commercial Bay – toured some of the best buildings in Europe and the United States to examine options for glass and steel. Read more.

Renderings Released for $3.5 Billion Schuylkill Yards Development in Philadelphia


04 Mar 2016, Philadelphia, United States

A 14-acre (5.5-hectare) site next to Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station will be transformed into a $3.5 billion “innovation neighborhood” designed to mix education, housing, and entrepreneurship, according to recently unveiled plans. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Miami’s Multi-Billion Dollar Worldcenter Development


04 Mar 2016, Miami, United States

An official groundbreaking was held for the Miami Worldcenter – the United States’ second-largest mixed-use urban development. The first phase of construction includes a 60-story residential tower. Read more.

Three Mid-Rise Residential Towers Planned for Toronto


04 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada

Three mid-rise residential towers have been designed in Toronto, the tallest of which will be 526 feet (160 meters) high. The towers look like three lowercase “I‘s” aligned in a row, due to a recreational floor two-thirds up on each of the towers. Read more.

Landmark Tower Planned for 545 Queen Street in Brisbane


03 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A billion-dollar project and new landmark development – Queen’s Tower – is being proposed for 545 Queen Street, encompassing luxury residences, premium short-term accommodation, and a new shopping and dining precinct. Read more.

First Phase of Atrium Village Mega Project in Chicago Lands Construction Permits


03 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States

With the issuance of a building permit, construction is expected to begin on phase one of a multi-phased redevelopment of the Atrium Village residential complex. The redevelopment will add density to a transforming part of town. Read more.

Tel Aviv Master Plan Features Greenery-Clad High-Rise Cluster


03 Mar 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

A local architecture firm has won a competition to design the Kaplan North master plan, covering an area of 32,000 square meters in central Tel Aviv. The plan features a cluster of high-rises that are connected at height. Read more.

49-Story Tower Proposed at 771 Yonge Street in Toronto


03 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada

A 49-story tower has been proposed in the Bloor-Yorkville area, which features a number of new and rising high-rises. The 322-unit tower would rise to a height of 161 meters and feature a variety of residential units. Read more.

Vancouver's TELUS Garden Office Tower Earns LEED Platinum Certification


02 Mar 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Following an extensive review, the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden's office building LEED Platinum certification. The honor was presented during the launch of the new Smart Prosperity initiative at TELUS Garden. Read more.

Porsche Design Tower at Sunny Isles Beach Nearly Sold Out


02 Mar 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

Slated for completion in June 2016, 94 percent of the units in the 60-story Porsche Design Tower have already sold – 22 of them to billionaires. The building's selling-point is its unique hydraulic car lift. Read more.

Hanoi's Proposed Broadcasting Tower Could be the Next Tallest


02 Mar 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam

If built, Hanoi's $900 million, 636-meter broadcasting tower would take the crown as the world's tallest free-standing broadcast tower from Tokyo's 634-meter Skytree, but just barely – there is a mere two-meter height difference. Read more.

U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles Plans Glass-Bottomed “Skyslide”


02 Mar 2016, Los Angeles, United States

The owners of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles are building a "Skyslide" as a part of a $50 million "Skyspace" renovation, transforming several floors of the building from office space into more tourist-friendly programming. Read more.

Samsung to Build Singapore’s New Twin Courthouse Towers


01 Mar 2016, Singapore, Singapore

South Korean construction giant Samsung C&T has won a major contract to build a new law courts complex in the city state of Singapore. One of towers will be façade-free, to symbolize the openness of Singapore’s judicial system. Read more.

South Michigan Avenue Tower in Chicago Trimmed During Design Change


01 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States

A South Michigan Avenue tower has been redesigned after an initial reveal in 2015. The proposal, which cuts the tower's height by nearly 200 feet (60 meters), would still be the tallest along the historic stretch of road. Read more.

West Village Towers to Bring New Density to Calgary’s West End


01 Mar 2016, Calgary, Canada

A multi-tower complex, named West Village Towers, will bring 575 new residential units to the west end of Calgary. The complex consists of a 150-, 125-, and 100-meter tower and is set to begin construction soon. Read more.