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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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Proposal Submitted for Toronto’s Wellington House


02 Sep 2016, Toronto, Canada

Incorporating a pair of existing heritage structures into the design, a proposal to fill in the narrow 1,360-square-meter site with a 23-story tower, dubbed Wellington House, has been submitted to the City of Toronto. Read more.

Second Phase of Massive MediaCity UK Complex Approved in Salford


02 Sep 2016, Salford, United Kingdom

A masterplanned expansion of the massive MediaCity UK complex in Salford has been approved by the city council. This second phase of development is valued at more than USD$1.3 billion with 10 new buildings planned, including multiple towers. Read more.

Metro and Sangam Digital Dream Towers Up for Sale in Seoul


02 Sep 2016, Seoul, South Korea

The Metro and Sangam Digital Dream Towers, both located in Seoul, have been put up for sale. The towers are expected to sell for around USD$6,100 and USD$3,500 per square meter, respectively. Read more.

New Owners Weighing Changes for One Oxford Centre in Pittsburgh


02 Sep 2016, Pittsburgh, United States

The new owner of One Oxford Centre has plans to renovate the tower, which may include swapping out some of the retail space in the atrium for office and business amenities, and also adding a “destination” restaurant. Read more.

Developer Resumes Work on $1 Billion Al Maryah Project in Abu Dhabi


01 Sep 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign to make it more affordable to buyers. Read more.

Residential Tower Proposed for Vancouver's Yaletown


01 Sep 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Proposed for downtown Vancouver, The Arc will bring 29 stories of residential space to the heart of Yaletown. The tower will feature a unique “gateway” arrangement which will see the development capped by an elegant platform bridge. Read more.

Architecture Firm to Redevelop Barking Shopping Center in East London


01 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Studio Egret West has submitted plans for the redevelopment of Barking town center’s Vicarage Field Shopping Centre in east London. The proposals would create a mixed-use scheme comprising 13 buildings of up to 36 stories. Read more.

Five-Story Vertical Expansion of Chicago's Atlantic Bank Building Set to Begin


01 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

A five-story vertical expansion of the 12-story Atlantic Bank Building at 168 North Michigan is set to get underway as part of its long-planned conversion into a 210-room downtown hotel after building permits were granted. Read more.