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01 Mar 2017, Hamburg, Germany
A US-based project management firm has announced that it has won a contract for Überseequartier Süd in Hamburg – a $1 billion dollar mixed-used scheme that will form the centerpiece of the HafenCity redevelopment project. Read more.
27 Feb 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Investors who bought flats in an Abu Dhabi complex where development stalled said they were offered half the cash they were owed in exchange for dropping lawsuits against the developer. Most have refused the deal. Read more.
24 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
The Solar Carve Tower office building, located at 40 Tenth Avenue in New York City’s Meatpacking District, is now ready for the light of day, with marketing and leasing efforts officially underway. The building should open in early 2019. Read more.
24 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom
Communities Secretary Savid Javid has put the brakes on the controversial Paddington Cube after issuing a notice under Article 31 preventing Westminster City Council from issuing formal planning consent for the scheme. Read more.
16 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today, would be Australia’s tallest building. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland
Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada
Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States
Although Millennium Tower has sunk 16 inches and titled two at its base, inspectors have deemed the building safe, at this time. Inspections entailed evaluation of electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems, among other components. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Conservationists are calling on the secretary of state to hold a public inquiry into plans for the St. Michael’s development in Manchester. A primary concern is the planned demolition of historic buildings on Jackson’s Row near Town Hall. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai developer Emaar Properties has agreed a significant insurance claim with Orient Insurance over the dramatic fire at its Address Downtown hotel on New Year’s Eve 2015. It is thought to be the largest ever claim in the Middle East. Read more.
03 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Developers have confirmed that W Melbourne will open in 2020 as part of its USD$769 million mixed-use luxury precinct Collins Arch. The hotel will be located in the eastern core of the project, offering 294 spacious guestrooms across 15 levels. Read more.
30 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A major Australian bank is set to take up the anchor tenancy at 839 Collins Street. Located in the Docklands precinct, the tower will rise to 20 stories and feature 38,000 square meters of grade-A commercial office space. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The City West Police Complex, headquarters for the Victorian police force in Melbourne, has been given the green light to add a new, 39-story, high-security tower. The addition, set for 311 Spencer Street, is estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.
26 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Local architecture practice Make has been given the go-ahead for a new 32-story office block in the City of London. Backed by developers Brookfield Property Partners, the 1 Leadenhall scheme was approved by Corporation planners. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New fire safety regulations came into force across the UAE on January 22 in response to a series of blazes in towers in the Emirates over the past few years. The new code specifically targets flammability issues involving exterior cladding. Read more.
24 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Salvo Property Group has secured almost a full hectare site at 60-82 Johnston Street for more than AUD$40 million (USD$30.4 million), with a permit for four residential towers in the Fishermans Bend precinct. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, New York City, United States
Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has found buyers for 75 of its 285 condominiums. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A developer is launching sales of apartments at its Royal Atlantis Resorts and Residences on the Palm as it banks on an upturn in Dubai’s real estate investor sentiment. Starting January 28, about 20 units will go on sale. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Proposals for the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Ripple Road in Barking, east London – billed as “a rival” to the nearby Westfield center in Stratford – were approved by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on Monday, January 16. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could allow conceptual plans for a 115-story tower to proceed. Read more.
18 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
A 42-story tower proposal at 54 Marsh Wall for east London's Canary Wharf has been recommended for approval by Tower Hamlets councilors. The project would deliver 216 apartments between the main tower and a linked 16-story sister block. Read more.
18 Jan 2017, Barcelona, Spain
Torre Agbar has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona's emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. The recent acquisition is expected to see the tower continue its life as an office tower. Read more.
16 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
A new residential tower at Angel Gardens – the USD$184 million development by Manchester’s Victoria Station – has come a step closer to realization after builders secured a loan from a German bank to build the 35-story property. Read more.
13 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Planning officers have rejected plans for the 32-story Chiswick Curve in west London, saying its location, scale, and design would “cause harm, including substantial harm” to a range of designated heritage assets and conservation areas. Read more.
09 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developer Nakheel has signed a joint venture with Thailand-based Centara Hotels and Resorts, paving the way for a USD$136 million beachfront resort on its multi-tower Deira Islands project in Dubai. Read more.
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 may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.
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 Limassol, Cyprus. The project is expected to complete in 2019. Read more.
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 Center, is finally ready to be realized at 123 East Cermak. Read more.
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 gardens, will mar a protected view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Read more.