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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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New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower

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31 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs from the project. Read more.

Probe into London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Flammable Cladding in 80+ Buildings


31 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

The investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 80 people in June, has revealed that a type of cladding and insulation used in more than 80 tower blocks across the UK poses a “significant fire hazard.” Read more.

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In


31 Jul 2017, Singapore, Singapore

Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports ecosystems while providing natural resilience against diseases and bugs. Read more.

London's 20 Fenchurch Church Street Building Sold in Record-Breaking Deal


28 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

London’s landmark 36-story “Walkie Talkie” building has broken records with its US$1.7 billion sale to a Hong Kong firm best known for making oyster sauce. The deal easily surpasses the previous record price for a single building in the UK. Read more.

New Images Revealed for 565 Broome SoHo Tower in New York City


28 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Currently under construction, 565 Broome SoHo is expected to open its doors in 2018. With sales now underway, further images of the development have been revealed, detailing the scheme’s luxury interiors and wide-ranging amenities. Read more.

Construction Underway at 36-Story 159SW Tower in Toronto


28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.

First Tower at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale Tops Out


28 Jul 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

The development, sales, and construction teams responsible for Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale converged at the site of the two-building complex to mark the structural completion of the 17-story north tower. Read more.

Design Evolves for Trinity Ravine Towers in Toronto


27 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

A site plan application for Scarborough's Trinity Ravine Towers contains a number of design changes, including the heights of the towers – now 27 and 29 stories – and the number of residential units. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Grapevine-Draped Stone Tower in Stuttgart


27 Jul 2017, Stuttgart, Germany

A competition-winning design has been selected for a new mixed-use residential tower located at Mailänder Platz in Stuttgart, Germany. The tower will be draped in grapevines and feature a dynamic façade of shifting stone. Read more.

Foreclosure Imminent for New York City’s 111 West 57th Street Project


27 Jul 2017, New York, United States

The cost of building what developers claim to be the “World’s Skinniest Skyscraper” has ballooned so enormously that the 111 West 57th Street project, which is less than one-quarter complete, is now facing imminent foreclosure. Read more.

Brunel Street Works Approved by London Planning Officials


27 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom

A scheme comprising four buildings and nearly 1,000 homes in east London was approved by the Newham council, with London mayor Sadiq Khan now due to have a final say on the plans. Read more.

Proposed 111-Story Ramat Gan Tower Could Become Israel’s Tallest


26 Jul 2017, Ramat Gan, Israel

A 111-floor high-rise office complex has been approved by the Ramat Gan Local Planning and Building Committee. When completed, the 440-meter-tall tower could become Israel's tallest building. Read more.

Manchester's Tallest Tower Recommended by Local Council


26 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans to build a 67-story skyscraper in the heart of Manchester’s Trinity Islands development have been recommended by local planning officials, despite objections from heritage groups. Read more.

Miami’s Hyde Beach House Launches Construction as Sister Property Completes


26 Jul 2017, Miami, United States

The Hyde Beach House project in Hollywood, Florida, is going vertical this summer after breaking ground late last year. There will be 77 residential units and 265 resort-style condominiums across its one-hectare site. Read more.

Contractor Selected for Massive Multi-Tower Districts in Dubai


26 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has awarded a US$163 million contract to a Dubai-based engineering and contracting company to build the first two districts of its Midtown project in Dubai Production City, near Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Read more.

Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City Phase 3 in Toronto


25 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

Construction is progressing on River City Condos Phase 3. The 29-story condominium development's dramatic massing utilizes a series of drawer-like volumes, giving it a distinctive character that sets the building apart from its surroundings. Read more.

Foundation Work Underway at The Warsaw HUB


25 Jul 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Construction of the three-tower Warsaw HUB is gaining momentum, with foundation work now underway. The development is one of the most technologically advanced construction projects in Poland, according to the developers. Read more.

Contractor Selected to Develop Emirates Business Park in Dubai


25 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A contractor has been selected to develop the mixed-use US$1.4 billion Emirates Business Park project, unveiled earlier this month, which will expand the emirate's financial free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Read more.

Evolving Plans Emerge for 700 West Chicago


24 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States

Although plans have not yet been finalized, a rendering and concept description for a planned mixed-used development at 700 West Chicago has recently come to light. The project would total at least 115,000 square feet (10,700 square meters). Read more.

Dual Residential Towers Proposed at 60 Skyring Terrace in Brisbane


24 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for two new residential towers at 60 Skyring Terrace, Newstead. The Shore comprises a 26- and 22-story tower with a four-story podium and ground-level retail. Read more.

One Clearlake Centre Receives New Owner in West Palm Beach


24 Jul 2017, West Palm Beach, United States

A real estate investment company has purchased One Clearlake Centre – an 18-story, 218,461-square-foot (20,300-square-meter) Class-A office tower. Renovations include new public spaces and multiple spec suites. Read more.

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Sinks Another Inch But There Could be a Fix


21 Jul 2017, San Francisco, United States

The Millennium Tower in San Francisco has sunk another inch in the past seven months, but on the brighter side, engineers have found a potential fix, which would entail drilling new piles down to bedrock from the building's basement. Read more.

Demolition Phase on 237-Meter Sydney Residential Tower Now Complete


21 Jul 2017, Sydney, Australia

An early milestone has been reached on Sydney Greenland Centre, which could become the tallest residential tower in Sydney’s CBD when completed in 2019. Demolition work has completed at the site after a 12-month process. Read more.

Proposed 57-Story Vancouver Tower Reviewed at Public Hearing


21 Jul 2017, Vancouver, Canada

On the agenda this week at Vancouver city hall is a major development proposal which sees a church and a local developer partnering to build what would be one of the city’s tallest buildings, a 170-meter residential tower. Read more.

Northwestern Mutual Tower Construction “Substantially Complete” in Milwaukee


21 Jul 2017, Milwaukee, United States

Construction of the $450 million, 33-story Northwestern Mutual Tower is now “substantially complete,” according to developer Northwestern Mutual. “Which means most construction is done, even inside,” the company said. Read more.

Sri Lanka’s “Port City Colombo” Master Plan Marked for Completion in 2041


20 Jul 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

A major land reclamation project, known as Port City Colombo (PCC), will span 269 hectares and cost around $US15 billion upon completion in 2041. The master plan will encompass five precincts, including Island Living and a Marina. Read more.

Historic Grain Silo Conversion in Cape Town to Fully Open in September


20 Jul 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The Grain Silo Building will open to the public on Cape Town's V&A waterfront in late September 2017. The first part of the renovation, consisting of hotel programming, opened in March 2017. Read more.

Life Returns to Michigan Central Station in Detroit for First Time in Decades


20 Jul 2017, Detroit, United States

For the first time in decades, a private event will be held in the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Over $8 million has already been spent on renovations, and further construction is planned for the near future. Read more.

Queensland Developer Proposes Office Tower at 949 Ann Street in Brisbane


20 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A property group has submitted a development application to Brisbane City Council for a 15-story office building to be built at 949 Ann Street, in Fortitude Valley. The site was purchased for AU$6.28 million (US$5 million) in October 2012. Read more.

Proposed Hobart Towers Jump in Height, Stirring Controversy


19 Jul 2017, Hobart, Australia

The Singapore-based Fragrance Group has increased the height of two proposed hotels at 28-30 Davey Street and 2-6 Collins Street, which has led to controversy since they exceed planning scheme height restrictions. Read more.