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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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Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai

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07 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district. Read more.

Flames Engulf Dubai's Torch Tower Once Again


04 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For the second time in two years, a large blaze has ripped through the 79-story Torch Tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. All residents inside were safely evacuated. Read more.

New Manchester Student Tower Would Replace Music Venue


04 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Proposals for a 30-story, 573-bedroom student housing block have been submitted for approval, but would require the demolition of a music venue and a neighboring disused industrial building. Read more.

New Renderings Reveal Crooked, Pixelated Tower in Los Angeles


04 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have revealed a new, slanted look with a pixelated motif for a long-delayed 45-story, mixed-use residential tower project proposed for Los Angeles’ historic core. Read more.

Proposed Toronto Tree Tower to be Built from Cross-Laminated Timber


03 Aug 2017, Toronto, Canada

A proposed 18-story residential tower would have a cross-laminated timber structure, be clad in wood, and sprout trees from apartment balconies, to contrast the city's ubiquitous steel, concrete, and glass. Read more.

Plans Revealed For 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower in Tribeca


03 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for the 265 Broadway tower have recently been released, and show a 510-foot (155-meter) glassy skyscraper spanning 144,000 square feet (13,400 square meters) with both commercial and residential space. Read more.

Government Rejects Gold Coast Casino Development in Favor of Community-Led Plan


03 Aug 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated a proposed development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. The decision was based on ensuring the best long-term solution for the Gold Coast. Read more.

German Architecture Firm Commissioned to Design 150-Meter Tower in Shanghai


02 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design China UnionPay’s (CUP) new 150-meter headquarters tower, located near the former Expo area on the Huangpu River. Read more.

London Council Approves Scheme for 162-Home Battersea Project


02 Aug 2017, London, United Kingdom

Wandsworth Council has approved a scheme for 162 homes as part of the £15 billion Nine Elms Development in Battersea, south London. The proposals include four buildings ranging in height from nine to 16 stories. Read more.

China Asks Waldorf Owner Anbang to Sell Assets Abroad


02 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The company, however, said they have no plans to comply. Read more.

Art and Science-Inspired Hotel Tower Opens in Downtown Chicago


02 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

The 22-story, 195-room Hotel EMC2 has opened in downtown Chicago, and contains 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 120-seat restaurant, and interior designs inspired by the intersection of art and science. Read more.

New Office Building in Seoul Reflects the Passing of Time


01 Aug 2017, Seoul, South Korea

A slim 14-story office building located next to the Namdeamun Market, the oldest and largest market in South Korea, has been completed, and acts as a counterbalance to the colorful frenzy of the market’s nonstop activity. Read more.

Long Island City’s Latest Mixed-Use Development Will Include Factory Space


01 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Long Island City’s booming waterfront could see yet another high-rise, mixed-use project—this time with factory space—spanning 4.5 acres (18 hectares) at 5-40 44th Drive and 4-99 44th Drive. Read more.

North Korea Gives Makeover to World’s Tallest Unoccupied Building


01 Aug 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea

After years of stalled construction, Pyongyang recently unveiled the newly renovated Ryugyong Hotel: a pyramid-shaped building that is both the capital's biggest landmark, and what is believed to be the world's tallest unoccupied building. Read more.