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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 Progressing on Jeddah’s Upcoming Sail Tower


23 Sep 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design is inspired by the local dhow ships on the Red Sea. Read more.

Baltimore City Council Approves $660 Million for Port Covington Project


23 Sep 2016, Baltimore, United States

The Baltimore City Council has approved a $660 million bond deal for Port Covington – a waterfront, multi-tower development that includes the new Under Armour HQ, as well as shops, housing offices, and manufacturing spaces. Read more.

Empire Landmark in Vanvouver Poised to be Demolished


23 Sep 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The 40-story Empire Landmark, which is 44 years old and features a rotating restaurant, is facing the threat of demolition. The current property owners want to replace the old tower with two new high-rises of 28 and 30 stories. Read more.

New Victoria Development in Manchester Receives Planning Approval


23 Sep 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

A major new scheme for Manchester's Victoria Station, which includes a pair of residential towers of 20 and 25 stories, has been successfully granted planning permission by local authorities. Read more.

Major Tokyo Redevelopment Project Breaks Ground


22 Sep 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Construction is now underway on SOM’s OH-1 redevelopment project in the Otemachi District of Tokyo. Covering a 20,000-square-meter site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. Read more.

Sales Launch for 565 Broome SoHo in New York


22 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

New renderings depicting the final design are now available for the 25-story, 115-unit mixed-use building under development at 565 Broome Street in Hudson Square. The renderings come as sales have launched for the project’s condominiums. Read more.

Architects Rework Vauxhall Tower Scheme in London


22 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Stiff + Trevillion has submitted revised plans for a new 37-story mixed-use tower in Vauxhall, south London. Planned to complete in 2020, the distinctive black and white tower will replace a series of warehouses. Read more.

Apartment and Hotel plans for Aotea Square in Auckland Announced


21 Sep 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

The sale of Auckland’s Civic Administration Building in Aotea Square has paved the way for a $200 to $300 million development in the cultural heart of the city, transforming the former office building into a residential precinct. Read more.

City Issues Subpoena over Sinking San Francisco High-Rise


21 Sep 2016, San Francisco, United States

San Francisco's city attorney on September 20 issued a subpoena to the developers of a high-rise that is tilting and has sunk more than a foot, to determine if structural issues were appropriately conveyed to purchasers. Read more.

Two Residential Towers Approved for Liverpool


21 Sep 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Falconer Chester Hall Architects has won planning for two residential towers on Liverpool’s waterfront, including a 34-story private rental sector scheme and a 25-story tower at the opposite end of the waterfront. Read more.

Architect Named in International Competition for Stavanger High-Rise


20 Sep 2016, Stavanger, Norway

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a design contest to develop a new high-rise tower in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. The winning proposal, known as "Breiavatnet Lanterna," is a dynamic 26-story scheme. Read more.

Chicago’s “Solstice on the Park” Will Begin Construction this Fall


20 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

The 26-story Studio Gang-designed tower known as Solstice on the Park is finally preparing to break ground just north of Jackson Park on Chicago’s south side after several delays and a significant redesign. Read more.

18-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Kangaroo Point in Brisbane


20 Sep 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Australian property developer JGL Properties has submitted a development application for a new 18-story residential apartment building located at 11 Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point, consisting of 16 full floor residences. Read more.

Updated W Hotel Los Angeles Proposal Features Massive Wrap-Around LED Screen


19 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States

An updated set of renderings for the proposed W Hotel Los Angeles development reveal the addition of a massive wrap-around LED screen that will envelop the lower perimeter of all three towers central to the project. Read more.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 148-Meter Hai Phong Skyscraper


19 Sep 2016, Hai Phong, Vietnam

A local realty conglomerate held a groundbreaking at the site of an upcoming 45-story tower in Hai Phong. According to the developer, the tower will become the tallest of its kind in Vietnam’s northern coastal region, once completed. Read more.

Residential Tower Proposed for 121 East 22nd Street in New York City


19 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Located at 121 East 22nd Street, a new building has been proposed to sit at the intersection of two neighborhoods, with the busy Madison Square area to the northwest and the relative tranquility of Gramercy Park to the south. Read more.

Riverwalk Completes in Westminster, London


19 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

A Thames-side development of 116 luxury flats in Westminster, London has been completed. The complex, known as Riverwalk, consists of two curvaceous blocks of six and 17 stories. Read more.

Architecture Firm Chosen for Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai


16 Sep 2016, Zhuhai, China

An architecture firm has been selected from four international architectural practices in a competition to design the massive Hengqin MixC World complex in Zhuhai, China, estimated to cost USD$7.5 billion. Read more.

New York City’s Tallest Penthouse Sold for $88 Million


16 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

A wealthy buyer has closed on his penthouse at 432 Park Avenue for $87.7 million. The deal marks the sale of the city’s highest residence and the biggest closed sale in New York for 2016 thus far. Read more.

Bangkok Museum Design Scrapped Over Plagiarism Claim


16 Sep 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

A controversial proposal for a new museum in Bangkok has been withdrawn after critics pointed out how much it looked like a previous concept for what was claimed to become the world’s biggest building. Read more.

Montreal Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America


15 Sep 2016, Montreal, Canada

Architects have unveiled the design for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the largest healthcare construction project in North America and one of the largest current healthcare projects in the world. Read more.

Architects Inscribe Tower in Utrecht with Poetic Verse about Life in City


15 Sep 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands

A new residential tower in Utrecht hopes to revitalize property design in an area typified by post-war reconstruction. Entitled “De Verkenner,” the building stands as a gatekeeper to the district of Kanaleneiland. Read more.

New York’s One Seaport Climbs Above Grade


15 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Fortis Property Group’s One Seaport is rising as the first large all-glass residential building along the East River waterfront at 161 Maiden Lane in Manhattan. It has now begun its 670-foot (240-meter) climb into the downtown skyline. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Boston’s 2 Charlesgate West


14 Sep 2016, Boston, United States

A developer has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 2 Charlesgate West – a 32,000-square-meter, 29-story residential tower that would replace three buildings on a site near Fenway Park. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for New Innovation Port in Hamburg


14 Sep 2016, Hamburg, Germany

A competition-winning design has been selected for the Hamburg Innovation Port – a 70,000-square-meter, master planned, waterfront development that will add to the high-tech hub of Channel Hamburg in Hanse City, Hamburg. Read more.

Construction Progressing on London's Scalpel


14 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom

Currently under construction, the 39-story tower at 52-54 Lime Street – known as The Scalpel – will climb 192 meters above the City of London, culminating with a peaked roof that extends the building's overall distinctive shape. Read more.

Three-Tower, Mixed-Use Development Proposed for 3450 Dufferin Street in Toronto


14 Sep 2016, Toronto, Canada

A major project has been proposed for a large site at 3450 Dufferin Street. The plans aim to redevelop the area with a project containing three towers, with a mix of residential, hotel, commercial, and restaurant uses. Read more.

Chicago’s Riverline Complex Breaks Ground


13 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States

On a sunny afternoon in downtown in Chicago, a groundbreaking was held for Riverline, a community of more than 3,600 residences to be located on vacant property and a surface parking lot alongside the South Branch of the Chicago River. Read more.

Yangon Officials Perform Final Check on Halted High-Rises


13 Sep 2016, Yangon, Myanmar

After ordering construction to halt earlier in 2016, Yangon’s high-rise review committee has performed the final check on 55 new buildings and is preparing to inspect a remaining 130 structures to ensure tower safety. Read more.

New York’s 15 Hudson Yards Set to Launch Condo Sales


13 Sep 2016, New York City, United States

Another big milestone for Hudson Yards is about to take place: developer Related has announced that the development’s first all-residential tower will soon be up for grabs, with sales for condominium units set to launch. Read more.