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Italy Related Events/Initiatives

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."
CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan
7 Jun 2017, Milan – Event Report
CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall Buildings Conference held in Milan, which focused on various challenges of tall buildings.
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.
CTBUH Names Tall Building Award Winners and Finalists
22 Jun 2016, Chicago – Awards Event
CTBUH is proud to announce the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards, chosen from a pool of 132 submissions vying for recognition.
Vertical Greenery Now Free to Download
17 Jun 2016, Venice – CTBUH Research Report
The Vertical Greenery research report on the high-rise vegetation of Bosco Verticale is now available to download for free.
Milan Tall Building Conference
19 Apr 2016, Milan – Event Report
The Tall Buildings Iuav International Conference held its sixth annual seminar at the CityLife Conference Hall in Milan.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
Milan Celebrates the 2015 Best Tall Building: Bosco Verticale
21 Dec 2015, Milan – Event Report
An event was held in Milan to celebrate Bosco Verticale receiving the “2015 Best Tall Building Europe” and the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”
Council Report Examines the Pros and Cons of Vertical Greenery
30 Jun 2015, Milan – CTBUH In the Media
The American Society of Civil Engineers reviews the CTBUH report on vertical greenery sponsored by Arup. Executive Director Antony Wood is interviewed on the report.
CTBUH Research Manager Tours the Allianz Project
15 May 2015, Milan – Tour Report
CTBUH Research Manager Dario Trabucco visited the recently completed Allianz Tower in Milan, a potential candidate for new CTBUH research on the damping technologies.
First CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group Meeting
25 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The first meeting of the CTBUH "Tall Timber Buildings" Working Group was held in the CTBUH Research Office at University Iuav of Venice.
CTBUH Co-Hosts Iuav International Tall Buildings Conference
21 Nov 2014, Venice – Event Report
The 5th Iuav International Conference on Tall Buildings was held in Venice, organized by Elena Giacomello and Dario Trabucco of CTBUH.
VAA International Student Workshop & Competition
7-18 Jul 2014, Venice – Event Report
Palazzo Giustinian Lollin, near the Accademia Bridge across the Venice Grand Canal, was the venue of the fourth Venice Tall Building Workshop “The Towers of Venice.”
New Research Office at IUAV
Mar 2014, Venice – CTBUH News
The CTBUH has established a physical CTBUH Research Office within the Università Iuav di Venezia to lead the Research Division.
CTBUH Research Team Consults Prominent Demolition Experts
17 Jul 2013, Milan – Event Report
Dario Trabucco, involved in the Life Cycle Assessment of Tall Building Structural Systems research project funded by ArcelorMittal, visited Despe Spa.
Italian Team Wins Research Seed Funding
11 Jun 2013, London – CTBUH Research
A research team from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, was named the winner of the CTBUH’s second research seed funding grant during the 2013 London Conference Dinner.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Venice Workshop Explores "Tall on the Water"
3-13 Jul 2012, Venice – Event Report
More than 50 students from eight countries participated this month in the IUAV University of Venice's second annual Venice Tall Building Workshop, Tall on the Water.
The Tall Stones of Venice
11-29 Jul 2011, Venice – Event Report
The Venice Architectural Association, and the Council launched an International Student Workshop & Competition for the high-rise redevelopment of a derelict industrial zone.
CTBUH Research Meeting, Venice
17-18 Jun 2010, Venice – Event Report
The inaugural meeting of its Research, Academic & Postgraduate Working Group attracted much attention from both academia and industry.
1973 Sorrento Italian National Conference on Tall Buildings
31 Oct 1973, Sorrento – Conference
The 1973 Italian National Conference on Tall Buildings was held in in Sorrento, Italy on October 31st, 1973.

Featured Tall Buildings in Italy

Allianz Tower

Allianz Tower, Milan

The Allianz Tower is a thin, rectangular tower that features a convex, gently curving glass facade and emphasizes its four steel buttresses as a primary structural element.

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale, Milan

The Bosco Verticale "vertical forest" takes the definition of "green skyscraper" to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees.

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B

Complesso Garibaldi - Tower B, Milan

The project represents a fresh interpretation of an aging building. To view the before and after, it is hard to believe it is the same building.

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo

Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo, Turin

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo building incorporates large environmentally friendly and socially conscious spaces as part of a design objective to experiment with communal urban forms.

Net Center

Net Center, Padova

Net Center serves as a perfect foil for the ambient architectural context, and creates a new point of reference for this part of the city.

Palazzo Lombardia

Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Palazzo Lombardia is a confident and controlled execution of what is actually an exuberant plan, and it does so while quietly integrating sustainable strategies.

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Italy 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 Italy, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Supporting Contributor

IUAV University of Venice IUAV University of Venice
ACAD RES

Donor

Fly Service Engineering Fly Service Engineering
FAC
Permasteelisa Group Permasteelisa Group
MATR FAC PMNG ENGO
Rothoblaas Rothoblaas
MATR

Contributor

AM Project, Joseph di Pasquale Architects AM Project, Joseph di Pasquale Architects
ARCH
Vetrocare Vetrocare
BMNT

Participant

Despe Despe
CON PMNG OTHR
ECSD ECSD
STRC PROP
Gru Comedil S.r.l. (Terex Tower Cranes) Gru Comedil S.r.l. (Terex Tower Cranes)
MATR ENGO CON
Stefano Boeri Architetti Stefano Boeri Architetti
ARCH INTR URB

Academic

University of Florence University of Florence
ACAD

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CTBUH Italy

Tall Timber: A Global Audit

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

CTBUH Italy Co-Hosts the 7th Tall Buildings Conference in Milan

7 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Italy co-hosted the seventh edition of the one-day International Tall…

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 Aug 2016, CTBUH Research – CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of…

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Dario Trabucco

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Dario Trabucco
CTBUH, Venice

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Dario Trabucco

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Dario Trabucco
CTBUH, Venice

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As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year
8 Dec 2017 – Milan, Italy
Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a…
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Milan World Expo Site to be Redeveloped into Theme Park
6 Dec 2017 – Milan, Italy
The winners of an international competition to reimagine Milan’s former World Expo site will build a 10-million-square-foot (929,030-square-meter) theme park for science…
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Milan’s Nearly-Finished Generali Tower to Open to Public for One Day
13 Oct 2017 – Milan, Italy
The 170-meter Generali Tower, due for completion in early 2018, will take part in the FAI Autumn Open Day on Sunday, October 15 by opening its doors to the public,…
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Five Concept Designs Revealed for Milan's Disused Railway Yards
12 Apr 2017 – Milan, Italy
Five architecture studios have unveiled conceptual proposals to transform seven unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The…
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Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan
10 Jun 2016 – Milan, Italy
Zaha Hadid’s twisting Generali Tower has topped out in Milan. Once complete, the 44-story skyscraper will be one of three towers slated for the CityLife development…
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Three Office Towers Planned for Rome’s Tor di Valle District
16 Jun 2015 – Rome, Italy
Designs have been revealed for three office towers for the city center of Rome, forming a new urban district adjacent to the A.S. Roma stadium. They will anchor the…
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Italian Bank Tower in Turin Opens to the Public
21 May 2015 – Turin, Italy
A 166-meter office building for the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has opened its doors in Turin after five years of construction. The building has been designed as an "…
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Cascina Merlata in Milan Represents New Take on Social Housing
6 Apr 2015 – Milan, Italy
In anticipation of Expo 2015 in Milan, three residential towers have been constructed that will be used by attendees during the upcoming Expo and converted into social…
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Bosco Verticale Opens Its Doors in Milan
21 Oct 2014 – Milan, Italy
Hines' Bosco Verticale has opened its door to residents, five years after construction started in Milan’s emerging Porta Nuova district. The project comprises two…
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Un-leaning the Tower of Pisa
4 Nov 2013 – Pisa, Italy
Pisa's famous bell tower has lost a little bit of its lean, according to a new report by researchers. The Tower of Pisa, which has been tilting perilously for more than…
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Zigzagging Tower “Twilts” to Optimize Solar Energy
6 Sep 2013 – Rome, Italy
Architects Paolo Venturella and Angelo Balducci have put forth renderings for their skyscraper concept, Twilt Tower. The wildly zigzagging skyscraper features…
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Cardin Venice Project Quashed
12 Jul 2013 – Venice, Italy
Public and government opposition has forced fashion tycoon Pierre Cardin to cancel plans for his pet skyscraper project. Pierre Cardin and architect Rodrigo Basilicati…
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Qatar Takes Major Stake in Porta Nuova
21 May 2013 – Milan, Italy
Qatar Holding has officially bought a 40 percent stake in Milan's real estate project, Porta Nuova, for an undisclosed sum, developer Hines Italia announced. Porta Nuova…
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Renzo Piano Plans Resurrection of Milan's Steel District
7 May 2013 – Milan, Italy
Renzo Piano has completed the master plan for the derelict steel production district of Milan, designboom reports. The regenerated district, which is scheduled for…
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Qatar May Purchase Italy's Entire Porta Nuova
16 Apr 2013 – Milan, Italy
Qatar is considering buying some or all of Milan's under-construction Porta Nuova business district as Italy's economic crisis affects its US developer, Reuters reports.…
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Milan's Garden Skyscrapers Excite Media Attention
28 Feb 2013 – Milan, Italy
Milan's pair of forested skyscrapers, the under construction Bosco Verticale towers, are spotlighted by The Guardian. The towers, which will be cloaked in an outer layer…
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Venetians Take Sides in the Palace of Light Debate
14 Dec 2012 – Venice, Italy
After 75 years in the fashion industry, the 90-year-old couturier Pierre Cardin has set his sights on shaping the Venice skyline. His proposed Palais Lumière, a 60-story…
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Pierre Cardin Defends His Venetian Bouquet
30 Nov 2012 – Venice, Italy
Fashion mogul Pierre Cardin is determined to give his hometown of Venice a sculptural mixed-use skyscraper, despite protests from the citizens. To Mr. Cardin the 280-…
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2013 Venice Biennale Name Inspired by a DC Skyscraper
30 Oct 2012 – Venice, Italy
Massimiliano Gioni, the man in charge of the 2013 Venice Biennale, announced that the exhibition's theme will be "The Encyclopedic Palace." Mr. Gioni revealed that the…

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Images of New Tower at the Port of Aarhus Revealed
21 Jun 2018 – Aarhus, Denmark
Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new…
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Architect Wins Competition to Design High-Rise in Tempere, Finlan
14 Jun 2018 – Tempere, Finland
A Helsinki- and Copenhagen-based architecture firm has won a contest to revitalize the former industrial area of Tempere, Finland. The new scheme will include a public…
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Architect Wins Proposal for 25-Story Tower in South London’s Croydon
12 Jun 2018 – London, United Kingdom
A 25-story tower in Croydon has won approval by the South London council. The project, being delivered as part of a home building drive, will create 128 homes located…
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Retrofitted Building in Madrid to Feature Stainless Steel Façade
11 Jun 2018 – Madrid, Spain
A 121-meter high-rise with 32 floors in Madrid is undergoing a major retrofit. The refurbished building will feature a new stainless-steel façade, while maintaining the…
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A High-Rise University Campus in Madrid is Under Construction
8 Jun 2018 – Madrid, Spain
A 181-meter tall vertical university campus tower is under construction near the former Real Madrid Sports Center site. The building will be able to accommodate 6,000…
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Portsmouth Residents to Leave Large Panel System Blocks Following Safety Concerns
7 Jun 2018 – Portsmouth, United Kingdom
The Portsmouth Council has made the decision to move all 800 residents out of two 18-story apartment blocks, Leamington House and Horatia House, after structural surveys…
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Winner Announced for Master-Planning Competition in Novorossiysk, Russia
6 Jun 2018 – Novorossiysk, Russia
The winner of a master-planning competition for Novorossiysk’s seafront has been announced. The proposed design spans 13.9 hectares and includes nine buildings, a new…
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New Designs Unveiled for London’s Stratford Waterfront
5 Jun 2018 – London, United Kingdom
New renderings for a development on part of the former 2012 Olympics site in London have been revealed. A major broadcaster is set to relocate to the site, alongside a…
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Number of Homes Doubled in Reworked Maidenhead Development Plans
4 Jun 2018 – Maidenhead, United Kingdom
New plans for a proposed 1.3-hectare development, 100 meters from Maidenhead Station, have been submitted. The number of residential units included in the six-building…
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East Side Tower Plans Presented to Berlin Senate
23 May 2018 – Berlin, Germany
A proposal for a 140-meter office building known as East Side Tower has been presented to the Berlin Senate. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the tower features stair-…
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Public Square, Hotel and High-Rise Proposed in the Center of Oslo
22 May 2018 – Oslo, Norway
A new “urban life generator” project has been proposed for Oslo Central Station, consisting of a square, a hotel and a high-rise. The project, which includes roof gardens…
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First Interior Images of Stockholm’s Gasklockan Tower Have Been Released
21 May 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden
The interior concept for a tower in the Stockholm Royal Seaport development has been unveiled. The building will have a round shape with protruding “v-shaped” arms,…
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UK Government to Consider Cladding Ban After London’s Tragic Grenfell Tower Fire
18 May 2018 – London, United Kingdom
Following the publication of a controversial review of current regulations, the UK Parliament agreed to consult on banning combustible cladding systems on high-rise…
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Proposed Tower in Aarhus May Become Denmark’s Tallest Residential Building
18 May 2018 – Aarhus, Denmark
New details on the project teams, plus updated renderings, have been revealed for a 44-story residential tower along the Aarhus harbor. The building will include a…
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New Master Plan Submitted for Regeneration of London’s Canada Water
17 May 2018 – London, United Kingdom
The master plan for the proposed redevelopment of the Canada Water complex has been submitted. The project spans 21 hectares and will include 3,000 homes, 40 new…
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London’s Barbican Rooftop Conservatory to be Overhauled
14 May 2018 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London gave permission for the overhaul of the rooftop terrace of Cromwell Tower, a Brutalist tower built in 1973. City planners decided that the changes…
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Further Disclosures Emerge About London’s Grenfell Tower Cladding Decisions
11 May 2018 – London, United Kingdom
New details have emerged in the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, revealing that a plan to fit the 24-story high-rise with fire-resistant cladding was dropped…
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Four Teams Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Overhaul in Paris
9 May 2018 – Paris, France
Four architecture, landscape design, and urban planning teams have been shortlisted for an overhaul of the Eiffel Tower in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The…
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Social Media Giant Takes Space in Barcelona’s Torre Glòries
7 May 2018 – Barcelona, Spain
Torre Glòries, a 35-story office tower formerly known as Torre Agbar, will house an American social media giant's new fake-news fighting initiative in Barcelona. The…
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Fire Breaks Out at Former Trump High-Rise in Baku
30 Apr 2018 – Baku, Azerbaijan
A high-rise in Baku that was still under construction was engulfed in fire on April 28th, and the cause remains unknown. Twenty of the 33 stories caught fire in the tower…

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Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel
21 Dec 2017 – Basel, Switzerland
A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A…
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Developers Push Forward on Manchester’s St Michael’s Development
21 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Developers have submitted their redesigned proposals for a large hotel, residential, and office development in Manchester city center. St Michael’s will house up to 189…
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Review of London’s Grenfell Fire Finds UK Building Regulations “Not Fit for Purpose”
19 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
An interim report into the review of building regulations, carried out in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, has concluded that they are “not fit for purpose,” and a “…
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New US Embassy in London Completes
18 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The US Embassy in South London is finally complete, and will open in early 2018. The design, created by a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, was the winner of a…
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UK Cities Spending Billions in Post-Grenfell Retrofits
13 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire safety measures in tower blocks have cost United Kingdom’s councils and housing associations billions in retrofits, prompting…
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London’s Grenfell Tower Investigation Looks into Possible Public Office Offenses
11 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Almost 400 companies are being investigated for possible offenses, including corporate manslaughter and breaches of fire safety laws, over their role in the construction…
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Architect Proposes “Inverted Cone” to Protect Manchester’s City Core from Skyscrapers
8 Dec 2017 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Of the 45 tallest skyscrapers under construction in the UK, seven are in Manchester, with the rest in London. This has prompted an architect to propose an "inverted core…
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Norwegian Tall Timber Building Nearly Reaches Halfway Point
7 Dec 2017 – Brumunddal, Norway
A Norwegian developer is claiming to be constructing the world's next tallest timber building, which has nearly reached the halfway point. Spanning over 18 floors, the…
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Winner Selected for Brussels Delta Tower Competition
5 Dec 2017 – Brussels, Belgium
A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a…
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Planning Permission Granted for Modular Tower in London
5 Dec 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for a 44-story tower that will be built from nearly 1,500 modules manufactured offsite. The development will provide 546 homes to…
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London High Court Challenge Against Paddington Cube Fails
30 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The London High Court has thrown out a legal challenge against Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision not to call in the controversial £775 million ($1 billion)…
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London Mayor Wants Tall Buildings Review, 50% Affordable Housing
29 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Sadiq Khan has set out proposals for a 50 percent affordable housing target, and has shined a spotlight on good design in his recently published London Plan draft. He is…
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Twenty New Residential Towers Are Being Built in Frankfurt Because of Brexit Demand
29 Nov 2017 – Frankfurt, Germany
The prices for new condominiums in Frankfurt have now reached such a high level that it pays off for project developers to build high-rise residential buildings, and more…
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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Turns Down Architecture Organization’s Offer to Help
22 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry has refused a prominent architecture organization's application to become a “core participant” (CP) on the review into the 71 deaths…
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First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed
22 Nov 2017 – Paris, France
The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the…
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Chinese Conglomerate Attempts to Sell $5 Billion of Global Skyscraper Assets
21 Nov 2017 – Beijing, China
A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as…
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Mayor Gives Approval to Skyscraper in South London’s Croydon
21 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
After multiple redesigns, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped plans for a long-awaited skyscraper development in Croydon, featuring a 68-story tower with 794…
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Landmark London Hotel to be Replaced by Mixed-Use Development
20 Nov 2017 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern…
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Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension
16 Nov 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in…
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Winner Announced for High-Rise Residential Tower Competition in Strasbourg
15 Nov 2017 – Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg's mayor, Roland Ries, has announced the winner of the architectural design competition for a residential tower. The site is located near the Rhine River,…

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Developer Awards Construction Contract for 170-Meter One Tower in Limassol
21 Dec 2016 – Limassol, Cyprus
A joint-venture contract has been awarded to two construction companies that will build a 170-meter-tall luxury residential tower, dubbed One, at a seafront site in…
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UK Firm Submits Plans for Three-Tower London Project
15 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Architecture practice aLL Design has submitted plans for a 69,471-square-meter three-tower development in Brentford, west London. Occupying an 84-hectare site, the scheme…
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Conservationists Raise Concerns over London’s Manhattan Loft Gardens
14 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky…
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17-Story Residential Tower Proposed for Stockholm
8 Dec 2016 – Stockholm, Sweden
Developers are preparing a proposal, named after local shopowner Jean Bolinder, for a 17-story skyscraper as part of the redevelopment of Stockholm’s southeastern town of…
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Plans Revealed for Rotterdam’s Slim Baan Tower
7 Dec 2016 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Plans have been unveiled for the 150-meter Baan Tower in Rotterdam. With a compact footprint of just 20-by-20 meters, the building could become "the slimmest residential…
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Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate
6 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London…
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Revised Plans for Canary Wharf High-Rise Submitted to London Councilors
5 Dec 2016 – London, United Kingdom
UK architecture practice Make has submitted revised plans for a 48-story skyscraper in London’s Docklands, having withdrawn a previous proposal for a 56-story tower on…
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Towers Begin to Rise at Manchester’s Great Jackson Street Complex
2 Dec 2016 – Manchester, United Kingdom
Several towers at the Great Jackson Street complex are currently under construction in Manchester. The development comprises some 1,494 new apartments across a quartet of…
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Sports City Master Plan Receives Approval in Rotterdam
2 Dec 2016 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Feyenoord City master plan has officially been given the go-ahead for construction. The redevelopment of the site includes the current De Kuip Stadium, the…
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Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes
30 Nov 2016 – Hamburg, Germany
The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour…
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Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation
29 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-…
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Residential Superstructure Development in Moscow Revealed
29 Nov 2016 – Moscow, Russia
Kengo Kuma and Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, that would feature four residential superstructures adjacent…
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Trio of Residential Towers Proposed for Frankfurt am Main
28 Nov 2016 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Competition-winning plans to design three new residential high-rises in the center of Frankfurt am Main have been revealed. The proposal comprises an ensemble of three…
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Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower
22 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London…
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Plant-Covered Housing Block Completes in Paris
21 Nov 2016 – Paris, France
A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame…
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Plans Unveiled for 20-Story South Cardiff Tower
18 Nov 2016 – Cardiff, United Kingdom
Plans for a 20-story residential tower, which will afford spectacular views across Cardiff and the Bristol Channel, have been revealed for a key land site in Cardiff Bay…
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Europe’s Largest Private Residential Amenities Floor Unveiled in Warsaw
17 Nov 2016 – Warsaw, Poland
Złota 44, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, has formally opened its impressive 1,793-square-meter amenities floor. The space is currently the…
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Renderings Revealed for Neva Towers in Moscow
16 Nov 2016 – Moscow, Russia
Renderings of the last full-scale skyscrapers in Moscow’s new International Business Center, dubbed Moscow City, have been revealed. Located in the northwestern region of…
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Second Construction Contractor Walks From London’s One Nine Elms Complex
14 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
The Chinese developer behind the One Nine Elms complex in London has seen a second construction contractor walk away from the chance to build it. The USD$1.2 billion…
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Details Emerge on the Under-Construction Madison Tower in London
11 Nov 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Construction is underway at The Madison – a 55-story residential scheme set for Tower Hamlets in London. Plans include 423 high-specification homes, plus an expansive…

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140-Meter Tower to be built over Paris Expressway in La Défense
18 Dec 2015 – Courbevoie, France
The 140-meter-tall Trinity is set to be built along the eastern side of the CNIT building in the heart of La Défense outside of Paris. It will stand over the Avenue de la…
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London’s Balfron Tower to be Turned into Luxury Apartments after Council Grants Planning Permission
18 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The controversial refurbishment of social housing landmark Balfron Tower into luxury apartments is set to go ahead following a unanimous vote by Tower Hamlets Council’s…
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Troubled Benidorm Apartment Tower Put Up for Sale
16 Dec 2015 – Benidorm, Spain
Residencial In Tempo – a Benidorm twin-tower skyscraper that was meant to be a landmark for the city but instead became a victim of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis –…
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Broadway Malyan’s 30-Story Tower Approved by Birmingham City Council
14 Dec 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Planners have given the green light to build Birmingham’s tallest office building as part of the final phase of construction at the £200 million ($300 million) Beorma…
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Warsaw Spire Construction Approaches Completion
10 Dec 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is…
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Design Update Adds Height to 31 London Street
9 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The height of 31 London Street in Paddington has been increased by 10 percent, meaning it will now be 254 meters tall. The new plans were revealed at a two-day public…
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London Shoreditch Hotel Gets Planning Permission
8 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
New York-based hotel giant Highgate Holdings has gained planning for a mixed-use hotel and commercial office scheme in Shoreditch High Street, East London. It will be…
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New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London
7 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will…
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32-Story London Office Tower Plan Revealed
4 Dec 2015 – London, United Kingdom
Developer British Land has unveiled plans for a landmark office complex rising to 32 stories. Public consultation for the office building at 2 Finsbury Avenue Square has…
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Multi-Stage Urban Redevelopment Master Plan Proposed for Oslo
3 Dec 2015 – Oslo, Norway
Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen (SHL) has won an international competition to design an 87,000-square-meter master plan in central Oslo. Named Eureka Kvarteret, the…
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Voters Back Bern Region’s First High-Rise
2 Dec 2015 – Bern, Switzerland
Voters in a suburb of Bern, Switzerland, have voted in favor of the capital region’s first skyscraper. Around 64 percent of those casting ballots backed the 33-story high…
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High-Rise Greenwich Peninsula Plan Gets Green Light in London
24 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The Mayor of London has given his approval for the capital’s largest single regeneration development in the Greenwich Peninsula. Plans include several distinct high-rises…
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Warsaw’s Tallest Tower Given Green Light
23 Nov 2015 – Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw’s city hall has granted approval for a 310-meter office tower which is planned to be developed by the Slovak developer HB Reavis in central Warsaw. If completed,…
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42-Story Cardiff Building Could be Tallest Residential Tower in Wales
20 Nov 2015 – Cardiff, United Kingdom
A developer has submitted plans with Cardiff council for a 42-story student apartment tower in the center of Cardiff that could become the tallest residential building in…
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NatWest Tower Demolition Underway in Birmingham
19 Nov 2015 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
The first phase of demolition at Birmingham’s NatWest Tower is underway. Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP and Sterling Property Ventures won approval to…
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London’s 22 Bishopsgate Set for Approval
16 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
The City of London looks set to approve the proposed replacement for the partially-built Pinnacle tower. The 278-meter skyscraper has been recommended for approval by the…
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Work Set to Start on the Long-Delayed Copenhagen Gate Project
13 Nov 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark
The city of Copenhagen has finally approved plans to build two skyscrapers joined by a pedestrian bridge at the entrance to the city’s historic northern harbor, which is…
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18-Story University of Luxembourg Building Completes in Esch-sur-Alzette
9 Nov 2015 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
A recently completed multipurpose building at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, combines an 18-story tower with a horizontal volume that…
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Mechanical and Electrical Contract Awarded for London’s One Blackfriars
9 Nov 2015 – London, United Kingdom
A mechanical and electrical contract has been awarded for One Blackfriars tower in London. The 165-meter tower will accommodate 27 homes and a boutique hotel across 52…
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IKEA Real Estate Division Proposes Office Complex in Bucharest
9 Nov 2015 – Bucharest, Romania
Vastint Romania – Swedish group Inter IKEA’s real estate division – will complete its first two office buildings in central Bucharest at the beginning of 2017. The…

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Alpha Square Plans Submitted for London’s Canary Wharf
23 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have been submitted for a development on the Isle of Dogs that could rise up to 63 stories. The development, which covers 50 Marsh Wall, is in the newly-named…
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London’s Wandsworth Town Center Regeneration Scheme Approved
19 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Wandsworth Council and South Thames College have gained detailed planning for 201 new homes in the heart of the south London regeneration area. The plan includes a 26-…
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London’s College Road Tower Set to Start on Site
18 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The College Road Tower mixed-use scheme will begin construction in September 2015 for completion in 2017. The scheme now has consent from Croydon borough planners, who…
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Scotland’s Tallest Residential High-Rise Flats Coming Down in Glasgow
16 Dec 2014 – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Work is starting to demolish Scotland's tallest residential high-rise flats. The Whitevale and Bluevale flats will be brought down piece by piece due to the towers'…
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High-Rise Venue Complex Completes in Gothenburg
12 Dec 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden
The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which…
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London Mayor Approves Vast Wood Wharf Scheme
11 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the…
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Construction Moves Forward on OMA’s Stockholm Skyscrapers
10 Dec 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden
Apartments in OMA's Stockholm twin towers have gone on the market, with construction set to begin in spring 2015. Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure…
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Skanska Signs Contract to Construct London’s Scalpel
10 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to…
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Construction of Moscow’s Moscow-City Skyscraper Block to Complete in 2018
8 Dec 2014 – Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is…
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Master-planned Millharbour Village Proposed in London
4 Dec 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Millharbour Village is a proposed high-density mixed-use neighborhood in South Quay that includes schools, parks, commercial space, office space, and 1,500 new homes that…
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New Details on the Retail Component of Istanbul’s Metropol Tower
3 Dec 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
Roy Higgs International has announced the firm’s appointment to design the retail portion of Metropol Istanbul, a global mixed-use project that is rising within the…
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Landmark Tower Planned for Paphos
2 Dec 2014 – Paphos, Cyprus
On December 3, Paphos-based architectural team Vangelis Mavronicholas and Anna Margaritova will present plans for an observation tower they hope to make a landmark of the…
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ThyssenKrupp’s MULTI Elevators Will Go Up, Down, and Sideways
1 Dec 2014 – Essen, Germany
ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering giant, has created the next big leap forward in the elevator industry: a system that isn’t dependent on ropes or steel…
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New Residential Tower Revealed for Manchester’s NOMA
1 Dec 2014 – Manchester, United Kingdom
A new 36-story tower has been proposed to stand on the Angel Gardens site in NOMA, Manchester. The tower boasts darker cladding to contrast with the lighter low-rise…
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Curvaceous Towers Coming to London’s South Bank
26 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A new, predominantly residential project will replace the much-loathed National Grid building on London's South Bank. The project will consist of three buildings of 39…
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Charleroi Police Headquarters Tower Completes
21 Nov 2014 – Charleroi, Belgium
In Belgium, Charleroi’s police headquarters has been expanded with a 75-meter tower on a site that also houses a local dance studio. A lively and accessible urban space…
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New Proposal for Glengall Bridge Revealed in London
20 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Plans have once again surfaced for the redevelopment of a quay site in London's Docklands next to the western side of Glengall Bridge, which call for a 140-meter central…
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Paris City Council Rejects Tour Triangle Skyscraper Amid Contentious Vote
17 Nov 2014 – Paris, France
The Paris City Council voted 83-78 in a secret ballot against the Tour Triangle, which would be the second-highest tower in Paris after the Montparnasse Tower. The mayor…
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KPF’s “Jenga” Tower Approved After Minister’s Eleventh-Hour Decision
14 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
Lambeth council has approved Kohn Pedersen Fox's proposal for a 50-story block of 450 flats in Vauxhall after an eleventh-hour decision by the Communities Secretary not…
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Planning Approved for 37-Story Tower in Vauxhall, London
13 Nov 2014 – London, United Kingdom
A 37-story residential block in Vauxhall has been approved by Lambeth Council. The development will contain 291 homes, up to 1,270 square meters of ground shops and…

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MesseTurm May Be For Sale
20 Dec 2013 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Germany’s second-tallest building has been put up for sale, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The 63-story MesseTurm is valued at about 500 million euros ($680 million…
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Empress State to be Converted to Residential Use
19 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
A planning application has been submitted to convert the 120-meter Empress State Building in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from office to residential use,…
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Soviet High-RiseTopped With Traditional Cabins
18 Dec 2013 – Kosice, Slovakia
Artist Tomas Dzadon has placed three traditional log cabins on the roof of a panelak, one of the ubiquitous high-rises in which more than 50 percent of Slovakians live…
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Munich Hotel Does Some Fancy Tricks
17 Dec 2013 – Munich, Germany
Victor Enrich Tarres, a Spanish artist, has manipulated photos of a Munich hotel into gravity-defying, distorted images, reports the Daily Mail. It took six months to…
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Eiffel Tower Lit for Mandela
16 Dec 2013 – Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower was lit with a spectacular display in honor of the recently deceased freedom fighter and president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The inscription “…
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Pinnacle Lives to Fight Another Day
12 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The “unbuildable” Pinnacle may soon return to life, according to The Independent. The development of the 63-story skyscraper had been halted in 2011 due to concerns about…
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Canary Wharf to Get Cylindrical Herzog & de Meuron Tower
10 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have designed a 56-story cylindrical skyscraper as part of a nine-hectare masterplan for London’s Canary Wharf, according to Dezeen.…
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Permission Granted for Irish Odyssey Development
3 Dec 2013 – Belfast, United Kingdom
A ₤100 million (US$164 million) redevelopment scheme at Belfast's Odyssey complex, designed by HJ Lyons, has received outline planning permission. The plan allows for…
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Vertical Cemetery Proposal Alleviates Dead-Space Problem
3 Dec 2013 – Oslo, Norway
A proposal for a graveyard housed in a skyscraper from architecture student Martin McSherry earned a commendation at the Oslo Conference for Nordic Cemeteries and…
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RSH+P Takes School of Economics Student Tower Competition
2 Dec 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The London School of Economics has selected Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P) to design the new Global Centre for the Social Sciences. Beating proposals from OMA,…
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Video: Rem Koolhaas Explains De Rotterdam Complex
2 Dec 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dezeen has produced an exclusive interview with Rem Koolhaas, in which he tells the architecture website about his colossal new De Rotterdam Tower. The visibility of this…
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Viñoly Redesigns Marble Arch Tower
27 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Property company Almacantar has unveiled its finalized plans for a 408,000-square foot (38,000-square meter) redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower. The Rafael…
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New Bondway Tower Design Unveiled
26 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has revealed its design for the New Bondway tower at London's Vauxhall interchange. The 551-foot (168-meter) tower replaces an…
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Eiffel Tower Stairs Put Up on Sale
25 Nov 2013 – Paris, France
A 15-step section of the Eiffel Tower's original spiral staircase, which once was part of the connection between the second and third levels, will be sold today in Paris…
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UNStudio Wins Competition with Sustainable Tower
22 Nov 2013 – Munich, Germany
Dutch office UNStudio has won a competition to design a residential and office complex in the German city of Munich. UNStudio's design for the city's new Baumkirchen…
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De Rotterdam Completed by OMA
22 Nov 2013 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its colossal "vertical city" in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. OMA designed the 44-story De Rotterdam complex for…
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Tower v. Club Decision Delayed
21 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has postponed his final decision on the controversial planning application for the Eileen House site at Elephant and Castle until December…
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Developer Proposes UK's Tallest Housing Tower
20 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
An Irish developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the UK on a site in the city's Canary Wharf area. Ryan Corp. UK has paid ₤100 million (US$160 million)…
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Tower Plays Part in Gaming Marketing
19 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
The iconic OXO Tower on London's South Bank has undergone a transformation in a marketing stunt for the forthcoming launch of Sony's PlayStation 4. A team of rappellers…
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Solution Close for Walkie Scorchie
19 Nov 2013 – London, United Kingdom
Land Securities is close to solving the incendiary solar glare problem for the Walkie Talkie, its landmark 37-story glass office block in the City of London. The…

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Cheesegrater Attracts New Tenants
17 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Leadenhall Building under construction in the City of London is now over 51 percent pre-let, the developers announced. Insurance firm…
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Plans Released for London’s Shell Development Centre
13 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar have released preliminary plans and renderings of their proposed transformation of the Shell Centre campus on London’s South…
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Students Compete to Design Temporary Timber Stadium Tower
12 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
A 200-meter timber tower near Wembley Stadium in the Borough of Brent, London has been proposed in a “temporary buildings” student competition. Called The Splinter, the…
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Revised Residential Tower Hopes to Preserve History
6 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Revised plans for a development in southwest London have been submitted to the London Borough of Wandsworth after a previous proposal for the site was blocked. The…
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Student Tower Designed to Cope with Harsh Desert Conditions
6 Dec 2012 – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Students at the University of Nottingham have designed a skyscraper for Abu Dhabi inspired by sikkas, the narrow alleys between buildings in old Middle Eastern cities.…
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How Tall Can a (Lego) Tower Go?
6 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
While architects and engineers are questioning the limits of building megatall towers, some people are asking another question: How tall can a Lego tower go? A research…
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Belfast's Tallest Tower Repossessed
5 Dec 2012 – Belfast, United Kingdom
The 85-meter (279-foot) Obel Tower in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s tallest building, has been taken over by administrators. The administrators were appointed after the…
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CTBUH: BBC Series Spotlights Skyscrapers
3 Dec 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The BBC, working with the CTBUH, has developed a series of reports spotlighting the state of the skyscraper around the world. Features focus on everything from…
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London Residential Market Driving Tall Building Development
29 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
While office tower construction has stagnated, London developers are actively pursuing a large number of residential projects, according to a report on the housing boom…
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Ireland Saves Its First Skyscraper
16 Nov 2012 – Dublin, Ireland
Dublin’s Planning Board has refused to allow Ireland’s first skyscraper, Liberty Hall, to be demolished. This decision rescinds the permit the Dublin City Council issued…
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Walkie Talkie Building Clinches Another Tenant
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Walkie Talkie building has signed Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ascot as its newest tenant. The 38-story skyscraper, which is owned by British company Land…
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St. Mary's Tower Approved
8 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
London's Southwark Borough planning commission has approved plans for the St Mary’s Residential development. The Squire and Partners-designed scheme will create a…
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Questioning Europe's 'Small Plan Syndrome'
7 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
The Financial Times has published an article dealing with the issues of building tall buildings in historic cities. Many cities rely on their ancient buildings to…
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Paris Development Making Progress
5 Nov 2012 – Paris, France
Plans to build two of Europe’s tallest towers in a Paris suburb are moving forward, despite community protests. The Russian developer expects to have financing in place…
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Moscow Tower Overtakes The Shard
1 Nov 2012 – Moscow, Russia
Construction on the 75-story Mercury City Tower in Moscow has surpassed the height of The Shard as the structure topped out at 339 meters this week. The 306-meter Shard…
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London's South Bank May See New Development
1 Nov 2012 – London, United Kingdom
Private equity firm Carlyle Group has submitted plans for a 425,000 square meter residential and office development in London. The development will be located close to…
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Firm Abandons Fire Station Tower Proposal in UK
30 Oct 2012 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
British firm K4 Architects has announced it will abandon proposals to build a tower above Birmingham’s Central Fire Station. The scheme, which was in its third version…
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UK's Future Fifth Tallest May be Cross-Shaped
26 Oct 2012 – Liverpool, United Kingdom
A crucifix-shaped skyscraper, which would be the UK's tallest building outside London, has been earmarked for the Liverpool waterfront. Architect Maurice Shapero designed…
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'High-Rise Hope' Studies Social Impacts of Green Technology
26 Oct 2012 – Shepards Bush, West London, United Kingdom
A report recently produced for Rockwool by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has highlighted the social implications of energy efficiency…
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Ian Simpson Designs to Face Judgment in Manchester
23 Oct 2012 – Manchester, United Kingdom
The Manchester City Council is poised to approve Chelmer Developments' 42-story tower at River Street. The tower, which has been designed by Ian Simpson architects, is…

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28 Mar 2018 – Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Sara Beardsley, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture; Luke Leung, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Molly Meyer, Omni Ecosystems; Yibo Xu, Stefano Boeri Architetti China
Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chicago, United States of America. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) held the fourth of the four-part “Building Tall” series, closing out a successful…
Towards a Forest City
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northeastern China, is a metropolis of three million people. It forms part of the immense developing megalopolis the Chinese call Jing-Jin-Ji, which is expected to accommodate more than 130 million…
CTBUH Video Interview – Stefano Boeri
18 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti
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CTBUH 2016 China Conference Plenary 3: Cities to Megacities: The Future Q & A
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October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China.Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Musuem; Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ; Stefano Boeri, Stefano Boeri Architetti; Winy Maas, MVRDV, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong
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Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with integrated green spaces and connectivity between buildings at multiple levels.
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Alida Forte Catella, Founder and CEO, COIMA, & Stefano Boeri, Founder and Senior Architect, Boeri Studio, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding Bosco Verticale, Milan, the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Building Europe Winner and 2015 CTBUH Best Tall…
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Supporting a Slender Tower
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From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
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Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be solved with creativity that supports the development of an inspired, innovative…
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Major designs by internationally renowned architects, are currently under construction in Italy in the cities of Milan and Turin. In the decade 2005-2015, a dramatic change in the appearance of the cities occurred unveiling their modern European…
A New Urban Forest Rises in Milan
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The Bosco Verticale “vertical forest” in Milan, Italy, takes the definition of “green skyscraper” to a new level, deploying more than 13,000 plants across 90+ species, including full-sized trees, on all façades of both its towers. The project was…
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The possibility of creating green surfaces over the structures is an opportunity which is seen with increasing interest by planners and investors, due to the appreciation expressed by users. Nowadays, however, the knowledge of green living…
Debating Tall: Do Trees Belong on Skyscrapers?
30 Aug 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue III; Tim DeChant, Senior Digital Editor, NOVA; Ken Yeang, Hamzah & Yeang
As skyscrapers adorned with greenery, both rendered and real, appear more frequently in design publications, the question must be asked, “Can substantial trees at height make a positive contribution to tall buildings?”
The History of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Nathaniel Hollister, CTBUH
Due to the compact and historic nature of its cities, some unpopular designs, and an unfortunate association with public housing, Europe had historically been slow to build skyscrapers. But currently, the continent is outpacing North America in…
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Debating Tall: Is UNESCO Going Too Far?
27 Apr 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Paul Finch, Architectural Review and UK Design Council; Marie-Noel Tournoux & Patricia Alberth, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Controversy has erupted over development proposals in London and Liverpool in the UK, which UNESCO says will damage views of World Heritage sites. Critics counter that UNESCO is over-stepping its mandate by inserting itself into the planning process…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember what they were doing on September 11, 2001.
The Incident at The Pirelli Skyscraper: A Case Study
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; C. Fiameni & G. Gallina, Constrution Technology Institute; R. Caputo & A. Limido, Working Places Prevention and Protection Department
The paper presents a case study of the incident at the Pirelli skyscraper, one of the symbols of Milan.

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Italy Facts

Population 59,685,227 (2012)
Area 301,336 km² • 116,346 mi²
GDP $1.85 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 5 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Milan
Global Ranking #35 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Europe by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Palazzo Lombardia (161 m, 2011)
Average Building Age 4 Years
Most Common Function Office (71%)
Most Common Material Concrete (57%)

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

Tall Buildings in Italy

1   Unicredit Tower 2012 218 m Milan
2   Allianz Tower 2015 209 m Milan
3   Regione Piemonte Headquarters 2018 209 m Turin
4   Generali Tower 2017 177 m Milan
5   PwC Tower 2020 176 m Milan
6   Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo 2015 166 m Turin
7   Palazzo Lombardia 2011 161 m Milan
8   Solaria 2013 143 m Milan
9   Diamantone 2012 140 m Milan
10   Telecom Italia 1994 129 m Naples
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Gioia 22 2020 130 m Milan
 
Proposed
1   Unicredit Tower 2012 218 m Milan
2   Allianz Tower 2015 209 m Milan
3   Regione Piemonte Headquarters 2018 209 m Turin
4   Generali Tower 2017 177 m Milan
5   PwC Tower 2020 176 m Milan
6   Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo 2015 166 m Turin
7   Palazzo Lombardia 2011 161 m Milan
8   Solaria 2013 143 m Milan
9   Diamantone 2012 140 m Milan
10   Gioia 22 2020 130 m Milan
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed