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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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Reworked Proposal for London Docklands Tower Set for Approval


17 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story east London skyscraper is set for approval after its developers significantly reworked their earlier proposals. Major changes to the 225 Marsh Wall scheme include a reduced height and width. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton


17 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a one-story commercial structure, spans from 1185-1193 Broadway.Read more.

New Pictures Emerge of Dubai Creek Tower


17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.

Seventy-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles


17 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a 70-story, Mid-Century Modern-inspired tower slated for Downtown Los Angeles, which will house 794 apartments and 12,504 square feet (1,160 square meters) of ground floor commercial space. Read more.

Chicago Tribune Moving Longtime Headquarters to Prudential Plaza


16 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

The Chicago Tribune is leaving its longtime headquarters on North Michigan Avenue for Prudential Plaza, and plans to lease about 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters) of the two-tower complex overlooking Millennium Park. Read more.

Affordable Housing Development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park Gets Government Approval


16 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

A $2.2 billion affordable housing development in Sydney’s Macquarie Park has received government approval. It is part of the government’s Communities Plus program to redevelop and grow its social housing portfolio. Read more.

Construction to Resume on New York Wheel After Fired Construction Firm is Replaced


16 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

After its owners fired its construction firm for repeated delays and rising costs, the New York Wheel is set to resume construction, and will rise 630 feet, making it the tallest observation wheel in the world. Read more.

Long-Stalled Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles Files for Construction Permits


15 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The long-stalled, Frank Gehry-designed project has been given a new lease on life, as building permits have been filed with the City of Los Angeles. The new proposal calls for the construction of two high-rise buildings with open terraces. Read more.

Austrian Construction Group to Complete Krakow Tower Left Unfinished Since 1979


15 Aug 2017, Krakow, Poland

An Austrian construction group will turn a Krakow high-rise, left unfinished since construction began in 1979, into the city’s tallest tower. Unity Tower will be part of a five-building development in the city's center. Read more.

Canberra High-Rise Development Scaled Back Due to Potential Traffic Impact


15 Aug 2017, Canberra, Australia

Canberra residents have successfully lobbied for a proposed pair of 26-story residential towers in Gungahlin to be scaled back, following fears of its impact on the already problematic neighborhood traffic. Read more.

One Shell Square in New Orleans Will Become Hancock Whitney Center in 2018


14 Aug 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

One Shell Square, a 51-story tower in New Orleans' Central Business District, will become the Hancock Whitney Center in 2018. The bank will occupy seven floors of the building, which is Louisiana's tallest. Read more.

As One London Tower is Evacuated for Safety Reasons, Cladding Used on Others Passes Safety Test


14 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

While residents of the Ledbury estate in southeast London have been told to move out after structural problems were found, a cladding system using stonewall insulation has become the first to pass new government-ordered fire safety tests. Read more.

Two Development Giants Partner on Washington, DC-Area Office Tower


14 Aug 2017, Tysons, United States

Two development giants have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build The Boro in Tysons, Virginia, a 20-story trophy office tower, which is part of the $825 million, 15-acre mixed-use project, The Boro. Read more.

New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District


11 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential space, as well as a 928-meter tower. Read more.

Mixed-Use San Diego Development Will Include Satellite Campus and Affordable Housing


11 Aug 2017, San Diego, United States

A new mixed-use development in San Diego will dedicate space for a University of California San Diego satellite campus, and will earmark a portion of the residential units for affordable housing. Read more.

Chicago’s "Big Red" Building Scores Anchor Tenant, and Maybe a New Name


11 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based bank has made a deal to lease 462,000 square feet (43,000 square meters) of the CNA Center, affectionately known as "Big Red," and landed naming rights for the building. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Copenhagen’s IKEA-Adjacent Cactus Towers


10 Aug 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renderings have been released of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky façades, overlooking a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. The towers will include 500 compact "youth rooms." Read more.

New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing


10 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the height of the building. Read more.

Permits Filed For Pair of Towers at 520 West 41st Street in New York


10 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Permits have been filed for a pair of skyscrapers at 520 West 41st Street, previously the site of an old Mercedes dealership. The towers will include a total of 1.6 million square feet of residential and commercial space. Read more.

Mountain-Like Tower Underway at LUMA Arles in the South of France


10 Aug 2017, Arles, France

A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.

Los Angeles Office Tower’s Unusual Design Previewed in New Fly-Through Video


09 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new fly-through video shows the unusual design of Los Angeles high-rise, the (W)rapper, which will rise next to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson station. Read more.

Liverpool Green-Lights Two More Towers, Despite UNESCO Concerns


09 Aug 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool City Council has approved the construction of 31-story and 15-story residential blocks near the historic Pier Head area, just weeks after being warned its UNESCO World Heritage site status was under threat. Read more.

107-Story TV Tower Planned for Istanbul


09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.

New Renderings Revealed for Upcoming 76-Story Skyscraper in Chicago


09 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been released for 1000M, an 832-foot skyscraper that will replace a vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Updated designs include a green and blue glass curtain wall and a hovering metallic mesh crown. Read more.

Miami's Avant at Met Square Structurally Tops Off


08 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

The fourth and final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami project, the 43-story mixed-use Avant at Met Square, has reached structural completion with the topping off of its concrete shell. Read more.

NSW Government to Crack Down on Dangerous Building Materials After Grenfell Fire


08 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia

The New South Wales (NSW) government has unveiled a fire safety plan that it says is “Australia’s most comprehensive” response to the issues exposed by London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in June. Read more.

New York’s 33-Story One Hudson Yards Begins Leasing


08 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

A New York City real estate company has announced the leasing launch at One Hudson Yards, a collection of high-design luxury rental residences with a curated collection of art, wellness, and lifestyle amenities and services. Read more.

Co-Working Startup Inks Deal to Build 36-Floor Mixed-Use Co-Living Space in Seattle


07 Aug 2017, Seattle, United States

New York City-based co-working startup is expanding its co-living residential program to Seattle at a 36-story mixed-use building—designed as a place to live, work, and play—in the Belltown neighborhood. Read more.

London’s Cheesegrater Struck by Steel Beam from 22 Bishopsgate Construction Site


07 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

A steel beam being lifted by a crane working at the 22 Bishopsgate construction site in London crashed into the side of the Cheesegrater building, resulting in damage to the external glazing. Read more.

Proposed 62-Story Mixed-Use Tower Would Be Austin’s Tallest


07 Aug 2017, Austin, United States

A San Antonio-based developer is planning an 850-foot (260-meter) skyscraper downtown, which would make it the city’s tallest building. The development would house office and retail space, as well as luxury apartments. Read more.