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21 Jan 2015, New York City, United States
Three developers have announced that they have partnered on the full capitalization of 55 Hudson Yards and have broken ground on the trophy office tower, which will be ready for tenant fit-out in 2017. Read more.
16 Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada
Representatives gathered to officially kick off construction of the new 32-story 101 Erskine. The condominium tower will offer a selection of units that cater to a diversity of preferences and lifestyles. Read more.
15 Jan 2015, Boston, United States
Construction has started on the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years — a 700-foot (213-meter) tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city’s second Four Seasons Hotel and some of its most expensive condominiums. Read more.
13 Jan 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa
Despite widespread skepticism when the project was announced in 2014 that it would never take off, work has started on a small portion of the new “city” of Zendai being developed in a suburb of Johannesburg. Read more.
09 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom
Work is getting underway on Stratosphere, yet another residential tower for London's fast-emerging neighborhood of Stratford. The scheme will be finished in 2017 and will offer over 300 apartments. Read more.
07 Jan 2015, London, United Kingdom
Construction work is getting underway on 1 Merchant Square. Colloquially known as "The Cucumber", the 149.7-meter, 42-floor tower will contain 222 luxury flats, a hotel with 90 rooms, and a double-height skybar with 360-degree views. Read more.
23 Dec 2014, Los Angeles, United States
Ground has been broken on phase two of the mixed-use Metropolis complex, which will introduce two 39-story towers containing approximately 670,000 square feet (62,000 square meters) of space across 525 condo units. Read more.
23 Dec 2014, Toronto, Canada
The first two towers of the much-anticipated Garrison Point development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted for the first phase of the development. Read more.
17 Dec 2014, Chicago, United States
Construction has started on the 41-story multifamily residential tower at 1001 South State Street in Chicago’s South Loop. The 134-meter building will offer a wide range of apartment sizes and amenities. Read more.
16 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
The first fully affordable housing development in the controversial Pacific Park project broke ground on December 15. The tower, 535 Carlton Avenue, will contribute 298 apartment units at varying income thresholds. Read more.
15 Dec 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Construction work began on an 81-floor high-rise, which is expected to be the country's tallest building. The skyscraper, Landmark81, will rise 350 meters and is expected to open by the end of 2017. Read more.
09 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work has finally started on the first apartment block to be built at the long-awaited Dubai Maritime City. Ground was broken on the 48-story Anwa Tower, which will launch sales on December 10. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers at the site of the West Side rail yard in the West 30s. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, Denver, United States
Ground has been broken on The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise tower in Denver. At 34 stories, The Confluence will offer studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging from $1,500 to $12,000. Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Seattle, United States
After being delayed for several years because of the economic downturn, work is underway on what will become one of Seattle's tallest and most distinct downtown skyscrapers, the 44-story Fifth + Columbia. Read more.
25 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”, the developer’s chief executive has said. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a mortgage. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its architectural inspiration from the mountains that surround the city. Read more.
06 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States
Construction has started on Luma, a 24-story, 168-unit condominium tower at 1321 Seneca Street in Seattle. The project is the first condominium high-rise building to be developed in the First Hill neighborhood since 1982. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Construction is to begin in January 2015 on 80 Newington Butts, also known as 360 London, which, once finished, will be the second-tallest building in the Elephant and Castle Cluster. The development is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.
30 Oct 2014, Vrindavan, India
Construction work has begun on the pilings of the Chandrodaya Mandir, a development that backers say will be the tallest Sri Krishna Temple at 213 meters. The temple will be built to ensure a minimum life of 500 years. Read more.
29 Oct 2014, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Work has begun on AKH Tower. The aesthetically commanding tower comprises a seven-story podium and 27 standard office floors, while its envelope combines glazed curtain walls and aluminum composite cladding systems. Read more.
23 Oct 2014, Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane’s tallest building, Brisbane Skytower, has been given the green light, with the AUS $1 billion (US $878 million) project set to rise 270 meters over the central business district. A five-year construction time has been forecast. Read more.
13 Oct 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Embassy Residences project, named for its location in the heart of Phnom Penh’s diplomatic district, will launch at the end of October. Construction of the high-rise complex is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016. Read more.
10 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Omniyat Group and Drake & Scull International (DSI) announced that they have begun construction on their megaproject in Palm Jumeirah, breaking ground on the first building, One at Palm Jumeirah.Read more.
07 Oct 2014, Bat Yam, Israel
Construction has started on the Ashdar Tower project, which will have 164 housing units in a building that will be one of the tallest residential towers in Bat Yam. The tower was designed by CTBUH Tel Aviv City Representative Gil Shenhav. Read more.
07 Oct 2014, Chicago, United States
On October 3, The John Buck Company broke ground on Michigan Avenue's first new skyscraper in five years: a 41-story residential apartment development with 2,045 square meters of retail space at 200 N. Michigan Ave. Read more.
25 Sep 2014, Wuhan, China
Spanning over 20 acres (8 hectares) in Wuhan, China, Park Place is a large mixed-use development that just broke ground. It merges high-end retail, residential, and commercial spaces with an agrarian program. Read more.
24 Sep 2014, Seoul, South Korea
Work has begun on the new Seoul headquarters of Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific. It will comprise offices, conference facilities, a museum, restaurants, and retail units when it completes in 2017. Read more.
22 Sep 2014, Manaus, Brazil
On August 15, construction began on the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), a 325-meter-tall cable-supported tower that will monitor weather and take long-term measurements of greenhouse gases. Read more.