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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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Singapore Billionaire Unveils Plans for Tasmania's Tallest Building in Hobart


25 Oct 2016, Hobart, Australia

Singapore-based Fragrance Group has unveiled its plans for Hobart's first 100-plus-meter skyscraper and another 20-story structure, which together would create 1,000 full-time jobs and ease the city's accommodation shortage. Read more.

Trinity Church Reveals Plans for Office Tower to Rise behind Historic Church


25 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

Behind the historic steeple of Trinity Church, which was the city’s tallest building until 1890, will soon rise a modern, 26-story, mixed-use tower. New renderings have been revealed of Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed building. Read more.

Proposed High-Rise Development in Shanghai Incorporates Traditional Architecture


25 Oct 2016, Shanghai, China

EID Architecture looked to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's newly proposed high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area will see six new residential towers through the development. Read more.

Niche 905 Residential Tower Nearing Completion in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood


25 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Since topping off back in the summer, progress has been moving along well at the site of Ascend Real Estate Group's Niche 905 in Chicago's rapidly rising River North district. The tower is now nearing completion. Read more.

St. John’s Quarter Complex Approved in Manchester


24 Oct 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

A regeneration scheme at the former Granada Studios' site in Manchester has been granted planning approval. The St. John's Quarter complex, which includes a 52-story tower, will be a mixed-use development comprising four buildings. Read more.

Residential Muse Tower Proposed for Rotterdam


24 Oct 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Muse is a 75-meter, 24-story residential tower designed for the Waterstad Quarter of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The design aims to shape an important pedestrian axis within the city. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2017. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for 23-79 High Street Toowong Complex in Brisbane


24 Oct 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for three 25-story residential towers located at 23-79 High Street Toowong in Brisbane. The project will be developed in three stages and will include extensive ground-floor retail activation. Read more.

Construction Date Scheduled for Tour Helka in Puteaux


21 Oct 2016, Puteaux, France

The Tour Helka Complex is set to begin construction in 2017 and become an instant landmark for the La Défense district of Paris' Metropolitan Area in Puteaux, filled with modern glass office towers. The main tower will rise 49 stories. Read more.

Proposed Chicago Skyscraper Inches Towards Construction


21 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Approved by the Planning Commission in early 2016, the 189-meter tower slated for 812 South Michigan Avenue is currently navigating the city's permitting process. Plans include 479 residential units, ground-floor retail, and parking. Read more.

Top Floors of Denver’s Historic Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower Up for Auction


21 Oct 2016, Denver, United States

On October 26, auctioneers for the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower on the 16th Street Mall will open the bidding for floors 17 though 20 at $4.25 million with an undisclosed reserve. The property has been on the market for $4.5 million. Read more.

72-Story Twin Towers Proposed for Toronto


20 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

The northeast corner of Yonge Street and Carlton Street is slated for major redevelopment, as property owner Northam Realty is looking to rezone the Downtown Toronto site to allow two 72-story twin towers. Read more.

Heritage Group Looks to Prevent Manchester towers


20 Oct 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

The Twentieth Century Society, a heritage preservation group, is objecting to a pair of towers planned in Manchester by Make for footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, despite backing for the project by city councilors. Read more.

Construction Progresses on White Cubic Tower Rising in Seoul


19 Oct 2016, Seoul, South Korea

A white, cubic tower is taking shape in central Seoul, marking the future home of the new headquarters for the Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. Upon completion in 2017, the tower will rise 23 stories, or in other words, 110 meters. Read more.

Ground Breaking Held for Upcoming Square Station Development in Miami


19 Oct 2016, Miami, United States

A Miami-based developer recently held a ground breaking for Square Station – a new multifamily rental complex in downtown’s Arts and Entertainment District – after successfully landing a $103 million bank loan. Read more.

Parramatta, Sydney’s First Five-Star Hotel to be Housed at 8 Phillip Street


19 Oct 2016, Sydney, Australia

The 8 Phillip Street mixed-use apartment tower in Sydney’s Parramatta neighborhood will house the district's first five-star hotel and resort offering. Comprising 55 stories upon completion, the development is scheduled to open in 2020. Read more.

New York City Supertall Breaks Ground


18 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central Terminal and feature 158,000 square meters of gross floor area. Read more.

76-Story Chicago Tower Lands Construction Permit


18 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s third skyline-altering tower of 2016 has been given the official go-ahead from the city to begin foundation work. The building features a fresh take on the iconic stepped, bundled tube layout. Read more.

Major Tenants Secured for Proposed Developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street in Melbourne


17 Oct 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The week of October 10 has seen two noteworthy commercial leasing deals unveiled as major tenants each reportedly secure about 6,000 square meters of space at proposed developments at 447 and 80 Collins Street. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Heidelberg Energy Storage Center and Park


17 Oct 2016, Heidelberg, Germany

A firm has won a competition to redesign an energy center in Heidelberg. Currently a cylindrical-shaped storage facility, the space will be transformed into a dynamic sculpture, city icon, and knowledge hub for sustainable energy. Read more.

Highly Sustainable 17-Story Beacon Proposed for Hemel Hempstead


17 Oct 2016, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

The team behind the 17-story Beacon in the Hertfordshire commuter town of Hemel Hempstead believe that they have found the recipe for the greenest high-rise residential building in the UK. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Proposed for 254 King Street East in Toronto


14 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

An application for redevelopment was submitted to the city during the week of October 3 for 254 King Street East – a 32-story, two-tower residential project connected by glass bridges from floors 12 to 21 and 26 to 31. Read more.

Architect Wins Design for Beirut Museum of Art


14 Oct 2016, Beirut, Lebanon

A Paris-based Lebanese architect has been selected to design the Beirut Museum of Art, which will feature a 124-meter-tall, campanile-like tower housing 1,000 works of art, workshop space, as well as artists’ residences. Read more.

Liverpool Tower Granted Approval Despite Concerns


14 Oct 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Liverpool City Council has granted planning approval for a 21-story student residential tower – the first of three blocks of the Lime Street Towers complex – located close to the city’s UNESCO world heritage site. Read more.

Tel Aviv Tower Set to Become Israel's Tallest Building


13 Oct 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to include the tallest building in Israel. Currently under construction, ToHA will comprise two glazed towers. Read more.

Contractor Named for Residential Scheme in Mumbai


13 Oct 2016, Mumbai, India

Leighton Asia has entered into an agreement to deliver a major residential scheme in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. The so-called Ten BKC scheme, owned by Radius Developers, is a two-hectare development. Read more.

101 West 28th Street Nearing Completion in New York City


13 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

Since topping off at this time last year, progress has been moving along nicely at 101 West 28th Street, the 28-story Hyatt House Hotel that is now nearing completion. The tower will soon open its doors to those seeking accommodation. Read more.

Two-Tower Development Proposed for Casablanca


12 Oct 2016, Casablanca, Morocco

A planned redesign of Casablanca’s financial district by a Paris-based architecture firm uses the city’s vernacular architecture to create a contemporary building typology in a project called Casa Anfa. Read more.

Lawsuit Filed Against Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach


12 Oct 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach is nearing completion, but could suffer a pricey hiccup after the condo association behind the neighboring Millennium Tower filed a lawsuit for alleged damages received during its construction. Read more.

Toronto’s 4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel


12 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada

After being presented in front of the six-member Toronto Design Review Panel (DRP), the proposed 4800 Yonge Street tower was assessed as needing refinement, rather than a complete redesign. Read more.

Conceptual Timber Tower Proposal Revealed for Chicago


12 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States

As part of the Riverline master plan along the Chicago River, the visionary River Beech Tower is a residential high-rise. At 80 stories tall, the conceptual brief caters to 300 duplex units and multi-story penetrations that form communal spaces. Read more.