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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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Plans Revealed for Mixed-Use Office Tower in Cape Town

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21 Sep 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Plans have been unveiled for a new mixed-use office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct, which, while currently underdeveloped, is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial center. Read more.


31-Story Block of Flats Completes in London’s Docklands

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21 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 31-story, 125-unit block of flats in London’s Docklands has been completed. Dollar Bay is one of three major residential projects in London by the same architect, all of which are due to complete by 2018. Read more.


118 Fulton Street Tops Out At 63 Floors in New York’s Financial District

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21 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

118 Fulton Street has been making swift progress over the past few months, and has topped out at 758 feet (231 meters). After foundation work had been completed, the 63-story building maintained a pace of over one floor per week. Read more.


More Than 200 Dead in Mexico Earthquake as Buildings Collapse

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20 Sep 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes, and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 killed at least 217 people. Read more.


Los Angeles Approves Changes to Massive Two-Tower City Center Development

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20 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings has been released depicting design changes for the $700 million L.A. City Center project, a two-tower complex planned for Downtown Los Angeles that was recently approved by the City Planning Commission. Read more.


Paris’ Tour Montparnasse Set to Receive "Green Makeover"

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20 Sep 2017, Paris, France

Following years of calls for a revamp, a French design studio has been selected to give the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper a green makeover. The project is slated to complete in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Read more.


World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai

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19 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar tower, the tallest yet built in a solar farm. Read more.


Government Rejects Developer’s Appeal for London Apartment Complex

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19 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

The government has rejected an appeal by the developer for hundreds of flats in southwest London – even though the visions for the site were praised by the council and a planning inspector. Read more.


Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark

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19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.


52-Story Tower Set To Rise In Jersey City At 25 Columbus Drive

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19 Sep 2017, Jersey City, United States

Final approvals were recently granted for a 52-story tower in Jersey City, which will rise above a new public school, four storefronts, and a public plaza, each of which is part of the development plan. Read more.


Waterfront Residential Complex Designed for London's Greenwich Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A complex of residential towers has been designed for London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The project comprises a series of cascading towers containing one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as executive suites. Read more.


Proposed Tower for LA's Fashion District Gains Key Approval

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18 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A proposal to construct a mixed-use high-rise development in the Fashion District has gained the unanimous approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. The tower will contain 452 apartments and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.


Medium-Density Living at Heart of Master Plan for Sydney’s Rhodes Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A draft 20-year plan, prepared for the New South Wales (NSW) Government, would see several thousand more people living in the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in western Sydney, housed in medium-density buildings. Read more.


Financing Completed for $171 Million New Jersey Arts Center

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15 Sep 2017, New Brunswick, United States

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center is nearing completion in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, now that financing has been completed for the $171 million mixed-use project. Read more.


Japan-Based Developer Submits Proposal for Four Towers in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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15 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A Japan-based developer has submitted an application for a AUS$144 million (USD$115 million) residential project to the City of Parramatta. The four-tower complex will also include 6,574 square meters of common open space. Read more.


Amsterdam Prison to be Rehabilitated into Residential Tower Complex

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14 Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A master plan has been devised for Amsterdam’s former Bijlmerbajes prison complex, located on the city’s periphery. A collaborative development team will transform the site into a residential tower complex spanning 7.5 hectares. Read more.


Proposed Timber Observation Tower in New York Would Clean Central Park Reservoir

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14 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A proposed prefabricated timber tower for Central Park would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The structure would rise 220 meters and be constructed from curved glue-laminated timber beams. Read more.


Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes

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14 Sep 2017, Detroit, United States

An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the developer needs more time to complete it. Read more.


Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes

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14 Sep 2017, Hangzhou, China

A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Read more.


Ho Chi Minh City’s “Ghost Tower” Seized as Collateral After Owners Fail to Repay Debt

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13 Sep 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recently seized control of the unfinished Saigon One Tower – located in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown District One – as collateral over its investors' unpaid debt. Read more.


San Francisco Skyscraper Plans Now Twice Delayed Due to Traffic Concerns

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13 Sep 2017, San Francisco, United States

As negotiations continue between the developer, appellant, and city officials, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has for the second time delayed a vote on the appeal of plans to build a luxury skyscraper. Read more.


Melbourne’s Victoria Square Launches Second-Stage Building

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13 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

After selling 90 percent of the apartments in the first Victoria Square tower, the second stage of the development, which is located in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct, has recently launched. Read more.


Plans Lodged for Major London Office Complex Near Finsbury Circus

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13 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been lodged for a 750,000-square-foot (70,000-square-meter) office-led, mixed-use complex on the London City fringe near the Finsbury Circus park. It will rise 27 stories and brandish a clock on its crown. Read more.


Three Additional Towers to Join Manchester High-Rise Cluster

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12 Sep 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans have been lodged for three residential towers rising up to 32 stories next to the planned Owen Street cluster of skyscrapers near Manchester city center. The scheme will form part of the Great Jackson Street Development Framework. Read more.


Potential Cracks in Steel Halt Work Atop Philadelphia’s New Comcast Tower

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12 Sep 2017, Philadelphia, United States

Construction atop the rising Comcast Technology Center has been halted over concerns that the steel being used is cracked. The cracking may have occurred during the steel’s galvanizing process. Read more.


Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

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12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.


Three Cranes Atop High-Rises Collapse as Irma Lashes Florida

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11 Sep 2017, Miami, United States

Three construction cranes collapsed onto buildings in South Florida due to Hurricane Irma's heavy winds. Crews had to wait until the the winds calm to mobilize. There have been no reported injuries. Read more.


Fourteen-Story Commercial Office Building Proposed for Melbourne Suburb

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11 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A private developer has proposed a AU$42 million (US$33.7 million) development for the rapidly changing Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The 14-story building will be tailored for commercial, office, retail, and food and drink uses. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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11 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’ residential, tourism, and hospitality sectors. Read more.


New Manhattan Condo Tower Heads for the Sky

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08 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

Taking shape next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 53W53 tower recently reached 58 out of its 77 floors. When completed, the tower will achieve supertall status. Read more.