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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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Land Sale Brings the Gold Coast’s Orion Towers One Step Closer to Reality

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20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.


Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre Redevelopment Granted Approval in London

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20 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Proposals for the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Ripple Road in Barking, east London – billed as “a rival” to the nearby Westfield center in Stratford – were approved by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on Monday, January 16. Read more.


Conceptual Renderings Revealed for Thompson Center Redevelopment in Chicago

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20 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could allow conceptual plans for a 115-story tower to proceed. Read more.


L’Avenue Nears Completion in Montréal

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20 Jan 2017, Montréal, Canada

Progress on L'Avenue – a 50-story condominium in Montréal – has been steady, with most of the blue and black curtain wall glazing installed and the tower's pointy crown bringing the sloping elevations to an appropriate conclusion. Read more.


17-Story High-Rise in Tehran Collapses after Fire

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19 Jan 2017, Tehran, Iran

Soldiers, sniffer dogs, and rescue workers are searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters in the ruins of a 17-story commercial building that collapsed on January 19 while they were trying to put out a blaze. Read more.


244-Meter Riverfront Tower Proposed in Chicago

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19 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States

A team led by Howard Hughes Company and Chicago’s Riverside Investment and Development have taken the wraps off a dramatic 800-foot (244-meter) office building proposed for 110 N. Wacker Drive along the Chicago River. Read more.


Chinese Construction Giant to Build the Tallest Towers in Strategic Djibouti

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19 Jan 2017, Djibouti, Djibouti

Construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has laid the foundation stone for a $70 million, 23-story twin-tower development in Djibouti, set to be the tallest structures in the east African port country. Read more.


New World Trade Centre Could be Perth's Next Tallest Building

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18 Jan 2017, Perth, Australia

A 75-story World Trade Centre that would be Perth's biggest skyscraper will be built in the center of the city by private developers under plans backed by the Western Australia Government. The project also includes a 36-story tower. Read more.


Plans for Boston’s Tallest Residential Tower in Jeopardy

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18 Jan 2017, Boston, United States

There could be trouble in the skies for Winthrop Square Tower in Boston after concerns were raised on the tower's potential impact on the nearby airport's takeoff corridor. Plans for the project are likely to change as a result. Read more.


Planners Recommend London’s 54 Marsh Wall for Approval

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18 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 42-story tower proposal at 54 Marsh Wall for east London's Canary Wharf has been recommended for approval by Tower Hamlets councilors. The project would deliver 216 apartments between the main tower and a linked 16-story sister block. Read more.


Barcelona’s Torre Agbar Sold for the Second Time in Three Years

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18 Jan 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Torre Agbar has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona's emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. The recent acquisition is expected to see the tower continue its life as an office tower. Read more.


The Eiffel Tower to Undergo 15-Year Renovation Project

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17 Jan 2017, Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is set to undergo a massive 15-year renovation project, which will encompass a full structural analysis, replacement of the tower’s lighting systems, and an overhaul of its elevators. Read more.


Site Plan Filed for Max Condos on Mutual Street in Toronto

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17 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following a successful rezoning appeal in October of 2016, a proposal for Max Condos at 81 Mutual Street is back before the City of Toronto's planning department. The residential tower is now slated to be 36 stories tall. Read more.


Designs for Liverpool Skyscraper Revealed

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17 Jan 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Images have emerged of a 42-story tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, which could become the tallest in the city. It is one of two high-rise residential buildings planned as part of a complex. Read more.


Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City

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16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.


Funding Acquired for Angel Gardens Tower in Manchester

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16 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

A new residential tower at Angel Gardens – the USD$184 million development by Manchester’s Victoria Station – has come a step closer to realization after builders secured a loan from a German bank to build the 35-story property. Read more.


Excavation Underway for Vancouver’s 1575 West Georgia Street

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16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada

More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.


Fresh Renderings Reveal New Details for Miami’s One River Point

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13 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Fresh renderings have revealed new details for the One River Point complex in Miami. The two-tower development, sited on a downtown site adjacent to the Miami River, will rise to 60 stories, connected at the top by a three-floor glass sky bridge. Read more.


New York City’s Largest Permanent Modular Hotel Project Halfway Complete

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13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States

CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. Read more.


Chiswick Curve Refused Planning in London

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13 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Planning officers have rejected plans for the 32-story Chiswick Curve in west London, saying its location, scale, and design would “cause harm, including substantial harm” to a range of designated heritage assets and conservation areas. Read more.


Foundation Pour Complete for Brickell Flatiron in Miami

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12 Jan 2017, Miami, United States

Construction contractor Moss & Associates completed a 24-hour continuous concrete foundation pour for Brickell Flatiron, an incoming 64-story project nestled in Miami's expanding financial district. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Tower Planned for 320 George Street in Brisbane

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12 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 30-story mixed-use tower located at 320 George Street in Brisbane. Lodged by Lionmar Holdings Pty Ltd, the development has been designed by architectural firm Ferro Arch. Read more.


One Mission Bay Tops Out in San Francisco

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12 Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Read more.


Construction Begins in Warsaw on Poland’s Future Tallest Building

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11 Jan 2017, Warsaw, Poland

Construction has begun on Varso Place – a mixed-use development in the Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000-square-meter scheme include Poland's future tallest tower and two mid-rise buildings of 21 and 19 stories, respectively. Read more.


Architect Reveals Plans for Bamboo-Inspired Office Tower in Shenzhen

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11 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China

Plans have been released for Gmond International Building – a regeneration project located in the old town area of Shenzhen, China. The design of the 200-meter building is inspired by the traditional form of Chinese bamboo. Read more.


Bridgestone Americas Tower Approaching Final Height in Nashville

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11 Jan 2017, Nashville, United States

Construction progress has been advancing steadily at the site of the Bridgestone Americas Tower in downtown Nashville. The 30-story office tower is already becoming a fixture on the local skyline, on track for its late 2017 opening. Read more.


Two-Tower Via Bloor Condos Planned for Toronto Redevelopment Site

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11 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada

A developer has revealed plans for recently purchased properties at the eastern end of a wedge-shaped block at a redevelopment site in Toronto, where a two-tower residential and retail development called Via Bloor has been proposed. Read more.


New Details for Faceted Tower Planned for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core

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10 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New details are emerging for a striking tower designed for Downtown Los Angeles’s Historic Core. The proposed 28-story Spring Street Hotel will replace an existing parking lot and will feature a 170-room hotel. Read more.


Recently Completed Gaia Building in Quito Utilizes Molded Façade System

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10 Jan 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Located in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the recently completed Gaia Building has been built as a new landmark for the city. It comprises a total of 15,000 square meters of mixed-use space and is topped with a large rooftop garden. Read more.


Construction to Begin on Student Housing Tower in London

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10 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

Work is set to start on architects Hodder & Partners’ biggest project to date, after client the University of London announced it had finalized funding for the £105 million ($128 million) student-housing tower. Read more.