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04 Dec 2017, Mumbai, India
Videos and photographs of a 17-year-old mechanical engineering student performing daredevil stunts on a high-rise under construction in Mumbai have gone viral on social media, leading to security concerns. Read more.
30 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China
The office component of the HK$20.3 billion (US$2.6 billion) New World Centre / Victoria Dockside complex in Kowloon, Hong Kong is already 70 percent leased, and will be fully rented by March or April 2018, when the entire building opens. Read more.
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) Paddington Cube development. Read more.
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 Beijing tightens control over companies’ offshore investments. Read more.
20 Nov 2017, Mumbai, India
After the intervention of the Bombay High Court, an enclosed 1,021-square-meter public garden in Cuffe Parade – used exclusively by residents of the high-rise DSK Tower – will now be accessible to the public. Read more.
20 Nov 2017, St. Louis, United States
The largest office building in St. Louis, formerly known as One AT&T Center, is on the market after being foreclosed. The vacant 44-story office tower in the heart of the city’s central business district was put up for sale without an asking price. Read more.
10 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A 35-story, 279-apartment Gold Coast tower – which is in the early stages of construction – is now on the market, and price estimates sit at around the AU$180 million (US$138 million) mark. Read more.
02 Nov 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Modeled after The Langham hotel and residences in London, Langham Place Residences in Downtown Dubai will start selling units on Monday, November 6, ahead of opening its doors in the third quarter of Dubai’s Expo 2020. Read more.
27 Oct 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s ANZ House, an office tower home to high profile tenants such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the South Australian government, is up for sale with price expectations of at least AU$200 million (US$153 million). Read more.
17 Oct 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is supporting builders and developers who are demanding that Karachi’s authorities drop their opposition to the construction of high-rise buildings. Read more.
13 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A leading investment firm has leased 9,720 square meters at One Melbourne Quarter, the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct, which is located near the central business district and the Docklands. Read more.
02 Oct 2017, St. Louis, United States
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is restricting drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of 10 national landmarks, including the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the Statue of Liberty. Read more.
28 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom
The controversial Paddington Cube proposal will face a second High Court challenge, just weeks after another bid to derail the project moved forward. The challenge centers on safe access for ambulances to the neighboring hospital. Read more.
26 Sep 2017, San Francisco, United States
Facebook Inc. signed San Francisco's largest office lease in three years, taking the entire office portion of 181 Fremont. The 802-foot-tall (244-meter) tower in the Transbay district is set to open by the end of 2017. Read more.
13 Sep 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recently seized control of the unfinished Saigon One Tower – located in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown District One – as collateral over its investors' unpaid debt. Read more.
23 Aug 2017, New York City, United States
More apartments are being made available at affordable prices in VIA 57 West in New York. Nicknamed the “courtscraper,” the residential tower will host apartments that rent for $1,000 a month cheaper than an average Manhattan home. Read more.
16 Aug 2017, New York City, United States
After its owners fired its construction firm for repeated delays and rising costs, the New York Wheel is set to resume construction, and will rise 630 feet, making it the tallest observation wheel in the world. Read more.
09 Aug 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Liverpool City Council has approved the construction of 31-story and 15-story residential blocks near the historic Pier Head area, just weeks after being warned its UNESCO World Heritage site status was under threat. Read more.
02 Aug 2017, Beijing, China
Chinese authorities have asked Anbang Insurance Group Co., whose chairman was detained in June, to sell its overseas assets and bring the proceeds back to China. The company, however, said they have no plans to comply. Read more.
28 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom
London’s landmark 36-story “Walkie Talkie” building has broken records with its US$1.7 billion sale to a Hong Kong firm best known for making oyster sauce. The deal easily surpasses the previous record price for a single building in the UK. Read more.
28 Jul 2017, New York City, United States
Currently under construction, 565 Broome SoHo is expected to open its doors in 2018. With sales now underway, further images of the development have been revealed, detailing the scheme’s luxury interiors and wide-ranging amenities. Read more.
27 Jul 2017, New York, United States
The cost of building what developers claim to be the “World’s Skinniest Skyscraper” has ballooned so enormously that the 111 West 57th Street project, which is less than one-quarter complete, is now facing imminent foreclosure. Read more.
26 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Plans to build a 67-story skyscraper in the heart of Manchester’s Trinity Islands development have been recommended by local planning officials, despite objections from heritage groups. Read more.
25 Jul 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A contractor has been selected to develop the mixed-use US$1.4 billion Emirates Business Park project, unveiled earlier this month, which will expand the emirate's financial free zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Read more.
21 Jul 2017, San Francisco, United States
The Millennium Tower in San Francisco has sunk another inch in the past seven months, but on the brighter side, engineers have found a potential fix, which would entail drilling new piles down to bedrock from the building's basement. Read more.
17 Jul 2017, Honolulu, United States
At least three people have died and another 12 have been injured in a fire at a Honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said. Hundreds fled the condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors. Read more.
14 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States
A First Hill church is planning a massive undertaking: a 30-story condo tower with 200-plus units at 8th and Cherry Street in Seattle. The parish has sold development rights to the land, while maintaining ownership rights to the property. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Perth, Australia
The City of Perth has given in-principle support for the Perth+ complex, which would become a centerpiece of Elizabeth Quay. Plans feature two towers reaching 19 and 54 stories or 86.5 and 220 meters, respectively. Read more.
12 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will pave the way for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, but slash the height of a proposed tower overlooking the markets. Read more.
06 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom
Architects have more than halved the size of their “co-living” scheme in Stratford, east London, following government consultations. Revisions include reducing the height of the main tower to 19 stories and removing the “apart-hotel.” Read more.