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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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Residential Tower Proposed for 121 East 22nd Street in New York City


19 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Located at 121 East 22nd Street, a new building has been proposed to sit at the intersection of two neighborhoods, with the busy Madison Square area to the northwest and the relative tranquility of Gramercy Park to the south. Read more.

Riverwalk Completes in Westminster, London


19 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

A Thames-side development of 116 luxury flats in Westminster, London has been completed. The complex, known as Riverwalk, consists of two curvaceous blocks of six and 17 stories. Read more.

Architecture Firm Chosen for Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai


16 Sep 2016, Zhuhai, China

An architecture firm has been selected from four international architectural practices in a competition to design the massive Hengqin MixC World complex in Zhuhai, China, estimated to cost USD$7.5 billion. Read more.

New York City’s Tallest Penthouse Sold for $88 Million


16 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

A wealthy buyer has closed on his penthouse at 432 Park Avenue for $87.7 million. The deal marks the sale of the city’s highest residence and the biggest closed sale in New York for 2016 thus far. Read more.

Bangkok Museum Design Scrapped Over Plagiarism Claim


16 Sep 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

A controversial proposal for a new museum in Bangkok has been withdrawn after critics pointed out how much it looked like a previous concept for what was claimed to become the world’s biggest building. Read more.

Montreal Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America


15 Sep 2016, Montreal, Canada

Architects have unveiled the design for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the largest healthcare construction project in North America and one of the largest current healthcare projects in the world. Read more.

Architects Inscribe Tower in Utrecht with Poetic Verse about Life in City


15 Sep 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands

A new residential tower in Utrecht hopes to revitalize property design in an area typified by post-war reconstruction. Entitled “De Verkenner,” the building stands as a gatekeeper to the district of Kanaleneiland. Read more.

New York’s One Seaport Climbs Above Grade


15 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Fortis Property Group’s One Seaport is rising as the first large all-glass residential building along the East River waterfront at 161 Maiden Lane in Manhattan. It has now begun its 670-foot (240-meter) climb into the downtown skyline. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Boston’s 2 Charlesgate West


14 Sep 2016, Boston, United States

A developer has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 2 Charlesgate West – a 32,000-square-meter, 29-story residential tower that would replace three buildings on a site near Fenway Park. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for New Innovation Port in Hamburg


14 Sep 2016, Hamburg, Germany

A competition-winning design has been selected for the Hamburg Innovation Port – a 70,000-square-meter, master planned, waterfront development that will add to the high-tech hub of Channel Hamburg in Hanse City, Hamburg. Read more.

Construction Progressing on London's Scalpel


14 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Currently under construction, the 39-story tower at 52-54 Lime Street – known as The Scalpel – will climb 192 meters above the City of London, culminating with a peaked roof that extends the building's overall distinctive shape. Read more.

Three-Tower, Mixed-Use Development Proposed for 3450 Dufferin Street in Toronto


14 Sep 2016, Toronto, Canada

A major project has been proposed for a large site at 3450 Dufferin Street. The plans aim to redevelop the area with a project containing three towers, with a mix of residential, hotel, commercial, and restaurant uses. Read more.

Chicago’s Riverline Complex Breaks Ground


13 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

On a sunny afternoon in downtown in Chicago, a groundbreaking was held for Riverline, a community of more than 3,600 residences to be located on vacant property and a surface parking lot alongside the South Branch of the Chicago River. Read more.

Yangon Officials Perform Final Check on Halted High-Rises


13 Sep 2016, Yangon, Myanmar

After ordering construction to halt earlier in 2016, Yangon’s high-rise review committee has performed the final check on 55 new buildings and is preparing to inspect a remaining 130 structures to ensure tower safety. Read more.

New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Set to Launch Condo Sales


13 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Another big milestone for Hudson Yards is about to take place: developer Related has announced that the development’s first all-residential tower will soon be up for grabs, with sales for condominium units set to launch. Read more.

Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Shenzhen's Qianhai District


12 Sep 2016, Shenzhen, China

Another five buildings are slated to join Shenzhen's dense skyline as details about a new multi-tower, mixed-use complex have been released. The 320,000-square-meter project in the Qianhai district calls for the development of a five-parcel site. Read more.

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Granted Approval


12 Sep 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

With a unanimous vote of approval from Gold Coast councilors, Surfers Paradise will soon be home to a building that will join the club of Australia’s tallest residential towers. The Spirit tower will have 479 apartments across 89 stories. Read more.

Bird-Friendly Tower Up for Design Review in Seattle


12 Sep 2016, Seattle, United States

A unique proposal that would bring 889 apartments and a new retail space to 1200 Stewart Street in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is under review. The plans include two undulating towers planted on a triangular plot. Read more.

292-Meter Skyscraper Proposed for Chicago’s Union Station


09 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

An ambitious proposal has been revealed for a 292-meter skyscraper in Chicago. The tower is likely to replace the parking garage located just south of Union Station’s new Transit Center. Read more.

British Airways i360 Tower in Brighton Traps Passengers


09 Sep 2016, Brighton, United Kingdom

A technical fault trapped 180 passengers inside the doughnut-shaped viewing pod of the British Airways i360 on the evening of September 8, leaving them suspended 162 meters above Brighton's seafront for two hours. Read more.

Dubai Property Developer Reveals Ultra-Luxury Palm 360 Project


08 Sep 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Property developer Nakheel recently unveiled Palm 360 – a two-tower hotel and residential project on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah featuring 1,100-square-meter branded penthouses. The tower is anticipated for delivery in mid-2020. Read more.

Dispute over Viewing Deck Causes Row in London


08 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Residents of the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Neo Bankside apartments have threatened legal action, after Tate Modern opened an observation deck that provides views into their private apartments. Read more.

Brisbane’s Abian Botanic Gardens Nears Topping Out Point


08 Sep 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Abian Botanic Gardens is a 40-story residential skyscraper currently under construction in Brisbane located adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens. The project is one of Brisbane's few luxury high-rise developments in recent years. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Chicago's Future Third Tallest Building


07 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on September 7 for Chicago’s future third tallest tower. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to break ground at the site of the upcoming Vista Tower, near North Columbus and East Wacker Drives. Read more.

Plans Revealed for 18-Story Manchester Tower


07 Sep 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans have been revealed for a 150-room hotel in Manchester. Detailed plans for the 18-story building, which includes a multi-story parking lot for 1,100 cars below a seven-floor hotel, are to be submitted in October. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Reimagines Oslo Dairy Factory


07 Sep 2016, Oslo, Norway

An Oslo-based architecture firm has won a competition for the development of a new Agricultural District surrounding a former dairy factory in east Oslo, Norway. The design reimagines the site as a mixed-use complex centered by a tall tower. Read more.

Spire London Launches in Docklands


06 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Greenland Group is set to officially launch Spire London, designed by HOK in London Docklands. The building is a 235-meter 67-story tower, planned to become the tallest residential development in the UK and Western Europe. Read more.

Los Angeles Skyscraper Tops Out as Tallest Building in Western US


06 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States

Construction workers on September 3 placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower, which is now architecturally topped out and poised to become the tallest building in Los Angeles and the western United States. Read more.

25-Story Hotel Wins Planning in Birmingham City Center


06 Sep 2016, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham city council officials have unanimously approved plans for the 25-story 82-meter BLOC Grand Central, designed by award-winning Glenn Howells Architects and entirely funded by private investors. Read more.

Singaporean Developer Enters Melbourne with Proposed Residential Tower


06 Sep 2016, Melbourne, Australia

St. Kilda Road will be the setting for the debut of another international developer, with Singaporean outfit Lian Beng Group's intended residential tower now submitted for planning with the City of Port Phillip. Read more.