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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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Plans for Forested “Empire City” Towers Revealed in Ho Chi Minh City


15 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Plans have been unveiled for a 333-meter-high skyscraper in Vietnam's largest city, which will be built on the east side of the Saigon River, and mimic the topography of the country's natural landscape. Read more.

Proposal Made for What Could Be Portland’s Next Tallest Building


15 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A redevelopment plan has been released for Portland’s US Postal Service (USPS) headquarters that includes a 970-foot (296-meter) skyscraper, designed to be the tallest building in the city, and possibly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.

Winner Announced for High-Rise Residential Tower Competition in Strasbourg


15 Nov 2017, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg's mayor, Roland Ries, has announced the winner of the architectural design competition for a residential tower. The site is located near the Rhine River, within the Presqu’ile-Citadelle neighborhood. Read more.

First Residents Move Into Downtown Brooklyn's The Lane


14 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Downtown Brooklyn's newest multi-family project, a 108-unit luxury rental building called The Lane, has completed, and boasts a façade of classic brick and contemporary glass to fit within the urban fabric of one of Brooklyn's oldest streets. Read more.

Recently Completed Huangshan Mountain Village Integrates With Nature


14 Nov 2017, Huangshan, China

Built on a UNESCO Heritage Site in China’s Anhui province, the recently completed Huangshan Mountain Village provides the conveniences of modern living, while affirming the significance of the culturally important mountain range. Read more.

Proposals for Connected Bristol Towers Under Evaluation


14 Nov 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol City Council is evaluating a proposal for a 375-home development on the site of a former ambulance base. The scheme includes 26-story and 10-story towers over a 420-square-meter convenience store and leisure facilities. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2


14 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2, which would be located at 266 George Street. If approved, the 36-story “suspended commercial tower” would be one of the tallest commercial towers in Brisbane. Read more.

Developer Wins Planning for Office Building Trio in London


13 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer has won planning for three buildings on a 7-hectare plot at White City Place in west London. Together, the three buildings on site will provide more than 100,000 square meters of mostly office space. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed of Redesigned Amenities for New Toronto Tower Duo


13 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, new renderings have been revealed for the first two 29- and 45-story towers of Auberge on the Park in Toronto, Canada. Read more.

Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney


13 Nov 2017, Sydney, Australia

A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to International House Sydney. Read more.

Mixed-Use Project in LA's Koreatown Adds New Architect


13 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A mixed-use project slated for Los Angeles’ Koreatown has added a new architect to its project team. The Wilshire Gate will include affordable housing units, as well as 250 condominium units and a 200-key hotel. Read more.

Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City


10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.

Weingart Towers Will Bring More Affordable Housing to Los Angeles


10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.

Gold Coast Tower for Sale Could Fetch At Least AU$180 Million


10 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A 35-story, 279-apartment Gold Coast tower – which is in the early stages of construction – is now on the market, and price estimates sit at around the AU$180 million (US$138 million) mark. Read more.

Portland Timber High-Rise to Include Affordable Housing


09 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A timber high-rise in Portland, Oregon has received a $6 million grant to include 60 units of affordable housing in one of the first earthquake-resilient buildings of its kind in the United States. Read more.

Zoning Application Submitted to City of Toronto for Davenport Road Mixed-Use Project


09 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that traced the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois. Read more.

Docklands Mixed-Use Towers Facing Refusal


09 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

East London councilors have signaled they are likely to refuse plans for two residential towers on grounds of density, height, and massing, as well as the scheme’s impact on the “stepping” effect envisaged in local planning policy. Read more.

High-Rise Tower Planned Near LA’s Grand Hope Park


09 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use high-rise development in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. The 27-story tower would replace a three-story plaster office building at 949 S. Hope Street. Read more.

Proposal Revealed for Massive Four-Tower Development in Edgewater, New Jersey


08 Nov 2017, Edgewater, United States

Designs have been revealed for a massive new development at 615 River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Plans include four residential buildings atop a large 50-foot (15-meter) podium structure, which will yield rooftop gardens. Read more.

Two-Tower Lakeside Residences Launching in Toronto


08 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

The new two-tower Lakeside Residences have launched, providing a new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community, a new cluster of tall buildings beside Sherbourne Common. Read more.

Developer Commits Funding to Perth+ Project


08 Nov 2017, Perth, Australia

A developer has committed funding to the Perth+ project, which includes one of Perth's tallest buildings, and includes a five-star hotel, luxury apartments, office space, bars, restaurants, and retail facilities. Read more.

Construction Officially Begins on Redesigned 3 Hudson Boulevard in New York


07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.

Existing Structures on 32 Smith Street to Transform Into Parramatta's "Northern Gateway"


07 Nov 2017, Parramatta, Australia

A collection of existing structures at 93-95 Phillip Street and 32 Smith Street in Parramatta will be redeveloped into a super-site for a new commercial building. The scheme will act as a "northern gateway" to the city. Read more.

Residents Flock to London’s Nearly Sold-Out Canaletto Tower


07 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Canaletto Tower in London has sold most of its apartments. Plans were first unveiled for the tower back in 2013, when the area around Old Street roundabout was emerging as a hub for creative and technology businesses. Read more.

New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity


06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia

The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.

Norwegian Design Firm To Overhaul New York City’s Iconic AT&T Building


06 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A Norwegian design firm has released plans to overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building with a massive undulating glass façade, which will override the monumental postmodern composition of the tower. Read more.

Firm Chosen for Brisbane Resort Excavation Job, the Biggest in Queensland’s History


06 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A construction firm has been selected for the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane excavation job. With more than 450,000 cubic meters of materials to remove, this will be the biggest excavation job in Queensland's history. Read more.

First Images Unveiled of 56-Story Tower in London


03 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The first images have been unveiled of a proposed 56-story tower in the City of London. The building will rise next to the 52-story Leadenhall Building and is expected to house a major insurance company. Read more.

Luminous Mixed-Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France


03 Nov 2017, Saint-Malo, France

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, the 55-meter Semaphore building is broken into three distinct volumes, and features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable ecosystem. Read more.

Skyscraper With Lancet Windows to Rise in New York City’s NoMad Neighborhood


02 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A 479-foot (146-meter) residential skyscraper is coming to New York City's NoMad district. The tower's façades feature vertical strips of glazing between light-toned stone cladding which curves to form lancet windows. Read more.