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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Irvine Sellar’s controversial 72-story “Paddington Pole” may be halved in height after the tower was withdrawn from planning.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.
08 Jul 2015, Singapore, Singapore
A video documenting what will be Singapore’s tallest building upon completion has been revealed by developers Guocoland, exploring the 290-meter tower in more detail. The complex is set to be complete in 2016. Read more.
06 Jul 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district will get a 230-meter-high observation deck before the 2020 Olympics that could become more famous than its statue of Hachiko the dog or the “scramble crossing” by the nearby train station. Read more.
23 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom
Plans for a new office tower near the Chiswick roundabout that some believed looked like a octopus have been ditched – and will now be replaced by a taller residential tower. The new scheme will be formally submitted this autumn. Read more.
19 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the Bishopsgate Goodsyard project in east London has again lopped off more height from the two tallest towers in the controversial scheme. Work is expected to begin on the project at the end of 2016. Read more.
18 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
Nordstrom Tower, slated for completion in 2018, will be the highest tower in the nation by roof height, reports YIMBY. Developed by Extell, documents describe the tower's curtain wall reaching 1,522 feet (464 meters) high. Read more.
15 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
Architects have released updated renderings for 125 Greenwich Street, which is expected to be the tallest residential building south of 57th street. The tower is expected to complete by 2018. Read more.
09 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
New renderings have been revealed for 2 World Trade Center, which has been redesigned by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new stacked design will incorporate prominent setbacks as it rises to a height of 1,340 feet (408 meters). Read more.
09 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom
Renovation work is now in full swing following the strip out of St. George's House, better known as the former Nestle Headquarters in central Croydon. The redevelopment will transform the site into residential apartments. Read more.