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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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Excavation Begins on New York’s 77 Greenwich Street

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20 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The future site of the 77 Greenwich Street tower has seen substantial progress since permits were filed in September 2016. Demolition of the site’s former occupants is now complete, and excavation is well underway. Read more.


New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel

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20 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new supertall proposals to recently hit Toronto. Read more.


UK's RIBA Demands Sprinklers and Fire Escapes for New and Refurbished Multistory Homes

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20 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Responding to the Grenfell Tower fire, UK's RIBA has called for every new residential building over three floors to have more than one vertical means of escape, as well as sprinklers in all new and refurbished residential buildings. Read more.


High-Rise in Los Angeles’ Westlake Approved by Planning Commission

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20 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved the mixed-use tower Lake on Wilshire in the Westlake neighborhood. It's developers plan to bring 478 market-rate apartments and 39 affordable units to the area. Read more.


Three Mega-Development Sites Unveiled in Chicago

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19 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s development community has had a lot to chew on in recent days. In a bid to secure the coveted Amazon second corporate headquarters (HQ2) for the Windy City, developers have officially taken the wraps off two sites. Read more.


Skyscraper Campus" to Host Dallas' New Tallest Building

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19 Oct 2017, Dallas, United States

A 20-acre (8-hectare) skyscraper campus is being proposed for the south side of downtown Dallas. The eight-block urban project would include a 78-floor office skyscraper, which would be the city's tallest building. Read more.


Construction Resuming on North Korea’s Notorious “Hotel of Doom” Skyscraper

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19 Oct 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Jong-un has ordered work to restart on North Korea's notorious Ryugyong Hotel (the “Hotel of Doom”). New photos show a number of construction trucks outside the 105-story skyscraper in Pyongyong, and cranes on the ground around the site. Read more.


Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

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18 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's Manhattan West development, which will sit on the northwest corner of 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, and has evidently seen a moderate height chop. Read more.


Upcoming Dubai Luxury Resort + Spa Secures Contractor

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18 Oct 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer of the Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa development in Dubai has secured a construction contractor, which has commenced mobilization for the construction of the 77-story, interconnected twin-tower project. Read more.


Office Towers Proposed in Sydney’s “Second CBD,” Parramatta

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18 Oct 2017, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s “second CBD,” Parramatta, may see a new pair of connected office towers at 48-50 Macquarie Street and 220-230 Church Street. An amalgamation of the sites will have redistributed floor space to create two new building programs. Read more.


Karachi Business Leaders Protest Ban on High-Rise Buildings

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17 Oct 2017, Karachi, Pakistan

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is supporting builders and developers who are demanding that Karachi’s authorities drop their opposition to the construction of high-rise buildings. Read more.


City Approves Modifications to Three Towers at Toronto’s Pinnacle One Yonge

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17 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The City of Toronto has approved modifications to three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 stories, which are to be constructed as part of Pinnacle One Yonge, a major downtown development. Read more.


Melbourne’s First “Leaning Building” Ready for Tenants

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17 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's first “leaning building” – the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne – is ready for tenants. The project features dramatic raking façades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 stories, in contrasting colors. Read more.


London Borough Council Approves Rudolf Place Skyscraper

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17 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

London's Lambeth Council has approved plans for a £200 million ($263 million) mixed-use development in Vauxhall’s growing skyscraper cluster, featuring a 37-story student tower and a six-story office block. Read more.


Detailed Design of Manchester’s St. Michael's Scheme is Unveiled

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16 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs for St. Michael's, the contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, show how the façade of the lozenge-shaped, 134.5-meter-tall centerpiece skyscraper has been tweaked in response to a second round of public consultation. Read more.


Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

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16 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2021. Read more.


New Tower Proposed for Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend

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16 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

An application has been lodged for a 4,109-square-meter plot on the northern border of Fishermans Bend. Provisional plans include 396 apartments and 3,841 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.


Turkish Developers Plan 73-Story Tower in Downtown Miami

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16 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

Turkish developers are planning a 73-story tower called The Sterling on the site of a current parking lot in the heart of downtown Miami. The skyscraper will house a 300-room hotel, 363 dwellings, office and retail space, and a restaurant. Read more.


Approval Sought for Third Tower at Toronto’s West Village

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16 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 27- and 30-story first phase towers of Tridel's West Village Etobicoke development on Eva Road in Etobicoke have been finished for a couple of years, and now plans are advancing for the development's second phase. Read more.


115 Delancey Street Officially Tops Out in New York City’s Lower East Side

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13 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development at 115 Delancey Street has officially topped out. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, 98 of which will be affordable. Read more.


Milan’s Nearly-Finished Generali Tower to Open to Public for One Day

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13 Oct 2017, Milan, Italy

The 170-meter Generali Tower, due for completion in early 2018, will take part in the FAI Autumn Open Day on Sunday, October 15 by opening its doors to the public, offering spectacular views of the city. Read more.


Plans Lodged for 27-Story Residential Tower in London’s Woolwich District

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13 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a triangular 27-story tower residential development in Woolwich, southeast London. The tower forms phases three and four of the Woolwich Central development, which will house nearly 1,000 new flats. Read more.


Leading Investment Firm Takes Space at Melbourne Quarter

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13 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located near the central business district and the Docklands. Read more.


Delayed Plans for a 15-30 Building District in Reno May Still Go Ahead

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12 Oct 2017, Reno, United States

More than a year after the release of a plan to redevelop several city blocks just west of downtown Reno, construction crews have yet to break ground. But the developer says he is getting closer to making the project a reality. Read more.


Foundation Work Complete For 51-Story Tower in New York City’s Midtown South

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12 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

New photos show that foundation work has completed on the 51-story 126 Madison Avenue tower. The mixed-use high-rise will total just over 300,000 square feet (27,870 square meters) and house retail space and condo units. Read more.


Major Mixed-Use London Scheme Halves Towers' Height

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12 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The £1.3 billion ($1.32 billion) Olympicopolis scheme has more than halved the height of its twin towers in order to preserve views of St. Paul's Cathedral. The revision may leave the Victoria and Albert Museum looking for an additional site. Read more.


Developer Plans 76-Story Residential Tower Next to Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

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11 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based developer plans to spend more than $700 million on a luxury housing project in River North that would include a 76-story tower, which if built would become one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Council Rejects Plans for London Marsh Wall Block, Despite Earlier Revisions

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11 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story residential tower has been refused planning permission by the Tower Hamlets council, despite a reworking of earlier plans that saw a seven-story height reduction, as well as a reduction in the number of units. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.