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“Vertical Forest” in Eindhoven is the First to be Used in Social Housing

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15 Jan 2018, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed a 75-meter high-rise for Eindhoven that would be the first to integrate a vertical forest into an affordable housing skyscraper. Approximately 5,200 shrubs and 125 trees will be planted on the structure. Read more.


New Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Area Northwest of Los Angeles' Downtown

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15 Jan 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A large-scale residential and hotel complex will be proposed for the former headquarters campus of the Metropolitan Water District on Sunset Boulevard as Los Angeles’ development boom expands into blocks northwest of downtown. Read more.


New Towers Coming to New York’s High Line

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12 Jan 2018, New York City, United States

Two residential towers have been proposed for either side of New York City’s High Line. The 39,483-square-meter development will contain 181 condos split between the two towers, as well as 1,579 square meters of retail space. Read more.


Revised Obama Center Design Filed with City of Chicago

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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.


Two New Office Towers to be Built in Tallinn City Center

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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.


London’s Battersea Regeneration Plans Revealed

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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.


New Ibis Hotel Planned for Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle

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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.


High-Rise Apartments Planned For Shuttered Retail Site in Wollongong

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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.


Investor Proposes 30-Story Towers at St. Clair and Bathurst

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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.


Vancouver’s Terrace House Receives Permit to Begin Construction

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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.


Architect Gets OK for New Tallest Building in Bristol

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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.


42-Story Addition Proposed for 415 Yonge Street, Toronto

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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.


Boston’s Winthrop Square Tower’s Proposed Height Shrinks Again

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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.


Toronto Condo Proposal Seeking Density Increase

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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.


Architecture Firm Signs Lease in Upcoming Downtown Brooklyn Tower

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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.


64-Story Mixed-Use Tower Proposed for Toronto

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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.


Plans Unveiled for Trio of Residential Towers in Basel

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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.


Colossal Tower Complex Approved for Brisbane’s CBD

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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.


Vancouver’s Timber Terrace House Approved for Construction

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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.


Main Contractor Appointed for Kuala Lumpur’s Skywheel Project

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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.


Construction Financing Secured for San Francisco’s 1500 Mission Street

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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.


New Renderings Show Design Shift in Upcoming New York Skyscraper

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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.


Melbourne Suburb Closer to Landing Student Accommodation

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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.


Mixed-Use Complex to be Built on Los Angeles’ Angels Knoll Site

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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.


Controversial Perth Tower Proposal Rejected

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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.


Tower Design Approved for Assembly Building in Amaravati, India

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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.


Proposal for Chicago’s Lakeshore East Goes Back to Drawing Board

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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.


$2 Billion “Millennium Square” Precinct Launched in Brisbane

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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.


Twin Towers Planned for Taipei

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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.


New Luxury Hotel Planned for Adelaide

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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.