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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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New Downtown Crossing Skyscraper to Rival Boston’s Millennium Tower


06 Apr 2016, Boston, United States

Developers have released new details on a proposal to build a 208-meter tower at One Bromfield on the corner of Washington and Bromfield Streets, twinning the under-construction Millennium Tower across the street. Read more.

Developers Behind 22 Bishopsgate Win Controversial "Rights to Light" Battle


06 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom

Developers behind 22 Bishopsgate have won a controversial battle with neighboring landlords. City planners have overridden opposition from the community, which has claimed that the development would infringe upon their "rights to light.” Read more.

Crown Sydney Hotel Receives Approval after Design Changes


05 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes after a previous recommendation. Read more.

Construction Firm Set for Jeju Island Resort Towers


05 Apr 2016, Jeju, South Korea

Real estate developers have selected a construction firm to build a 700 billion won ($605 million) resort on Jeju Island off the southern coast of South Korea. The complex will consist of twin 38-story towers. Read more.

Notting Hill Tower Scheme Rejected by London Planners


05 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom

A scheme to bulldoze a 1950s office block and replace it with an 18-story tower has been thrown out. Planning authorities refused to give the scheme the green light despite it previously being recommended for approval. Read more.

Groundbreaking Held for Southeast Asia’s Future Tallest Towers


04 Apr 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A groundbreaking was held for the Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Centre – a project consisting of two 500-meter towers – in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The scheme’s reported value is between $2 billion and $3 billion. Read more.

Sales Launched for 60-Story Auberge Residences & Spa in Miami


04 Apr 2016, Miami, United States

A 60-story luxury residential tower – Auberge Residences and Spa – is now entering the sales phase. The building incorporates billowing floor plates, creating uniquely shaped balconies with the goal of maximizing views of Biscayne Bay. Read more.

42-Story Luxury Residential Tower Ready for the Market in Melbourne’s CBD


04 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 42-story luxury apartment building at 141 La Trobe Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) is now in the marketing stage. The building occupies two sites in the CBD – 141 La Trobe Street and 25 Bennetts Lane. Read more.

Zambia’s Future Tallest Proposed for Lusaka


04 Apr 2016, Lusaka, Zambia

A $30 million mixed-use development project – expected to be Zambia’s tallest upon completion – is earmarked for construction in Lusaka. The building, expected to be developed by 2017, will consist of offices, retail shops, and penthouses. Read more.

Renovation of Pont De Sèvres Towers Completes in Boulogne-Billancourt


01 Apr 2016, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

In 2008, Dominique Perrault was charged with renovating the Pont De Sèvres Towers located in west Paris. The vast scheme – renamed “Citylights” – has seen the site reconnect to the city’s urban infrastructure. Read more.

Melbourne’s Tallest Building Found to Have Flammable Cladding


01 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has found that Melbourne's tallest building – the Eureka Tower – contains small amounts of highly combustible cladding; however, they insist that the cladding doesn’t pose a threat. Read more.

Planning Approval Granted for Dublin’s Future Tallest Office Building


01 Apr 2016, Dublin, Ireland

The Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for the city’s future tallest office building – The EXO – on March 31. The 73-meter building will stand alongside the 3Arena in Dublin’s Dockland. Read more.

New Renderings Released as Demolition Begins for 50-Story Midtown East Skyscraper


01 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

New building permits for the 49-story residential 141 East 47th Street were filed on March 30 and an updated rendering has been released. The removal of the site’s low-slung structures has commenced. Read more.