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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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San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out


06 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-tallest building in San Francisco has now reached its full height. Read more.

Plans Revealed for The Pacifica in Central Auckland


05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.

First Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Tower


05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.

Conceptual Plans Unveiled for “Hanging Gardens of Digbeth” in Birmingham


05 Apr 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Conceptual plans have been revealed for a housing scheme at 175 High Street in Birmingham, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The vision manifests as a network of roof-garden terraces rising up a pair of towers. Read more.

Pair of Mixed-Use Towers to Rise at 80 Flatbush Avenue in New York City


05 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

A developer has announced plans to build a pair of mixed-use towers at 80 Flatbush Avenue. Construction will occur in phases, the first being a 38-story triangular building that will contain residential, office, and retail space. Read more.

CTBUH Certifies Completion of Lotte World Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide


04 Apr 2017, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Read more.

Central London Skyscraper Proposal Sees 10-Story Height Increase


04 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom

WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the tower upwards to 220 meters, adding 11,148 square meters of GFA. Read more.

Site of Proposed Brisbane Residential Tower Sold, Scrapping Plans


04 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has bought a prime inner city office building that was previously the center of plans for one of the city’s most significant residential projects. With this new development, it is unlikely that those plans will be realized. Read more.

25-Story Bank Building Proposed for Downtown Milwaukee


03 Apr 2017, Milwaukee, United States

As downtown Milwaukee continues its unprecedented construction boom, a 25-story building has been proposed as an addition to the BMO Harris Bank Center complex. Construction is due to start on the 102-meter building later in 2017. Read more.

Fire Breaks Out at Under-Construction Dubai Skyscraper


03 Apr 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A large fire broke out early on the morning of April 3 at an under-construction high-rise building near Dubai's largest shopping mall, sending thick gray smoke billowing over the heart of the city. Read more.

Adelaide High-Rise Complex Targets Local Downsizers


03 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia

An AUD$150 million (USD$114 million) two-tower project on the southern edge of Adelaide’s CBD is set to launch ahead of a 2017 construction start. The development is primarily seeking to attract locals looking to downsize. Read more.