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29 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Westminster city council has launched a public consultation on building heights in the borough. The consultation runs until May 22, and feedback from the initiative will be used during the statutory consultation on the City Plan later in 2017. Read more.
29 Mar 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom
The 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton has been forced to close again – the latest in a series of breakdowns that have plagued the seafront attraction since it opened in the summer of 2016. Read more.
28 Mar 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The 417-foot (127-meter) Glasgow Tower on the banks of the River Clyde has been plagued by structural and mechanical problems since it was completed in 2001 and has been closed for the majority of its life. Read more.
27 Mar 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel
Measuring 400 meters in height, the 100-floor Intercity Tower in Tel Aviv has been granted planning approval. When completed, the new tower would become Israel’s tallest, stripping the Moshe Aviv Tower of that designation. Read more.
23 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
Brent Council has approved plans for a 743-home development near Wembley Stadium in north London. The scheme, only one phase of a larger 25-year plan, features seven residential blocks ranging in height from 12 to 26 stories. Read more.
21 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A developer is garnering public opinion prior to submitting plans with city authorities for a residential building that would be the nation's first to be set above rail lines, according to developers. The 24 Chapel Street tower would rise 20 stories. Read more.
21 Mar 2017, Warsaw, Poland
Local authorities have issued a building permit for an office development with the working name “Spinnaker Tower,” set for Warsaw’s Wola district. The skyscraper will rise 203 meters in height at its tallest point. Read more.
17 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
Chicago authorities have unanimously approved a proposal for a 51-story tower at 110 North Wacker Drive, which will utilize the same development, design, and leasing team that collaborated on the recently completed 150 North Riverside tower. Read more.
17 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
London Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has decided not to call in the 18-story Paddington Cube scheme in London, following its stalled approval. The decision paves the way for construction of the USD$627 million scheme. Read more.
17 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
The developer behind plans for New York's tallest timber-framed building has axed the project. The 10-story tower proposed for 475 West 18th Street in Chelsea was to be built using a mass-timber structure – a first of its kind for the city. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
New York City is looking to change a method developers use to calculate how much sunlight a building will obscure once it tops out in order to promote taller buildings in the 73-block Midtown East neighborhood. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester City Council has said it is expecting Jackson’s Row Developments to withdraw the planning application for their contentious St. Michael’s Towers scheme imminently after significant local outcry. Read more.
14 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following the successful launch of phase one of the two-tower Via Bloor complex, phase two is being marketed to buyers. The 46-story phase-two tower, set to rise 139 meters, would feature 397 apartment units. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
News that the 48-story Wolf Point West tower is up for sale comes with a second exciting bit of information: the next phase of the project – an even taller residential development – is gearing up to start this spring. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
Adding a layer of gloss to what was already one of Toronto most-talked-about developments, the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality has been announced as the operator of the 15-35 Mercer Street project. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Singapore-based investors have snapped up the 396-room Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne for USD$174 million in the city's biggest hotel deal in 2017 so far. The hotel will be converted to a Pan Pacific within about three months. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, San Antonio, United States
Weston Urban, KDC and TRT Holdings Inc. are developing Frost Tower in San Antonio, and now Clark Construction has won the contract to build the 440,000-square-foot (41,000-square-meter) office structure. Read more.
06 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Following the success of the supertall 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ next New York City project has moved a step closer to realization after developers received a $269 million construction loan. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
City officials have selected an architecture firm for the 100 percent affordable SustaiNYC East 111th Street development site. The proposal is set to become the largest Passive House project in the nation. Read more.
02 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is conditional on approval by the purchaser's shareholders. Read more.
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.