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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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Tottenham Hale Scheme Secures $631 Million In London


13 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

Construction could begin in summer 2019, for a mixed-use development at Tottenham Hale, with the first new homes completing by the end of 2020. The London scheme has secured $631 million and will deliver 1,030 new homes.Read more.

Beijing’s Sunshine Insurance Headquarters Scheduled for 2020 Completion


13 Dec 2018, Beijing, China

New images have been revealed of the Sunshine Insurance Headquarters in Beijing, a 220-meter building with a mix of residential and retail functions. The tower is scheduled for a 2020 completion date. Read more.

Updated Proposal for AT&T Building Revealed in New York City


13 Dec 2018, New York City, United States

A proposal to overhaul New York City’s 550 N. Madison, a postmodern building that gained landmark status, has been updated. The new proposal, which includes updated retail, leaves the majority of the building intact. Read more.

Supreme Court Reneges on High-Rise Ban in Karachi


12 Dec 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

After hearing a petition, the Supreme Court has withdrawn its order banning high-rise constructions over six floors in Karachi. The prior ban was passed over concerns about a lack of water and infrastructure in the city. Read more.

BMO Harris Bank Confirms It Will Occupy Tower Near Chicago's Union Station


12 Dec 2018, Chicago, United States

A Toronto-based bank has signed a lease to occupy 14 stories of the new 50-story BMO Tower, located near Union Station in Chicago, where it will consolidate its three downtown offices into 46,451 square meters of space. Read more.

Modular Project Completes Core Structure in London


12 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

The concrete cores have been completed in a modular tower development at 101 George Street in London. The next stage of the process will see the completed modules installed, offering 546 homes for rent when complete. Read more.

Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen Scheduled for 2020 Completion


11 Dec 2018, Shenzhen, China

An architect and an insurance firm are working together on the Sunshine Tower in Shenzhen, a 160-meter building featuring green corridors and elevated walkways. The 61,316-square-meter project is scheduled for a 2020 completion. Read more.

Manama's Fakhro Tower Gains Property Management Team


11 Dec 2018, Manama, Bahrain

A property manager has taken over commercial space leasing for the 30-story Fakhro Tower and has already leased out 350 square meters of commercial space. The tower includes access to reception and communal areas. Read more.

Ryde Garden Has Reached Completion in Sydney


11 Dec 2018, Sydney, Australia

Ryde Garden, a US$418 million development in Sydney’s North Ryde, has reached completion, with buyers moving into the first of three towers. The residential complex provides 830 apartments total across the three towers. Read more.

Historic England Objects to Proposed Tulip Tourist Tower in London


10 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

Historic England has expressed concerns about the proposed 305-meter-tall, Tulip tower, saying it could encroach on views of the Tower of London. London City Airport has joined in saying the tower could interfere with radar. Read more.

A 22-Story Office Building is Proposed for Uptown Dallas


10 Dec 2018, Dallas, Texas

A developer has announced plans for a 22-story, 300,000-square-foot (27,870-square-meter) office tower, paying almost $400 per square foot ($4,304 per square meter) for the 0.4-hectare building site. Read more.

Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai is 40 Percent Complete


10 Dec 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A developer has announced that Imperial Avenue, a residential project, is now 40% complete. The project has 28 floors, 424 apartments and five levels of parking, and offers one- to five-bedroom apartments. Read more.

A Three-Tower Residential Complex is Under Construction at Eko Atlantic, Lagos


07 Dec 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

Azuri Peninsula, a three-tower luxury residential complex, is under construction as part of the Eko Atlantic master plan in Lagos, which is proposed to span 10 districts and could become a central business hub in Africa. Read more.

Financing Hurdle Overcome for The Couture, Milwaukee


07 Dec 2018, Milwaukee, United States

A 44-story lakefront tower in Milwaukee secured preliminary approval for part of its $120 million financing package, allowing it to move forward. Remaining work needed before construction can start includes relocation of a sewer pipe. Read more.

“Brutalist-Inspired” Tower Completes in Stockholm


07 Dec 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

The first of two new pixelated Brutalist-inspired towers has opened in Stockholm, part of a complex called Norra Tornen. The 121-meter-tall residential tower, which contains 5,000 prefabricated panels, is among the tallest in the city. Read more.

Group of Residential Towers in Salford May Rise to 45 Stories


07 Dec 2018, Salford, United Kingdom

Proposals have been drawn for a series of blocks in Salford Quays that could rise up to 45 stories. The buildings would contain residential apartments, student accommodation and co-living units. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Founder International Financial Center in Wuhan


06 Dec 2018, Wuhan, China

Renderings of an under-construction commercial high-rise in Wuhan have been revealed. The two-tower development features a 238-meter and a 150-meter tower with a three-level retail podium. Read more.

A 22-Story Luxury Tower Will Rise in San Salvador


06 Dec 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

Construction is planned to begin in 2019 on a new luxury residential tower in the suburb of San Benito, San Salvador called Casa Uno Cinco Nueve. The building will offer 88 units ranging in size from 138 to 191 square meters. Read more.

São Paulo's Birmann 32 to get Fast Elevators


06 Dec 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

What could be Brazil’s fastest elevators are set to be installed at the Birmann 32 office building in São Paulo. Eight of the elevators, which can travel up to seven meters per second, will be installed around the 125-meter building. Read more.

Queens Plaza Park Begins Rising in New York City


05 Dec 2018, New York City, United States

Queens Plaza Park, a 67-story high-rise at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, has begun rising to its planned height of 230 meters. The building will include 958 residential units, with 300 of them designated as affordable housing. Read more.

Three Workers Injured in Accident on Gold Coast Jewel Development Site


05 Dec 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Three workers were injured by a collapsed steel tray of electrical cables on the site of the Gold Cost Jewel towers, a three-tower development. The workers were transported to a hospital in stable condition. Read more.

New Images of the 272-Meter NEMA Chicago Revealed


05 Dec 2018, Chicago, United States

New images have been revealed of the 272-meter residential tower known as NEMA Chicago. The building will offer 800 apartment units and 6,053 meters of amenity space, which includes a resident lounge and a pool. Read more.

Artist Submits Application for 20-Story Surfers Paradise Tower in Gold Coast


04 Dec 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A Gold Coast artist has submitted an application to develop a 57-apartment tower in Surfers Paradise. The largest of the four penthouse apartments will comprise four bedrooms within a 509-square-meter layout. Read more.

Norwich Tower and 4.5-Hectare Scheme Set for Approval


04 Dec 2018, Norwich, United Kingdom

A £270 million (US$344 million) scheme in Norwich has been recommended for approval by city planners. The development would include a 20-story high-rise, 11,000 square meters of retail and commercial space, a hotel and a cinema. Read more.

New Plan to Stop Millennium Tower From Sinking in San Francisco


04 Dec 2018, San Francisco, United States

A new plan to halt the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco calls for drilling piles into the bedrock from the sidewalk on the building’s southwest corner, which is estimated to be less expensive and disruptive than prior proposals. Read more.

One Dead After Fire in 18-Story Mumbai High-Rise


03 Dec 2018, Mumbai, India

A fire in an 18-story high-rise in the Mumbai neighborhood of Mahalaxmi caused 23 injuries and one death on December 2, 2018. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to be linked to an electrical short. Read more.

Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters Scheduled for 2022 Completion


03 Dec 2018, Taichung, Taiwan

The 200-meter Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters is scheduled for a 2022 completion date. The building will provide office space for the Taichung Commercial bank, and offer luxury hotel rooms. Read more.

UK Ban on Flammable Cladding Could Affect Tall Timber Buildings


03 Dec 2018, London, United Kingdom

Following the Grenfell fire, which spread rapidly due to combustible cladding, the UK government has opted to ban Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in the external walls of buildings over 18 meters tall and containing housing. Read more.