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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for 16 York in Downtown Toronto

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25 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

May 17 marked a major milestone for 16 York Street. The developer invited representatives of those involved in the project, along with the media, to celebrate the official ground breaking ceremony for the US$356.6 million building. Read more.


ITV to Replace London Television Centre with Three Towers

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25 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

ITV wants to replace its 1970s-built headquarters in London with a 38-story tower flanked by two shorter buildings. Plans would involve constructing brand new 38-, 14-, and nine-story towers. Read more.


Orion Towers Complex Wins Backing by Gold Coast Council

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24 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The Orion Towers complex proposed for Surfers Paradise has been given the green light by the Council Planning Committee. The project will comprise two towers, one rising 76 stories and the other reaching up to 103 stories. Read more.


Renderings Emerge of Proposed Wall Street Tower in New York

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24 May 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-story skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be the recently knighted architect's first skyscraper in New York City. Read more.


Class-A Office Tower Proposed for Miami Worldcenter

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24 May 2017, Miami, United States

An international real estate firm has announced plans to develop 110 10th Street, a 45-story office tower within Miami Worldcenter in the heart of downtown Miami. The new tower will include Class-A office space and high-street retail. Read more.


Architects Break Ground on Sky Park Development in Bratislava

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23 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

Zaha Hadid Architects has broken ground on the construction of a new 5.5-hectare development in Bratislava, Slovakia. Known as Sky Park, the master plan will transform an abandoned site in a formerly industrial area of the city. Read more.


Kangaroo Point Project Receives Brisbane Council Approval after Height Reduction

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23 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

After sending developers back to the drawing board, Brisbane City Council has granted approval for development on the Point Residences project in Kangaroo Point, on condition that the plans scale back the development by 30 percent. Read more.


Developer Awards Construction Contract for Dubai’s Palm Gateway

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22 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A Dubai-based developer says it has signed a construction contract worth nearly US$408 million for The Palm Gateway, a three-tower residential, retail, and beach club complex at the foot of the Palm Jumeirah. Read more.


Skyscraper Proposed for Site Near Historic Manchester Central Station

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22 May 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Plans for a residential tower block have been submitted for consideration. The proposal calls for two buildings, one of which will rise 40 stories on a site opposite the Grade II*-listed former Manchester Central Station. Read more.


Tysons Corner to Get New Tallest Tower

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19 May 2017, Tysons Corner, United States

If Fairfax County, Virginia, approves the plans, a skyscraper taller than any in the Chesapeake Bay region could soon rise in Tysons Corner. If built, the proposed Tower 1 at The View at Tysons would stand 48 stories, or 188 meters. Read more.


High-Rise Proposed for 2305 Webster Street in Oakland

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19 May 2017, Oakland, United States

A proposal is currently under review by city departments for a small, 0.12-hectare site at 2305 Webster Street in Oakland. Plans call for the construction of a 24-story mixed-use project with 130 residential units and 280 square meters of retail. Read more.


Western Sydney University Unveils its First Vertical Campus

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18 May 2017, Sydney, Australia

Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world-class, technologically advanced teaching and research spaces. Read more.


Competition-Winning Design Selected for Wuhan’s Optics Valley Center

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18 May 2017, Wuhan, China

A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings, the project features a 400-meter-tall office tower. Read more.


Mountain Range-Inspired High-Rise Block Planned for Bratislava

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17 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

A Danish studio has developed a housing scheme which features a dramatically staggered roofline intended to echo the peaks of a mountain range. The proposed Južna Dolina complex comprises a 120,000-square-meter housing block. Read more.


Architects Reveal Renderings for Alai Complex in Cancún

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17 May 2017, Cancún, Mexico

Architects have unveiled the design for the Alai complex in Cancún, Mexico. The newly proposed development marries ecological considerations, engaging design, and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition. Read more.


Medical Office Tower Proposed in Brisbane

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17 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story specialist medical office tower at 484 Upper Edward Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The new facility would provide a range of healthcare options within one location. Read more.


New Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Tower Proposed for Milwaukee

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17 May 2017, Milwaukee, United States

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino recently announced its intentions to expand the hotel at its Milwaukee property with the construction of a second tower. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, pending application approval. Read more.


Developer Sticks to Initial 62-Story Plan for London’s 22 Bishopsgate

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16 May 2017, London, United Kingdom

The team behind the tower going up on the Square Mile at 22 Bishopsgate has decided to stick with its original taller scheme of 62 stories, weeks after being given planning for a shorter design of 59 stories. Read more.


New Renderings Released for LA’s massive Crossroads of the World Complex

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16 May 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings of the Crossroads of the World complex in Hollywood have been released. The 132,850-square-meter redevelopment project, currently pegged to cost between $500 and $600 million to develop, would add a trio of new towers. Read more.


Possible Renderings Revealed for Chicago’s 300 North Michigan Avenue

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16 May 2017, Chicago, United States

An apartment tower is quietly in the works to replace a low-rise building at 300 North Michigan Avenue. Thanks to a handful of images posted on a development monitoring forum, there is an unconfirmed idea of what could rise at the site. Read more.


Supertall Tower Planned for Imperial Square in Gold Coast

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15 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

A developer has revealed plans for a massive supertall tower in Southport, which would contain more floors than the Empire State Building and reportedly take the title as Australia’s and the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest building. Read more.


Japanese Lamp-Inspired Office Tower Proposed in Vancouver

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15 May 2017, Vancouver, Canada

With a design inspired by a Japanese lamp, a new high-rise planned for 400 West Georgia Street could become a bright spot on Vancouver's architectural design scene. The 24-story tower features offset cubes sprouting from a central stem. Read more.


Demo Permits Filed for Site of Proposed Supertall in New York City

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12 May 2017, New York City, United States

After a long-gestating but never-executed plan to develop buildings at 80 South Street and 163 Front Street in the South Street Seaport, the site’s owner has officially filed demolition permits at both locations. Read more.


Design Competition Win Revives Aarhus Ø Complex Plans

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12 May 2017, Aarhus, Denmark

Two architecture firms have won a competition to design a new mixed-use development on the harbor front, reviving a project that was proposed in 2014. Called Aarhus Ø, the complex will offer residential, retail, and conference uses. Read more.


Work Begins on High-Rise Hospital in Philadelphia

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12 May 2017, Philadelphia, United States

Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story, 1975-built Penn Tower Hotel, which was demolished in 2016. Read more.


Heritage Recommendation Advances Design for Nobu Residences in Toronto

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11 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto city staff have recommended approval for Nobu Residences' heritage plan, moving the project a step forward. Up next will be a May 18 review at the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB), which will continue the approvals process. Read more.


New Commercial Tower Planned as Part of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Renewal

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11 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane City Council has recommended approval of plans for a new office tower in Fortitude Valley. The 23-story tower will encompass the first phase of a US$368.5 million, multi-stage development. Read more.


Bandar Malaysia Complex on Hold as Government Cancels Development Deal

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11 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s biggest real estate project, the Bandar Malaysia complex, is in turmoil after the government canceled – without warning – a deal with its Chinese-Malaysian master developer, citing repeated failure to meet payment obligations. Read more.


Construction Begins on Four-Phase Residential Project in Rostov-on-Don

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10 May 2017, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Construction has begun on the first phase of a new four-tower residential project, called The Seasons. The project will be developed in four phases, comprising almost 1,100 apartments to be completed by the end of 2021. Read more.


Design Team Chosen for Etobicoke Civic Centre in Toronto

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10 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

A team has won a competition to design the new Etobicoke Civic Centre, beating out proposals from three other contenders. The development will include municipal offices, community services, and an expansive outdoor plaza. Read more.