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03 Feb 2017, Nanjing, China
Architects are bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, with the delivery of the Nanjing Towers. Depending on construction timelines, the green towers could be the first of their kind in all of Asia, according to developers. Read more.
13 Jan 2017, New York City, United States
CitizenM Hotel was constructed in Poland and shipped to New York City in 210 pieces. Currently under construction, the upcoming tower is more than halfway done, and is the largest permanent modular hotel project in the city. 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.
23 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Read more.
28 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its construction, design, and daily operation. Read more.
19 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States
An updated set of renderings for the proposed W Hotel Los Angeles development reveal the addition of a massive wrap-around LED screen that will envelop the lower perimeter of all three towers central to the project. Read more.
16 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th floor and is designed to endure the seismic activity common to the region. Read more.
16 Aug 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a six-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. Read more.
27 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has confirmed that it has completed advanced wind tunnel tests. Read more.
12 May 2016, Shanghai, China
A vertical transportation company has developed what it claims is the world's fastest elevator, featuring a speed of 20.6 meters per second. The company will apply the new technology to an elevator in China’s Shanghai Tower. Read more.
02 Mar 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Following an extensive review, the Canada Green Building Council awarded TELUS Garden's office building LEED Platinum certification. The honor was presented during the launch of the new Smart Prosperity initiative at TELUS Garden. Read more.
04 Dec 2015, Toronto, Canada
YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of viscoelastic damper in order to control for lateral resistance in the 199-meter building. These dampers are not typically used on concrete buildings. Read more.
11 Nov 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On November 10, Dubai Civil Defense signed a memorandum of understanding with Martin Aircraft for the intended future delivery of jetpacks to be used for targeted firefighting operations on the city's high-rises. Read more.
05 Nov 2015, Gijón, Spain
On November 5, only one year after announcing the concept of its game-changing MULTI elevator technology, ThyssenKrupp unveiled a fully-functional 1:3 scale model at its Innovation Center in Gijón, Spain. Read more.
04 Nov 2015, Seattle, United States
Use of steel fiber-reinforced concrete in place of rebar in the coupling beams of a metro Seattle, United States, skyscraper has helped simplify and speed the building's construction while maintaining structural integrity. Read more.
10 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
A shortage of US curtain walling makers caused by the 2008 global financial crisis is so severe that it is halting projects and has even forced the developer of Hudson Yards to open its own factory. Read more.
11 Aug 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
This past weekend TAIPEI 101's internal mechanisms set a new record while keeping it upright during a typhoon. On August 8, the building’s mass damper moved further than it ever had before in its decade-long history. Read more.
02 Jun 2015, Tokyo, Japan
A vibration control device to dramatically reduce shaking caused by long-period earthquake ground motion was shown to the media on Monday, June 1, after being installed in the 55-story Shinjuku Mitsui Building in central Tokyo. Read more.
27 May 2015, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, which is currently under construction in Seoul, South Korea, will become the nation’s first building to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in order to improve structural safety. Read more.
26 Mar 2015, Melbourne, Australia
The 40-story building under construction at 888 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour, will be linked to the Bureau of Meteorology and light up every half-hour in a dazzling display according to the current weather. Read more.
24 Mar 2015, Agra, India
In a bid to encourage self-regulation of electricity consumption in the power deficit city, Agra is set to introduce prepaid meters starting April 1 in the newly built ADA Heights, a residential complex at Taj Nagri Phase-2. Read more.
24 Dec 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Hamilton Scotts, a high-class apartment and condominium tower in Singapore, is offering residents the ultimate luxury in terms of parking – an individual two-car garage located inside each apartment. Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Essen, Germany
ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering giant, has created the next big leap forward in the elevator industry: a system that isn’t dependent on ropes or steel cables. The technology, named MULTI, will begin tests in 2016. Read more.
29 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada
This week, workers will begin being whisked to the top of the under-construction One Bloor condominium project in two KONE JumpLifts that will travel at almost four times the speed of traditional hoists. Read more.
19 Sep 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the world’s tallest construction crane. Read more.
19 Sep 2014, Seattle, United States
In what is believed to be the first system of its kind, waste heat generated from a data center will provide much of the heat for a nearby high-rise campus under construction in downtown Seattle. Read more.
21 Aug 2014, New York City, United States
Developer Douglas Durst is letting New Yorkers have controls to the lights atop two midtown skyscrapers — Bank of America Tower and 4 Times Square. Users can manipulate the lights on the spire and add sparkles or pulses of light. Read more.
02 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There's no doubt that Saudi Arabia’s 3,280-foot (1,000 meter)-tall Kingdom Tower will be a luxury experience. As it turns out, even the elevators will be VIP. The Kone-supplied elevators will feature a variety of innovative technology. Read more.
29 Apr 2014, San Luis, United States
Annapolis-based Solar Wind Energy Tower Inc. has received approval for a 686-meter energy-generating tower that would result in the tallest structure in North America. The tower is designed to use ambient desert heat to create a draft to produce energy. Read more.
21 Apr 2014, Guangzhou, China
Hitachi will deliver the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in Guangzhou. The elevators are expected to reach speeds of 1,200 m/min. Read more.