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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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Architecture Firm Named for Two-Tower Shenzhen Scheme

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24 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China

A new 129,000-square-meter, two-tower office complex in Shenzhen will sport a design by Goettsch Partners after the Chicago-based practice was announced as the winner of an intensive design competition. Read more.


New Photos Reveal Completed Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Doha

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24 Jan 2017, Doha, Qatar

OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in exclusive photographs. The building comprises a large 57-meter-tall cube with a façade of precast white concrete. Read more.


Permit-Ready Purchase Lays Foundation For New South Melbourne Residential Tower

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24 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Salvo Property Group has secured almost a full hectare site at 60-82 Johnston Street for more than AUD$40 million (USD$30.4 million), with a permit for four residential towers in the Fishermans Bend precinct. Read more.


Condos at New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Are a Quarter Sold

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23 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has found buyers for 75 of its 285 condominiums. Read more.


Select Apartment Sales Set to Launch at Dubai’s Royal Atlantis Resorts

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23 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer is launching sales of apartments at its Royal Atlantis Resorts and Residences on the Palm as it banks on an upturn in Dubai’s real estate investor sentiment. Starting January 28, about 20 units will go on sale. Read more.


Façade Installation Underway at the Stratosphere in London

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23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Revealed for New High-Rise at Chicago’s Roosevelt Collection

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23 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a high-rise proposed for the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago's South Loop, as well as information that preliminary bids for the project are expected to be forthcoming. Read more.


Land Sale Brings the Gold Coast’s Orion Towers One Step Closer to Reality

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20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.


Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre Redevelopment Granted Approval in London

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20 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Proposals for the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Ripple Road in Barking, east London – billed as “a rival” to the nearby Westfield center in Stratford – were approved by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on Monday, January 16. Read more.


Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago

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20 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could allow conceptual plans for a 115-story tower to proceed. Read more.


L’Avenue Nears Completion in Montréal

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20 Jan 2017, Montréal, Canada

Progress on L'Avenue – a 50-story condominium in Montréal – has been steady, with most of the blue and black curtain wall glazing installed and the tower's pointy crown bringing the sloping elevations to an appropriate conclusion. Read more.


17-Story High-Rise in Tehran Collapses after Fire

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19 Jan 2017, Tehran, Iran

Soldiers, sniffer dogs, and rescue workers are searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters in the ruins of a 17-story commercial building that collapsed on January 19 while they were trying to put out a blaze. Read more.


244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago

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19 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

A team led by Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development have taken the wraps off a dramatic 800-foot (244-meter) office building proposed for 110 N. Wacker Drive along the Chicago River. Read more.


Chinese Construction Giant to Build the Tallest Towers in Strategic Djibouti

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19 Jan 2017, Djibouti, Djibouti

Construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has laid the foundation stone for a $70 million, 23-story twin-tower development in Djibouti, set to be the tallest structures in the east African port country. Read more.


New World Trade Centre Could be Perth's Next Tallest Building

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18 Jan 2017, Perth, Australia

A 75-story World Trade Centre that would be Perth's biggest skyscraper will be built in the center of the city by private developers under plans backed by the Western Australia Government. The project also includes a 36-story tower. Read more.


Plans for Boston’s Tallest Residential Tower in Jeopardy

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18 Jan 2017, Boston, United States

There could be trouble in the skies for Winthrop Square Tower in Boston after concerns were raised on the tower's potential impact on the nearby airport's takeoff corridor. Plans for the project are likely to change as a result. Read more.


Planners Recommend London’s 54 Marsh Wall for Approval

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18 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 42-story tower proposal at 54 Marsh Wall for east London's Canary Wharf has been recommended for approval by Tower Hamlets councilors. The project would deliver 216 apartments between the main tower and a linked 16-story sister block. Read more.


Barcelona’s Torre Agbar Sold for the Second Time in Three Years

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18 Jan 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Torre Agbar has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona's emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. The recent acquisition is expected to see the tower continue its life as an office tower. Read more.


The Eiffel Tower to Undergo 15-Year Renovation Project

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17 Jan 2017, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is set to undergo a massive 15-year renovation project, which will encompass a full structural analysis, replacement of the tower’s lighting systems, and an overhaul of its elevators. Read more.


Site Plan Filed for Max Condos on Mutual Street in Toronto

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17 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a successful rezoning appeal in October of 2016, a proposal for Max Condos at 81 Mutual Street is back before the City of Toronto's planning department. The residential tower is now slated to be 36 stories tall. Read more.


Designs for Liverpool Skyscraper Revealed

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17 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Images have emerged of a 42-story tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, which could become the tallest in the city. It is one of two high-rise residential buildings planned as part of a complex. Read more.


Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City

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16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.


Funding Acquired for Angel Gardens Tower in Manchester

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16 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A new residential tower at Angel Gardens – the USD$184 million development by Manchester’s Victoria Station – has come a step closer to realization after builders secured a loan from a German bank to build the 35-story property. Read more.


Excavation Underway for Vancouver’s 1575 West Georgia Street

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16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada

More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point

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13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.


New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete

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13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.


Chiswick Curve Refused Planning in London

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13 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Planning officers have rejected plans for the 32-story Chiswick Curve in west London, saying its location, scale, and design would “cause harm, including substantial harm” to a range of designated heritage assets and conservation areas. Read more.


Foundation Pour Complete for Brickell Flatiron in Miami

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12 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Construction contractor Moss & Associates completed a 24-hour continuous concrete foundation pour for Brickell Flatiron, an incoming 64-story project nestled in Miami's expanding financial district. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Tower Planned for 320 George Street in Brisbane

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12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 30-story mixed-use tower located at 320 George Street in Brisbane. Lodged by Lionmar Holdings Pty Ltd, the development has been designed by architectural firm Ferro Arch. Read more.


One Mission Bay Tops Out in San Francisco

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12 Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Read more.