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New Eco-Resort Aims to Revitalize the Philippines

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26 Sep 2017, Palawan, Philippines

Plans have been unveiled for a new eco-tourism complex in Palawan, Philippines. The "zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty" project will be built from reused and/or recycled materials from the archipelago. Read more.


The Mayfair Clears Planning Approval in Melbourne

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26 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A British architecture firm has won planning approval for the £194 million ($260 million) Mayfair building, which will be built on St. Kilda Road, a major route through the central business district of the city. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Birmingham's Tallest Residential Tower

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26 Sep 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for Birmingham’s tallest residential tower – a 42-story skyscraper, dubbed 2one2 Broad Street, that will comprise 481 apartments and feature a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


Design Competition Winners to Create “Living Canvas” in Shenzhen

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26 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China

The winning team from an international design competition involving 70 architects will build the 80,000-square-meter Bao’an Art and Culture Center in Shenzhen in the style of a "living canvas." Read more.


Timber Tower Emerges in São Paulo

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25 Sep 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

A forest management company has devised a scheme for a mixed-use structure built entirely out of cross-laminated Brazilian timber. The tower will rise 13 floors and sit on a 1,025-square-meter site in the Vila Madalena neighborhood. Read more.


Manchester Residential Towers Get Green Light from Council

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25 Sep 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester’s Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans for 363 private rented sector (PRS) homes. The project is part of a £50 million ($67 million) scheme and will be built at the end of Chester Road. Read more.


Permits Filed for Office Tower in New York’s Downtown Brooklyn

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25 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

After several design iterations, work is finally set to begin on a new office tower at 420 Albee Square, in Downtown Brooklyn. The tower will now rise 36 floors and 495 feet (150 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.


Overhaul of 1970s Frankfurt Office Block Will Create Jenga-Like Apartment Tower

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25 Sep 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Plans have been unveiled for a project that will overhaul a 1970s Frankfurt office block into a 23-floor residential tower. The structure's striking new shape will resemble blocks in the board game Jenga. Read more.


Los Angeles' Broadway Theater District to See Condo Tower Priced for First-Time Buyers

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22 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A Chinese developer is building a $300 million condominium skyscraper with office space operated by WeWork in the historic Broadway Theater District. The 25-story tower will be priced for first-time buyers. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Mixed-Use Office Tower in Cape Town

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21 Sep 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

Plans have been unveiled for a new mixed-use office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct, which, while currently underdeveloped, is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial center. Read more.


World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Go Up in Dubai

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19 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced the $3.8 billion fourth phase of its flagship solar park, which will include a 260-meter-high concentrating solar tower, the tallest yet built in a solar farm. Read more.


Government Rejects Developer’s Appeal for London Apartment Complex

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19 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

The government has rejected an appeal by the developer for hundreds of flats in southwest London – even though the visions for the site were praised by the council and a planning inspector. Read more.


Local Architecture Firm Wins VIA Campus Design Competition in Denmark

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19 Sep 2017, Horsens, Denmark

A local architecture firm has won a competition for the new VIA University College and the Innovation House. Together, the schemes comprise 35,000 square meters, and will constitute close to half of the new combined campus area. Read more.


52-Story Tower Set To Rise In Jersey City At 25 Columbus Drive

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19 Sep 2017, Jersey City, United States

Final approvals were recently granted for a 52-story tower in Jersey City, which will rise above a new public school, four storefronts, and a public plaza, each of which is part of the development plan. Read more.


Waterfront Residential Complex Designed for London's Greenwich Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A complex of residential towers has been designed for London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The project comprises a series of cascading towers containing one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as executive suites. Read more.


Proposed Tower for LA's Fashion District Gains Key Approval

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18 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A proposal to construct a mixed-use high-rise development in the Fashion District has gained the unanimous approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. The tower will contain 452 apartments and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.


Medium-Density Living at Heart of Master Plan for Sydney’s Rhodes Peninsula

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18 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A draft 20-year plan, prepared for the New South Wales (NSW) Government, would see several thousand more people living in the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in western Sydney, housed in medium-density buildings. Read more.


Financing Completed for $171 Million New Jersey Arts Center

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15 Sep 2017, New Brunswick, United States

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center is nearing completion in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, now that financing has been completed for the $171 million mixed-use project. Read more.


Japan-Based Developer Submits Proposal for Four Towers in Sydney’s Parramatta Suburb

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15 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A Japan-based developer has submitted an application for a AUS$144 million (USD$115 million) residential project to the City of Parramatta. The four-tower complex will also include 6,574 square meters of common open space. Read more.


Amsterdam Prison to be Rehabilitated into Residential Tower Complex

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14 Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A master plan has been devised for Amsterdam’s former Bijlmerbajes prison complex, located on the city’s periphery. A collaborative development team will transform the site into a residential tower complex spanning 7.5 hectares. Read more.


Proposed Timber Observation Tower in New York Would Clean Central Park Reservoir

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14 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A proposed prefabricated timber tower for Central Park would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The structure would rise 220 meters and be constructed from curved glue-laminated timber beams. Read more.


Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes

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14 Sep 2017, Detroit, United States

An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the developer needs more time to complete it. Read more.


San Francisco Skyscraper Plans Now Twice Delayed Due to Traffic Concerns

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13 Sep 2017, San Francisco, United States

As negotiations continue between the developer, appellant, and city officials, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has for the second time delayed a vote on the appeal of plans to build a luxury skyscraper. Read more.


Plans Lodged for Major London Office Complex Near Finsbury Circus

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13 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been lodged for a 750,000-square-foot (70,000-square-meter) office-led, mixed-use complex on the London City fringe near the Finsbury Circus park. It will rise 27 stories and brandish a clock on its crown. Read more.


Three Additional Towers to Join Manchester High-Rise Cluster

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12 Sep 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans have been lodged for three residential towers rising up to 32 stories next to the planned Owen Street cluster of skyscrapers near Manchester city center. The scheme will form part of the Great Jackson Street Development Framework. Read more.


Melbourne Architecture Firm Wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

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12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.


Fourteen-Story Commercial Office Building Proposed for Melbourne Suburb

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11 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A private developer has proposed a AU$42 million (US$33.7 million) development for the rapidly changing Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The 14-story building will be tailored for commercial, office, retail, and food and drink uses. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Development Planned for Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

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11 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’ residential, tourism, and hospitality sectors. Read more.


$800 Million Mixed-Use Development Coming to Sydney’s “Auto Alley”

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08 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia

An ambitious, $800 million mixed-used development aiming to revitalize an area of Parramatta colloquially known as “Auto Alley” has been given the green light by the Sydney West Planning Panel. Read more.


County Greenlights Towering Apartment Complex East of Las Vegas Strip

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08 Sep 2017, Las Vegas, United States

County commissioners have voted 7-0 to approve plans for a four-tower apartment complex east of the Las Vegas Strip. Developers are planning to demolish one of their existing complexes for the new towers. Read more.