Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Canada Related Initiatives

CTBUH Canada Hosts Construction Tour of 88 Scott, Toronto
19 Jul 2017, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada held a construction tour of Toronto's 88 Scott, a 58-story condominium tower with ground-level retail and four levels of office space.
2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings
21 Jun-7 Jul 2017 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
Canada Event Considers “The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings”
20 Jun 2017, Toronto – Event Report
Building up momentum for the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia, the CTBUH Canada Chapter held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club.
CTBUH Canada Tours Massey Tower
2 Jun 2017, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada’s Massey Tower tour was a great success, with approximately 40 people in attendance at the site tour and networking event.
Imports and Acquisitions: New Tall Buildings in Toronto
11 Oct 2016, Toronto – Event Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter organized and held its third in a series of seminars about new and imported technologies in high-rise buildings.
Global Twilight Walking Tours
25 Aug 2016, Chicago – Tour Report
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
The Harbour Plaza Construction Tour
18 Aug 2016, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a construction tour of the Harbour Plaza mixed-use development, soon to be an anchor location in downtown Toronto.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Toronto Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Toronto under the lead of CTBUH Canada. The highly successful tour led to many discussion on the lessons learned.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Sky High and The Logic of Luxury
12 May 2015, Toronto – Event Report
CTBUH Canada held its most recent event at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, featuring a presentation by Carol Willis entitled “Sky High and the Logic of Luxury.”
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE April 2015
28 Apr 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The third issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE 2015 goes over the Parramatta analysis plan, abstracts for CTBUH New York Conference and the committee member's involvement around the world.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE February 2015
26 Feb 2015, Toronto – CTBUH News
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour
29 Jan 2015 – Tour Report
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Canada Tours ICE Condos at York Center, Toronto
19 Nov 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The CTBUH Canada chapter hosted a tour – ironically during an early winter snow storm – of the ICE Condominiums.
CTBUH ’UH’PDATE November 2014
28 Oct-6 Nov 2014, Toronto – CTBUH News
The first CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and plans of the newly formed Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
CTBUH Canada Hosts Event on Imports and Acquisitions
5 Nov 2014, Toronto – Event Report
More than 80 people attended the event which sought to answer the question, What new technologies and techniques are influencing the way we build tall in Toronto?
Tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
22 Aug 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, currently under construction in the heart of the city’s business district.
Richard Witt on How Tall Skyscrapers Can Go
6 May 2014, Toronto – CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt talks with the Jerry Agar Show about the Kingdom Tower, the world's first kilometer high and future tallest building.
Canada Chapter Tours The L Tower
27 Feb 2014, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada Chapter hosted a tour of The L Tower, the under-construction iconic residential building in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.
Design, Cost and Return on Investment
23 Jan 2014, Toronto – Event Report
The chapter's fifth event included video presentations by Peter Rees, the Chief Planning Officer for London & a case study of The Gherkin by Kent Gardner, its owner.
Foster + Partners Present on The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
The winner of the Best Tall Building Americas award, The Bow is stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint. It serves as a rare example of an iconic design resulting from the most practical, yet creative…
Inside Look at Aura Tower
29 Oct 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
The Canada chapter hosted a tour of Canada’s future tallest residential building, Aura. When completed, the building will be 272 meters tall.
The GTA, a Region in Transition
25 Sep 2013, Toronto – Event Report
Keynote speakers and authors of the Strategic Regional Research report, Iain Dobson and Glenn Miller, led a provocative discussion about high-rise trends in the Greater Toronto Area.
CTBUH Releases Case Study on The Bow
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a defining landmark on the city’s skyline.
Tour of the Hullmark Centre
13 Aug 2013, Toronto – Tour Report
Michael Montgomery of Kinetica Dynamics and Andrea Calla of Tridel showed off the under-construction Hullmark Centre during a tour attended by more than 40 people.
CTBUH Canada Inaugural Meeting
2 May 2013, Toronto – Event Report
The first event organized by the newly formed CTBUH Canada Chapter was held at the University of Toronto on May 2, to a highly enthusiastic reception.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
CTBUH Releases Case Study on Absolute World Towers
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal Paper
The CTBUH 2012 "Best Tall Building Americas" award-winning project is the result of a unique public-private partnership and international design competition.
CTBUH Research: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.
MAD Architects and Cityzen Development Present on Absolute Towers
18 Oct 2012 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Joe Cordiano and Ma Yansong speak about the Absolute Towers at the 2012 CTBUH Awards Symposium.
First Wave of City Representatives Appointed
1 Jul 2012, Chicago – CTBUH News
More than 35 City Representatives have been appointed in 13 countries as the CTBUH expands its network at a grass roots level.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
New CTBUH Trustees Peter Irwin and Tim J. Johnson
Dec 2009, Chicago – CTBUH News
The Board of Trustees welcomes the support of two industry leaders: Peter Irwin, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Canada and Tim J. Johnson, NBBJ, USA.
KPMB Architects Present on Manitoba Hydro Place
22 Oct 2009 – Awards Symposium Video and PPT
Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. Each year the CTBUH recognizes excellence in tall building design and construction by conferring international Best Tall Building Awards. In this special session we gain…
Paper on The Bow's Unique Diagrid Structural System by Halcrow Yolles
Mar 2008 – Conference Paper
The Bow features a distinctive design that not only caters to occupants and surrounding residents, but also reduces energy consumption compared to a conventional tower.
Halcrow Yolles Presents on The Bow
3 Mar 2008 – Conference Video
Barry Charnish, Halcrow Yolles presented the new 59 story “Bow” project for EnCana Corporation at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Once complete, it will be the tallest building in Calgary and Western Canada at nearly 247 meters (or 810 feet)…
MAD Architects Presents on Absolute Towers
25 Oct 2006 – Awards Symposium Video
Yansong Ma & Yosuke Hayano, MAD Design focus on the competition winning high-rise project for Mississauga, Toronto, by MAD Design at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held at the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. Also discussed are tall…

Featured Tall Buildings in Canada

Absolute Towers

Absolute Towers, Mississauga

The Absolute World Towers are the result of a public-private partnership and an international design competition, which chose a new Chinese firm doing its first work in North America.

Jameson House

Jameson House, Vancouver

The Jameson House continues a pattern of high density mixed-use living and working environments now prevalent in Vancouver.

Manitoba Hydro Place

Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

Designed to be site specific, this building could not be transplanted to another city in the form we see here; making it the perfect response to the homogenization of skylines.

The Bow

The Bow, Calgary

The Bow is both stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint, especially in the context of a harsh northern climate.

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Canada Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Canada, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Patron

Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
WIND ENGO ENVE

Donor

A&H Tuned Mass Dampers A&H Tuned Mass Dampers
MATR
Bosa Properties Inc. Bosa Properties Inc.
PROP DEV OWN MRKT
Quadrangle Architects Quadrangle Architects
ARCH URB

Contributor

architectsAlliance architectsAlliance
ARCH URB INTR
Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory
WIND ENGO ACAD
Cadillac Fairview Cadillac Fairview
OWN DEV
Canderel Management Canderel Management
DEV OWN PROP
DIALOG DIALOG
ARCH URB INTR ENGO LAND
EllisDon Corporation EllisDon Corporation
CON
Gradient Wind Engineering Inc. Gradient Wind Engineering Inc.
WIND ENGO STRC
Graziani + Corazza Architects Graziani + Corazza Architects
ARCH INTR
Hariri Pontarini Architects Hariri Pontarini Architects
ARCH URB INTR
RAW Design RAW Design
ARCH URB INTR
Read Jones Christoffersen Read Jones Christoffersen
STRC ENGO FAC
SkyriseCities SkyriseCities
OTHR MRKT
WZMH Architects WZMH Architects
ARCH URB INTR

Participant

Adamson Associates Architects Adamson Associates Architects
ARCH URB INTR TRAN
B+H Architects B+H Architects
ARCH INTR LAND
Broccolini Broccolini
CON PMNG DEV
CadMakers Inc. CadMakers Inc.
COMP
Cityzen Development Cityzen Development
DEV CON OWN
Core Architects Inc. Core Architects Inc.
ARCH INTR
Dream Unlimited Dream Unlimited
DEV FIN
Entuitive Entuitive
STRC
Great Gulf Great Gulf
DEV
Ivanhoe Cambridge Ivanhoe Cambridge
DEV PROP FIN
Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada
FIRE
Kinetica Kinetica
STRC SEIS
Kirkor Architects + Planners Kirkor Architects + Planners
ARCH URB
KJA Consultants Inc KJA Consultants Inc
COST PMNG CON VERC
KPMB Architects KPMB Architects
ARCH URB INTR
LCL Builds Limited LCL Builds Limited
CON
Ledcor Construction Limited Ledcor Construction Limited
CON PROP TRAN ENVE
Mulvey & Banani Int'l Inc. Mulvey & Banani Int'l Inc.
ENGO MEP
Residential Construction Council of Ontario Residential Construction Council of Ontario
NONP CON
Smith and Andersen Smith and Andersen
MEP BACS CON
Stephenson Engineering Limited Stephenson Engineering Limited
STRC
Tricon Capital Tricon Capital
PROP DEV OWN

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CTBUH Canada

CTBUH Canada Hosts Construction Tour of 88 Scott, Toronto

19 Jul 2017, Tour Report – CTBUH Canada held a construction tour of Toronto's 88 Scott, a 58-story condominium…

2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings

21 Jun-7 Jul 2017, Tour Report – The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual…

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

26 Jun 2017, CTBUH Research – The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study…

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Richard Witt

Chair

Richard Witt
Quadrangle Architects, Toronto

Mark Garland

Secretary

Mark Garland
LCL Builds, Toronto

Michael Montgomery

Treasurer

Michael Montgomery
Kinetica, Toronto

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Richard Witt

Country Representative

Richard Witt
Quadrangle Architects, Toronto

Anton Davies

City Representative

Anton Davies
RWDI, Toronto

Mark Garland

City Representative

Mark Garland
LCL Builds, Toronto

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Canada's Largest Observation Wheel Opens in Montréal
7 Sep 2017 – Montréal, Canada
La Grande roue de Montréal, a 60-meter-tall observation wheel and the largest of its kind in Canada, was officially unveiled to the public on Friday. The riverside wheel…
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Luxury High-Rise Planned for Toronto’s Yorkville
22 Aug 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A New York-based design firm has been tapped to create a new residential landmark in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. Before submitting designs to the city, the…
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Proposed Toronto Tree Tower to be Built from Cross-Laminated Timber
3 Aug 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A proposed 18-story residential tower would have a cross-laminated timber structure, be clad in wood, and sprout trees from apartment balconies, to contrast the city's…
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Construction Underway at 36-Story 159SW Tower in Toronto
28 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360…
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Design Evolves for Trinity Ravine Towers in Toronto
27 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
A site plan application for Scarborough's Trinity Ravine Towers contains a number of design changes, including the heights of the towers – now 27 and 29 stories – and the…
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Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City Phase 3 in Toronto
25 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Construction is progressing on River City Condos Phase 3. The 29-story condominium development's dramatic massing utilizes a series of drawer-like volumes, giving it a…
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Proposed 57-Story Vancouver Tower Reviewed at Public Hearing
21 Jul 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
On the agenda this week at Vancouver city hall is a major development proposal which sees a church and a local developer partnering to build what would be one of the city…
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New Proposed Tower “The Point” to Join Emerald City Complex in Toronto
14 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
The Emerald City community of North York is continuing to expand with new density. Following the successful sales launch of The Peak residential tower earlier this year,…
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Site Plan Applications Submitted for 30-Story Tower in Toronto
11 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Rezoning and site plan applications have been submitted to the City of Toronto for a redevelopment of the properties at 286 through 294 Main Street. The plans call for a…
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First Phase of Montréal Residential Development Moving Forward
6 Jul 2017 – Montréal, Canada
A multi-phased project recently broke ground in the heart of Montréal's entertainment district. Work on the Laurent & Clark development has begun in earnest with its…
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New Images and Model of The One Debut at “Toronto of the Future” Exhibit
5 Jul 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Fully up-to-date renderings of The One, along with a new scale model of the approved design, have debuted at "Toronto of the Future" at Metro Hall following ratification…
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New Westminster Council Approves Two-Tower Waterfront Project
29 Jun 2017 – New Westminster, Canada
New Westminster city council has approved plans that will see two new towers built on the waterfront. The Pier West development permit allows variances that allow for 43…
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New Renderings Revealed for Toronto’s One Yonge Street Development
28 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
New renderings have been revealed for the One Yonge Street development. The tallest of the proposed buildings will house residential units, a hotel, and retail in its…
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Start of Construction Rumored for Toronto’s Proposed Bay-Adelaide North
27 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and…
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Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017
21 Jun 2017 – Montréal, Canada
Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted…
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Bauhaus Condos Proposed for Downtown Toronto
20 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East…
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Construction Progresses on Four Seasons Hotel Montréal
13 Jun 2017 – Montréal, Canada
In September 2016, plans were revealed for a new Four Seasons hotel and branded private residences along Rue de la Montagne in the heart of Downtown Montréal. Nine months…
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Details Emerge for Proposed Mississauga Square Development in Toronto
7 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short…
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New Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Upcoming Terrace House
6 Jun 2017 – Vancouver, Canada
New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a…
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Exterior Finishes Wrapping Up at Toronto’s Backstage on The Esplanade
1 Jun 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are…

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Proposed 31 Parliament Street Tower Headed for Redesign
22 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
An ambitious proposal for a 49-story tower at 31 Parliament Street in Toronto’s Distillery District was recently presented to the city's Design Review Panel, where it…
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Site Prep Underway for 35-Story 8X on the Park in Vancouver
21 Dec 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
A new 35-story residential tower will soon climb high in Vancouver. Sited at 1111 Richards Street in the city's Yaletown neighborhood, 8X on the Park will express itself…
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43-Storey Rental Tower Tops Out at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto
16 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above…
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Plans Continue to Evolve for Toronto’s 18-30 Erskine Avenue
14 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, plans for a high-rise residential tower set for Midtown Toronto's 18-30 Erskine Avenue continue to evolve. Increased…
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Revised Design Emerges for Toronto’s Artists’ Alley Development
12 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Located on an extended city block just west of University Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets in Downtown Toronto, a revised proposal for Artists' Alley replaces a…
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Sales Launched for Ivy Condos in Toronto
9 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the residential project now branded as Ivy…
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Stacked Humaniti Tower Proposed for Downtown Montréal
7 Dec 2016 – Montréal, Canada
A new mixed-use tower is set to go up in the heart of Montréal. Known as Humaniti Montréal, the stacked multi-part tower development is poised to transform the corner of…
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Construction Progresses on the 49-Floor Vancouver House
2 Dec 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
Construction has been moving along at the site of a 49-floor twisting tower, dubbed Vancouver House. Set to complete in 2018, the mixed-use tower is beginning to rise…
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First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade in Toronto
1 Dec 2016 – Toronto, Canada
With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade…
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Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower
23 Nov 2016 – Vancouver, Canada
The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom…
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Designs Updated for Québec City’s Next Tallest Tower
16 Nov 2016 – Québec City, Canada
The project team behind the four-tower Le Phare de Québec complex, set for a site located along Boulevard Laurier in Québec City, has released a brand new set of images…
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44-Story Redevelopment Proposed for Flemingdon Park in Toronto
11 Nov 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's Tower Renewal Program is now encouraging the redevelopment and intensification of properties such as 25 St. Dennis Drive, where the construction of a 44-story…
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Design Changes Submitted for Toronto’s 700 Bay Street Development
7 Nov 2016 – Toronto, Canada
Reduced down to 32 stories, the 700 Bay Street development transfers some of its space into a four-story extension of an existing building. In total, it will add 274…
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Montreal’s Icône Nord Nears Completion
2 Nov 2016 – Montreal, Canada
The first tower of Icône Condos in Downtown Montreal is nearing completion. Recent photos of the complex show that glazing has gone up on the taller tower, dubbed Icône…
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Major Tenant Signs Lease for Office Space in Edmonton’s Stantec Tower
26 Oct 2016 – Edmonton, Canada
A major tenant has leased the 27th floor of the 66-story Stantec Tower. Once finished, the tower will not only be the tallest structure in Edmonton, but the tallest in…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Multi-Tower Condominium Project Coming to Mississauga
3 Oct 2016 – Mississauga, Canada
A site at the western edge of what is now downtown Mississauga is to be transformed into a 10-tower condominium development. The USD$1.1 billion, six-hectare project…
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Empire Landmark in Vancouver 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…

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Architects Break Ground on 18-Story Wooden Residential Tower in Vancouver
17 Dec 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of…
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40-Story Condo Up for Approval in Toronto
9 Dec 2015 – Toronto, Canada
An application for a 40-story condo tower in the Etobicoke neighborhood has been recommended for approval at the Toronto City Council. If built as currently proposed, the…
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New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise
4 Dec 2015 – Toronto, Canada
YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of viscoelastic damper in order to control for lateral resistance in the 199-meter…
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Gatineau Mayor Mulls Referendum on Controversial Skyscraper Project
3 Dec 2015 – Gatineau, Canada
Brigil Construction’s controversial Place des Peuples twin-tower complex could go to Gatineau voters for a referendum in the face of mounting criticism, says Gatineau…
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Safety Concerns over Crane Holding Up Completion of L Tower in Toronto
23 Nov 2015 – Toronto, United States
A little rust-colored derrick crane is being blamed for delaying completion of the distinctive L Tower condo building in downtown Toronto. It is the cause of a work…
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Plan Submitted for 43-Story Foster + Partners Design in Toronto
19 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
Details have emerged for a proposed 43-story development at the northern edge of Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood, with the first renderings of a mixed-use tower at the…
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New Renderings Released for Tower Complex in Gatineau Outside Ottawa
18 Nov 2015 – Gatineau, Canada
Renderings have been revealed for a tower complex set to rise across the street from the Canadian Museum of History. Once completed these towers will complement the…
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Ontario Considers Regulations to Protect Birds from Striking Tall Buildings
11 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The Province of Ontario is considering regulations to force owners of tall buildings to take steps to protect birds, which die by the millions each year as they fly into…
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58-Story Rental Tower Proposed in Toronto’s St. James Town Neighborhood
6 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
With several projects moving through the development pipeline in the St. James Town Neighborhood, a new proposal for a 58-story at Sherbourne and Howard Street has been…
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More Details Emerge on the Bay Park Centre Development in Toronto
3 Nov 2015 – Toronto, Canada
New details have been revealed through planning documents of the proposed Phase 2 of the Bay Park Centre at 141 Bay Street, one of downtown Toronto's most anticipated new…
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Construction Progresses on The Exchange in Vancouver
28 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Construction has nearly reached ground level on The Exchange, a 31-story office tower in Vancouver. The $240 million development will become the second tallest office…
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First Phase of Icône Condos Tops Out in Montreal
22 Oct 2015 – Montreal, Canada
The first phase of a two-tower mixed-use development known as Icône Condos has recently topped out at 39 floors, rising 146 meters above street level. Completion of this…
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City of Vancouver Hit with Court Challenge That Aims to Block a 21-Story West End Tower
20 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
The City of Vancouver is facing a legal challenge filed by a group of citizens who seek to stop the construction of a 21-story residential tower planned for their…
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Wooden Skyscraper Coming to Vancouver
13 Oct 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
One of the tallest wooden towers in the world is coming to Vancouver. Plans have recently been approved for an 18-story student residential tower made almost entirely of…
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Twin Tower Development Brings 596 Condominium Units to Downtown Montreal
12 Oct 2015 – Montreal, Canada
After a few decades of economic and demographic stagnation, Montreal is back on the path to growth with several office and residential towers planned or currently under…
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Massive Redevelopment Planned for Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto
5 Oct 2015 – Toronto, Canada
The recently-rebranded Eaton Chelsea Hotel, the largest hotel property in Canada, could soon be redeveloped into a massive mixed-use project that would replace the…
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Stantec Tower in Edmonton Set to be Canada’s Tallest Outside Toronto
25 Sep 2015 – Edmonton, Canada
The Stantec Tower under construction in Edmonton’s downtown Ice District has quietly grown to 66 stories from 62, making it Canada’s seventh-highest skyscraper and the…
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Downtown Vancouver Church Plans to Build 56-Story High-Rise on Adjacent Lots
21 Sep 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
In an unusual partnership, the First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver is working with Westbank Projects and Bing Thom Architects to build a striking 168-meter…
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"Carved Tower" Proposed for Downtown Vancouver
18 Sep 2015 – Vancouver, Canada
Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed a slender 40-story residential tower for a site in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver, which was purchased by…
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Design Update for 52-Story Rosedale on Bloor Condos in Toronto
14 Sep 2015 – Toronto, Canada
A developer has released updated plans for a tower located a few blocks east of Toronto's Bloor-Yonge corner, complete with new details on what will become a mixed-used…

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Work to Begin on Toronto’s Garrison Point Development
23 Dec 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The first two towers of the much-anticipated Garrison Point development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted…
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Saskatoon’s Next Tallest Building Gets Council Approval
18 Dec 2014 – Saskatoon, Canada
City Centre Tower got the green light from Saskatoon City Council December 17. The tower will be 105 meters tall, exceeding the city's height limit of 76 meters.…
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Developer Releases Renderings for Art-Infused Tower Duo in Toronto
5 Dec 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The newly proposed towers at Block 22 will form two new peaks on the Toronto skyline. The crowns of each building, along with strips running up all corners of both towers…
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CTBUH Hosts Tour Through Toronto’s Ïce Condominiums
24 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
On November 19, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted a tour of the Lanterra Developments condominium project known, maybe all too appropriately…
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Selby Condo Plans Turn Heads in Toronto
21 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The developers behind Mississauga’s curvaceous Marilyn Monroe towers have proposed a new condominium with clean-cut lines and a bold crimson hue to rise near the…
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Dundas Square Tower Announced for Toronto
12 Nov 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Dundas Square Gardens is a newly announced high-rise project that seeks to capture the condominium market as well as the student housing market, owing to its close…
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Cladding Nearly Complete on Toronto’s Heathview South Tower
30 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-story rental towers currently topped out at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir in Forest Hill. The…
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Toronto’s One Bloor Installs High-Speed KONE JumpLifts
29 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
This week, workers will begin being whisked to the top of the under-construction One Bloor condominium project in two KONE JumpLifts that will travel at almost four times…
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Construction of Toronto’s EY Tower Approaching Grade
22 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
A block west of the construction site for the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, EY Tower will soon be rising from the ground. The foundation raft slab was poured during mid…
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Toronto High-Rise Boasts All the Frills in Etobicoke
17 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
A new project on the Etobicoke waterfront will deliver an impressive amenities package for every resident. No matter the cost or size of the suite, every buyer will have…
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CHAZ Yorkville Condos Nearing Final Height on Toronto’s Charles Street
15 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Another high-rise development is approaching its final height in Toronto. CHAZ Yorkville Condos has made significant progress over the past several months and work is now…
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Skyscraper Complex Proposed for Fort McMurray
13 Oct 2014 – Fort McMurray, Canada
If approved, the Golden Buffalo Centre would be constructed over three years beginning in spring 2015. It would include two skyscrapers offering more than 600,000 square…
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Delta Hotel to Occupy Edmonton Project
10 Oct 2014 – Edmonton, Canada
Delta Hotels and Resorts will become the hotelier for the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) tower project, taking up residence in the shorter of two towers rising on the…
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High-Rise Super Hospital Under Construction in Montreal
9 Oct 2014 – Montreal, Canada
Halfway through construction, the $1.8 billion Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM) is a new breed of super-hospital. It will be the largest French-…
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Maison Manuvie to Be Built in Downtown Montreal
8 Oct 2014 – Montreal, Canada
Montreal’s downtown core is getting a brand-new building, one that will stand 90 meters high. Maison Manuvie is expected to be completed by 2017, with construction…
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ME Living Condos Proposed for Masterplanned Community in Toronto
3 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The marketing is heating up for ME Living Condos, a multi-phased 911-unit residential development consisting of four towers and town homes. Four new floors of…
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Riverside Square to Transform Toronto Neighborhood
2 Oct 2014 – Toronto, Canada
An expansive new project is set to transform a 1.8-hectare site in Toronto. Dubbed Riverside Square, the development will revitalize a plot of land that is currently…
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New Phases to Enhance Emerald City Community in Toronto
25 Sep 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Located directly across from Fairview Mall, the first three towers of Emerald City are now essentially complete and being occupied by new residents. Now, the next phase…
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"Manhattanization" Could be a Good Thing for Toronto
2 Sep 2014 – Toronto, Canada
The "Manhattanization" of Toronto will be the best thing to happen to this city, according to Christopher Hume at The Star. Though the term has come to mean little more…
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Toronto City Council Approves King Street Gehry Towers
29 Aug 2014 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto moved a step closer to having two skyscrapers by Frank Gehry. City Council voted to support Toronto Planning staff’s recommendations to approve an application…

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Burrard Gateway Tower Approved
20 Dec 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
The Vancouver City Council has approved a rezoning application that will permit the construction of a mixed-use, multi-tower complex at Burrard and Drake streets, the…
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Toronto Triple Towers Purchased
6 Dec 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Starlight Investments Ltd. has acquired a three-tower Class-A, LEED Gold-Certified office and retail complex located at 3250 and 3300 Bloor Street West in Toronto,…
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Race Heats Up to Build Western Canada's Tallest
4 Nov 2013 – Edmonton, Canada
BCM Developments is proposing a new 71-story mixed-use tower at 101 Street and 105 Avenue in Edmonton, Canada. The skyscraper, called The Edmontonian, is proposed at 278…
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Construction Launched on Brookfield Place Calgary
30 Oct 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Construction has begun on Brookfield Place Calgary Tower One, a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper, set to become Calgary's tallest as well as Western Canada's tallest upon…
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BIG's Twisting Canadian Tower Unanimously Approved
28 Oct 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver City Council has unanimously approved an iconic, twisting tower for the corner of Beach and Howe streets. The 52-story Beach and Howe Street tower development…
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Obituary: Paul Reichmann, Canary Wharf Developer
28 Oct 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Paul Reichmann, the Canadian tycoon and creator of Canary Wharf, who has died aged 83, transformed the skyline and economy of London's Docklands. Reichmann and his…
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Vancouver's Future Tallest to Rise in Delta
7 Oct 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Blexo Developments has unveiled what will become Vancouver, British Columbia's tallest residential tower. Located in Delta, a district municipality that is part of…
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Trump Tower Touts Luxury Transport to Tempt Tenants
24 Sep 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Hotel guests and condominium owners in the upcoming Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver will travel in style. The developers of the $360 million project have…
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Falling Iron Halts Work in Calgary
10 Sep 2013 – Calgary, Canada
City officials issued a stop work order after a load of metal fell from a crane in downtown Calgary engaged in building Eighth Avenue Place West Tower. Officials say no…
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Winnipeg's Tallest Gets Taller
10 Sep 2013 – Winnipeg, Canada
The Toronto-based Fortress Real Developments is planning Winnipeg's tallest tower, LiveWorkPlay Winnipeg. The CA$200 million (US$193 million) proposal was originally 42…
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Designer Imagines the Toronto of the Next Decade
5 Sep 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Digital artist Scott Dickson of Upside-Down Marketing & Design has created an image of what Toronto's downtown skyline may look like within the next 10 years. Dickson…
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Condos Flood the Market in Toronto, Causing Concern
22 Aug 2013 – Toronto, Canada
A housing dive may be in the future for the condominium housing market in Toronto. Although low-rise sales are declining faster than high-rise sales in the city,…
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After 30 Years, First Canadian Centre to Gain Second Tower
15 Aug 2013 – Calgary, Canada
GWL Realty Advisors has submitted for approval plans for the east tower of the First Canadian Centre to the Calgary Planning Commission. The new tower will be part of the…
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'Green' Tower Addition Will Rescue Old Stock Exchange
14 Aug 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
A CA$200 million (US$194 million) tower, billed by its developers as one of the most sustainable office buildings in Canada, has been given the go-ahead for construction…
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Winnipeg Launches Pump House Redevelopment
7 Aug 2013 – Winnipeg, Canada
The James Avenue Pumping Station in the Exchange District of Winnipeg, Canada, is set to become the podium of a 24-story mixed-use tower. The project includes public,…
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Brookfield to Launch Western Canada's Tallest Building
30 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
Brookfield Office Properties will begin construction in September of a 247-meter (810-foot) skyscraper in downtown Calgary, the company announced in a press release. The…
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TELUS Launches Sky Tower by BIG
9 Jul 2013 – Calgary, Canada
TELUS, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, is set to begin construction on a 58-story tower in Calgary's downtown core. The TELUS Sky tower, designed by…
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Gehry Updates Highly-Anticipated Toronto Project
20 Jun 2013 – Toronto, Canada
A newly updated plan for the Mirvish + Gehry development on King Street West in Toronto was released by developer Projectcore this week. Originally announced last October…
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Trump Announces Vancouver Tower
20 Jun 2013 – Vancouver, Canada
Billionaire business tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump is lending his brand to a new Vancouver project, developed by Holborn. The real estate magnate announced the…
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Oxford Launches New Toronto Project
18 Jun 2013 – Toronto, Canada
Oxford Properties Group has unveiled plans to develop the new 40-story Ernst & Young Tower in the heart of downtown Toronto. The KPF-designed tower will be part of Oxford…

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Citizens Propose Amending Their Urban Habitat
20 Dec 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Residents of a block of 19 post-war apartment buildings in Toronto are working to create a residential apartment commercial (RAC) zone in their neighborhood, as part of a…
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Developers Plan Calgary's New Tallest Tower
4 Dec 2012 – Calgary, Canada
International developer Brookfield Properties has submitted plans for a 56-story, 247-meter (810-foot) tower and an accompanying 178-meter (583-foot) tower in Calgary,…
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Canadian Designers Continue to Pursue Wooden High-rises
15 Nov 2012 – Vancouver, Canada
Canadian designers and researchers are continuing to investigate methods of building timber buildings as tall as 20 stories, according to the Globe and Mail. Supporters…
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Toronto Project May Include Supertalls
25 Oct 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Toronto's recently announced Oxford condominium redevelopment project will possibly see a pair of residential towers as tall as 1,070 feet (326 meters), according to the…
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Toronto’s Tall Building Boom Continues With 'L' Tower Topping Out
10 Oct 2012 – Toronto, Canada
Studio Daniel Libeskind will host a ceremony tonight in Toronto to celebrate the topping out of the 58-story ‘L’ Tower, the latest addition to Toronto’s tall building…

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118 Fulton Street Tops Out At 63 Floors in New York’s Financial District
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Financing Completed for $171 Million New Jersey Arts Center
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Proposed Timber Observation Tower in New York Would Clean Central Park Reservoir
14 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
A proposed prefabricated timber tower for Central Park would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The structure would rise 220 meters and…
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Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes
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An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the…
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Potential Cracks in Steel Halt Work Atop Philadelphia’s New Comcast Tower
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Construction atop the rising Comcast Technology Center has been halted over concerns that the steel being used is cracked. The cracking may have occurred during the steel…
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Three Cranes Atop High-Rises Collapse as Irma Lashes Florida
11 Sep 2017 – Miami, United States
Three construction cranes collapsed onto buildings in South Florida due to Hurricane Irma's heavy winds. Crews had to wait until the the winds calm to mobilize. There…
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New Manhattan Condo Tower Heads for the Sky
8 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
Taking shape next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 53W53 tower recently reached 58 out of its 77 floors. When completed, the…
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County Greenlights Towering Apartment Complex East of Las Vegas Strip
8 Sep 2017 – Las Vegas, United States
County commissioners have voted 7-0 to approve plans for a four-tower apartment complex east of the Las Vegas Strip. Developers are planning to demolish one of their…
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Developers Secure $155M Loan to Begin Construction on Miami Beach High-Rise
7 Sep 2017 – Miami, United States
The finalization of a construction loan is enabling vertical construction to begin on the Eighty Seven Park project in Miami Beach, Florida. The high-rise will house 66…
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Banking Giant May Be Eyeing Move to NYC’s 2 World Trade Center
6 Sep 2017 – New York City, United States
A German banking giant has sent a request-for-proposals (RFP) to the leaseholder of 2 World Trade Center regarding a possible relocation. The move could help developers…
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Large Non-Profit Theater Company Unveils Plans for Its Return to Evanston
6 Sep 2017 – Chicago, United States
The north suburban Northlight Theatre plans to return to Evanston, the city of its birth, as a 37-story development replete with a boutique hotel, restaurant, high-end…
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Upscale Gold Coast Condo Tower Gets Another Height Increase
5 Sep 2017 – Chicago, United States
The Gold Coast luxury condo tower known as No. 9 Walton has been issued an updated construction permit allowing for a larger, taller, and more expensive penthouse unit…
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500-Key Hotel Planned for Water Street in Tampa
1 Sep 2017 – Tampa, United States
Designed to attract conventions to a revitalized $3 billion waterfront district, a 500-key, 4-star hotel will be among the first buildings developed as part of a 9…
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New Honolulu Tower Will Make Wind Visible
31 Aug 2017 – Honolulu, United States
A glass-clad 40-story residential tower is coming to Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood. It will be part of the 3.6-acre (1.5-hectare) community known as Ward Village, and…

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Office Tower Proposed for Site near Philadelphia City Hall
23 Dec 2016 – Philadelphia, United States
Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,…
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Century Plaza Renovations Begin in Los Angeles
23 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century…
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New Rendering Revealed for Long-Dormant Skyscraper in New York City
22 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings…
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Initial Building Permit Acquired for Chicago’s 123 East Cermak
21 Dec 2016 – Chicago, United States
A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention…
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Construction Underway on Coda at Tech Square in Atlanta
20 Dec 2016 – Atlanta, United States
An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.…
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New Timeline Announced for Long-Stalled Grand Avenue Project in Los Angeles
19 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council recently voted to approve a new joint-venture partnership and timeline for the Grand Avenue Project – a long-stalled mega-development located…
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New York City Council Approves St. John’s Terminal Development
19 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
On December 15, the New York City Council approved a massive Manhattan air rights transfer that now allows the St. John’s Terminal development at Pier 40 to move forward…
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Site Prep Underway for 76-story South Loop Tower in Chicago
16 Dec 2016 – Chicago, United States
While the upcoming 887-foot (270-meter) skyscraper at 113 East Roosevelt has not officially started construction, site work has begun at the prime parcel located at the…
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Construction Timeline Set for Three-Tower Atlanta Project
16 Dec 2016 – Atlanta, United States
Longtime Atlanta real estate firm Selig Enterprises said it expects to start construction next summer on a $400 million mixed-use complex with a 32-story office tower, a…
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New York University Unveils Massive Mercer Street Student Hub
15 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York University has unveiled the 23-story mixed-use facility that will replace its monolithic Coles Sports Center at the corner of Houston and Mercer streets,…
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62-Story Residential Tower Proposed for 259 Clinton Street in New York City
14 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Architects recently revealed renderings for a 62-story residential tower at 259 Clinton Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side waterfront. Preliminary…
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Mixed-Use Concrete Superstructure Proposed for Los Angeles's Arts District
13 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
Architects have revealed plans for a 242,000-square-meter complex in LA’s burgeoning Arts District. Called 670 Mesquit, the project will take the form of a series of…
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Former World's Tallest Building to Undergo Renovations in New York City
13 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Developers have revealed that within the landmarked tower at 15 Park Row, a collection of rental apartments will be carved from its lower floors. Other upgrades will…
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Developers Reveal Plans for St. Louis’s Future Tallest Residential Tower
12 Dec 2016 – St. Louis, United States
The strikingly modern 36-story apartment tower, dubbed One Hundred, is expected to begin rising from a Central West End parking lot and top out as the city of St. Louis’s…
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First of Three Jersey Squared Towers Completes in Jersey City
12 Dec 2016 – Jersey City, United States
Journal Squared 3, a 175-meter and 53-story apartment tower, has completed in Jersey City. With a rectangular form and gridded windows, the tower draws comparisons to 432…
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Design Architect Selected for New York City’s Supertall 50 Hudson Yards
9 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to rise at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin in 2017; with that announcement, developers have revealed…
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Oceanwide Center Tower Breaks Ground in San Francisco
9 Dec 2016 – San Francisco, United States
Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021,…
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Two Towers Proposed for 260 South Street in New York City
8 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
Additional plans for the residential project at 260 South Street have been revealed, showing increased heights of 69 and 62 stories for the two towers, or 798 and 728…
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18-Story Tower at 1755 Argyle Under Construction in Los Angeles
7 Dec 2016 – Los Angeles, United States
A new batch of renderings have been released for 1755 Argyle – a midcentury modern-influenced, 18-story mixed-use residential tower project currently under construction…
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New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck
5 Dec 2016 – New York City, United States
New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an…

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Extell Plans 60-Story Condo Tower in New York City
22 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
A year after renders were revealed for a possible supertall condo-hotel in Midtown, the 60-story building at 1710 Broadway is now ready to move forward courtesy of a new…
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Groundbreaking on 43-Story Residential Tower in Jersey City
18 Dec 2015 – Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport…
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Construction to Start on Dallas Arts District Tower
18 Dec 2015 – Dallas, United States
Less than six months after buying the high-profile corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street in the Dallas Arts District, a developer is breaking ground on a 25-…
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Insurance Giant to Become Anchor Tenant of Proposed Chicago High-Rise
17 Dec 2015 – Chicago, United States
After 43 years in the iconic red skyscraper painted in its corporate color, CNA is ditching 333 S. Wabash Avenue and moving half a mile northwest. The insurance giant is…
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First Downtown High-Rise Apartments in 50 Years Completes in Kansas City
15 Dec 2015 – Kansas City, United States
The Cordish Companies and the Kansas City Power & Light District officially celebrated the opening of One Light Luxury Apartments, downtown Kansas City’s first new high-…
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Property Developer Given Approval to Build up to 317 Meters in Miami
14 Dec 2015 – Miami, United States
Developer PMG received approval on December 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a 1,041-foot (317-meter) tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard. If built…
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Wells Fargo Signs Deal to Move New York Office to Hudson Yards
14 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Wells Fargo confirmed on December 11 that it has signed on to be a major tenant at 30 Hudson Yards by 2020, thanks to a $5 billion financing package that will bring Wall…
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Port Authority Approves Subsidies for 2 World Trade Center in New York
11 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved subsidies to help expedite the construction of lower Manhattan’s 2 World Trade Center. The subsidies will help the…
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One Beale Developer Considers Adding Third Tower to Downtown Memphis Site
11 Dec 2015 – Memphis, United States
High building costs for a parking garage have driven an investor planning a pair of riverfront towers to hit on a new solution – erect a third building capable of…
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Designs Revealed for Pacific Park Residential and School Building in New York
10 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
Designs have been unveiled for the 616-seat public school that is currently under construction at the 26-story 664 Pacific Street, part of the nine-hectare Pacific Park…
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Three-Tower Complex Proposed in New York City
1 Dec 2015 – New York City, United States
SHoP Architects recently unveiled a three-tower complex on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The tallest tower, at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, will be 28 stories,…
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Pair of Slanting Towers Proposed Along the High Line in New York City
25 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
A pair of slanting towers has been proposed by Bjarke Ingels Group along the High Line in New York City. The project will total nearly 800,000 square feet (74,000 square…
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Ritz-Carlton Residences Planned for Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
25 Nov 2015 – Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Miami-based studio Arquitectonica has conceived the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach as an “urban oasis,” composed of 212 condominium homes strategically…
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Study Explores the Next Evolution of the New York City Skyline
24 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. To document this evolution, National Geographic, with assistance from the CTBUH, created an…
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Fire Breaks out in Chicago’s Hancock Center
23 Nov 2015 – Chicago, United States
Five people were injured, including a Chicago Police officer, in a two-alarm fire on November 21 at Chicago's iconic John Hancock Center. The fire broke out at…
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Chicago Plan Commission Approves Vista Tower
20 Nov 2015 – Chicago, United States
Plans for a $1 billion hotel and condominium tower that would be Chicago's third tallest skyscraper easily won approval on November 19 from the Chicago Plan Commission.…
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Designs Unveiled for Urban Neighborhood Master Plan in Pittsburgh
19 Nov 2015 – Pittsburgh, United States
Danish architecture studio BIG has revealed its master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District, featuring sloped-roof buildings, a combination of low- and high-rise…
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Luxury Miami Beach Condo Completes
18 Nov 2015 – Miami Beach, United States
Miami-based development firm Terra has officially completed construction of its newest luxury development, GLASS, an 18-story boutique condominium with only 10 full-floor…
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New Jersey Awards $93 Million in Tax Breaks to Journal Square Tower in Jersey City
17 Nov 2015 – Jersey City, United States
On November 13, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved $93 million in New Jersey tax credits for One Journal Square, the high-rise complex proposed…
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New York Skyscraper Proposal Includes Private Gardens
16 Nov 2015 – New York City, United States
A new proposal for a Midtown East tower will look like it’s being pulled apart: the floors will be vertically separated and supported by smooth, white beams, like…

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1N4th Joins the Waterfront Residential Boom in New York City
24 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Construction has topped out on 1N4th, the newest luxury tower along the East River in Williamsburg, soaring 41 stories with 509 rental residences. Leasing has begun and…
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Tapering Mixed-Use Tower Revealed for New York’s NoMad Neighborhood
22 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
The NoMad neighborhood is developing at a breakneck pace, and a new 55-story mixed-use project surrounding Collegiate Church may soon become one of the neighborhood’s…
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Miami’s Billion-Dollar Brickell City Center Tops Off First Tower of Six
19 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
The first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre has topped out. The tower will house the project's luxury lifestyle hotel "EAST, Miami", and is on…
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Chinese Developer Plots Massive Skyscraper on Chicago River
18 Dec 2014 – Chicago, United States
Plans for the $900 million, mixed-use mega-tower, called Wanda Vista, boast impressive numbers — and beg the question about where the high-rise would rank among the…
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41-Story High-Rise Under Construction In Chicago’s South Loop
17 Dec 2014 – Chicago, United States
Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range…
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535 Carlton Breaks Ground in New York City
16 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
The first fully affordable housing development in the controversial Pacific Park project broke ground on December 15. The tower, 535 Carlton Avenue, will contribute 298…
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Proposal Submitted for Tallest Building in Minneapolis
15 Dec 2014 – Minneapolis, United States
Four local companies submitted proposals to develop a key parcel in downtown Minneapolis known as the Nicollet Hotel Block, one of which proposes what would be the city’s…
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World Trade Center of the Americas Proposed in Miami
12 Dec 2014 – Miami, United States
A 285-meter skyscraper has been proposed for downtown Miami. It's dubbed "The World Trade Center of the Americas,” though there will more than trade going on there. The…
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Renderings Released for 1 West End Avenue in New York’s Riverside Center
11 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Full renderings have been released for Manhattan’s 1 West End, a high-rise that will occupy the southeast corner of a broader 2,500-apartment development, Riverside…
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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Presents The Hub in New Brunswick
9 Dec 2014 – New Brunswick, United States
Kohn Pedersen Fox has released renderings of The Hub. Plans call for two 91-meter-tall towers that rise from a podium that includes retail space, and can be adapted to…
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Los Angeles Complex Fire Scorches Two Adjacent Towers
8 Dec 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
A massive fire in downtown engulfed an apartment complex under construction, damaged two high-rises and left freeways and roads closed. There were no injuries. Officials…
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Construction Begins on 15 Hudson Yards in New York
5 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers…
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Denver Luxury High-Rise The Confluence Breaks Ground
5 Dec 2014 – Denver, United States
Ground has been broken on The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise tower in Denver. At 34 stories, The Confluence will offer studios, one-, two-, and three-…
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Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City
4 Dec 2014 – New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan,…
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Los Angeles’ Palladium Towers Plan Includes Restoration of Its Namesake
3 Dec 2014 – Los Angeles, United States
A draft environmental impact report for the mixed-use Palladium Residences outlines plans to restore the 1940s-era dance hall that gave the project its name. The two-…
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New Design Considered for HAP Tower in Jersey City
2 Dec 2014 – Jersey City, United States
A new design has been proposed for 500 Summit Avenue in Journal Square. The scheme now stands well over 50 stories and has a form that indicates a shift towards…
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Seattle’s Newest Skyscraper Underway
1 Dec 2014 – Seattle, United States
After being delayed for several years because of the economic downturn, work is underway on what will become one of Seattle's tallest and most distinct downtown…
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OMA Releases New Renderings of Miami’s Park Grove Condos
26 Nov 2014 – Miami, United States
To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut…
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Redesigned South Street Seaport Tower Revealed
25 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
One of the most contested developments in New York City has received a design update. Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by…
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Construction Resumes on 3 World Trade Center in New York City
24 Nov 2014 – New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a…

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Chevron Tower On Hold
20 Dec 2013 – Houston, United States
Just a few months after announcing plans to build a 50-story tower in downtown Houston and build an “urban campus” for its growing workforce, energy company Chevron has…
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Transbay Block 6 Breaks Ground
19 Dec 2013 – San Francisco, United States
Ground has been broken for a 32-story tower and accompanying townhome development on Block 6 of the Transbay site on Folsom Street in San Francisco. The tower will house…
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Heading for Heaven on the Ashes of Philadelphia Soul
18 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
Developer Carl Dranoff has unveiled plans for a 47-story mixed-use luxury boutique hotel and condominium tower on the site of the fire-damaged Philadelphia International…
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Ashby Project Goes to Court
18 Dec 2013 – Houston, United States
A Houston jury has awarded $1.7 million to 20 households that filed suit against the developers of the proposed Ashby high-rise, but they can only collect if the tower is…
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BAM South Tower Moving Ahead
17 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The New York City Council has granted permission for the construction of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South Tower, a 32-story mixed-use building that will house…
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Seaglass Tower Proposed for Jacksonville
16 Dec 2013 – Jacksonville, United States
Developer Killashee Investments has proposed a 1,000-foot (304.8-meter) tower as the centerpiece of a $1 billion development to revitalize Jacksonville, Florida’s…
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Skyline Writer Honored
13 Dec 2013 – Chicago, United States
Chris Gillott, the head electrician of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building, died of a heart attack at age 57. He was the man responsible for setting up the building's…
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First B2 Module Stacked
13 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
The first of 930 modular units was lifted into place at B2, which at 347 feet (105.8 m) is set to become the world’s tallest modular building. Considerable fanfare…
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Historic LeVeque Tower to be Renovated
12 Dec 2013 – Columbus, United States
One of the first skyscrapers to grace the Ohio capital’s skyline is due for a major renovation. The 1927 LeVeque Tower, originally known as the American Insurance Union…
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22 Thames Street Renderings Revealed
11 Dec 2013 – New York, United States
Renderings of the 22 Thames Street residential tower in New York, designed by Rafael Vinoly, have been released by its developers, Fisher Brothers and Witkoff Group. The…
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Tower Proposed for Convention Center Site
5 Dec 2013 – Nashville, United States
Nashville plans to redevelop its Convention Center site with a $230 million, 1-million-square-foot (92,903 square-meter) project, which would be crowned with a 28-story…
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Philadelphia Takes Scientology to Court Over 'Abandoned' Skyscraper
4 Dec 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The city of Philadelphia is suing the Church of Scientology after the religious organization left a 15-story construction in the city empty for six years. The church…
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After Nearly a Century, Renovation Makes High-Rise Vogue Again
4 Dec 2013 – Minneapolis, United States
The Soo Line Building, which was Minneapolis' tallest building when it was completed in 1915, is now the city's newest luxury apartment building after a yearlong…
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New Gotham Tower Sells in Hell's Kitchen
3 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
New Gotham, a 34-story apartment building located at 520 West 43rd Street, has been sold to AEW Core Property Trust on behalf of the Gotham Organization and AIG…
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Rents Rates Released for B2 Tower
3 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
The subsidized units at Forest City Ratner's B2, a residential tower in the Atlantic Yards mega-development, will start at $494 per month. About half of the units will be…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Grand Avenue Submission Marks Major Milestone
26 Nov 2013 – Los Angeles, United States
Related Companies submitted the new conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority. The $650 million development addresses the three…
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Washington Contemplates Easing Height Limits
26 Nov 2013 – Washington, D.C., United States
The National Capital Planning Commission wants Congress to ease the more than 100-year-old restrictions on the height of buildings in Washington. The Commission's…
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Skyscraper Video Game Sets World Record
25 Nov 2013 – Philadelphia, United States
The college professor who played a supersized video game on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper now holds a Guinness world record for his project. Drexel University…
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Great Gulf Moves Forward on Long-Stalled Dallas Tower
22 Nov 2013 – Dallas, United States
Canada-based developer Great Gulf has launched efforts to build a 24-story tower on a 1.4-acre (5,600-square meter) site in Dallas' Turtle Creek neighborhood. Great Gulf…

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CTBUH: Top Ten Tall Building Stories of the Year
21 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
This was a pivotal year for the tall building industry, with dramatic projects making headlines around the world. Not only did skylines grow taller, skyscrapers were…
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Oregon Developers Rejuvenate Development
21 Dec 2012 – Portland, United States
Portland-based developers Wood Partners and Hoyt Street Properties have announced an agreement to pursue development of a 21-story apartment tower on the west side of…
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BIG Phoenix Observation Tower
20 Dec 2012 – Phoenix, United States
Developer Novawest has commissioned Bjarke Ingels Group to design a 420-foot observation tower, in an attempt to created an architectural symbol for the city of Phoenix.…
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Atlantic Yards Modular Tower Launched
20 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first building of the borough's Atlantic Yards development. The 32-story B2…
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Minneapolis Looks to a High Density Future
19 Dec 2012 – Minneapolis, United States
Minneapolis is known for its suburban neighborhoods, but there is a move to create more high-density districts. Several large projects are in development in the downtown…
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Revisiting a Chicago Icon
18 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
Ongoing renovations at Chicago’s Wrigley Building have exposed some of the towers' original bricks and other parts of the building's bones. The work inspired Stephan…
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Rumors Fly of a Miami Zaha Hadid Tower
18 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
Zaha Hadid, the Pritzker Prize winning architect, is reportedly designing a Miami condo tower at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, her first skyscraper in the western hemisphere,…
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Tower Verre Design Updated
17 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
The architects of record for Jean Nouvel's Tower Verre, Adamson Associates, have released the latest project renderings, New York YIMBY reports. Originally conceived to…
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Extell's Plans Tall Midtown Tower
17 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
New York developer Gary Barnett is planning a new midtown skyscraper that would be 300 feet taller than the Empire State Building, the Wall Street Journal reports. His…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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BIG Towers Coming to Miami
12 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
Denmark-based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), in collaboration with a series of local designers, has produced a pair of 20-story towers for the city of Miami. The Grove at…
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Chicago Skyline Goes Green to Save Green
11 Dec 2012 – Chicago, United States
The AFP has published an article exploring the advances in “green technology” in Chicago skyscrapers. The techniques employed by the buildings covered in the article are…
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Milwaukee Company Seeks City Financing for Proposed Tower
7 Dec 2012 – Milwaukee, United States
Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has announced plans to build a new office tower at its downtown campus. The company is attempting to acquire $48…
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Transbay May Be Joined by Sibling Tower
7 Dec 2012 – San Francisco, United States
A 52-story mixed-use building has been proposed for the Transit Center District Plan area of San Francisco. The Heller Manus-designed 700-foot (213-meter) 181 Fremont…
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Detroit's Historic One Woodward Avenue Sold
5 Dec 2012 – Detroit, United States
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and Rock Ventures have purchased Detroit's One Woodward Avenue office tower. The building is the tenth downtown Detroit property…
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Developer Reveals Drawings of KPF Grand Central Tower
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
SL Green Realty has released sketches of its latest office tower, 1 Vanderbilt, which was announced last week. International firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is…
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Hudson Yards Construction Begins Today
4 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers broke ground today on the Hudson Yards project, New York's largest privately-funded development project since Rockefeller Center. A groundbreaking…
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Miami's Future Tallest Nameless No More
4 Dec 2012 – Miami, United States
The 74-story residential tower in Downtown Miami slated to become the city's tallest has been officially named Panorama Tower. Construction on the $600 million tower is…
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Video: Empire State of Lights
30 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The top of the 81-year old Empire State Building was the setting for a new light show, using an LED lighting system recently installed on its crown. The LEDs feature more…
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Penthouse Sells in Modernist Icon
29 Nov 2012 – Chicago, United States
The penthouse of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed 880 North Lake Shore Drive has sold after two years on the market. The 3,400-square-foot (316-square-meter)…

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CTBUH Resources on Canada

Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department

Public Realm Q&A

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn

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One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects

The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division

It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Terri Boake, University of Waterloo

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Exploring Geometry and Form in Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Guangzhou, China. Chris Wilkinson of Wilkinson Eyre, presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 5: "Beyond Guangzhou: Other Settings" Using four tower designs on four continents – the Guangzhou International Finance…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This presentation was intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled "The Space Between," which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range…
Public Realm Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, Henn
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Javier Quintana de Una, IDOM; Albert Chan, Shui on Land Limited; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department; Martin Henn, HENN, answer questions at the end of the 2016 China Conference Session 6a:…
One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues. The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Christine Bruckner, M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan, FXFowle; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Christine Bruckner of M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan of FXFowle; Jay L. Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
CTBUH Video Interview – James Parakh
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
James Parakh of the City of Toronto Planning Department is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. James discusses the design elements of successful public spaces.
Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award: Wind Engineering the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dr. Peter Irwin, RWDI Consulting Engineers
Peter Irwin, one of the founding partners of Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), has led wind engineering on many of the world’s tallest buildings, including the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, Burj Khalifa, the Trump International Hotel &…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner
James Parakh of the City of Toronto is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James talks about Toronto's Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) program and how cities can react to urban sprawl.…
Interview: James Parakh
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; James Parakh, Toronto City Planner
James Parakh of the City of Toronto is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. James talks about Toronto's Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) program and how cities can react to urban sprawl.
Interview: The Bow
7 Nov 2013 – 2013 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners
Jack Matthews and Nigel Dancey discuss The Bow, the Best Tall Building Americas Winner. The stunning form is discussed as a response to the site and program needs as well as to the green strategies employed in the building to make it an icon of the…
Best Tall Building Americas: The Bow: Curvature, Sky Gardens & Diagrids
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH "12th Annual Awards"; Jack Matthews, Matthews Southwest; Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners
The winner of the Best Tall Building Americas award, The Bow is stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint. It serves as a rare example of an iconic design resulting from the most practical, yet creative,…
Interview: Absolute World Towers
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Joe Cordiano, Cityzen Development; Ma Yansong, MAD Architects
Ma Yansong and Joe Cordiano discuss the iconic nature of the Best Tall Building Americas, Absolute Towers, including the exciting competition and design processes involved with their development. Known as the 'Marilyn Monroe' buildings, the unique…
Best Tall Building Americas: Absolute World Towers: Anthropomorphic Iconography
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Joe Cordiano, Cityzen Development; Ma Yansong, MAD Architects
Joe Cordiano and Ma Yansong speak about the Absolute Towers at the 2012 CTBUH Awards Symposium.
2009 Best Tall Building Award Winners: Manitoba Place, Winnipeg, Canada
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects
Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. Each year the CTBUH recognizes excellence in tall building design and construction by conferring international Best Tall Building Awards. In this special session we gain…
The Bow: Unique Diagrid Structural System for a Sustainable Tall Building
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Barry Charnish & Terry McDonnell, Halcrow Yolles
Barry Charnish, Halcrow Yolles presented the new 59 story “Bow” project for EnCana Corporation at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Once complete, it will be the tallest building in Calgary and Western Canada at nearly 247 meters (or 810 feet)…
Out of the Box in China and Toronto
25 Oct 2006 – Presentation at CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Ma Yansong & Hayano Yosuke, MAD Design
Yansong Ma & Yosuke Hayano, MAD Design focus on the competition winning high-rise project for Mississauga, Toronto, by MAD Design at the CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference held at the Herman Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology. Also discussed are tall…

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One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings under construction in North America, surpassing Chicago and coming in just under New York City. Provincial strategies have encouraged this…
The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Division
This paper is intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled “The Space Between,” which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale…
It’s Not About the Skyline, It’s About the Base Condition
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Terri Boake, University of Waterloo
The rapid densification of cities is a fairly recent phenomenon and seems in many cases to be progressing without regard to important already established urban theory regarding the design of successful cities. More effort needs to be placed into the…
The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; James Parakh, City of Toronto Planning Department
This paper investigates the Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings, the Tall Building as Place Makers how Tall Buildings meet the street. As contributing elements in the fabric of the City, Tall Buildings often have associated Urban…
Engineering Without Engines
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
With the rise of technological solutions, the practice of architecture is often divorced from the cultural, social, and environmental contexts where we build. Buildings have become closed systems, connected to life-support machinery that compensates…
Dense Urbanism: The High-Rise Tower as a Building Block for the Public Realm
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Moshe Safdie & Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
Though the skyscraper has been with us for a century, we are yet to discover how to deploy it as an effective building block for contemporary urbanism. Before the age of towers, we could take for granted that buildings aggregated to create boulevards…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of this energy in the urban habitat risks becoming generic in the face of growing…
Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design
26 Oct 2015 – Context, Climate, Culture – Investigating Place in Tall Building Design; Robert Goodwin, Perkins + Will
Should a tower in Moscow look like one in Dubai? Once one entered a city and marveled at the unique magic of its architecture – the pastel classicism of St. Petersburg; the cobbled cortile of Siena; the delicate mashrabiya of Cairo – and there was a…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III; CTBUH Research
Perhaps no element of a tall building is more closely related to the pure pleasure of standing high in the sky and taking in the view of one’s surroundings than observation decks. Often adding an important source of revenue for the structures that…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many projects have had torturously slow gestation periods; many more have…
Design of a Slender Building with High-Performing VE Dampers
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean & Tibor Kokai, Read Jones Christoffersen; Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto
A slender tower in downtown Toronto was identified early on in the design process as having wind dynamic motion issues and additional structural damping was required. The developer’s mandate for this project was to maximize sellable space and…
Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Limited
The creation of sustainable, high-density communities starts with comprehensive master planning that strategically leverages the scale of the site. This paper will address how designers, developers and city planners can create high density…
“Joan of Architecture” and the Difficulty of Simplicity
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Phyllis Lambert, Centre Canadien d'Architecture
Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of the Seagram owner Samuel Bronfman, played an integral role in selecting Mies van der Rohe and Phillip Johnson to design the definitive International Style skyscraper, the Seagram Building.
Confronting the Question of Demolition or Renovation
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; Dario Trabucco & Fava Pablo, Università IUAV di Venezia
Crumbling façades, asbestos, and outdated elevators are often cited as reasons to tear down tall buildings and create new skyscrapers. However, renovating a tall building is often a better option than demolition and reconstruction.
Building Tall with Timber
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; Michael Green, Michael Green Architecture
CTBUH Editor Dan Safarik interviews Michael Green about the critical role wood will play as a practical and sustainable building material.
Case Study: The Bow, Calgary
Sep 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; James Barnes, Foster + Partners; Jonathan Hendricks, Yolles
The Bow is the latest and most ambitious high-rise development in the Canadian city of Calgary. The client’s aim was to create a world-class building that would be a defining landmark on the city’s skyline.
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2012
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue I; Kevin Brass, Antony Wood & Marty Carver, CTBUH
For the first time in six years the number of tall buildings completed annually around the world declined as the effects of the global financial crisis became evident.
One of the Architecture World’s Fast Rising Stars has BIG Plans for Designing Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bjarke Ingels, Bjarke Ingels Group
OMA alumnus Bjarke Ingels has made a name for his Bjarke Ingels Group with innovative, paradigm-busting projects that blend nature and functionality with new twists on traditional forms.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: Canada Grows Taller
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty-six buildings taller than 150 meters have been built in Canada since 2005 and it added four buildings taller than 200 meters in 2012, the most ever in a single year.
Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Michael Carter & Roman Stangl, Northern Microclimate
High performance façades have improved internal thermal performance, but increased the conditions for forming ice on building skins. This paper sheds light on the issues, describing the factors that contribute to icing and hazardous ice and snow…
Case Study: Absolute World Towers, Mississauga
Dec 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue IV; Bas Lagendijk, MAD Architects; Anthony Pignetti & Sergio Vacilotto, Dominus Construction Group
The CTBUH 2012 "Best Tall Building Americas" award-winning project is the result of a unique public-private partnership and international design competition.
Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; CTBUH Research
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished from buildings in the Council’s official tallest lists.
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
The Bow: Unique Diagrid Structural System for a Sustainable Tall Building
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Barry Charnish & Terry McDonnell, Halcrow Yolles
The Bow features a distinctive design that not only caters to occupants and surrounding residents, but also reduces energy consumption compared to a conventional tower.
Cost Comparison Between North American Codes and British Collapse Measures
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Barry Charnish, Halcrow Yolles
This paper will provide a review of the specific code clauses an estimate of the structural cost premium, based on a normalized design, with costs provided by Canadian, American, and British Contractors and Sub-contractors. These costs will be…

Featured Tall Buildings in Canada

Absolute Towers

Absolute Towers, Mississauga

The Absolute World Towers are the result of a public-private partnership and an international design competition, which chose a new Chinese firm doing its first work in North America.

Manitoba Hydro Place

Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg

Designed to be site specific, this building could not be transplanted to another city in the form we see here; making it the perfect response to the homogenization of skylines.

The Bow

The Bow, Calgary

The Bow is both stunning as a form and functions well from an environmental and urban standpoint, especially in the context of a harsh northern climate.

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Canada Facts

Population 33,476,688 (2011)
Area 9,984,670 km² • 3,855,081 mi²
GDP $1.54 trillion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 87 Completed35 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Toronto
Global Ranking #7 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #2 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building La Tour CIBC (184 m, 1962)
Average Building Age 14 Years
Most Common Function Residential (43%)
Most Common Material Concrete (82%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Canada

1   First Canadian Place 1975 298 m Toronto
2   The St. Regis Toronto 2012 277 m Toronto
3   Scotia Tower 1988 275 m Toronto
4   Aura at College Park 2014 272 m Toronto
5   Brookfield Place 1990 261 m Toronto
6   One Bloor Street East 2017 257 m Toronto
7   Stantec Tower 2018 251 m Edmonton
8   Brookfield Place Tower One 2017 247 m Calgary
9   Commerce Court West 1973 239 m Toronto
10   The Bow 2012 237 m Calgary
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.