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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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Da Nang Officials Consider Abandoning $104 Million Government Building


18 Aug 2016, Da Nang, Vietnam

Officials in Da Nang have reportedly considered moving out of the city's $104 million administrative center and building a new office, due to claims that they are suffocating in the space from high temperatures and a lack of oxygen. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Proposed 40-Story Tower in Grand Rapids


18 Aug 2016, Grand Rapids, United States

New renderings have been revealed for what could be the tallest building in Grand Rapids, to be located at 10 Ionia Avenue Northwest, along Fulton Street. At 127 meters and 40 stories, the tower would comprise hotel and apartment units. Read more.

Re-Planning Package Submitted for China’s Future Tallest Tower in Shenzhen


17 Aug 2016, Shenzhen, China

A re-planning package has been submitted to local officials in Shenzhen for review. The plan is anchored by a tower poised to rise to 739 meters – a height that could see it become China’s next tallest building upon completion. Read more.

1000 Museum Begins to Take Shape in Miami


17 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Currently under construction in Miami, 1000 Museum has progressed to its 15th of 60 floors. Conceived as “a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture,” the tower is set to complete in 2018. Read more.

Major Development to Reshape Dublin Docklands District


17 Aug 2016, Dublin, Ireland

Currently under construction, the mixed-use, waterfront Capital Dock development will offer 29,900 square meters of office space across three new buildings, plus an additional 21,052 square meters of residential and retail space. Read more.

27-Story Commercial Tower Proposed for Brisbane


16 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a 27-story commercial tower at 301 Wickham Street in the Fortitude Valley neighborhood of Brisbane. The design consists of a distinctive void that reveals a garden terrace level below. Read more.

Engineering Expert Describes Skyslide Structure on LA’s U.S. Bank Tower


16 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States

The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th floor and is designed to endure the seismic activity common to the region. Read more.

Top Energy Rating Awarded to Melbourne High-Rise


16 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. Read more.

Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City


15 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower will be launched in late 2016. Read more.

Construction to Begin on Left Bank Development Slated for Birmingham


15 Aug 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Work is expected to start in September on the new Left Bank Residential Tower, part of the Left Bank development in Birmingham. The $25.7 million building will comprise 189 high-end flats, as well as ground floor retail space and a public realm. Read more.

Germany’s Tallest Building to Receive New Owner


15 Aug 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

A consortium of related companies has plans to buy Germany’s tallest skyscraper, the 259-meter Commerzbank Tower located in Frankfurt, in a transaction valued at more than $800 million. Read more.

Allied London Moves Forward with Trinity Tower Cluster in Manchester


12 Aug 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developer Allied London is preparing to submit a planning application for Trinity Islands, the “vertical village” on the edge of St John’s in Manchester, first unveiled by chief executive Mike Ingall at MIPIM in 2015. Read more.

New York’s One Vanderbilt Back on Track after Grand Central Owner Withdraws Lawsuit


12 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

A settlement between two Midtown real-estate titans has cleared a major roadblock in the construction of a new 64-story skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal, according to a statement from the skyscraper’s developer. Read more.

Details of Park Hyatt Conversion Project in Toronto Come to Light


12 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada

According to updated documents released via the City's Development Applications site, Toronto's iconic Park Hyatt Hotel is subject to a new application to renovate and repurpose the site into a mixed-use complex. Read more.

The Grove at Grand Bay Prepares for Opening in Miami


11 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Construction on the two-tower Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming a new architectural icon for south Miami. Finishing touches are now being put on the units before the scheduled September 2016 grand opening and move-in. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for New Beirut Bank Headquarters


11 Aug 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

An Oslo- and New York-based studio has won a competition to design the new headquarters of Banque Libano Francaise – the firm's first project in Lebanon. The design features a high-rise block with checkerboard-patterned façades. Read more.

New Details Emerge for Auckland’s 85 Customs Street


11 Aug 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The design engineering firm behind the proposed 85 Customs Street – a new mixed-use development in Auckland, New Zealand – has been revealed. If completed today, the 52-story residential tower would become the city’s tallest. Read more.

Co-Developer Announced for Chicago South Loop Apartment Tower


10 Aug 2016, Chicago, United States

The proposed apartment tower at 1326 South Michigan Avenue took an important step forward during the week of August 1, as Chicago-based MB Real Estate announced that it will co-develop the South Loop project with California’s CIM Group. Read more.

Tokyo Garden Terrace Opens


10 Aug 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Garden Terrace recently opened in Kioicho – a neighborhood in the southern district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. The two-tower development consists of the 36-story, mixed-use Kioi Tower and the 21-story Kioi Residence. Read more.

Winning Design for 83-Story Tower in Sydney Revealed


10 Aug 2016, Sydney, Australia

The winning design for an 83-story tower slated for 197 Church Street in the Parramatta neighborhood of Sydney has been released. The 650-unit apartment tower's façade is inspired by Eucalyptus bark, staggering a series of oval geometric shapes. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Oceanwide Center Hotel Tower in San Francisco


08 Aug 2016, San Francisco, United States

Renders have been revealed of the Foster + Partners’ design for the Waldorf Astoria hotel tower in San Francisco. Located in the South of Market (SoMa) district of the city, the building will sit on Mission Street between 1st and Eckert streets. Read more.

Emaar Unveils Two-Tower Apartment Project in Dubai Opera District


08 Aug 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Emaar Properties has unveiled another two-tower project in the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The towers, called Act One and Act Two, will be 52 stories and 46 stories tall, respectively, and contain 718 total units. Read more.

Residential Tower Proposed at Southeast Corner of Shuter and Mutual in Toronto


08 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada

Immediately east of the surface parking lot that could soon be replaced by the towers of 88 Queen Street East, the southeast corner of Shuter and Mutual is now also subject to a high-rise development proposal. Read more.

Edmonton’s Stantec Tower Completes Foundation Concrete Pour


05 Aug 2016, Edmonton, Canada

The 66-story Stantec Tower, set to become the tallest skyscraper in Western Canada, reached a construction milestone on August 4 when construction crews completed the concrete pour for its foundation. Read more.

Yangon Regulators Halt Skyscraper Construction and Demand Safety Modifications


05 Aug 2016, Yangon, Myanmar

After Yangon regulators halted construction of around 200 buildings in May, reviews for 12 of the buildings were completed earlier this month, with the Yangon government ordering safety modifications for all of them. Read more.

New Name and Height for Gold Coast High-Rise


05 Aug 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

Forise Holding’s under-construction skyscraper at 3 Trickett Street has undergone a design change and received a new name – Spirit. The building has increased in height, and is poised to become Australia’s second tallest tower. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Pearl of Istanbul Development


04 Aug 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Renderings have been revealed for The Pearl of Istanbul – a mixed-use complex situated along a natural bluff overlooking the Marmara Sea that will provide residential, cultural, and retail venues across multiple towers. Read more.

Kalea Bay’s First Tower Close to Topping Out in North Naples


04 Aug 2016, Naples, United States

Kalea Bay, a gated, resort-lifestyle community located on Vanderbilt Drive in north Naples, is close to topping out after reaching its 21st floor. If construction continues as scheduled, the tower should be topped out by the third week of August. Read more.

Canada’s Tallest Residential Building Still Awaiting Elevator Repairs


04 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada

Elevators in Canada’s tallest residential building, the 78-story Aura at College Park located in Toronto, are still not all working following a heavy rainstorm. Only half of the elevators have received repairs, with reports of waits up to 15 minutes. Read more.

Seoul’s Lotte World Tower to Complete as Scheduled


03 Aug 2016, Seoul, South Korea

The developer behind South Korea’s future tallest building has refuted mounting claims that its Lotte World Tower, currently under construction in Seoul, will not be able to open at the end of 2016 as initially planned. Read more.