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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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Plans Revealed for $1.4 Billion MediaCity UK Expansion in Salford


07 Jun 2016, Salford, United Kingdom

A team of architects has submitted plans to double the size of Salford’s MediaCity UK. The $1.4 billion expansion of the waterfront complex features 10 new buildings of which almost three quarters are earmarked for private rented sector housing. Read more.

Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s Mirvish Village


07 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

Extensive plans for the redevelopment of the massive Mirvish Village site in Toronto are beginning to unfold. The latest updates to the plan involve a reconfiguration of density and height for the tallest structures on the site. Read more.

Singapore’s Asia Square Tower 1 Purchased for $2.5 Billion


06 Jun 2016, Singapore, Singapore

After being on the market since 2015, the 43-story Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore has been purchased for $2.5 billion in what is claimed to be the largest single-tower sale in the region’s history. Read more.

Political Light Installation on Hong Kong’s Tallest Skyscraper Is Pulled


06 Jun 2016, Hong Kong, China

Officials and organizers have pulled the plug on an art installation that was displayed on the façade of Hong Kong’s tallest building, just days after the artists revealed the meaning of a cryptic political message embedded in the artwork. Read more.

Cladding Goes Up on Midtown Five in Miami


06 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The residential Midtown Five is rising quickly in the Midtown neighborhood of Miami. Offering scenic views of Biscayne Bay, South Beach, and Downtown Miami, the 24-story tower will hold 400 apartment units of varying sizes and layouts. Read more.

First Hudson Yards Tower Opens on Manhattan’s Far West Side


03 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The first completed tower in the massive Hudson Yards development in New York has opened its doors. KPF designed the 52-story 10 Hudson Yards to straddle the top end of the popular High Line on Manhattan's far West Side. Read more.

Construction Contractor Named for Two Modular Condo Towers in Singapore


03 Jun 2016, Singapore, Singapore

Property developer United Venture Development has signed a contract worth roughly €100 million (USD$113 million) with Dragages Singapore, the local subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, for the construction of two towers. Read more.

Plans Submitted for 30 Otis Street Tower in San Francisco


03 Jun 2016, San Francisco, United States

Architecture and planning firm Gould Evans has submitted a Downtown Project Authorization Application to the San Francisco Planning Department for a new mixed-use residential tower at 30 Otis Street. Read more.

Liverpool City Council to Consider Plans for 34-Story Tower


03 Jun 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

People living in an £80 million (USD$116 million) residential skyscraper planned for Liverpool’s Princes Dock will have their own cinema, fitness studio, roof terrace, and garden. The luxury tower has been submitted for approval. Read more.

Panin Bantaro Building Collapses in Tangerang


02 Jun 2016, Tangerang, Indonesia

Sections of the 20-plus-year-old, under-construction Panin Bintaro Building in Bintaro, South Tangerang collapsed on June 2, causing clouds of dust in the surrounding area. The tower had only reached the first 17 of its 24 stories. Read more.

56 Leonard Nears Completion in New York City


02 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a section of external elevator scaffolding remaining on one side. Read more.

Museum of London Could Move to the Top of 1 Undershaft


02 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Museum of London could take over the uppermost floors of the proposed 73-story 1 Undershaft. The museum wants to put a public viewing gallery, exhibition area, and two classrooms on the 71st and 72nd stories of the tower. Read more.

Builder Appointed for Sydney’s 18-Story DUO


02 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia

A builder has been awarded a USD$210 million contract to build DUO – the fifth stage of the USD$1.5 billion master planned Central Park precinct. The 18-story structure encompasses a mixed residential, commercial, and hotel development. Read more.

Social Housing Tower at Vancouver’s 1107 Seymour Street on the Rise


01 Jun 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Currently rising at the corner of Seymour and Helmcken Streets in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood, a 15-story social housing tower at 1107 Seymour has made significant construction progress. Read more.

Mixed-Use Complex Planned for San Giljan Coast in Malta


01 Jun 2016, San Giljan, Malta

Developers have submitted documents to the government for a complex that would include a new casino and hotel, Malta’s largest shopping mall, and two residential towers of 29 and 23 stories each. Read more.

Construction Contractor Selected for Residential Tower in Atlanta


01 Jun 2016, Atlanta, United States

A construction firm has been selected for a planned 39-story residential tower in Midtown Atlanta. Upon completion, the structure will become the tallest residential tower built in the city since 2009, according to its floor count. Read more.