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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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New York’s Central Park Tower Condos To Hit the Market in 2017


31 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the second half of 2017, if all goes according to plan. Read more.

23-Story Junction City Tower Completes in Yangon


31 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar

A new office tower in Yangon is ready to be occupied by tenants following its official opening. Known as Junction City Tower, the 23-story building features around 33,400 square meters of Grade-A office space in the heart of the capital. Read more.

Architecture Firm Tapped to Design New Stations for the Sydney Metro


31 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The firm also picked up the commission for the USD$1.1 billion Circular Quay tower. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Edmonton Condominium Tower


31 Mar 2017, Edmonton, Canada

New details have emerged on a 43-story tower set to be Edmonton's tallest condominium-only building, according to developers. Located at the corner of 103rd Street and 102nd Avenue, the tower will feature 179 units when complete. Read more.

66-Story Tower Proposed for Downtown Los Angeles


30 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States

An architecture firm has released renderings of a new 66-story-tall mixed-use tower proposed for Downtown Los Angeles. the project would bring 200 condominium units and a 220-room hotel to 925 S. Figueroa. Read more.

Avani Broadbeach in Gold Coast Nearly Sold Out As Construction Progresses


30 Mar 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Avani Broadbeach tower in Gold Coast has topped AUD$110 million (USD$84 million) in sales, meaning the residential development is now 90 percent sold out as construction passes the halfway mark. Read more.

Interior Designers Named for Waterline Square Tower Trio in New York City


30 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

The development team behind Waterline Square has announced the trio of designers who will shape the interiors of the three-tower complex. Construction of the development is ongoing, with an anticipated delivery date of 2019. Read more.

Westminster Begins Consultation on Building Heights


29 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Westminster city council has launched a public consultation on building heights in the borough. The consultation runs until May 22, and feedback from the initiative will be used during the statutory consultation on the City Plan later in 2017. Read more.

British Airways i360 Tower Closes Again in Brighton


29 Mar 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom

The 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton has been forced to close again – the latest in a series of breakdowns that have plagued the seafront attraction since it opened in the summer of 2016. Read more.

New York’s Citicorp Center to Undergo Renovation


28 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

Architects have revealed designs for a 200,000-square-foot (18,600-square-meter) renovation of the recently landmarked 601 Lexington Avenue, commonly known by its former title, Citicorp Center. Read more.

Glasgow Tower Due to Reopen to Public


28 Mar 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The 417-foot (127-meter) Glasgow Tower on the banks of the River Clyde has been plagued by structural and mechanical problems since it was completed in 2001 and has been closed for the majority of its life. Read more.

New Renderings and Info Unveiled for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards Project


28 Mar 2017, Philadelphia, United States

New images of the Schuylkill Yards project have been released, along with a film and a website that details new information on the project. Further, an interactive map outlines 12 of the 14 proposed new buildings for the site. Read more.

Ping An Finance Center Completes as Fourth Tallest Building in The World


27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen, China

Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest in China, and the fourth tallest in the world. Read more.

Foundation Work Completes on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour


27 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Foundation works have been laid for the construction of what could become the world’s tallest structure. More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for the tower, which serves as the centerpiece for a larger development. Read more.

Toronto Tower Evolves After Pre-Application Consultations


27 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

A developer hosted the third and final pre-application consultation for their 40-story 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley in the heart of Toronto's Gay Village, producing an evolving tower design. Read more.

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Granted Approval in Tel Aviv


27 Mar 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Measuring 400 meters in height, the 100-floor Intercity Tower in Tel Aviv has been granted planning approval. When completed, the new tower would become Israel’s tallest, stripping the Moshe Aviv Tower of that designation. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled for LA’s 333 South Alameda Street


24 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Renderings have been released for a mixed-use, podium-style project on the eastern edge of LA’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. The project, if built as proposed, will continue the process of extending the Downtown Los Angeles skyline eastward. Read more.

Architects Reveal Plans for Grotius Towers in The Hague


24 Mar 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

Developers have announced plans for a pair of residential towers in The Hauge's CBD. The Grotius Towers will comprise a 61,800-square-meter development which, upon completion, will offer over 500 apartments. Read more.

Planning Minister Grants Approval for Melbourne Quarter Tower


24 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The newly approved Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000 square meters of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500 square meters of retail space. Read more.

New Details Emerge on Kuala Lumpur Supertall


24 Mar 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Project stakeholders announced in December 2016 that the 236-key hotel portion of the 65-story Four Seasons Place will open in early 2018, and as the date nears, new details have emerged on rest of the mixed-use tower’s offerings. Read more.

New Observatory Attractions Planned as Part of Renovation of Chicago’s Willis Tower


23 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States

The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk." Upgrades would also double the attraction's capacity. Read more.

Wembley Residential Scheme Receives Planning in North London


23 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom

Brent Council has approved plans for a 743-home development near Wembley Stadium in north London. The scheme, only one phase of a larger 25-year plan, features seven residential blocks ranging in height from 12 to 26 stories. Read more.

Architects Propose Renovation and Vertical Expansion of New York High-Rise


23 Mar 2017, New York City, United States

Compelling new renderings have been unveiled for the renovation and vertical extension of an existing skyscraper at 666 5th Avenue in Midtown, resulting in a tower that will reportedly top 427 meters in height should it come to fruition. Read more.

Los Angeles’s New Multi-Tower Civic Center Master Plan Receives Key Approval


22 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The Los Angeles City Council's Entertainment and Facilities Committee has approved the new multi-tower Civic Center Master Plan, the latest step towards a dramatic realignment of the blocks surrounding City Hall. Read more.

Proposed Occitanie Tower to be First Skyscraper in Toulouse


22 Mar 2017, Toulouse, France

Architects have announced plans for a new skyscraper at the heart of Toulouse’s business district in France. Set to be the city's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will rise 150 meters above the growing business sector. Read more.

Revised Plans Submitted for Two-Tower Midtown Toronto Project


22 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following input from the Toronto City Planning Department and the community, the recently re-submitted 200 Soudan Avenue project has been scaled down and re-conceptualized in an attempt to better fit the surrounding context. Read more.

Architects Propose Melbourne Apartment Tower Set Above Rail Lines


21 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is garnering public opinion prior to submitting plans with city authorities for a residential building that would be the nation's first to be set above rail lines, according to developers. The 24 Chapel Street tower would rise 20 stories. Read more.

Building Approval Granted for Warsaw’s Spinnaker Tower


21 Mar 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Local authorities have issued a building permit for an office development with the working name “Spinnaker Tower,” set for Warsaw’s Wola district. The skyscraper will rise 203 meters in height at its tallest point. Read more.

Multifaceted Massing Materializing at Massey Tower in Toronto


21 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 60-story Massey Tower is steadily rising above Yonge Street, north of Queen Street. The undulating curved design of the tower's floor plates is becoming ever clearer, though the structure still lacks any finishing materials. Read more.

Wobbly Skyscrapers May Trigger Motion-Sickness and Depression, Experts Warn


20 Mar 2017, Bath and Exeter, United Kingdom

Skyscrapers may trigger motion-sickness, sleepiness, and depression because they sway slightly in the wind, according to experts who are launching a $USD8.6 million study to gauge their impact and work out how to prevent it. Read more.