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CTBUH Global News

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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Hong Kong Office Tower 70% Leased Before Opening


30 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China

The office component of the HK$20.3 billion (US$2.6 billion) New World Centre / Victoria Dockside complex in Kowloon, Hong Kong is already 70 percent leased, and will be fully rented by March or April 2018, when the entire building opens. Read more.

London High Court Challenge Against Paddington Cube Fails


30 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The London High Court has thrown out a legal challenge against Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision not to call in the controversial £775 million ($1 billion) Paddington Cube development. Read more.

Japan's Condo Developers Spot Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Urbanization


30 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

As people around the world are adopting urban lifestyles at an increasing rate, Japanese companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their overseas operations, especially in building commercial and residential complexes. Read more.

London Mayor Wants Tall Buildings Review, 50% Affordable Housing


29 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

Sadiq Khan has set out proposals for a 50 percent affordable housing target, and has shined a spotlight on good design in his recently published London Plan draft. He is also planning a strategic overview of tall building locations across London. Read more.

44-Story Condo Tower Proposed in Toronto’s Midtown


29 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans are in the works to redevelop a 10-story building in Midtown Toronto into a 44-story mixed-use building with ground-floor-retail and condominium units above. The project will be located at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. Read more.

54-Story Tower at 43-22 Queens Street in New York City Nears Completion


29 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The 54-story Eagle Electric Factory’s redevelopment at 43-22 Queens Street almost has its full façade, as construction nears the finish line. The forthcoming tower will comprise 790 new rental apartments. Read more.

Twenty New Residential Towers Are Being Built in Frankfurt Because of Brexit Demand


29 Nov 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

The prices for new condominiums in Frankfurt have now reached such a high level that it pays off for project developers to build high-rise residential buildings, and more and more of these towers are being built in the German financial capital. Read more.

Developer Launches Marketing for Gold Coast Tower


28 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A Brisbane-based developer is making its debut on the Gold Coast with the launch of Elysian, a 21-story apartment project in Broadbeach. The approved tower will contain 65 apartments on an 825-square-meter site. Read more.

Planned New York City Tower Triples in Size


28 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The developer of a planned residential high-rise in New York City has purchased an additional 18,673 square meters of air rights. The added height would make the 236-meter tower the tallest on the Upper West Side. Read more.

Comcast Technology Center Tops Out in Philadelphia


27 Nov 2017, Philadelphia, United States

After nearly four years of construction, the 341.7-meter Comcast Technology Center in Downtown Philadelphia has topped out. Photographs have documented the raising of the top piece on November 22, 2017. Read more.

Hotel With Tiny “Pod” Units Planned for Melbourne


27 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A 910-square-meter site at 63-69 City Road, Southbank is back on the market with a permit for a 30-story hotel with 270 pod-style rooms. The site is expected to sell for around AU$15 million (US$11.45 million). Read more.

New Photos Show Miami’s Park Grove Towers Taking Shape


27 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

New photographs have emerged, revealing the significant progress being made on a trio of towers for Miami's Coconut Grove. Set for completion in 2018, the Park Grove complex is being built in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. Read more.

Shoring Begins for St. Lawrence Condos in Toronto


27 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a lengthy planning and approvals process, as well as a subsequent marketing campaign, construction is now underway for St. Lawrence Condos, a 26-story paired-tower project at the corner of Toronto's Sherbourne and Front intersection. Read more.

64-Story 138 East 50th Street Tops Out in New York City’s Midtown East


22 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Construction on 138 East 50th Street appears to have reached the parapet, 800 feet (244 meters) above the Midtown streets below. The building comprises 124 condominiums, as well as retail components to help round out the tower’s pedestrian sphere. Read more.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Turns Down Architecture Organization’s Offer to Help


22 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry has refused a prominent architecture organization's application to become a “core participant” (CP) on the review into the 71 deaths caused by the tragic fire in June 2017. Read more.

The Beach Apartments Completes in Gold Coast


22 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

Construction on the Beach Apartments, the latest tower in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach suburb, has been completed. The 108-meter-tall tower is within walking distance of the beach, the new light rail, and a popular dining precinct. Read more.

First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed


22 Nov 2017, Paris, France

The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the cramped accommodation of several different services around central Paris. Read more.

Chinese Conglomerate Attempts to Sell $5 Billion of Global Skyscraper Assets


21 Nov 2017, Beijing, China

A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as Beijing tightens control over companies’ offshore investments. Read more.

Excavation Begins for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards


21 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping chasm has appeared in the earth where it used to be. Read more.

Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon


21 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794 homes and 35,000 square meters of office space. Read more.

Singaporean Developer Pours $177M Into Ho Chi Minh City Residential Project


21 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Singaporean property developer has announced that it is planning to build its latest residential development in Ho Chi Minh City's District 4. The proposed scheme will contain three 24-story towers and span 1.45 hectares. Read more.

High Court Ends Mumbai High-Rise Residents’ Exclusive Access to Public Park


20 Nov 2017, Mumbai, India

After the intervention of the Bombay High Court, an enclosed 1,021-square-meter public garden in Cuffe Parade – used exclusively by residents of the high-rise DSK Tower – will now be accessible to the public. Read more.

Landmark London Hotel to be Replaced by Mixed-Use Development


20 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern part of the site, allowing for the creation of a “garden square.” Read more.

St. Louis’ Former AT&T Tower Now For Sale


20 Nov 2017, St. Louis, United States

The largest office building in St. Louis, formerly known as One AT&T Center, is on the market after being foreclosed. The vacant 44-story office tower in the heart of the city’s central business district was put up for sale without an asking price. Read more.

Melbourne’s Wesley Place Stage One Begins Construction, Stage Two Still Seeks Approval


17 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Signage from a multinational construction company has emerged across the site of the Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project still awaits approval. Read more.

Redevelopment Proposed for Richview Square in Suburban Toronto


17 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a redevelopment project in the Toronto suburbs. The proposal merges two sites – Richview Square and 4620 Eglinton Avenue West – making up approximately 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of land. Read more.

Jersey City’s First New Office Tower in Decades Revealed


17 Nov 2017, Jersey City, United States

Renderings have been released of Jersey City's first new commercial office building in decades. Dubbed Harborside Tower, the building is getting ready to rise at 136 Greene Street, and will stand 557 feet (170 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

Long Island City Riverside Scheme Would Bring Queens, New York City, Its Tallest Tower


16 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The family that owns most of the land along the artificial Anable Basin inlet is proposing to replace its warehouses with a $3 billion project, including an apartment tower that would rise 70 stories. Read more.

Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension


16 Nov 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in three new pavilions and an 80-meter tower. Read more.

Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex


16 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces inspired by the waves of the nearby lake. Read more.