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Redevelopment Proposed for Richview Square in Suburban Toronto


17 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

Plans have been revealed for a redevelopment project in the Toronto suburbs. The proposal merges two sites – Richview Square and 4620 Eglinton Avenue West – making up approximately 7.5 acres (3 hectares) of land. Read more.

Jersey City’s First New Office Tower in Decades Revealed


17 Nov 2017, Jersey City, United States

Renderings have been released of Jersey City's first new commercial office building in decades. Dubbed Harborside Tower, the building is getting ready to rise at 136 Greene Street, and will stand 557 feet (170 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

Long Island City Riverside Scheme Would Bring Queens, New York City, Its Tallest Tower


16 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

The family that owns most of the land along the artificial Anable Basin inlet is proposing to replace its warehouses with a $3 billion project, including an apartment tower that would rise 70 stories. Read more.

Amsterdam’s World Trade Center to Receive Extension


16 Nov 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A new addition to the World Trade Center in Amsterdam has been unveiled, and will incorporate the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in three new pavilions and an 80-meter tower. Read more.

Plans for Forested “Empire City” Towers Revealed in Ho Chi Minh City


15 Nov 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Plans have been unveiled for a 333-meter-high skyscraper in Vietnam's largest city, which will be built on the east side of the Saigon River, and mimic the topography of the country's natural landscape. Read more.

Proposal Made for What Could Be Portland’s Next Tallest Building


15 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A redevelopment plan has been released for Portland’s US Postal Service (USPS) headquarters that includes a 970-foot (296-meter) skyscraper, designed to be the tallest building in the city, and possibly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.

Proposals for Connected Bristol Towers Under Evaluation


14 Nov 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol City Council is evaluating a proposal for a 375-home development on the site of a former ambulance base. The scheme includes 26-story and 10-story towers over a 420-square-meter convenience store and leisure facilities. Read more.

Development Application Submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2


14 Nov 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for Brisbane Square Tower 2, which would be located at 266 George Street. If approved, the 36-story “suspended commercial tower” would be one of the tallest commercial towers in Brisbane. Read more.

Developer Wins Planning for Office Building Trio in London


13 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

A developer has won planning for three buildings on a 7-hectare plot at White City Place in west London. Together, the three buildings on site will provide more than 100,000 square meters of mostly office space. Read more.

Second Timber Office Building Proposed for Barangaroo, Sydney


13 Nov 2017, Sydney, Australia

A planning application has been lodged for a second engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The development is proposed as a "sister building" to International House Sydney. Read more.

Mixed-Use Project in LA's Koreatown Adds New Architect


13 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A mixed-use project slated for Los Angeles’ Koreatown has added a new architect to its project team. The Wilshire Gate will include affordable housing units, as well as 250 condominium units and a 200-key hotel. Read more.

Construction Begins on 50-Story Bora Residential Tower in Mexico City


10 Nov 2017, Mexico City, Mexico

Construction is underway for the upcoming Bora Residential Tower, which is set to be the tallest building of its kind in Mexico City. Located near the 28-hectare La Mexicana park, the 50-floor tower will include 220 apartments of various sizes. Read more.

Weingart Towers Will Bring More Affordable Housing to Los Angeles


10 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The first images of the Weingart Center’s Downtown Los Angeles towers have been released, and show three buildings that could provide up to 1,000 units of affordable housing to the area once complete. Read more.

Portland Timber High-Rise to Include Affordable Housing


09 Nov 2017, Portland, United States

A timber high-rise in Portland, Oregon has received a $6 million grant to include 60 units of affordable housing in one of the first earthquake-resilient buildings of its kind in the United States. Read more.

Zoning Application Submitted to City of Toronto for Davenport Road Mixed-Use Project


09 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

A rezoning application has been received by the City for a mixed-use building stretching along the 300 block of Davenport Road, which follows an old native trail that traced the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois. Read more.

Docklands Mixed-Use Towers Facing Refusal


09 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

East London councilors have signaled they are likely to refuse plans for two residential towers on grounds of density, height, and massing, as well as the scheme’s impact on the “stepping” effect envisaged in local planning policy. Read more.

High-Rise Tower Planned Near LA’s Grand Hope Park


09 Nov 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use high-rise development in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. The 27-story tower would replace a three-story plaster office building at 949 S. Hope Street. Read more.

Proposal Revealed for Massive Four-Tower Development in Edgewater, New Jersey


08 Nov 2017, Edgewater, United States

Designs have been revealed for a massive new development at 615 River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Plans include four residential buildings atop a large 50-foot (15-meter) podium structure, which will yield rooftop gardens. Read more.

Developer Commits Funding to Perth+ Project


08 Nov 2017, Perth, Australia

A developer has committed funding to the Perth+ project, which includes one of Perth's tallest buildings, and includes a five-star hotel, luxury apartments, office space, bars, restaurants, and retail facilities. Read more.

Existing Structures on 32 Smith Street to Transform Into Parramatta's "Northern Gateway"


07 Nov 2017, Parramatta, Australia

A collection of existing structures at 93-95 Phillip Street and 32 Smith Street in Parramatta will be redeveloped into a super-site for a new commercial building. The scheme will act as a "northern gateway" to the city. Read more.

New Promo Video Offers Glimpse of Neom, Saudi Arabia's $500 Billion Utopian Megacity


06 Nov 2017, Neom, Saudi Arabia

The promotional video for Neom, Saudi Arabia’s latest desert city project, promises not just a megacity, but a utopian metropolis serving humankind. The scheme will cost $500 billion and span 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers). Read more.

Norwegian Design Firm To Overhaul New York City’s Iconic AT&T Building


06 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A Norwegian design firm has released plans to overhaul the base of Philip Johnson’s iconic AT&T Building with a massive undulating glass façade, which will override the monumental postmodern composition of the tower. Read more.

First Images Unveiled of 56-Story Tower in London


03 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The first images have been unveiled of a proposed 56-story tower in the City of London. The building will rise next to the 52-story Leadenhall Building and is expected to house a major insurance company. Read more.

Luminous Mixed-Use Tower Will Mark the Skyline of Saint-Malo, France


03 Nov 2017, Saint-Malo, France

Located outside of Saint-Malo’s train station, the 55-meter Semaphore building is broken into three distinct volumes, and features a series of gardens providing both the city and neighborhood with a veritable ecosystem. Read more.

Skyscraper With Lancet Windows to Rise in New York City’s NoMad Neighborhood


02 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

A 479-foot (146-meter) residential skyscraper is coming to New York City's NoMad district. The tower's façades feature vertical strips of glazing between light-toned stone cladding which curves to form lancet windows. Read more.

Developer Submits $1.5 Billion Mixed-Use Scheme for Melbourne’s Fisherman’s Bend


01 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Plans have been released for a mixed-use development on a 10,000-square-meter site in Melbourne's Fisherman's Bend precinct. The AU$1.5 billion (US$1.15 billion) scheme will include nearly 800 residential and serviced apartments. Read more.

Miami’s Tallest Planned Tower Unveils New Renderings, Design


01 Nov 2017, Miami, United States

300 Biscayne, one of several planned towers in Miami, has launched its website and unveiled a batch of exterior renderings. When complete, the building will be the tallest residential high-rise south of New York. Read more.

Plans Revealed for 27-Story Tower in New York City’s Greenwich Village


31 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

A new, 36-unit condo tower is being planned at 14 Fifth Avenue, between West 8th and West 9th Streets in Greenwich Village. The new tower will rise 367 feet (112 meters) and 27 floors to its rooftop parapet. Read more.

Phase Two of Birmingham’s Exchange Square to be Scaled Up


31 Oct 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

The developer behind Birmingham’s Exchange Square is in talks to scale up phase two of the project. Originally set to house 223 units, the new plans now call for 565 units across a 46-story tower and a seven-story building. Read more.

Paddington Hotel Tower Approved by London Local Council


30 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans for a 20-story hotel in London have been approved by Westminster council. The 200-room scheme will be part of British Land’s Paddington Central development, and will replace a management suite on the Sheldon Square site. Read more.