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CTBUH Global News

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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Seattle’s Midtown21 Nearing Completion


25 Jul 2016, Seattle, United States

A new office block, dubbed Midtown21, is nearing completion at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in the heart of the Denny Triangle neighborhood. Tenants are expected to begin moving into the complex by the end of 2016. Read more.

28-Story Condominium Tower Coming to Chicago’s Gold Coast Neighborhood


25 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

A new residential tower for the Gold Coast district of Chicago is officially moving forward now that the deal for the property at 1010 North Dearborn is complete. The 28-story glass tower will be built adjacent to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Read more.

Developer to Take One Year to Revise Bishopsgate Goodsyard in London


25 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer has announced that it will spend a year redesigning its controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in east London in an attempt to win the backing of skeptical London City Hall officials. Read more.

Chicago’s Vista Tower Expected to Begin Construction in August According to Developer


22 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Construction of the supertall Vista Tower planned for Wacker Drive will begin in "the next week or two," its developer says. Initial site prep will come later in July, with foundation work starting "in earnest" by August. Read more.

Winnipeg Could Get a New Tallest Building


22 Jul 2016, Winnipeg, Canada

The 128-meter CanWest Global Place has been the tallest building in Winnipeg since it was built in 1990. But if plans by local developer Artis REIT go through, it will be dethroned by a 40-story development at Main Street and Graham Avenue. Read more.

New Images of Luxury SoHo Residential Tower in New York Released


22 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

New images of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first residential building in New York City have surfaced, showing off the façade and a few of its amenities. The 30-story tower will be split into two spires, and will be located in SoHo. Read more.

Madrid’s Edificio España Sold for More Than $292 Million


21 Jul 2016, Madrid, Spain

A Chinese real estate group has agreed to sell Edificio España in Madrid to a Spanish investment group for more than $292 million after feuding with city officials for two years over plans to renovate the landmark. Read more.

San Antonio's Frost Bank Tower Receives Preliminary Approval, Pending Minor Changes


21 Jul 2016, San Antonio, United States

Plans for the 23-story Frost Bank Tower have received unanimous conceptual approval from the local Historic Design and Review Commission; however, commissioners did urge the project planners to make some minor adjustments. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Waterfront Residential Block in Liverpool


21 Jul 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a 16-story residential block – dubbed The Strand – overlooking the Liverpool waterfront. The project contains 395 flats at the upper levels and restaurants, bars, or cafés at the ground floor. Read more.

48-Story Apartment Tower Planned for Miami


21 Jul 2016, Miami, United States

Plans have been submitted for a 48-story residential tower to be located at 200 North Miami Avenue. The project is proposed to include 328 apartment units, but will not offer a podium or car parking. Read more.

Fire Breaks out in Dubai’s Sulafa Tower


20 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 76-story residential skyscraper in Dubai caught fire in the densely populated Marina district, sending plumes of smoke into the air. It took firefighters three hours to dampen the blaze at the Sulafa Tower – the city’s 21st tallest building. Read more.

The Netherlands' Tallest Timber Tower to be Built in Amsterdam


20 Jul 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A 73-meter timber tower – dubbed HAUT – has been proposed for the upcoming Amstelkwartier neighborhood, located along the Amstel River. Developers claim that the structure could become the country's tallest timber framed building. Read more.

Cladding Installation Underway at Ten York Street in Toronto


20 Jul 2016, Toronto, Canada

Now reaching a height of 17 stories in the South Core area, Ten York Street is beginning to take shape. As the 65-story condominium development continues to grow taller, the first elements of its exterior envelope are now materializing. Read more.

Topping Out Ceremony Held for Sydney’s 333 George Street


20 Jul 2016, Sydney, Australia

A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.

Progress Resumes for Previously Stalled Kelowna Tower


19 Jul 2016, Kelowna, Canada

A construction company has assumed full control of the site of a previously stalled high-rise, claiming to finish the job. The 21-story residential tower is slated to rise under the new name 1151 Sunset Drive. Read more.

Approval Granted for Redevelopment of London’s Friars Bridge Court


19 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

Approval has been granted for the redevelopment of the Friars Bridge Court building. Once complete, the 22-story office tower will provide 26,637 square meters of office space as well as 986 square meters of retail at the ground level. Read more.

New York City’s 32-Story 300 Ashland Nears Completion


19 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

The construction of a metal-clad residential tower in Brooklyn is almost finished, with tenants slated to move in by late summer 2016. Called 300 Ashland, the apartment tower is situated in the district of Fort Greene. Read more.

24-Story K18B Tower Planned for Vilnius


18 Jul 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania

An architecture firm has won an international design competition to build a mixed-use building in Vilnius’ central business district. K18B will be an iconic 20,000-square-meter development in the heart of the Lithuanian capital. Read more.

New Renderings Released of Dubai Skyscraper Featuring a Rainforest


18 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New renderings have been released for a large-scale luxury development in Dubai – called the Rosemont – which will feature a rainforest and 4D animations. Currently under construction, the project plans to complete by 2018. Read more.

Pierce Boston Tower’s Residential Units Launch Sales


18 Jul 2016, Boston, United States

Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and working in the city. Read more.

Controversial Paddington Pole Plans Replaced by 18-Story Office Building


18 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

The latest proposal for a major development site in Paddington was unveiled at a recent three-day public exhibition that began on July 16. The new plans follow the abandonment in January of the controversial Paddington Pole tower. Read more.

Israel’s Next Largest Office Building Nears Completion in Tel Aviv


14 Jul 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

The developer behind Tel Aviv's three-tower Azrieli Center, which contains some of Israel's tallest buildings, is currently building the country's largest office tower, called Azrieli Sarona, in an adjacent plot. Read more.

Tapered Tower in Melbourne Receives Planning Approval


14 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A proposal for 600 Collins Street, which features a tapered mixed-use tower sited on the western boundary of Melbourne’s central business district, has been granted planning approval. Read more.

Construction Date Scheduled for 45-Story Honolulu Condominium Tower


14 Jul 2016, Honolulu, United States

Construction is scheduled to begin in August on a $200 million condominium high-rise near the Diamond Head end of Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. The 45-story Kapiolani Residence project is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.

Hybrid Timber High-Rise Planned for Vancouver


13 Jul 2016, Vancouver, Canada

An architect has been commissioned to design a residential tower that developers claim will be the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world. Called Terrace House, the tower is slated to rise near the waterfront in central Vancouver. Read more.

Revised Plans Submitted for High-Rise Development in London


13 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer has submitted revised plans that would replace two 1980s buildings at 2 and 3 Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate to make its proposed office-led skyscraper scheme appear “more slender.” Read more.

75-Story Elysium Tower Site to be Auctioned Off in Melbourne


13 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A 75-story Southbank skyscraper that would dwarf the neighboring Crown Casino is a step closer to realization, with its permitted development site to be auctioned off July 2016. The site comes with permits and plans in place for the tower. Read more.

First Renderings of Doha’s Hyacinth-Inspired Hotel Revealed


12 Jul 2016, Doha, Qatar

An architecture firm has revealed plans to build a 38-story, fluid-form hotel as part of a new coastal district in Qatar. The building's design is based on the form of the desert hyacinth – a flowering plant native to the Arabian Gulf region. Read more.

Series of Tropical Towers Planned for São Paulo


12 Jul 2016, São Paulo, Brazil

A master plan consisting of four mixed-used towers that, upon completion, would facilitate 400 apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail programs has been proposed for a large university campus in São Paulo. Read more.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Nears Completion in Chicago


12 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Work is wrapping up on the new home for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, soon to be Streeterville’s newest medical building. With construction progressing on time, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab should open by early winter 2016. Read more.