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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.
13 May 2014, Berlin, Germany
The proposal for a Frank Gehry-designed skyscraper for Alexanderplatz is facing concerns that it would be too heavy for its potential site. Officials are worried that the planned tower would be built too close to the U5 metro line. Read more.
13 May 2014, Chicago, United States
Renderings have recently been revealed that show the potential design for the proposed 38-story residential tower designed by bKL Architecture that will replace the iconic Howard Johnson Inn in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Read more.
13 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Visitors to London’s Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard may be impressed initially with the ceiling-to-floor glass walls that offer unparalleled sweeping views of the city, but they may be surprised in a different way once they settle in. Read more.
09 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
The Estates Gazette has published a first look at the financial wrangling behind the plan to save the Pinnacle, the planned 288-meter skyscraper that was started in 2008 but has been on hold for several years due to financial issues. Read more.
07 May 2014, Wuhan, China
International architecture practice Make Architects has designed a unique façade for the Wanda Reign Hotel, a 30-story luxury hotel located in Wuhan’s city center. The geometric design features 902 reflective hexagonal aluminum modules. Read more.
07 May 2014, Chicago, United States
Despite mixed sentiments from Chicago residents, preparations to install the potentially 20-foot-high (6-meter) Trump logo to the 423-meter, Adrian Smith-designed Trump International Hotel & Tower have begun. Read more.
02 May 2014, Portland, United States
Summer 2014 will see a groundbreaking for Block 15, which will be the tallest building yet constructed in Portland’s up-market Pearl District. The 28-story condominium tower is to rise 104 meters, which would render it the sixth-tallest building in the city. Read more.
01 May 2014, New York City, United States
Graphics firm Piranha NYC has released new renderings of the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. The tower is estimated to rise 325.5 meters and 62 stories above street level, and contain 2.3 million square feet of space. Read more.
30 Apr 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Developers have resubmitted shorter plans for Australia 108, after it was determined that the 388-meter tower would violate aviation regulations limiting building heights to 375 meters, so as to avoid interfering with flight paths to nearby Essendon Airport. Read more.
24 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners has submitted plans for the 73-story skyscraper at Canary Wharf. Set to become the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom, the skyscraper will shape part of the South Quay Plaza development in east London. Read more.
24 Apr 2014, New York City, United States
Additional information and renderings have been revealed for the KPF-designed condominium skyscraper at 41 East 22nd Street. At 237 meters, it will become the tallest building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan when completed. Read more.
18 Apr 2014, Burnaby, Canada
The first residential tower in the redevelopment of Vancouver suburb Burnaby’s Brentwood mall has been approved, despite concerns raised by Burnaby residents about potential impacts the development will have on the area. Read more.
17 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority revealed an updated master plan for the McCormick Place Convention Center district in Chicago, which will include a 55-story Marriott Marquis Hotel designed by Gensler. Read more.
14 Apr 2014, Baltimore, United States
Chicago’s Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been announced as the architect of the future 414 Light St., a 43-story residential tower set to rise in Baltimore’s resurgent Inner Harbor. The building would be one of Baltimore's three tallest. Read more.
11 Apr 2014, Hong Kong, China
Following a reduction in proposed height and capacity, Hong Kong's first high-rise private columbarium has been approved by town planners, pending approval of site re-zoning. The original plan was rejected on the basis that it would increase traffic in the area. Read more.
07 Apr 2014, Chongqing, China
Construction continues on the Zhongxun Times development, the first part of a multi-tower project that will comprise 800,000 square meters of space in downtown Chongqing when ultimately completed. Read more.
07 Apr 2014, San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San Francisco’s recent tall-building development. Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Dallas, United States
International developer Hines has been hired to help resolve solar glare issues of the Museum Tower that have impacted the collections of the Nasher Sculpture Center for the past two years. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Noida, India
Brys Group, the developers of the Brys Buzz apartment building in the New Delhi suburb, have appointed Claremont Property Group to be the sole UK leasing agent for the luxury development. Read more.
26 Mar 2014, Toronto, Canada
Toronto is one of the most rapidly-developing tall-building markets, but the rise of tall residential and mixed-use projects is not immune to controversy. City planning staff are still concerned about the height of a proposed development at 177 Front Street East. Read more.