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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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Waterfront Toronto Land to be New Location of LCBO Headquarters


06 May 2016, Toronto, Canada

The Province of Ontario has announced the sale of 4.7 hectares of land along Toronto’s waterfront. The site is planned to be the location of the new Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) headquarters, thanks to a USD$201 million deal. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Beijing’s Future Tallest Skyscraper


05 May 2016, Beijing, China

Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is expected to complete in 2018, becoming the city's tallest building. Read more.

Glamz Housing Project Launched in Dubai


05 May 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer is confident about selling its $82 million, 418-unit Glamz project within a month and expects to launch two more schemes in Dubai before the end of 2016. The project will be built next to the existing Starz by Danube in Al Furjan. Read more.

47-Story High-Rise Part of Vertical Student Housing Trend in Melbourne


05 May 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The proposed 47-story Blue Sky Melbourne will provide 793 residential units planned for 42-50 La Trobe Street as part of a joint venture to accommodate 5,000 to 10,000 students across Australia and New Zealand over the next few years. Read more.

Preservation Commission Rejects Proposed 40-Story Condominium Tower in Minneapolis


05 May 2016, Minneapolis, United States

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission has denied a request to build a 40-story tower across the Mississippi River from downtown. The rejected plans call for 207 condominiums and about 620 square meters of retail. Read more.

MahaNakhon, Thailand’s Tallest Building, Completes


04 May 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

MahaNakhon has officially completed following the handover of residential units in April, thereby meeting all of CTBUH’s criteria for building completion. At 314 meters, it has become Thailand’s tallest building. Read more.

1970s Office Tower in Rio de Janeiro Overhauled for Environmental Performance


04 May 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

French-Brazilian studio Triptyque has revamped an 85-meter office block in Rio de Janeiro with zig-zagging glazing and solar panels so it can generate its own electricity as part of an environmentally-friendly overhaul. Read more.

Study Claims Hudson Yards Will Generate Billions in Revenue for New York City


04 May 2016, New York City, United States

The Hudson Yards megaproject will contribute close to $19 billion to New York City's economy when it's complete, according to a study commissioned by developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. Read more.

Nine-Meter-Wide Tower Proposed for Brisbane’s CBD


04 May 2016, Brisbane, Australia

One of Australia’s “thinnest” high-rises has been proposed for Brisbane’s central business district (CBD). The nine-meter-wide residential tower is planned for 466 Ann Street on a narrowly constrained site. Read more.

Construction Begins on Signature Tower in Kuala Lumpur


03 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 439-meter Signature Tower has officially started construction with a foundation concrete pour. The building will not surpass the height of the Petronas Towers, but it is nonetheless expected to make a significant impact on the skyline. Read more.

London Mayor Approves PLP’s Westferry Tower as Term Nears End


03 May 2016, London, United Kingdom

PLP Architecture received permission from the mayor of London for the redevelopment of the former Westferry Printworks on the Isle of Dogs. The scheme will see the creation of nine buildings of up to 30 stories. Read more.

Long-Awaited Crane Removal Underway at L Tower


03 May 2016, Toronto, Canada

On May 3, the long-anticipated removal of a crane on L Tower finally began. The crane on the building's east façade has been in place despite the fact that the tower topped out in 2013 and completed in 2014. Read more.

Punggol Waterway Terraces Completes in Singapore


02 May 2016, Singapore, Singapore

The newly completed Punggol Waterway Terraces by group8asia form a blueprint for 21st-century sustainable mass housing and mark a return to Singapore’s original ethos of community pride and identity. Read more.

New York City Officials Announce City’s Largest Residential Passive House High-Rise Project


02 May 2016, New York City, United States

A joint venture between Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corp will build 241 new affordable housing apartments in a Passive House high-rise on the location of the former PS 31 School in the Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood. Read more.

New Details about Dubai Observation Tower Emerge


02 May 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has released new details concerning his planned tower in Dubai. According to Calatrava, the tower will be decked with rotating balconies and elevated landscaping. Read more.