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10 May 2016, Montreal, Canada
Sales have been so successful since the launch of Tour des Canadiens 2 that developers have announced the addition of 12 more floors to the Montreal condo. The tower will now include 575 units housed within 49 stories. Read more.
27 Apr 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A new adrenaline-fueled attraction for Akyon City in Dubai will feature a glass-bottomed viewing capsule located at about 285 meters in the air. The "Akyon Dare" will also allow visitors in harnesses to venture out to the building's edge. Read more.
20 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A developer is pressing on with its latest project in Box Hill, 14 kilometers east of Melbourne’s central business district. Called Sky One, the residential tower comes at a time of decreasing housing demand in the area. Read more.
06 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Construction is expected to begin on the mixed-use 447 Collins Street skyscraper before the end of 2016, after Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne reached agreement with the developer on a scaled-down version of the project. Read more.
06 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom
Developers behind 22 Bishopsgate have won a controversial battle with neighboring landlords. City planners have overridden opposition from the community, which has claimed that the development would infringe upon their "rights to light.” Read more.
05 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia
The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Planning and Environment has recommended the proposed Crown tower at Barangaroo South for approval, despite minimal design changes after a previous recommendation. Read more.
04 Apr 2016, Miami, United States
A 60-story luxury residential tower – Auberge Residences and Spa – is now entering the sales phase. The building incorporates billowing floor plates, creating uniquely shaped balconies with the goal of maximizing views of Biscayne Bay. Read more.
04 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A 42-story luxury apartment building at 141 La Trobe Street in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) is now in the marketing stage. The building occupies two sites in the CBD – 141 La Trobe Street and 25 Bennetts Lane. Read more.
23 Mar 2016, Puteaux, France
The ambitious 296-meter Tour Phare, originally conceived as France's tallest edifice and a symbol of La Défense’s ongoing renewal, has been redesigned as the Tours Sisters – comprising two shorter towers of 100 and 200 meters. Read more.
10 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia
Architecture firm Bates Smart has been chosen to design Walker Corporation’s Aspire Tower in Parramatta following a design competition. Initially proposed in 2012, the tower has seen a number of iterations and redesigns. Read more.
01 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States
A South Michigan Avenue tower has been redesigned after an initial reveal in 2015. The proposal, which cuts the tower's height by nearly 200 feet (60 meters), would still be the tallest along the historic stretch of road. Read more.
17 Feb 2016, London, United Kingdom
The Lambeth Council has granted permission to developers to increase the amount of office space for the Vauxhall Square mixed-use complex within the Vauxhall Nine Elms regeneration area of south London. Read more.
15 Feb 2016, London, United Kingdom
Irvine Sellar’s controversial 72-story “Paddington Pole” may be halved in height after the tower was withdrawn from planning. Architect Renzo Piano recently produced fresh sketches for the project. Read more.
04 Feb 2016, Toronto, Canada
Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood could become the site of the city's first “vertical forest.” New renderings for the long-awaited 33 Avenue Road project bring to light a new design aesthetic for the project. Read more.
27 Jan 2016, London, United Kingdom
The mayor of London has been urged by residents to throw out a plan to revamp Seifert and Partners’ Tolworth Tower in Kingston, which would see four additional mid-rise blocks raised on the site. Read more.
14 Jan 2016, New York City, United States
In November 2016, the first renderings were released for 76 Eleventh Avenue. Now a new set of images are available for the project that show major tweaks to the former design as a result of programming adjustments. Read more.
05 Jan 2016, Toronto, Canada
Already set to become Canada's tallest building, the ongoing evolution of The One has seen the height of the Toronto tower increased to 341 meters, up from the 330-meter height previously proposed. Read more.
09 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom
The height of 31 London Street in Paddington has been increased by 10 percent, meaning it will now be 254 meters tall. The new plans were revealed at a two-day public exhibition held the first week of December. Read more.
07 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom
Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will contain 90,000 square meters of internal space. Read more.
14 Oct 2015, New York City, United States
Preparations for One Vanderbilt are making significant headway, and demolition for the site’s former buildings is already ongoing. Now, some new renderings give an overview of the tower within the context of its Midtown surroundings. Read more.
28 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
The developer of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" has shifted his attention towards developing a luxury condominium tower on the site, which has recently undergone design changes that have increased its height. Read more.
25 Sep 2015, Edmonton, Canada
The Stantec Tower under construction in Edmonton’s downtown Ice District has quietly grown to 66 stories from 62, making it Canada’s seventh-highest skyscraper and the tallest outside of Toronto when completed. Read more.
23 Sep 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
Richard Meier has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. Read more.
14 Sep 2015, Toronto, Canada
A developer has released updated plans for a tower located a few blocks east of Toronto's Bloor-Yonge corner, complete with new details on what will become a mixed-used high-rise condo/hotel combination. Read more.
11 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
New plans for 138 East 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan have been revealed. The project will now be a condominium tower, and has received a significant height boost. It is slated to stand 64 stories and 803 feet (245 meters) tall. Read more.
21 Aug 2015, Toronto, Canada
The One, which will be Canada's tallest building upon completion, has undergone a number of design changes. Recent renderings reveal changes to the building's exterior façade. The new designs also improve ground-level interaction. Read more.
27 Jul 2015, New York City, United States
Construction is proceeding swiftly across the entirety of the Eastern Yards within Related’s greater Hudson Yards plan. Now, new renderings for 35 Hudson Yards have been released, which show that the tower will be mixed-use. Read more.
24 Jul 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom
Plans for a wind turbine on top of Brighton's new viewing tower are being dropped as it could make the structure sway in strong winds. The Brighton i360 team has applied for planning permission to remove the wind turbine from the designs. Read more.
15 Jul 2015, Chicago, United States
Construction is well underway on Wolf Point West Tower, which will be one of a trio of new buildings coming to the site, but the two other towers have just been given a fresh look by the architects at Pelli Clarke Pelli. Read more.
13 Jul 2015, Macau, China
An innovative figure-eight Ferris wheel has been implemented as the centerpiece to the topped-out Studio City complex in Macau. The Ferris wheel is embedded within the structure of the building. Read more.