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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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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.

Tech Giant to Add 1,000 Jobs at Wolf Point South in Chicago


30 Nov 2018, Chicago, United States

A tech company has announced that it will add 1,000 more jobs to Chicago’s workforce by leasing 46,451 square meters of the final tower of the Wolf Point complex. Meanwhile, a revised master plan for Lincoln Yards reveals shorter towers. Read more.

Architect Submits Plans for 42-Story Residential Tower in London


30 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has proposed a plan to build a 42-story residential tower opposite Ilford station in east London. The scheme would include 380 apartments, with 144 affordable apartments built on a separate site. Read more.

A 24-Story Residential Tower and Townhouse Project is Being Built in Tegucigalpa


30 Nov 2018, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Urbánica, an El Salvador-based real estate developer, will be starting construction on a 24-story residential high-rise in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa in mid-2019. The project will include seven townhouses in addition to the apartment units. Read more.

Updated Plans Submitted for $1.4 Billion Development in Olympic Park in London


29 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Updated plans for a $1.4 billion development in London’s Olympic Park have been submitted. The plan, which has undergone height cutbacks after a dispute over views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, could reach completion in 2022 if approved. Read more.

Luxury High-Rise with 392 Units Introduced to the Market in San Francisco


29 Nov 2018, San Francisco, United States

A 121-meter luxury residential tower has been introduced to the market in San Francisco. The 40-story building includes one-, two- and three-bedroom condos and townhouses with access to a fitness center and vehicle charging stations. Read more.

City of Edmonton Approves Two Condo Towers


29 Nov 2018, Edmonton, Canada

The City of Edmonton has approved two condo towers that will deliver 650 new housing units. Construction is anticipated to start by 2019. Meanwhile, a developer has proposed a mixed-use development with over 4,000 residential units. Read more.

Sydney’s Transit-Oriented Waterloo Tower Scheme Proceeds to Next Stage


28 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia

Planning for a new transit-oriented tower development in Sydney has proceeded to the next stage. A new station is set to be accompanied by 29-, 25-, and 23-story towers, as well as mid-rise buildings and a public plaza. Read more.

Mixed-Use Development Set for Newport, Kentucky, Near Cincinnati


28 Nov 2018, Newport, United States

A 14-hectare project featuring 464,515 square meters of residential, commercial, and public space is planned to develop in Newport, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Construction on the $1 billion scheme will begin in 2019. Read more.

Zurich Voters Greenlight New Stadium and High-Rise Complex


28 Nov 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

A new 18,000-seat football stadium complex is to be built in Zurich, Switzerland, following local voter approval. The project, which includes two adjacent 137-meter high-rises, has a total estimated cost of $571 million. Read more.

Two-Tower Complex Joined by Illuminated Skybridge Proposed for Montreal


28 Nov 2018, Montreal, Canada

Developers have submitted a proposal for a two-tower mixed-use development to join Montreal’s downtown skyline. The 51- and 53-story towers are planned to host 1,500 new units and will be connected by an illuminated skybridge. Read more.

Four-Tower Southall Scheme in West London Approved


27 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

A developer has secured approval for a 575-home, four-tower scheme in west London. The $254 million project will include 2,100 square meters of office space as well as 926 cycle spaces, communal gardens and public space. Read more.

Tall Timber Commercial Tower Opens in Brisbane


27 Nov 2018, Brisbane, Australia

What is claimed to be Australia's tallest commercial tower engineered from timber, 25 King, has opened in Brisbane. A major engineering firm is occupying 43.5 percent of the building's 14,965 square meters of net-lettable area. Read more.

A 50-Meter Timber Tower to Rise on Paris’ Left Bank


27 Nov 2018, Paris, France

A timber tower on Paris’ left bank is scheduled for a 2021 completion. The residential project, known as the Wood Up tower, will rise 50 meters and 17 stories tall, and will accommodate 105 homes, ranging from studios to five-room apartments. Read more.

44-Story Gold Coast Tower Commences Construction


26 Nov 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The first phase of construction has begun on a 44-story residential tower, which is slated for an 1,821-square-meter Gold Coast site. The US$180.9 million high-rise features amenities such as a pool, lounge, and communal work space. Read more.