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05 Apr 2017, Auckland, New Zealand
Construction is expected to begin at The Pacifica by the end of 2017 and finish by September 2020. Rising 178 meters, the building could become New Zealand's highest residential tower when completed, developers say. Read more.
05 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States
While the 56-story Essex on the Park tower celebrated a formal groundbreaking back in January, the upcoming high-rise is now ready to begin construction in earnest. On April 3, the project was granted its first building permit. Read more.
21 Feb 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
The construction of a USD$115 million mixed-use building in Cape Town, South Africa, is scheduled to commence in April 2017. Known as Zero2ONE, it is set to be the tallest building in the city upon completion. Read more.
20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland
Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, Seattle, United States
A developer is set to start work on 2&U, a lifted, 37-story, 665,000-square-foot (62,000-square-meter) office tower in Seattle’s urban core. The $392 million building is named for its location, at Second Avenue and University Street. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Fuzhou, China
Construction is underway for the Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center in Fuzhou, China. The new, 29-story corporate building is set for a site along the Minjiang River in the Straights Financial Street Development of Fuzhou’s Taijian District. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary
An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.
16 Jan 2017, Vancouver, Canada
More than two years have passed since news first broke about the planned construction of a 26-story, mixed-use tower at 1575 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Work crews have since cleared the site and begun excavation. Read more.
11 Jan 2017, Warsaw, Poland
Construction has begun on Varso Place – a mixed-use development in the Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000-square-meter scheme include Poland's future tallest tower and two mid-rise buildings of 21 and 19 stories, respectively. Read more.
10 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Work is set to start on architects Hodder & Partners’ biggest project to date, after client the University of London announced it had finalized funding for the £105 million ($128 million) student-housing tower. Read more.
06 Jan 2017, Toronto, Canada
Set to begin construction in Toronto's Regent Park, The Wyatt will contribute 342 residential units to the re-imagined neighborhood. With construction eminent, new details have emerged on the tower's interior design features. Read more.
05 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
A 24-story tower has been granted planning permission in east London. Work on the tower, which is part of a larger scheme known as Orchard Wharf, is expected to start in 2017 with a completion date scheduled for 2019 or 2020. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Atlanta, United States
An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. Construction is scheduled to complete in early 2019. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States
While the upcoming 887-foot (270-meter) skyscraper at 113 East Roosevelt has not officially started construction, site work has begun at the prime parcel located at the southern edge of Chicago’s Grant Park. Read more.
09 Dec 2016, San Francisco, United States
Site work has commenced on the development set to include San Francisco's second-tallest building. Tower 1 will rise 61 stories and 277 meters once completed in 2021, overtaking the 260-meter height of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Read more.
05 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa. Read more.
01 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has officially turned the first sod on the site of the Brisbane 1 development in South Brisbane. The complex on Cordelia Street will be the first Australian development built by R&F Properties. Read more.
17 Nov 2016, Chicago, United States
Chicago’s South Loop construction boom continues as crews and equipment arrive on-scene to prepare the southeast corner of Wabash and 11th Street for a new 306-foot (93-meter), 281-room hotel tower. Read more.
10 Nov 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Construction is set to begin on a new 787-bed complex in Brisbane, developed by student accommodation provider Scape. National property and construction company Hindmarsh has been appointed as contractor for the project. Read more.
01 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
Foundation work is underway for a 22-story, 252-unit mixed-use building at 416 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg near the East River in New York City. The tower will be connected by a common base with two other 22-story residential towers. Read more.
27 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States
Though not expected to make a major dent in Chicago’s skyline, a glassy 15-story mixed-use development headed to 1411 South Michigan Avenue has been given the go-ahead by the City of Chicago to begin construction. Read more.
18 Oct 2016, New York City, United States
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday October 18 for what will be the city's third tallest building. The tower will stand just across the street from Grand Central Terminal and feature 158,000 square meters of gross floor area. Read more.
18 Oct 2016, Chicago, United States
Chicago’s third skyline-altering tower of 2016 has been given the official go-ahead from the city to begin foundation work. The building features a fresh take on the iconic stepped, bundled tube layout. Read more.
11 Oct 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Work on The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which will soar above the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest supported-tower, is set to commence following an official groundbreaking event held on October 10. Read more.
22 Sep 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Construction is now underway on SOM’s OH-1 redevelopment project in the Otemachi District of Tokyo. Covering a 20,000-square-meter site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States
The 26-story Studio Gang-designed tower known as Solstice on the Park is finally preparing to break ground just north of Jackson Park on Chicago’s south side after several delays and a significant redesign. Read more.
19 Aug 2016, Portland, United States
Construction is underway for Broadway Tower, a new mixed-use building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group. The 254-foot (77-meter) tower will include 180 hotel rooms and eleven floors of office space. Read more.
29 Jul 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Watpac has commenced construction on Mary Lane’s mixed-use development in the Brisbane CBD, following its exceptionally strong launch earlier in 2016, with almost half of the project’s units sold totaling more than AUS$60 million. Read more.
22 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States
Construction of the supertall Vista Tower planned for Wacker Drive will begin in "the next week or two," its developer says. Initial site prep will come later in July, with foundation work starting "in earnest" by August. Read more.