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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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Retrofit Approved for New York’s Time Warner Building


17 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently approved a rooftop terrace addition to the Time Warner Building. KPF and preservation consultants Higgins Quasebarth & Partners are revamping an extension on the tenth floor. Read more.

Sales Launched for Brisbane Quarter as Construction Continues


17 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space offered to the market for lease. Read more.

Monarc at Met 3 Completes in Downtown Miami


17 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The Monarc at Met 3 apartment tower in downtown Miami is officially open. MDM Development and ZOM have completed their 32-story 116-meter mixed-use tower roughly four years after beginning construction. Read more.

World’s Tallest Free-Fall Ride Envisioned for New York City’s Penn Station


16 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Two Brooklyn developers want to turn the top of Penn Station into the world’s tallest free-fall tower ride – an idea that would be developed alongside all the renovations planned for the outdated transit hub. Read more.

30-Story Rental Tower Planned for Weston Village, Toronto


16 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A site at 22 John Street in Weston Village will soon be home to a 30-story rental tower, a new public space, and a local hub for Artscape. The project is scheduled to officially break ground during the week of June 20. Read more.

Twin Zhejiang Gate Towers to Start Construction in Hangzhou


16 Jun 2016, Hangzhou, China

Initial site work is underway on a pair of sustainable, mixed-use towers in Hangzhou, China. The Zhejiang Gate Towers will rise to heights of 282 meters, featuring a design theme inspired by Chinese characters. Read more.

World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower Prepares to Welcome First Passengers in Brighton


15 Jun 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom

The giant glass and steel doughnut that will transport passengers up and down the 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower is undergoing final tests ahead of its scheduled opening. Read more.

Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Tower Readies for Opening


15 Jun 2016, Adelaide, Australia

Vue on King William has officially become Adelaide’s tallest residential building with the 89 meter, 27-story building scheduled to officially be opened by Deputy Premier John Rau in late June 2016. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York City’s 23 Park Row


15 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Demolition is underway on the site of J&R Music and Computer World’s former flagship at 23-32 Park Row. A new 54-story at 23 Park Row will replace the building and three others in a development expected to cost $492 million. Read more.

Refusal Imminent for 56-Story Tower Planned for Canary Wharf, London


15 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

An application for a skyscraper at 225 Marsh Wall in Canary Wharf has been recommended for refusal by the Tower Hamlets Council, which has claimed that the 60-story tower would be an overdevelopment of the site. Read more.

Istanbul’s AND Office Tower Completes


14 Jun 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

A split 110-meter office tower located in the Kozyatağı financial district has officially completed. The 26-story building has been succinctly named AND after the client, the multinational Anadolu Group. Read more.

16-Story Office Building Planned for Brooklyn Navy Yard


14 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

A 16-story office tower, dubbed Dock 72, has been proposed for the western waterfront of The Brooklyn Navy Yard. Upon the project's completion in 2018, the primary tenant will occupy 20,500 of the building's 62,700 square meters. Read more.

Twin 27-Story Residential Towers Under Construction in Jebel Ali, Dubai


14 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor has been named for a pair of 27-story residential towers. Already 70 percent complete, both buildings should be finished by the third quarter of 2017 if construction remains on schedule. Read more.

Design Evolving for 40-Story Rental at Dundas and Auckland in Toronto


13 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

Plans for a large-scale rental and retail development in Toronto's Six Points area are evolving, as developer Main and Main apply for Site Plan Control. New renderings are revealing a revised look for the 40-story tower. Read more.

Gold Coast Tower Hit with Delay after Neighboring Residents’ Win Legal Battle


13 Jun 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

Surfers Paradise residents won a victory in court against the proposed 295-meter Iluka tower. A court in Brisbane recently ruled in favor of residents in the neighboring Surfers International over podium concerns. Read more.

Renderings Released of Supertall Tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side


13 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

Archilier Architects has published renderings of a pencil-thin skyscraper the size of the Empire State Building at the former Subway Inn site on the Upper East Side. The design is one of several being considered for the site. Read more.

Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan


10 Jun 2016, Milan, Italy

Zaha Hadid’s twisting Generali Tower has topped out in Milan. Once complete, the 44-story skyscraper will be one of three towers slated for the CityLife development master planned by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Read more.

Sales Begin for Upcoming River North Condo Tower in Chicago


10 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States

The gradual resurrection of Chicago’s condominium market continues to build momentum as sales officially begin for Smithfield Properties’ 24-story tower dubbed 808 Wells. Once sales reach critical mass, construction will begin. Read more.

Brisbane's 480 Queen Street Opens to Public


10 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Grocon’s 480 Queen Street high-rise has officially opened. The development boasts a public park on level four and an open area on its tree-lined rooftop terrace that encourages public interaction with the building. Read more.

Minneapolis Zoning Panel Approves 40-Story Condo Tower, Overruling Preservationists


10 Jun 2016, Minneapolis, United States

A 40-story condo tower planned for the Minneapolis riverfront got a nod from the city’s zoning and planning committee, paving the way for consideration by the City Council and rebuffing a previous decision by preservationists. Read more.

Office Tenancy Slowdown Impacts Boston’s Tallest Tower


09 Jun 2016, Boston, United States

About 25 percent of the space in Boston’s tallest building, 200 Clarendon – known by locals as the John Hancock Tower – is sitting vacant after leases expired and tenants such as John Hancock moved to new digs. Read more.

Switzerland’s Next Tallest Building Planned for Basel


09 Jun 2016, Basel, Switzerland

A pharmaceutical firm has received approval from the local parliament to construct a 205-meter office block, dubbed Roche Turm Bau 2. When it is completed in 2021, it will surpass Roche Turm Bau 1 as Switzerland’s tallest building. Read more.

Luxury Residential High-Rise Launched in Mumbai


09 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India

Located in Prabhadevi, the 51-story Sumer Trinity Vertical has officially launched sales. Currently under construction, the luxury residential tower is the third building to be added to the Sumer Trinity Towers complex. Read more.

30-Story Condominium Tower Planned for Makati City


09 Jun 2016, Makati City, Philippines

A developer is building another residential condominium tower within the Makati central business district called The Ellis. Located along L.P. Leviste Street in Salcedo Village, the 30-story tower will comprise 237 residences. Read more.

Plans for Changsha’s 838-Meter Sky City Officially Scrapped Amid Environmental Concerns


08 Jun 2016, Changsha, China

Central China’s Hunan province finally announced a halt on its ambitious plan to build what was proposed to be, at the time of its 2012 inception, the next “world’s tallest tower” – Sky City – on the site of the Daze Lake wetland. Read more.

Timber High-Rise Planned for Skellefteå


08 Jun 2016, Skellefteå, Sweden

A developer has proposed plans for the "tallest wooden building in the Nordic countries.” The 19-story Kulturhus i Skellefteå will reach a height of 76 meters and contain a mix of hotel and cultural facilities. Read more.

Sydney Greenland Centre Sells Sixth Penthouse for $8.2 Million


08 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

In a transaction surpassing $8.2 million, a developer has sold the sixth of its nine penthouse units for the Sydney Greenland Centre. Once complete, the building will be the tallest residential tower in the city. Read more.

Dubai’s $82 Million Glamz Project Sold Out


08 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Just over a month after its launch, the two-tower Glamz project has officially sold all 418 apartments, totaling $82 million. These sales maintain the developer's streak of selling out the entirety of its six launched projects to date. Read more.

The Tower at Dubai Creek Will Dwarf Burj Khalifa by 100 Meters


07 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Tower, which will center the Dubai Creek Harbour development, will rise 100 meters higher than the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, according to the developer. Work is scheduled to begin on the site in July 2016. Read more.

Chicago’s Upcoming Vista Tower Has Sold $200 Million in Condos Since March


07 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States

According to sources, Lakeshore East’s upcoming supertall Vista Tower has sold $200 million worth of condominiums since March of 2016. The project is expected to break ground as early as June 2016 with delivery slated for 2020. Read more.