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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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64-Story 138 East 50th Street Tops Out in New York City’s Midtown East

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22 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Construction on 138 East 50th Street appears to have reached the parapet, 800 feet (244 meters) above the Midtown streets below. The building comprises 124 condominiums, as well as retail components to help round out the tower’s pedestrian sphere. Read more.


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Turns Down Architecture Organization’s Offer to Help

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22 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry has refused a prominent architecture organization's application to become a “core participant” (CP) on the review into the 71 deaths caused by the tragic fire in June 2017. Read more.


The Beach Apartments Completes in Gold Coast

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22 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

Construction on the Beach Apartments, the latest tower in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach suburb, has been completed. The 108-meter-tall tower is within walking distance of the beach, the new light rail, and a popular dining precinct. Read more.


First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed

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22 Nov 2017, Paris, France

The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the cramped accommodation of several different services around central Paris. Read more.


Chinese Conglomerate Attempts to Sell $5 Billion of Global Skyscraper Assets

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21 Nov 2017, Beijing, China

A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as Beijing tightens control over companies’ offshore investments. Read more.


Excavation Begins for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards

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21 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping chasm has appeared in the earth where it used to be. Read more.


Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon

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21 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794 homes and 35,000 square meters of office space. Read more.


Singaporean Developer Pours $177M Into Ho Chi Minh City Residential Project

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21 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Singaporean property developer has announced that it is planning to build its latest residential development in Ho Chi Minh City's District 4. The proposed scheme will contain three 24-story towers and span 1.45 hectares. Read more.


High Court Ends Mumbai High-Rise Residents’ Exclusive Access to Public Park

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20 Nov 2017, Mumbai, India

After the intervention of the Bombay High Court, an enclosed 1,021-square-meter public garden in Cuffe Parade – used exclusively by residents of the high-rise DSK Tower – will now be accessible to the public. Read more.


Landmark London Hotel to be Replaced by Mixed-Use Development

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20 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern part of the site, allowing for the creation of a “garden square.” Read more.


St. Louis’ Former AT&T Tower Now For Sale

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20 Nov 2017, St. Louis, United States

The largest office building in St. Louis, formerly known as One AT&T Center, is on the market after being foreclosed. The vacant 44-story office tower in the heart of the city’s central business district was put up for sale without an asking price. Read more.


Melbourne’s Wesley Place Stage One Begins Construction, Stage Two Still Seeks Approval

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17 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Signage from a multinational construction company has emerged across the site of the Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project still awaits approval. Read more.


Redevelopment Proposed for Richview Square in Suburban Toronto

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17 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a redevelopment project in the Toronto suburbs. The proposal merges two sites – Richview Square and 4620 Eglinton Avenue West – making up approximately 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of land. Read more.


Jersey City’s First New Office Tower in Decades Revealed

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17 Nov 2017, Jersey City, United States

Renderings have been released of Jersey City's first new commercial office building in decades. Dubbed Harborside Tower, the building is getting ready to rise at 136 Greene Street, and will stand 557 feet (170 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.


Long Island City Riverside Scheme Would Bring Queens, New York City, Its Tallest Tower

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16 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The family that owns most of the land along the artificial Anable Basin inlet is proposing to replace its warehouses with a $3 billion project, including an apartment tower that would rise 70 stories. Read more.


Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension

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16 Nov 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in three new pavilions and an 80-meter tower. Read more.


Danish Firm Wins Competition for Toronto Condo Complex

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16 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A Danish architecture firm has won a competition to build a residential complex in Toronto, which will comprise a pair of tower peaks covered in rippling terraces inspired by the waves of the nearby lake. Read more.


Plans for Forested “Empire City” Towers Revealed in Ho Chi Minh City

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15 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Plans have been unveiled for a 333-meter-high skyscraper in Vietnam's largest city, which will be built on the east side of the Saigon River, and mimic the topography of the country's natural landscape. Read more.


Proposal Made for What Could Be Portland’s Next Tallest Building

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15 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A redevelopment plan has been released for Portland’s US Postal Service (USPS) headquarters that includes a 970-foot (296-meter) skyscraper, designed to be the tallest building in the city, and possibly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.


Winner Announced for High-Rise Residential Tower Competition in Strasbourg

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15 Nov 2017, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg's mayor, Roland Ries, has announced the winner of the architectural design competition for a residential tower. The site is located near the Rhine River, within the Presqu’ile-Citadelle neighborhood. Read more.


First Residents Move Into Downtown Brooklyn's The Lane

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14 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Downtown Brooklyn's newest multi-family project, a 108-unit luxury rental building called The Lane, has completed, and boasts a façade of classic brick and contemporary glass to fit within the urban fabric of one of Brooklyn's oldest streets. Read more.


Recently Completed Huangshan Mountain Village Integrates With Nature

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14 Nov 2017, Huangshan, China

Built on a UNESCO Heritage Site in China’s Anhui province, the recently completed Huangshan Mountain Village provides the conveniences of modern living, while affirming the significance of the culturally important mountain range. Read more.


Proposals for Connected Bristol Towers Under Evaluation

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14 Nov 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol City Council is evaluating a proposal for a 375-home development on the site of a former ambulance base. The scheme includes 26-story and 10-story towers over a 420-square-meter convenience store and leisure facilities. Read more.


Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2

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14 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2, which would be located at 266 George Street. If approved, the 36-story “suspended commercial tower” would be one of the tallest commercial towers in Brisbane. Read more.


Developer Wins Planning for Office Building Trio in London

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13 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer has won planning for three buildings on a 7-hectare plot at White City Place in west London. Together, the three buildings on site will provide more than 100,000 square meters of mostly office space. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed of Redesigned Amenities for New Toronto Tower Duo

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13 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a series of design revisions that resulted in a scaled-back three-tower plan, new renderings have been revealed for the first two 29- and 45-story towers of Auberge on the Park in Toronto, Canada. Read more.


Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney

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13 Nov 2017, Sydney, Australia

A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to International House Sydney. Read more.


Mixed-Use Project in LA's Koreatown Adds New Architect

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13 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A mixed-use project slated for Los Angeles’ Koreatown has added a new architect to its project team. The Wilshire Gate will include affordable housing units, as well as 250 condominium units and a 200-key hotel. Read more.


Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City

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10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.


Weingart Towers Will Bring More Affordable Housing to Los Angeles

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10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.