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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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66-Story Downtown LA Tower Plans to Open in 2023

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19 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A 66-story tower next to the Hotel Figueroa in South Park could break ground by 2020 and be completed by 2023. The project would house 220 hotel rooms, 200 condos, and about 94,000 square feet of commercial space. Read more.


Fire Breaks Out in Central Moscow High-Rise

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19 Jul 2017, Moscow, Russia

A fire broke out in a high-rise building undergoing renovations at 19 New Arbat Street in central Moscow. There has been no information on any injured, and Moscow’s Emergencies Services said there were no people inside. Read more.


Developer Invests $380 Million in Sydney Hotel Redevelopment

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18 Jul 2017, Sydney, Australia

A Chinese real estate conglomerate is investing AU$380 million (US$301 million) to redevelop the heritage-listed Porter House into a 121-room boutique hotel. Castle Residences will include residential, retail, and commercial offerings. Read more.


53-Story Tower Set to Win Planning in London’s South Bank

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18 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

A six-building complex, which includes a 53-story residential tower, is planned for London’s South Bank. The tower contains 227 flats above retail, plus a 34-story office block with a ground-floor music venue. Read more.


Designs for Chicago’s Supertall Vista Tower Updated as Construction Continues

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18 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

The design of the upcoming 98-story Vista Tower is still being refined, and recent updates include the replacement of residential space on the 83rd floor with an open-air “blow-through,” which can offer relief from high wind forces. Read more.


33-Story Tower Proposed for LA’s Koreatown

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17 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Wilshire Gate, a 33-story mixed-use tower, has been proposed for LA’s Koreatown neighborhood. The complex will bring a 200-room hotel, 250 condominium units, retail and office space, and 545 parking stalls to the area. Read more.


One and Two Chinachem Central Completes in Hong Kong

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17 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China

One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising a three-story retail podium, F&B facilities, and office space. Read more.


Fatal Fire Burns Honolulu High-Rise Without Sprinklers

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17 Jul 2017, Honolulu, United States

At least three people have died and another 12 have been injured in a fire at a Honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said. Hundreds fled the condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors. Read more.


Architects Selected to Design Sustainable Housing Complex in Eindhoven

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14 Jul 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team of architects has won a competition to design a “progressive residential development” in inner-city Eindhoven. Known as Nieuw Bergen, the complex will offer high-quality, sustainable residences for the neighborhood. Read more.


727 West Madison Charts New Territory in Chicago

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14 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

A 44-story tower at 727 West Madison is set to become the tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway and the Loop. The 151-meter tower will contain 492 apartments of varying layouts, ranging in size from 45 to 145 square meters. Read more.


New Proposed Tower “The Point” to Join Emerald City Complex in Toronto

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14 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

The Emerald City community of North York is continuing to expand with new density. Following the successful sales launch of The Peak residential tower earlier this year, a 24-story condominium known as The Point has been announced. Read more.


Trinity Parish Plans 30-Story Tower in First Hill, Seattle

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14 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States

A First Hill church is planning a massive undertaking: a 30-story condo tower with 200-plus units at 8th and Cherry Street in Seattle. The parish has sold development rights to the land, while maintaining ownership rights to the property. Read more.


Saxophone-Inspired Tower Wins Design Competition in Rotterdam

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13 Jul 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Architects have won a competition to design a new tower for Rotterdam. The Sax, which comprises two interconnected towers, will rise between the New Luxor Theater and the Boston and Seattle residential areas. Read more.


Plans Revealed for New Residential Development in Toronto

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13 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

In Toronto, a new residential development is being proposed at 169 The Donway West. Developers are now advancing a new site plan application for a 34-story residential tower, framed by the curve of a cascading mid-rise sibling. Read more.


Perth Council Offers In-Principle Support of Perth+ Proposal

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13 Jul 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of Perth has given in-principle support for the Perth+ complex, which would become a centerpiece of Elizabeth Quay. Plans feature two towers reaching 19 and 54 stories or 86.5 and 220 meters, respectively. Read more.


New Renderings Unveiled for Mixed-Use Development in Vilnius

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13 Jul 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania

New renderings and details have been revealed for a mixed-use tower development located in the downtown business district of Vilnius, Lithuania, as the project has secured funding. The project is currently estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.


Second Apex Tower Halfway to 28-Story Peak in Los Angeles

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12 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Construction on the long-awaited second tower at the Apex property in South Park, Los Angeles, has progressed to the 14th floor. The tower broke ground exactly one year ago, on July 11, 2016, and has been steadily rising since then. Read more.


New Designs Unveiled for St. Michael’s Scheme in Manchester

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12 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A revised design has been unveiled for the controversial St. Michael's scheme in Manchester. New plans see a single tower with nickel-colored curtain walling, standing two meters shorter than the previous scheme at 134.5 meters. Read more.


Concrete Foundation Pour for Chicago’s Essex on the Park Begins

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12 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

The first concrete pour that will solidify to become the foundation mat for the upcoming Essex on the Park high-rise took place July 11. The permit authorizing foundation work was issued back in April, and now full tower permits have been secured. Read more.


Melbourne Tower Height Slashed as Queen Victoria Market Redevelopment Gets Green Light

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12 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will pave the way for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, but slash the height of a proposed tower overlooking the markets. Read more.


Meeting Reveals Details on New Developments in Chicago’s Lakeshore East

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11 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Even as it builds what will become the city's third-tallest skyscraper, a Chicago real estate developer is pushing ahead on a new wave of towers in its 11.3-hectare Lakeshore East project near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Read more.


Site Plan Applications Submitted for 30-Story Tower in Toronto

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11 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Rezoning and site plan applications have been submitted to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of the properties at 286 through 294 Main Street. The plans call for a 30-story condominium tower with retail and office space. Read more.


High-Rise Planned for NYC’s Fifth Avenue Could Replace Century-Old Building

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11 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

A 40-story tower with two dozen apartments is planned to rise at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 32nd Street, replacing a 114-year-old building currently at the site. The new tower would offer a mix of retail and condominium space. Read more.


New Renderings Showcase Under-Construction SkyRise in Miami

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10 Jul 2017, Miami, United States

Currently under construction, new renderings of SkyRise Miami have been released, showcasing the 990-foot (302-meter) tower’s numerous mixed-use entertainment facilities from its prime location at the heart of Miami’s downtown core. Read more.


New 38-Story Skyscraper Planned for Sandton

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10 Jul 2017, Sandton, South Africa

A development firm has secured the rights to develop a new 70,000-square-meter skyscraper in the heart of Sandton. The project, dubbed Northern Lights, will see a 38-level tower featured on the Sandton skyline. Read more.


26-Story Ann Street Development Proposed for Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

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10 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia

An Australian property developer has lodged plans for a landmark commercial tower at 801 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley. The proposed development is made up of a three-story podium, plant level, and 22-story office tower. Read more.


New Images Highlight Jakarta’s Recently Completed Satrio Tower

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07 Jul 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

A new 28-story office high-rise called Satrio Tower has completed construction in the heart of Jakarta's Mega Kuningan neighborhood, straddling three main roads within the dense central business district. Read more.


Architects Win Competition for First Dutch Vertical Forest in Utrecht

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07 Jul 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

The 90-meter-tall Hawthorne Tower is set to be the first “Dutch Vertical Forest.” The tower will be one of two new high-rise structures to rise in the city center of Utrecht, Netherlands, located near the Central Train Station. Read more.


Site Prep Begins for Wolf Point East in Chicago

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07 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Within a few weeks of receiving construction permits, crews are wasting little time getting to work at the site of the future 62-story apartment tower known as Wolf Point East, part of the larger Wolf Point complex in Chicago. Read more.


Details Emerge on Principal Place Development in London

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07 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The London borough of Hackney is to receive a new tower that is quickly becoming one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Currently under construction, the 175-meter Principal Place is split into three slim volumes of varying heights. Read more.