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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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New Renderings Released of Dubai Skyscraper Featuring a Rainforest


18 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New renderings have been released for a large-scale luxury development in Dubai – called the Rosemont – which will feature a rainforest and 4D animations. Currently under construction, the project plans to complete by 2018. Read more.

Pierce Boston Tower’s Residential Units Launch Sales


18 Jul 2016, Boston, United States

Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and working in the city. Read more.

Controversial Paddington Pole Plans Replaced by 18-Story Office Building


18 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

The latest proposal for a major development site in Paddington was unveiled at a recent three-day public exhibition that began on July 16. The new plans follow the abandonment in January of the controversial Paddington Pole tower. Read more.

Israel’s Next Largest Office Building Nears Completion in Tel Aviv


14 Jul 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

The developer behind Tel Aviv's three-tower Azrieli Center, which contains some of Israel's tallest buildings, is currently building the country's largest office tower, called Azrieli Sarona, in an adjacent plot. Read more.

Tapered Tower in Melbourne Receives Planning Approval


14 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for 600 Collins Street, which features a tapered mixed-use tower sited on the western boundary of Melbourne’s central business district, has been granted planning approval. Read more.

Construction Date Scheduled for 45-Story Honolulu Condominium Tower


14 Jul 2016, Honolulu, United States

Construction is scheduled to begin in August on a $200 million condominium high-rise near the Diamond Head end of Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. The 45-story Kapiolani Residence project is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.

Hybrid Timber High-Rise Planned for Vancouver


13 Jul 2016, Vancouver, Canada

An architect has been commissioned to design a residential tower that developers claim will be the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world. Called Terrace House, the tower is slated to rise near the waterfront in central Vancouver. Read more.

Revised Plans Submitted for High-Rise Development in London


13 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted revised plans that would replace two 1980s buildings at 2 and 3 Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate to make its proposed office-led skyscraper scheme appear “more slender.” Read more.

75-Story Elysium Tower Site to be Auctioned Off in Melbourne


13 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 75-story Southbank skyscraper that would dwarf the neighboring Crown Casino is a step closer to realization, with its permitted development site to be auctioned off July 2016. The site comes with permits and plans in place for the tower. Read more.

First Renderings of Doha’s Hyacinth-Inspired Hotel Revealed


12 Jul 2016, Doha, Qatar

An architecture firm has revealed plans to build a 38-story, fluid-form hotel as part of a new coastal district in Qatar. The building's design is based on the form of the desert hyacinth – a flowering plant native to the Arabian Gulf region. Read more.

Series of Tropical Towers Planned for São Paulo


12 Jul 2016, São Paulo, Brazil

A master plan consisting of four mixed-used towers that, upon completion, would facilitate 400 apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail programs has been proposed for a large university campus in São Paulo. Read more.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Nears Completion in Chicago


12 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Work is wrapping up on the new home for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, soon to be Streeterville’s newest medical building. With construction progressing on time, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab should open by early winter 2016. Read more.

Mixed-Use Plans for Stockholm Include 40-Story Residential Tower


12 Jul 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

Two firms have won a competition to design plans for a three-block area in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista. The proposal contains space for 67,000 square meters of mixed-use buildings, including a 35-story tower. Read more.

Huge Observation Wheel in Dubai Begins to Take Shape


11 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction of what is claimed to become the world’s tallest observation wheel has reached a significant milestone. Ain Dubai has had its hub and spindle lifted into place, creating a new feature on Dubai’s dramatic skyline. Read more.

Redevelopment Plans Under Consultation for West London’s Old Oak Common


11 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A public consultation has begun on plans for a new, canal-side development on the former Cargiant lot at Old Oak Common in west London. The project will add a number of towers to the area, ranging from about 20 to 30 stories each. Read more.

Marina One Tops Out Ahead of Scheduled Completion in Singapore


11 Jul 2016, Singapore, Singapore

The mixed-use Marina One’s main tower has officially topped out in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial District, ahead of its anticipated completion date of early 2017. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for Hong Kong’s Taikoo Place Redevelopment Project


08 Jul 2016, Hong Kong, China

Swire Properties unveiled plans for its continued development of Taikoo Place, an HK$15 billion (USD$1.9 billion) investment that will see the developer further transform its Quarry Bay home into a major business and commercial hub. Read more.

Chicago Residential Tower Prepares to Rise


08 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Just two weeks after crews were spotted doing exploratory digging for potential buried radioactive waste, the 47-story residential high-rise slated for the vacant lot at 465 North Park is officially ready to rise. Read more.

City of London Planners Explore Skyscraper Cluster Expansion Plan


08 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

City of London planners are looking at whether the visual impact of Rafael Viñoly’s 20 Fenchurch – also known as the Walkie Talkie – could be reduced by extending the Square Mile’s cluster of tall buildings southwards. Read more.

Kathmandu's Dharahara Tower Reconstruction to Begin in November 2017


07 Jul 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal

An immediate action plan developed by the Nepalese government has set the target of starting reconstruction of the historical Dharahara tower by November 2017 after it was demolished during a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Read more.

Marina City Residents Barred from Iconic Chicago Balconies During Repairs


07 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

It’s shaping up to be one bummer of a summer for Marina City, where some residents have been banned from their balconies after city inspectors discovered trouble with nearly 2,000 balcony railings on the iconic corncob-shaped towers. Read more.

Construction Set to Start at Miami’s Vice


07 Jul 2016, Miami, United States

A plot of Miami land acquired by New York-based Property Markets Group in 2014 is seeing some action, as a large drilling rig now occupies the location of a future 32-story apartment tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard called Vice. Read more.

London’s 40 Leadenhall Paused Amid Brexit Uncertainty


06 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

The developer behind the USD$516 million 40 Leadenhall Street project – also known as Gotham City – has decided not to progress the 37-story scheme speculatively in the wake of the European Union referendum result. Read more.

New York City’s 126 Madison Avenue Put on Hold


06 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

Following complaints from neighbors about a planned 252-meter skyscraper in Nomad, the city’s Department of Buildings has issued a stop work order on the project, but for a slightly different reason than the focus of neighbors’ concerns. Read more.

20-Story High-Rise Coming to Adelaide’s CBD


06 Jul 2016, Adelaide, Australia

The construction of a new 20-story building on the site of the Maughan Church in Adelaide's central business district is likely to begin in September 2016, allowing for more disability and aged care accommodation in the city. Read more.

Developer Receives Multi-Million Dollar Loan for GranParaiso Tower in Miami


06 Jul 2016, Miami, United States

A developer has closed on $92.7 million in financing for its GranParaiso tower in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Bank of the Ozarks provided the loan for the fourth tower in the four-hectare Paraiso Bay Complex. Read more.

Designs Submitted for Berlin’s Tallest Skyscraper


05 Jul 2016, Berlin, Germany

German property developer Bewocon has submitted plans for a 149-meter skyscraper in Berlin, which could become the city's tallest building. Plans for the new skyscraper were first revealed in 1994 as part of a wider master plan for the city. Read more.

Dubai Property Developer Launches Il Primo Opera District Apartments


05 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emaar Properties has begun selling new “lateral" apartments taking up either half or a whole floor of a new 77-story tower at the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The tower will feature 119 total apartments. Read more.

Student Housing Tower Proposed North of Melbourne’s CBD


05 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The brisk rate of development immediately north of Melbourne's CBD has received another boost by way of a freshly submitted planning application for a sleek metal-clad tower fronting Haymarket roundabout. Read more.

Planning Granted for Manchester’s Tallest Tower


01 Jul 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester City Council has approved plans by SimpsonHaugh and Partners for Great Jackson Street Complex, a high-rise development featuring what is set become Manchester’s tallest building at 202 meters. Read more.