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21 Sep 2016, San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's city attorney on September 20 issued a subpoena to the developers of a high-rise that is tilting and has sunk more than a foot, to determine if structural issues were appropriately conveyed to purchasers. Read more.
16 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
A wealthy buyer has closed on his penthouse at 432 Park Avenue for $87.7 million. The deal marks the sale of the city’s highest residence and the biggest closed sale in New York for 2016 thus far. Read more.
16 Sep 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
A controversial proposal for a new museum in Bangkok has been withdrawn after critics pointed out how much it looked like a previous concept for what was claimed to become the world’s biggest building. Read more.
13 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
Another big milestone for Hudson Yards is about to take place: developer Related has announced that the development’s first all-residential tower will soon be up for grabs, with sales for condominium units set to launch. Read more.
08 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom
Residents of the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Neo Bankside apartments have threatened legal action, after Tate Modern opened an observation deck that provides views into their private apartments. Read more.
06 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom
Greenland Group is set to officially launch Spire London, designed by HOK in London Docklands. The building is a 235-meter 67-story tower, planned to become the tallest residential development in the UK and Western Europe. Read more.
02 Sep 2016, Seoul, South Korea
The Metro and Sangam Digital Dream Towers, both located in Seoul, have been put up for sale. The towers are expected to sell for around USD$6,100 and USD$3,500 per square meter, respectively. Read more.
01 Sep 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Developer Farglory is to resume work on a high-profile residential project billed as Abu Dhabi’s answer to London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park after a complete redesign to make it more affordable to buyers. Read more.
31 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom
Investors behind the 62-story 22 Bishopsgate tower project in the City of London are weighing their options; they could either stick to a plan to continue work, delay the project, or sell it, with the last option thought to be the least likely. Read more.
31 Aug 2016, Chicago, United States
Developers have agreed to purchase Tribune Tower for up to $240 million, marking the end of media ownership for the historic North Michigan Avenue building and the beginning of a new chapter, likely as part of a mixed-use redevelopment. Read more.
26 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States
After six years on the market, all of the luxury residential units at The Carlyle on Wilshire, located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, have been sold, grossing a total of $275 million, or an average of $11,238 per square meter. Read more.
25 Aug 2016, New York City, United States
Qatar has picked up a flashy piece of NYC real estate. The Qatar Investment Authority reportedly dropped $622 million on a piece of the Empire State Building, giving the country a 9.9 percent stake in the structure. Read more.
24 Aug 2016, Hong Kong, China
A property firm has put up for sale one of its marquee office towers, located in the old Central District of Hong Kong. The Center, a 73-story office building, could fetch several billion dollars. Read more.
23 Aug 2016, London, United Kingdom
The Dubai-based developer Damac has appointed Australian property construction and development company Lendlease to build its Aykon London One tower, a 50-story residential tower featuring 450 units. Read more.
23 Aug 2016, Miami, United States
While much has been made about Miami’s current condo boom slowing down, Brickell Flatiron’s sales have remained strong – the project has seen approximately $75 million in sales completed in the first two quarters of 2016. Read more.
18 Aug 2016, Da Nang, Vietnam
Officials in Da Nang have reportedly considered moving out of the city's $104 million administrative center and building a new office, due to claims that they are suffocating in the space from high temperatures and a lack of oxygen. Read more.
15 Aug 2016, New York City, United States
Plans are moving along for what could be New York City’s second tallest building. In a recent press release, the developer announced that sales for its Central Park Tower will be launched in late 2016. Read more.
15 Aug 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
A consortium of related companies has plans to buy Germany’s tallest skyscraper, the 259-meter Commerzbank Tower located in Frankfurt, in a transaction valued at more than $800 million. Read more.
12 Aug 2016, New York City, United States
A settlement between two Midtown real-estate titans has cleared a major roadblock in the construction of a new 64-story skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal, according to a statement from the skyscraper’s developer. Read more.
04 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada
Elevators in Canada’s tallest residential building, the 78-story Aura at College Park located in Toronto, are still not all working following a heavy rainstorm. Only half of the elevators have received repairs, with reports of waits up to 15 minutes. Read more.
02 Aug 2016, Dallas, United States
One of downtown Dallas' biggest skyscrapers now has a new owner. The JPMorgan Chase Tower on Ross Avenue has been purchased by New York-based Fortis Property Group in what is estimated to have been a $285 million transaction. Read more.
02 Aug 2016, San Francisco, Unites States
The tallest residential tower in San Francisco, and the city’s fourth tallest overall, has sunk 16 inches since it’s opening in 2008. Of added concern is the fact that the Millennium Tower is not settling evenly, and now has a tilt of two inches. Read more.
25 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States
A new residential tower for the Gold Coast district of Chicago is officially moving forward now that the deal for the property at 1010 North Dearborn is complete. The 28-story glass tower will be built adjacent to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Read more.
21 Jul 2016, Madrid, Spain
A Chinese real estate group has agreed to sell Edificio España in Madrid to a Spanish investment group for more than $292 million after feuding with city officials for two years over plans to renovate the landmark. Read more.
20 Jul 2016, Sydney, Australia
A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.
19 Jul 2016, Kelowna, Canada
A construction company has assumed full control of the site of a previously stalled high-rise, claiming to finish the job. The 21-story residential tower is slated to rise under the new name 1151 Sunset Drive. Read more.
18 Jul 2016, Boston, United States
Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and working in the city. Read more.
13 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A 75-story Southbank skyscraper that would dwarf the neighboring Crown Casino is a step closer to realization, with its permitted development site to be auctioned off July 2016. The site comes with permits and plans in place for the tower. Read more.
07 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States
It’s shaping up to be one bummer of a summer for Marina City, where some residents have been banned from their balconies after city inspectors discovered trouble with nearly 2,000 balcony railings on the iconic corncob-shaped towers. Read more.
06 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the USD$516 million 40 Leadenhall Street project – also known as Gotham City – has decided not to progress the 37-story scheme speculatively in the wake of the European Union referendum result. Read more.