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Auto Dealership Moves to Make Way for Ottawa’s Next-Tallest


28 Mar 2014, Ottawa, Canada

An auto dealership in Ottawa has announced plans to relocate from 845 Carling Avenue, where Richcraft Homes plans to build two 48-story residential buildings and one 18-story building. Read more.

Hotel Alessandra to Boast a Top-Floor Lobby


27 Mar 2014, Houston, United States

Developer Midway Companies and architect Gensler revealed designs for the Hotel Alessandra in downtown Houston. Though not especially tall, the hotel will revel in its 25-story height by placing its lobby on the top floor. Read more.

Height Concerns Persist at Toronto Site


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.

Proposed Tallest Skyscraper Not Up to Code in Miami Beach


24 Mar 2014, Miami Beach, United States

Developers Related Group of Florida and Crescent Heights have announced a proposal for a 50-story, 168-meter-tall glass residential tower in Miami Beach at 500 Alton Road, despite the community’s height restriction of seven stories. Read more.

Modern Tall Tower Proposed for Neglected L.A. City-Center


24 Mar 2014, Los Angeles, United States

The neglected historic core of Los Angeles will receive a dose of gentrification to the tune of US$150 million, if the 34-story, 450 unit retail and apartment complex proposed by Izek Shomof is built at 4th Street and Broadway. Read more.

Carless in Calgary


20 Mar 2014, Calgary, Canada

A private developer would like to build Canada’s first carless condominium tower, located within the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation’s East Village master plan, which is the city’s pedestrian-centric vision for the young and the carless. Read more.

OMA to Design Tower in San Francisco


18 Mar 2014, San Francisco, United States

Related of California will develop a 167-meter tower for the San Francisco Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure, with Rem Koolhaas’ firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), to design the stylish skyscraper in the new Transbay District. Read more.

Jersey City Skyline to Benefit From Addition of 30 Journal Square


17 Mar 2014, Jersey City, United States

Renderings released by developer Kushner Company reveal an Ismael Leyva-designed 41-story tower set far back from the street, with several smaller structures that step down in height to meet the historic street-front building at 30 Journal Square. Read more.

Cyan to Bring New Color to Peachtree Street


13 Mar 2014, Atlanta, United States

Cyan on Peachtree, a 23-story high-rise development, will soon arrive in Atlanta, with the commencement of construction, and will cater to families by offering affordable homes with expanded floorplans. Read more.

Cantilevered Residential Tower in Boston Designed with Millennial in Mind


12 Mar 2014, Boston, United States

A 30-story CBT Architects-designed tower will unite dynamic lighting components and gradient glass patterning in a folded-glass textural façade, thus creating a glittering spectacle intended to entrance the 20-30 year-old demographic for which the building is marketed. Read more.

Elegant Design Unveiled for Wenling Sheraton in Zhejiang


11 Mar 2014, Wenling, China

Architect Woods Bagot has revealed the ambitious design for the proposed 300-meter Sheraton hotel tower, which features faraway views of the mountains and wetlands of Wenling in Zhejiang Province, China. Read more.

Malaysian Mixed-Use Community to Include Five Towers


11 Mar 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

KL Gateway, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will comprise five tall towers, two office, and three residential, encompassed by a ring of retail and gardens leading to a public community space at the center of the development.Read more.

Silver Spring Adds an Additional Skyscraper to Skyline


05 Mar 2014, Silver Spring, United States

Home Properties Inc. has opened a leasing office for Eleven55 Ripley, a towering energy-efficient development adjacent to the Silver Spring Transit Center, a hub that connects the community with the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Read more.

Skyscraper Plans Revealed in London at Former Essex House Site


04 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom

A two-tower plan developed by Fairfield Ltd. was announced to be built near the East Croydon rail station, which once housed the headquarters of British Rail, Essex House. The 31- and 16-story towers are to be erected as a gateway to Croydon. Read more.

Moscow Accepting Proposals for Skyscraper Clusters


03 Mar 2014, Moscow, Russia

Regional authorities in Moscow have allocated land for the development of skyscraper clusters in the style of Moscow-City, which are hoped to solve overcrowding of transit, office, and residential space. Read more.

Vertical Development for Future Cities Proposed in Shanghai


03 Mar 2014, Shanghai, China

PinkCloud, an architecture collective in Copenhagen, has developed the proposal FLIP/CITY SHANGHAI, which vertically flips the horizontal urban streetscape, in the hope of preserving a sustainable community measured by a human scale. Read more.

New Courthouse Designed for a New Age in San Diego


28 Feb 2014, San Diego, United States

The strikingly modern SOM-designed San Diego Center, which at 22-stories will become the largest state-run courthouse in California, will leverage the latest high-tech innovations in design to provide an efficient and secure city building. Read more.

Portland City Council to Decide Contentious High-Rise Battle


28 Feb 2014, Portland, United States

Park Avenue West Tower, which has resumed building after a lengthy history of dispute, will face city council for a land-use review decision for constructing under a permit for a 26-story tower, while a revised plan calls for 30 stories in operation. Read more.

Parking Lot Paves Way for Paradise in Houston


27 Feb 2014, Houston, United States

AmREIT developer and owner of Uptown Park, an outdoor mall ringed by a massive parking lot, has proposed the first phase of their plan to build a complex of towers that would replace the old mall with a dense combination of retail and residential space. Read more.

Tall Buildings Ring Amsterdam to Preserve City Charm


26 Feb 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Construction of tall buildings is discouraged in quaint, central Amsterdam, but the mayor recently stated in an interview that density would help the Dutch capital, which is evidenced by the surge of development surrounding the city’s center. Read more.

Ottawa Approves High-Rise in Little Italy


26 Feb 2014, Ottawa, Canada

The city planning committee approved Nuovo, an 18-story mixed-use tower proposed by Domicile Developments, which will lend an infusion of retail and residential vitality to the eastern edge of Little Italy. Read more.

High-Rise Attempts to Escape Notice in Historic District


25 Feb 2014, Philadelphia, United States

Because of its proposed location on historic Market Street in Philadelphia, the 35-story Market East Tower will be set back 55 meters from the façade of the Lit Brothers store, and will further diminish its presence via light-grey glazing. Read more.

Waikiki Beach Tower Passes Green Inspection


25 Feb 2014, Honolulu, United States

Pacrep LLC’s Waikiki Beach project passed a final environmental assessment by the city of Honolulu, which determined that the 39-story development would pose no significant effect on the environment. Read more.

Five Permits Granted in One Melbourne 'Super Tuesday'


25 Feb 2014, Melbourne, Australia

Five new residential towers were approved Feb. 25 in the booming central business district of Melbourne, which is an unprecedented amount, according to Planning Minister Mathew Guy, who dubbed the approval deluge “Super Tuesday.” Read more.

Jersey City Grows Tall from Urban Sprawl


24 Feb 2014, Jersey City, United States

Two new residential tower developments, centered around transit stations, are flying up in Jersey City to meet the demand spilling over the Hudson River from Manhattan, and offer an urban, transit-oriented community with skyline views. Read more.

Housing Tower Project to Rise in Yangon


24 Feb 2014, Yangon, Myanmar

The Singapore-based Golden Land Real Estate Development Group announced the development of a housing community in Myanmar’s capital, Yangon, which will include nine 33-story high rise residences on 33,977 square meters of land. Read more.

Atypical Tower Re-development Revealed


21 Feb 2014, New York, United States

Plans to demolish a university building at 101 Murray Street in New York, and build in its place a 262-meter Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed skyscraper, reveal a structure that resembles a top-heavy observation, rather than residential, tower.Read more.

Buildings Don Invisibility Cloak


20 Feb 2014, Cheongna, South Korea

Reflective buildings have captured the imaginations of architects, as more seemingly invisible skyscrapers blend in with the sky, or in the case of a tower in South Korea, attempt to outright disappear. Read more.

Building Tall in Bangalore


19 Feb 2014, Bangalore, India

The IT capital of India, Bangalore, will soon tout a tall tower addition to its skyline, if Golden Gate Properties realizes its vision to develop the Presidential Tower, a 162-meter skyscraper. Read more.

Floor-Area Ratio Stalls Austin High-Rise Approval


19 Feb 2014, Austin, United States

The sale of a land parcel in downtown Austin to developer Riverside Resources is contingent upon the decision of city hall to increase the parcel’s zoning in order to allow a planned 37-story residential tower to be built. Read more.