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12 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States
The Obama Foundation has submitted revised plans with the city of Chicago for the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park. The submission includes a more slender 71.6-meter, 8-story stone-and-wood-clad museum tower. Read more.
11 Jan 2018, Tallinn, Estonia
A new high-rise complex comprised of three towers is planned for the plot opposite the Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn's city center. The development will add 80,000 square meters of office, retail, and service space to the city. Read more.
10 Jan 2018, London, United Kingdom
The first set of new proposals to redevelop a south London estate have been lodged with the local council. The development includes a new 20-story tower, a low-rise housing block, and a six-story community building. Read more.
10 Jan 2018, Dubai, United
A developer and a hotel operator have signed a management agreement for the Ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle. The 252-room hotel will span 11,705 square meters across 16 floors and is expected to open in 2021. Read more.
09 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada
An investor has submitted a rezoning application to the City of Toronto, proposing three towers rising to 30 stories each. The development would contain 944 residential units, with 531 parking spaces and 2,264 square meters of retail space. Read more.
09 Jan 2018, Wollongong, Australia
Another set of new plans for the old Sam’s Warehouse site has been lodged with Wollongong City Council. Developers have applied to build a 17-story mixed-use complex that will contain 122 homes, 131 parking spaces, and 56 bicycle spaces. Read more.
08 Jan 2018, Vancouver, Canada
Terrace House in Vancouver, reportedly set to become the tallest hybrid timber tower in North America once complete, has received its building permit and can begin construction. The 19-story, 71-meter condo tower, will contain 20 luxury units. Read more.
05 Jan 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
A 26-story residential building, destined to become Bristol’s tallest, has been approved. The project will also include a 10-story block and another building fronting Castle View Park. The scheme will include 300 rental units and 75 affordable homes. Read more.
04 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada
A rezoning application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for 415 Yonge Street, proposing a 42-story residential addition above the existing 19-story office building. The addition would bring 450 residential rental units to the Yonge Street corridor. Read more.
04 Jan 2018, Boston, United States
The developer behind the Winthrop Square Tower has again shrunk the proposed high-rise, which was expected to be the tallest residential tower in New England. The building’s proposed height of 210 meters is 25.6 meters shorter than the original plan. Read more.
02 Jan 2018, Toronto, Canada
An updated proposal has been received by the City of Toronto for 2180 Lawrence Avenue East. The project has evolved to now include a 21-story mixed-use tower as well as a mid-rise building and three blocks of townhomes. Read more.
02 Jan 2018, New York City, United States
Architecture firm FXFOWLE has signed a lease in an upcoming 34-story office tower in downtown Brooklyn that the firm designed, and will be the anchor tenant in the 46,452-square-meter development. Read more.
21 Dec 2017, Toronto, Canada
A new proposal has been submitted for a 64-story mixed-use building in Toronto. The project would house office and retail space, and be built on the existing Commerce Court site, which will have to be demolished. Read more.
21 Dec 2017, Basel, Switzerland
A Swiss architecture practice has won a competition to design a new master plan for Basel's Nordspitze area, including three slim, cylindrical residential skyscrapers. A new city park will fill the space around the towers. Read more.
21 Dec 2017, Brisbane, Australia
After getting the green light from the City of Brisbane, a 274-meter tower that aims to “capture the essence” of subtropical Brisbane will become the fifth building in the city to reach the city’s maximum building height. Read more.
20 Dec 2017, Vancouver, Canada
Terrace House has received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. This makes Terrace House the tallest hybrid wood structure thus far approved for construction in North America. Read more.
20 Dec 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A main contractor has been appointed for Kuala Lumpur's RM$2.2 billion (US$540 million) Skywheel project, which will rise 317 meters and house apartments, retail space, a hotel, and an observation area. Read more.
20 Dec 2017, San Francisco, United States
The developers behind San Francisco's 1500 Mission Street mixed-income tower announced they have closed on California’s largest-ever construction financing with tax-exempt bonds, totaling $316.8 million. Read more.
19 Dec 2017, New York City, United States
The Wall Street Tower, also known as 130 William Street, has seen another design shift, with new renderings revealing a substantial transformation to the exterior as compared to the most recent images. Read more.
19 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Australia
500 Swanston Street in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton may be the site of a new student accommodation building, which is one among many such projects being considered for the area. Read more.
18 Dec 2017, Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to sell the 2.24-acre (0.9-hectare) property Angels Knoll, a sloped park overlooking the western edge of Downtown Los Angeles. A development consortium will build a mixed-use complex on the site. Read more.
15 Dec 2017, Perth, Australia
A contentious proposal for two towers at Perth’s Scarborough Beach, which would have risen four times higher than the area’s maximum permissible height, has been rejected by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). Read more.
14 Dec 2017, Amaravati, India
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has approved the design of the Amaravati Legislative Assembly building from two options. However, the final decision will only be made after public feedback. Read more.
14 Dec 2017, Chicago, United States
An ambitious development that would fill in the last major piece of downtown Chicago’s multi-phase Lakeshore East neighborhood with three new high-rises will not move forward as presented in July 2017. Read more.
13 Dec 2017, Brisbane, Australia
News Corp. has confirmed plans to develop a AU$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) "world-class innovation and media hub," which will comprise 44,000 square meters of commercial space and 42,000 square meters of retail. Read more.
12 Dec 2017, Taipei, China
Life insurers, property developers, and hotel operators have voiced an interest in a development project known as the “Gate of Taipei,” which will be built on a site near the Taipei Railway Station. Read more.
11 Dec 2017, Adelaide, Australia
South Australia’s Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith has conceived a plan to address Adelaide’s hotel shortage and attract tourism by building a six-star hotel on the River Torrens. Read more.
08 Dec 2017, Los Angeles, United States
A proposal to construct a high-rise building behind the popular Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will take an important step forward in December 2017, when the project goes before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Read more.
07 Dec 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates
An upcoming 76,000-square-meter tower precinct will become the centerpiece of the new Makers District in Abu Dhabi. Called Pixel, the project will facilitate a range of uses in seven towers, wrapping around the central plaza. Read more.
07 Dec 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A six-star development on Broadbeach’s Wharf Road has been granted planning permit approval by the Gold Coast City Council. The beachfront tower will be among the most slender towers in the world, standing at 165 meters high and 12 meters wide. Read more.