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New Plans Emerge for Melbourne Convention Center Site


28 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

An AU$800 million apartment and hotel complex has been unveiled on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The plans call for three towers that will rise up to 33 stories and contain 500 residential units and 167 hotel rooms. Read more.

Metro Martin Place Proposal in Sydney Gains Key Approval


27 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The proposed Martin Place Metro Towers complex in Sydney has gained approval from the state government. The project includes two office towers that would be connected by a podium to the existing 50 Martin Place building. Read more.

First Renderings Revealed for Cumulus Tower in LA


27 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States

Initial renderings for a major mixed-use project in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles have been revealed. The development, called Cumulus, features a 30-story tower designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Read more.

Twin-Tower Project Gets Greenlight in Gold Coast


26 Mar 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast City Council has approved the twin-tower Wanderlust project being developed by EG Funds Management in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the high-rises will reach 56 and 72 stories. Read more.

Floating Sky Gardens and Rooftop Terraces Adorn Proposed Tower in Taichung


23 Mar 2018, Taichung, Taiwan

Aedas has unveiled plans for a 200-meter high-rise that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of “floating” sky gardens and glass boxes. The 40-story proposed tower would contain a bank headquarters and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Melbourne’s 671 Chapel Street Approved for Construction


23 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A proposed high-rise at 671 Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Forrest Hill precinct has been approved for construction after several years of community push-back. The 22-story tower will feature 158 apartments, plus office and retail space. Read more.

Plans Revealed for “Horizontal Skyscrapers” in Moscow


22 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia

Plans have been revealed for two apartment blocks built on stilts as part of a redevelopment of an abandoned brewery in Moscow. The elevated towers have been dubbed “horizontal skyscrapers” by the project’s architect. Read more.

Architect Designs “Phantasmagoric” Hotel Topped with a House in Metz


21 Mar 2018, Metz, France

Plans have been revealed for a 14-story hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on its roof. The hotel, which will contain 119 rooms, was designed to resonate with nearby redevelopments in the city. Read more.

Canberra Gives Green Light to New Tallest Building


20 Mar 2018, Canberra, Australia

The Canberra government has given the green light for a developer to build the city’s tallest building as part of an AU$1 billion multi-tower development dubbed Republic. The tallest tower will rise 113 meters and 32 stories. Read more.

Demolition Begins for 50 West 66th Street in New York City


19 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

Demolition has begun on the last structural occupant on the site of the upcoming 50 West 66th Street, a 263.2-meter tower in New York City. The new building will be separated into two distinct sections by an outdoor terrace on the 16th floor. Read more.

Architect Wins Permission for West London Culinary Quarter


19 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has won planning approval for a mixed-use development to be known as the Culinary Quarter in London. The project will include two towers of 26 and 36 stories, with spaces dedicated to researching, tasting and developing food. Read more.

Sydney Metro Shortlists Three Developers for Victoria Cross Station and Tower


16 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Metro has short-listed three development groups to build Victoria Cross Station and a 167-meter commercial tower overhead. The project would include a maximum gross floor area of 60,000 square meters and include 160 car spaces. Read more.

Further Details Emerge on Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Project


16 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States

A developer has unveiled a more detailed look at its planned Lincoln Yards project on Chicago’s North Side, where it plans to invest up to $10 billion to develop roughly 1.6 million square meters of residential and office high-rises. Read more.

Council Set to Reject Woolwich Central Tower in London


15 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

The Greenwich Council is set to turn down an application for Woolwich Central Tower, a 27-story high-rise planned in London. The building would have provided 1,000 square meters of commercial space plus 260 apartments. Read more.

Student High-Rise Site in Melbourne Acquired


14 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A private-equity firm has acquired a Melbourne development site, with plans to develop one of the world’s tallest student housing towers. A permit modification for the site would allow 864 student beds and co-working space over 52 stories. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Luxury Hotel Along Dubai Water Canal


14 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Additional details have been revealed for a five-star hotel and luxury residential building planned for a site along Dubai Water Canal. The 31-story high-rise, to be called the Private Residences, will be designed by Foster + Partners. Read more.

Team Selected for Charenton-Bercy District Master Plan and Tower in Eastern Paris


13 Mar 2018, Paris, France

A team that includes the development arm of Bouygues Group and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been chosen to develop the Charenton-Bercy project in eastern Paris. The plan includes a 180-meter-tall net-zero-energy high-rise. Read more.

Approval Granted for Parramatta Office Tower


13 Mar 2018, Parramatta, Australia

The City of Parramatta has approved an AU$230 million office tower less than three months after the application was lodged. The development at 32 Smith Street will deliver 26,000 square meters of commercial space to the area. Read more.

Una Condo Tower Will Rise on Brickell Waterfront in Miami


12 Mar 2018, Miami, United States

Developers plan a 47-story condo tower, dubbed Una, on the Brickell waterfront in Miami. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the building’s amenities include a spa and fitness center, private marina, and three pools. Read more.

Largest Regeneration Scheme in Wales to Begin in Cardiff


12 Mar 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The first phase of the largest regeneration scheme in Cardiff is set to begin in September 2018. The development will feature 1,000 apartments, 139,354 square meters of new office space, and a waterfront plaza offering food and beverage options. Read more.

Units Now Available in High-Rise Project in Subang Jaya


12 Mar 2018, Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Units in a two-tower development in Subang Jaya are now available for purchase. The 361-unit project, called Lot 15, is being marketed toward first-time buyers and young professionals with one- and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.

Manchester Councilors Back Revised St. Michael’s Tower Proposal


09 Mar 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester councilors have voted in favor of an architect’s controversial plan for the St. Michael’s Tower in the city center. The green light came despite objections from preservation groups concerned with the tower’s impact. Read more.

Upscale Condo Tower Planned Near Minneapolis Riverfront


08 Mar 2018, Minneapolis, United States

Developers have unveiled a 39-story condo tower slated to be built along the Minneapolis riverfront. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the 101-unit tower could be the tallest and priciest condo project to rise in the city since the recession. Read more.

Japanese Giant to Build Condos in Gurgaon, India


08 Mar 2018, Gurgaon, India

A Japanese conglomerate has partnered with an Indian developer to begin Phase 1 of a 5,000-home development in the northern city of Gurgaon. The initial phase will see the construction of two 35-story condominium towers with 433 units. Read more.

Sydney Approves 50-Story Hotel Project


07 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

Developers have been granted approval to build a 50-story mixed-use tower that would contain hotel, retail, and residential uses in Sydney’s CBD. The AU$426 million development follows a number of other high-rise proposals in the area. Read more.

Architect Envisions Super-Slender Cylindrical Skyscraper for New York


07 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

An architect has released a speculative proposal for a 400-meter-tall skyscraper in New York City that would be supported by spiraling steel cables rather than columns. The office tower would feature an observation deck on the 96th floor. Read more.

Sydney CBD Hotel Approved After Modifications


06 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

The City of Sydney has granted a developer approval to build an 18-story hotel designed by Plus Architecture in the city’s CBD. The proposal for the AU$35 million hotel was the third application for the site to be submitted by the developer. Read more.

Upscale Hotel Set to Occupy Adelaide’s Future Tallest Building


05 Mar 2018, Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide’s future tallest high-rise, the under-construction Frome Central Tower One, is set to host an upscale hotel with 326 rooms that will open in 2020. The 134-meter-tall tower will also contain 83 residential units. Read more.

Questions Raised About Design Review of Philadelphia’s Jewelers Row Tower


05 Mar 2018, Philadelphia, United States

Following the release of renderings for a 24-story tower, a Philadelphia architecture critic has raised questions about the effectiveness of the city’s Civic Design Board, which was founded in 2011 to vet all large projects for architectural integrity. Read more.

Architect Urges Mayor to Step in on 550-Home West London Scheme


02 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom

An architect has questioned London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision not to overrule a local council’s refusal of the firm’s 550-unit high-rise scheme, after the mayor recently intervened on behalf of an adjacent 472-unit proposal. Read more.