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10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.
10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States
The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.
09 Nov 2017, Portland, United States
A timber high-rise in Portland, Oregon has received a $6 million grant to include 60 units of affordable housing in one of the first earthquake-resilient buildings of its kind in the United States. Read more.
09 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada
A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that traced the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois. Read more.
09 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
East London councilors have signaled they are likely to refuse plans for two residential towers on grounds of density, height, and massing, as well as the scheme’s impact on the “stepping” effect envisaged in local planning policy. Read more.
09 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use high-rise development in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. The 27-story tower would replace a three-story plaster office building at 949 S. Hope Street. Read more.
08 Nov 2017, Edgewater, United States
Designs have been revealed for a massive new development at 615 River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Plans include four residential buildings atop a large 50-foot (15-meter) podium structure, which will yield rooftop gardens. Read more.
08 Nov 2017, Perth, Australia
A developer has committed funding to the Perth+ project, which includes one of Perth's tallest buildings, and includes a five-star hotel, luxury apartments, office space, bars, restaurants, and retail facilities. Read more.
07 Nov 2017, Parramatta, Australia
A collection of existing structures at 93-95 Phillip Street and 32 Smith Street in Parramatta will be redeveloped into a super-site for a new commercial building. The scheme will act as a "northern gateway" to the city. Read more.
06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia
The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.
06 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
A Norwegian design firm has released plans to overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building with a massive undulating glass façade, which will override the monumental postmodern composition of the tower. Read more.
03 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
The first images have been unveiled of a proposed 56-story tower in the City of London. The building will rise next to the 52-story Leadenhall Building and is expected to house a major insurance company. Read more.
03 Nov 2017, Saint-Malo, France
Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, the 55-meter Semaphore building is broken into three distinct volumes, and features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable ecosystem. Read more.
02 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
A 479-foot (146-meter) residential skyscraper is coming to New York City's NoMad district. The tower's façades feature vertical strips of glazing between light-toned stone cladding which curves to form lancet windows. Read more.
01 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Plans have been released for a mixed-use development on a 10,000-square-meter site in Melbourne's Fisherman's Bend precinct. The AU$1.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) scheme will include nearly 800 residential and serviced apartments. Read more.
01 Nov 2017, Miami, United States
300 Biscayne, one of several planned towers in Miami, has launched its website and unveiled a batch of exterior renderings. When complete, the building will be the tallest residential high-rise south of New York. Read more.
31 Oct 2017, New York City, United States
A new, 36-unit condo tower is being planned at 14 Fifth Avenue, between West 8th and West 9th Streets in Greenwich Village. The new tower will rise 367 feet (112 meters) and 27 floors to its rooftop parapet. Read more.
31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.
30 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 20-story hotel in London have been approved by Westminster council. The 200-room scheme will be part of British Land’s Paddington Central development, and will replace a management suite on the Sheldon Square site. Read more.
30 Oct 2017, Vancouver, Canada
Two Passive House towers have been proposed for 1400 Alberni Street in Vancouver. The joint venture development will feature two condo towers at 43 and 48 stories, and will aim to minimize energy consumption and maximize comfort. Read more.
27 Oct 2017, New York City, United States
A Moscow–based architecture firm has gained approval for the tallest project by a Russian firm in the US, a 1,001–foot (305-meter) supertall in Manhattan. The tower will feature 41 luxury apartments with 180-degree views of Manhattan. Read more.
26 Oct 2017, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Government officials in Phu Quoc have unveiled a plan to turn the Vietnamese island's old airport into a new urban development featuring an administrative center, shopping mall, office buildings, hotels, and apartment blocks. Read more.
25 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States
Teaser images have been released of One Chicago Square, which includes a proposed 76-story residential skyscraper in Chicago's River North district. Expected to cost over $700 million, the project will rise just west of Holy Name Cathedral. Read more.
24 Oct 2017, Villiers-sur-Marne, France
Rising 54 meters and supported by a timber structure, the first "Vertical Forest" in France will be created in the town of Villiers-sur-Marne, in the eastern quadrant of the Parisian metropolitan area, and boast a tree-covered façade. Read more.
24 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Planning approval has been granted to a 30-story student housing tower in Manchester. The scheme on New Wakefield Street, which is close to a number of listed buildings, includes 573 bedrooms, bike parking, and commercial space. Read more.
23 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom
The firm behind the redevelopment of the Metropolitan Police’s former headquarters in Westminster has submitted a new planning application for the scheme, after its efforts to hike its new-homes count by 10% ran afoul of the mayor. Read more.
23 Oct 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
Several old gasometers in Stockholm’s Hjorthagen district are being repurposed into a vibrant new residential complex, which will include a 170-meter residential tower with lush green space snaking through the development. Read more.
20 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada
In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new supertall proposals to recently hit Toronto. Read more.
20 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved the mixed-use tower Lake on Wilshire in the Westlake neighborhood. It's developers plan to bring 478 market-rate apartments and 39 affordable units to the area. Read more.
19 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States
Chicago’s development community has had a lot to chew on in recent days. In a bid to secure the coveted Amazon second corporate headquarters (HQ2) for the Windy City, developers have officially taken the wraps off two sites. Read more.