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26 Nov 2014, Miami, United States
To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut Grove district of Miami, as well as of the open luxury living units. Read more.
25 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
One of the most contested developments in New York City has received a design update. Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by 10 stories, now topping off just shy of 500 feet (152 meters). Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States
The developer behind Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper has proposed the addition of more floors for luxury apartments, which if built would be the highest in the city. The update raises the tower’s height to 260 meters. Read more.
10 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A team including PLP Architecture is understood to be in line to take over the stalled Pinnacle tower scheme. The takeover could see new designs for the 288-meter-tall tower drawn up and submitted before the end of 2014. Read more.
05 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
The developers behind Make Architects’ Chiswick Octopus have shelved proposals for the sea-creature-shaped, LED-clad building in favor of a 42-story tower block for the key west London site. Read more.
31 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
PLP Architecture has drawn up alternative proposals for the Vauxhall Cross Towers site that feature the towers getting a substantial uplift to 140 meters and 170 meters, with the taller building to the north. Read more.
28 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and will feature a club and restaurant on the 101st floor. Read more.
14 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it smashes the previous record held by Canton Tower at 488 meters. Read more.
14 Oct 2014, Taichung, Taiwan
Designs have been unveiled for a 163-meter-high skyscraper that is already under construction in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. The Taichung Condominium Tower will offer 110 luxury apartments in the center of the city. Read more.
14 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
New images of the tower at 215 Chrystie in Manhattan have been unveiled. The building will contain both hotel rooms and apartments, which will be separated by two distinctly articulated built typologies. Read more.
09 Oct 2014, Jinan, China
Design of the Evergrande Jinan IFC Landmark Tower and master plan was recently completed. The design comprises the 560-meter tower, serviced apartment towers, SOHO offices, retail mall, and support facilities. Read more.
09 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
A fresh set of renderings has been released for 45 Park Place. The design rises in a piecemeal fashion, defined by sharp angles and gradual setbacks; the tower bends outwards as it climbs, seemingly leaning over Park Place. Read more.
07 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
High-rise blocks are returning to Kidbrooke Village, with a £1 billion (US $1.6 billion) estate set to include a 25-story tower, more than twice the size of any of the buildings demolished to make way for it. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
Per a new building permit filed at the New York Department of Building, it has been uncovered that 1 Manhattan West will be just over 300 meters tall, which would achieve the supertall classification. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
The design for the long-delayed Pinnacle has been scrapped. A fresh planning application with an entirely new design is currently being worked on for the mothballed site in the City of London’s eastern cluster. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
Design updates have been released for 250 Ashland, a 52-story mixed-income tower soon to rise in downtown Brooklyn. New images depict the building’s south façade, as it will be seen from Lafayette Avenue. Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Manila, Philippines
Broadway Malyan has been named the lead architect of McKinley West - an ultra-high-end township on a 34.5-hectare former JUSMAG (Joint US Military Assistance Group) property in Fort Bonifacio, adjacent to Forbes Park and Manila Polo Club in Manila, Philippines. Read more.
09 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
The design of 217 West 57th Street remains in flux, but using the detailed blueprints that were made public earlier in May 2014 — for the tentatively 1,775-foot (541-meter) tower — its overall impact on the skyline can now be rendered. Read more.
03 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, city officials and the developers said on August 29. Read more.
26 Aug 2014, New York City, United States
A new promotional video for Brookfield's massive Manhattan West project highlighted a few changes for the 5.4 million-square-foot (500,000-square-meter) multi-building development in the Hudson Yards District. Read more.
11 Aug 2014, New York City, United States
Renderings have surfaced of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue, where COOKFOX is the design architect; on-site renderings have been up for quite some time, but until now, the actual tower’s appearance was hidden. Read more.
23 Jul 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian developer Emaar Middle East says it is developing four projects at its flagship mixed-use Jeddah Gate development in Jeddah's downtown district. Each tower will feature 270 units. Read more.
23 Jul 2014, Nashville, United States
Giarratana Development’s planned 505 CST skyscraper project will offer residential units above street-level retail space and will stand 750 feet (229 meters) tall, Nashville Business Journal reports. Read more.
08 Jul 2014, Moscow, Russia
City authorities in Moscow have decided to increase the already record-breaking Moscow-City development to new heights by adding two stories to the Vostok Tower, which is still under construction. Read more.
27 May 2014, New York City, United States
TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Read more.
22 May 2014, San Francisco, United States
Developer Adco is reviving design plans for a new 36-story condominium high-rise for San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill. The proposed 262-unit tower, designed by SLCE Architects and MWA Architects, would rise to a height of 416 feet (127 meters). Read more.
19 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Work to alter Rafael Viñoly Architects‘ 20 Fenchurch Street – first called the “Walkie Talkie” due to its unusual shape, and then the “Walkie Scorchie” after it created a heat-focusing ray strong enough to melt cars last summer – is due to start in late May 2014, after planning permission for the additions was granted in April. Read more.
16 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Scott Brownrigg and Buckley Gray Yeoman have replaced Make on a landmark London residential scheme at 145 City Road. The two architecture firms will take over the design of a 39-story tower and an adjacent 10-story building. Read more.
16 May 2014, New York City, United States
Curbed New York reports that the angular New York High Line tower proposed by Chicago-based Studio/Gang Architects is in the works again, after community opposition and zoning restrictions caused a delay in the project from its announcement in late 2012. Read more.
14 May 2014, Mumbai, India
The only building currently under construction for Mumbai’s Dharavi redevelopment plan should be allowed to rise as tall as 18 floors, or approximately 75 meters, despite its close proximity to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Read more.