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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.
12 Sep 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction has begun on the Verde II residential towers in Jakarta, designed by Johnson Fain. The two towers are both anchored by separate Residents’ Lounges and the majority of social facilities are located beneath the east tower. Read more.
09 Sep 2014, Kochi, India
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Lulu Cyber Tower 2, an office tower located in a tech-focused employment district called Infopark, will be held by the end of September. The tower is expected to be complete in early 2017. Read more.
22 Aug 2014, New York City, United States
Construction is underway on 551 West 21st Street – a new, 19-story luxury condominium overlooking the Hudson River in West Chelsea. The high-rise will feature 44 large-scale residences, including three penthouses. Read more.
15 Aug 2014, Chicago, United States
A 24-story, Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed glass tower breaking ground at 4 E. Elm St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast this fall will be the neighborhood's first high-rise condominium building erected in nearly a decade. Read more.
14 Aug 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer held a meeting with property agents to market its $1 billion waterfront Maryah Plaza project, comprising three residential towers and one mixed-use tower with serviced apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail space. Read more.
12 Aug 2014, Jersey City, United States
Construction on "Journal Squared," a massive three-tower project that will include the tallest residential building in New Jersey, has begun in Jersey City's Journal Square. The development's Phase I tower is expected to be complete by 2016. Read more.
05 Aug 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on spatial practice’s first residential tower "One More" in Kaohsiung City, in close proximity to the city’s Art Museum Park. Read more.
30 Jul 2014, Brighton, United Kingdom
Building work has officially started on the i360, the UK’s tallest observation tower outside London. The structure, designed by Marks Barfield Architects and Jacobs, is being built on the old West Pier site in Brighton. Read more.
21 Jul 2014, Chicago, United States
A groundbreaking ceremony took place July 18 at Chicago’s Wolf Point West Tower, featuring more than 150 workers and local labor leaders. Wolf Point West Tower is a $160 million, 48-story multifamily condo development. Read more.