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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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Construction Ahead of Schedule on Vancouver’s Brock Commons


26 Aug 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The 18-story timber tower, Brock Commons, has been rising on the horizon of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus at an impressive speed, reported to be ahead of schedule. At this rate, it should be open by spring of 2017. Read more.

Design Changes Made to 30 Albert Street in Brisbane


26 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

The proposal for a new 91-story residential tower at 30 Albert Street has been redesigned, now featuring a striking blue and gold glass design. The updated application would replace the previously council-approved submission. Read more.

All Units Sold at The Carlyle on Wilshire in Los Angeles


26 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States

After six years on the market, all of the luxury residential units at The Carlyle on Wilshire, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, have been sold, grossing a total of $275 million, or an average of $11,238 per square meter. Read more.

City Planning Moves Forward with Application for 247 Cherry Street


26 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

The Department of City Planning is moving forward with an application to build a new 305-meter residential tower in the fast-growing neighborhood just north of the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges in New York City. Read more.

Melbourne’s Latest Highly Anticipated Residential Address Receives Approval


25 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one step closer to innovative, next-generation living following the planning minister’s approval of Melbourne Quarter’s residential buildings, which are planned to be home to 3,000 residents. Read more.

Qatar Investment Authority Purchases Stake in the Empire State Building


25 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the country a 9.9 percent stake in the structure. Read more.

Concert Planned at Seoul’s Lotte World Tower for Construction Workers


25 Aug 2016, Seoul, South Korea

As construction winds town on Lotte World Tower in Seoul, a music concert has been planned to thank construction workers for their hard work on the tower and celebrate their accomplishments, according to Lotte Corp. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Nan Shan Plaza Development in Taipei


24 Aug 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

Construction is progressing on the 274-meter, 45-story Nan Shan Plaza development, with cladding installation already underway. If completed today, the tower would be the third tallest building in Taiwan. Read more.

London’s 1 Leadenhall Tower Submitted for Planning


24 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

A proposal for a 37-story tower at 1 Leadenhall has been submitted for planning. The developer has said that work on the new tower could begin by 2018, with demolition and construction to last up to three years. Read more.

Solar-Powered Apartment Tower Proposed for Melbourne


24 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The 60-story Sol Invictus Tower could be the first skyscraper in Australia environmentally engineered to include solar cells in its façade, creating a far greater surface area for catching the sun's rays. Read more.

73-Story Office Tower Up for Sale in Hong Kong


24 Aug 2016, Hong Kong, China

A property firm has put up for sale one of its marquee office towers, located in the old Central District of Hong Kong. The Center, a 73-story office building, could fetch several billion dollars. Read more.

Developer Awards Contract to build Aykon London One Tower


23 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Dubai-based developer Damac has appointed Australian property construction and development company Lendlease to build its Aykon London One tower, a 50-story residential tower featuring 450 units. Read more.

Newstead Riverpark Towers Proposed for Brisbane


23 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Mirvac has submitted a developmental proposal to build a dual tower residential development located at 43 Evelyn Street and 15 Gordon Streets in Newstead. Named Evelyn, the development comprises a total of 283 apartments. Read more.

Strong Sales Support Brickell Flatiron Construction in Miami


23 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

While much has been made about Miami’s current condo boom slowing down, Brickell Flatiron’s sales have remained strong – the project has seen approximately $75 million in sales completed in the first two quarters of 2016. Read more.

Sydney’s Darling Harbour Under Redevelopment


22 Aug 2016, Sydney, Australia

Plans for an office complex at Darling Harbour have been dropped; instead, developers are looking to build a taller, skinnier apartment tower as part of a proposed USD$305 million redevelopment of the Harbourside Shopping Centre. Read more.

220 Central Park South Now Two-Thirds Erected in New York City


22 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

According to reports, the tower at 220 Central Park South in New York City is now two-thirds of the way up, with construction having completed about 183 meters of the tower’s eventual 290-meter height. Read more.

Tower Development in London’s Whitechapel District Recommended for Approval


22 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer's plans for a multi-tower complex in London's Whitechapel district have been recommended for approval. The scheme includes towers of 25 and 18 stories, a separate eight-story building, and attached low-rise buildings. Read more.

New Images of 30 Journal Square Revealed as Jersey City Approves Tower Proposal


19 Aug 2016, Jersey City, United States

Plans for 30 Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, were first revealed in March of 2014. Now, the city has approved plans for it to rise, though they will differ dramatically from what was previously posted. Read more.

35-Story Mixed-Use Tower Proposed at Jarvis and Shuter in Toronto


19 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada

Among a number of ongoing developments in the area, the northeast corner of Jarvis and Shuter, just east of Toronto's downtown core, could see another surface parking lot replaced by a high-rise tower. Read more.

Construction Underway for Broadway Tower in Portland


19 Aug 2016, Portland, United States

Construction is underway for Broadway Tower, a new mixed-use building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group. The 254-foot (77-meter) tower will include 180 hotel rooms and eleven floors of office space. Read more.

Opening Date for New York Wheel Pushed to 2018


18 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

New Yorkers will have to wait just a little bit longer to take in the sight of the city by Ferris wheel, because the grand opening of Staten Island’s 192-meter tourist attraction has once again been delayed, pushed back to 2018. Read more.

Da Nang Officials Consider Abandoning $104 Million Government Building


18 Aug 2016, Da Nang, Vietnam

Officials in Da Nang have reportedly considered moving out of the city's $104 million administrative center and building a new office, due to claims that they are suffocating in the space from high temperatures and a lack of oxygen. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for Proposed 40-Story Tower in Grand Rapids


18 Aug 2016, Grand Rapids, United States

New renderings have been revealed for what could be the tallest building in Grand Rapids, to be located at 10 Ionia Avenue Northwest, along Fulton Street. At 127 meters and 40 stories, the tower would comprise hotel and apartment units. Read more.

Re-Planning Package Submitted for China’s Future Tallest Tower in Shenzhen


17 Aug 2016, Shenzhen, China

A re-planning package has been submitted to local officials in Shenzhen for review. The plan is anchored by a tower poised to rise to 739 meters – a height that could see it become China’s next tallest building upon completion. Read more.

1000 Museum Begins to Take Shape in Miami


17 Aug 2016, Miami, United States

Currently under construction in Miami, 1000 Museum has progressed to its 15th of 60 floors. Conceived as “a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture,” the tower is set to complete in 2018. Read more.

Major Development to Reshape Dublin Docklands District


17 Aug 2016, Dublin, Ireland

Currently under construction, the mixed-use, waterfront Capital Dock development will offer 29,900 square meters of office space across three new buildings, plus an additional 21,052 square meters of residential and retail space. Read more.

27-Story Commercial Tower Proposed for Brisbane


16 Aug 2016, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a 27-story commercial tower at 301 Wickham Street in the Fortitude Valley neighborhood of Brisbane. The design consists of a distinctive void that reveals a garden terrace level below. Read more.

Engineering Expert Describes Skyslide Structure on LA’s U.S. Bank Tower


16 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States

The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th floor and is designed to endure the seismic activity common to the region. Read more.

Top Energy Rating Awarded to Melbourne High-Rise


16 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. Read more.

Sales Scheduled to Launch for Central Park Tower in New York City


15 Aug 2016, New York City, United States

Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower will be launched in late 2016. Read more.