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16 Jun 2016, Hangzhou, China
Initial site work is underway on a pair of sustainable, mixed-use towers in Hangzhou, China. The Zhejiang Gate Towers will rise to heights of 282 meters, featuring a design theme inspired by Chinese characters. Read more.
27 May 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Student One at 97 Elizabeth Street has been granted approval. The AUS$150 million (USD$108 million) two-tower student residence at the former Elizabeth Arcade site in Brisbane’s CBD will commence construction in July 2016. Read more.
26 May 2016, Melbourne, Australia
The 61-story 88 Melbourne – located at 88 Queensbridge – was officially launched by developers on April 30, 2016, marking its first major foray into the Melbourne market. Construction is scheduled to commence in late 2016. Read more.
25 May 2016, London, United Kingdom
Construction has begun on a USD$662 million redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End. The scheme will see the 23-story tower demolished and replaced by an 18-story, cylindrical-shaped skyscraper. Read more.
25 May 2016, Chicago, United States
A combined for-sale condominium and rental apartment tower – dubbed One Bennett Park – is now officially under construction in Chicago. The 67-story building is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.
13 May 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Construction has begun for what is set to become the tallest residential building in Germany. A key part of the Skyline Plaza complex in Frankfurt, the 47-story Aktivhaus will become a beacon of green design. Read more.
11 May 2016, New York City, United States
A developer has decided to proceed with construction on 3 Hudson Boulevard, even without an anchor tenant in place. Work has already begun on the foundation of the 66-story building, as the developer continues to seek a tenant. Read more.
03 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 439-meter Signature Tower has officially started construction with a foundation concrete pour. The building will not surpass the height of the Petronas Towers, but it is nonetheless expected to make a significant impact on the skyline. Read more.
26 Apr 2016, Shanghai, China
Situated next to the Shanghai South Railway Station, phase three of the Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai has recently started construction. The architecture of the complex blends building with landscape in order to add greenery to the area. Read more.
25 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia
After negotiating since October 2015, the developer behind Sydney's Ryde Garden development at North Ryde has finalized a USD$204 million contract with the selected construction firm. Construction is expected to complete at the end of 2018. Read more.
20 Apr 2016, Nashville, United States
Skyhouse Nashville is a 25-story residential tower currently under construction at the intersection of 17th Avenue South and Broadway. Developers claim that the tower will become Midtown's tallest building at 88 meters above ground. Read more.
18 Apr 2016, Belgrade, Serbia
After a groundbreaking ceremony, construction has begun on the Belgrade Waterfront complex’s Kula Belgrade – the tallest hotel and residential building in the master planned community situated along the Sava River in Belgrade. Read more.
24 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the burgeoning far west side skyline. The residential tower will house nearly 400 units. Read more.
16 Mar 2016, Ho Tram, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City urbanites can soon look forward to a Hamptons-style holiday, as a Vietnamese rendition of the famed American destination is on the horizon. The resort will be located a mere two hours from the city. Read more.
14 Mar 2016, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
A resort town on the northern coast of the southern state of Santa Catarina will soon be home to some of the tallest buildings in South America; however, there are concerns over the shadows cast by the buildings onto the beach. Read more.
25 Feb 2016, Montreal, Canada
Construction on the two-tower Drummond Condominiums in Downtown Montreal is set to begin soon, with heavy machinery already excavating one floor below grade. The apartment complex is targeting "active professionals." Read more.
05 Feb 2016, Sydney, Australia
Developer Walker Corporation has recently launched a design competition among four major architectural firms for the design of its planned 90-story office-use Aspire Tower in Parramatta, Sydney. Read more.
03 Feb 2016, Makati, Philippines
Century Properties Group joined Mitsubishi Corporation executives to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Forbes Media Tower. The 35-story office building is planned to have a total gross floor area of approximately 95,000 square meters. Read more.
03 Feb 2016, Jersey City, United States
Last week, Perkins Eastman, developer China Overseas America, and Jersey City officials officially broke ground on 99 Hudson, a 76-story, nearly 800-unit condominium tower that is set to be New Jersey‘s tallest building. Read more.
01 Feb 2016, Los Angeles, United States
Construction on Ten Thousand, a 40-story luxury high-rise residential tower at the edge of Century City and Beverly Hills, is currently underway. It will feature 283 two- and three-bedroom residences. Read more.
13 Jan 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction has begun on the Dubai Creek Residences project in Dubai Creek Harbour. Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties has awarded the construction contract for the project to Al Basti & Muktha (ABM). Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Courbevoie, France
The 140-meter-tall Trinity is set to be built along the eastern side of the CNIT building in the heart of La Défense outside of Paris. It will stand over the Avenue de la Division Leclerc expressway. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport section at the city’s northern end. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Dallas, United States
Less than six months after buying the high-profile corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street in the Dallas Arts District, a developer is breaking ground on a 25-story office high-rise to be completed in 18 months. Read more.
17 Dec 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) upper year and graduate students. Read more.
22 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia
A Malaysian property developer has officially broken ground on its first Australian development, the $555 million Aurora Melbourne Central, in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). Read more.
16 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia
A giant new landmark is climbing into Melbourne's skyline, as construction officially begins on the Australia 108 skyscraper. Work has now started on the foundations of what will be the southern hemisphere's tallest apartment building. Read more.
06 Oct 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The first – and perhaps most significant – of the mega-developments planned for Thu Thiem in Ho Chi Minh City broke ground the week of September 28, signaling the peninsula’s evolution from swampland to modern urban center. Read more.
30 Sep 2015, New York City, United States
Developers have broken ground on a 145-meter 38-story tower on the southwest corner of 30th Street and Broadway in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan that will be the location of a new Virgin Hotel. Read more.
17 Sep 2015, Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean developer has formally appointed Brookfield Multiplex as builder for Australia 108, with on-site piling to commence in October. When completed, the building will be Australia's first supertall skyscraper. Read more.