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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.
09 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
Evolved from a late-2015 proposal to replace a row of Mutual Street homes with a high-rise tower, marketing has kicked off for the residential project now branded as Ivy Condos. The development comprises 235 units across 32 stories. Read more.
06 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 features a 59-story building standing at 255 meters. Read more.
28 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
A majority of the windows at New York City’s One World Trade Center haven’t been washed since 2015 because the system used to suspend the washers isn’t safe, according to a representative of the building's developer. Read more.
16 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
Trump Place on Manhattan's Upper West Side is about to drop the president-elect's name after an outcry by residents; instead, the three buildings at 140, 160, and 180 Riverside Boulevard will be renamed for their street addresses. Read more.
14 Nov 2016, Phoenix, United States
A Colorado-based real estate owner and developer has purchased Great American Tower – a landmark 24-story high-rise office building in the heart of Phoenix’s Midtown office submarket – in a deal said to be worth around $49 million. Read more.
11 Nov 2016, Boston, United States
Plans to erect a 55-story tower where the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage now looms have been thrown into doubt due to concerns over the shadows that the Boston building might cast on the Public Garden and the Common. Read more.
09 Nov 2016, San Francisco, United States
The City of San Francisco is filing a lawsuit against the developer of the 58-story Millennium Tower, which has sunk 16 inches (40 centimeters) since completion, causing it to tilt, among other issues. Read more.
08 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
Extell has teased the sales launch on its highly-anticipated development, One Manhattan Square, for months. Now, that day is finally here, with several listings live on the building’s newly designed website. Read more.
08 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom
Local heritage preservation group Historic England is still objecting to designs by Renzo Piano for a new building next to Paddington station because of the impact it will have on nearby listed buildings. Read more.
02 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A construction contractor has been awarded a contract by a developer to build the residential floors of the Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences in Dubai. Residences are located on levels 37 through 63 of the 64-story project. Read more.