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26 Apr 2018, Antiguo Cuscatlán, El Salvador
A new condominium complex, Puerta Del Alma, began construction on its first tower, which has 112 apartments. The project is estimated to cost over $60 million, and is part of a trend toward urban core apartments in El Salvador. Read more.
19 Apr 2018, Guatemala City, Guatemala
An upcoming mixed-use development that includes two high-rises recently broke ground in Guatemala City. Known as “Quo,” the project will include towers of 16 and 17 stories that include residential, office, and retail spaces. Read more.
05 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia
AMP Capital has commenced construction on its Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney after securing a AU$900 million investment. Multiplex has been appointed to build the 50-story commercial tower, which is expected to complete in 2021. Read more.
23 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States
A 26-story apartment tower is ready to break ground in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood after receiving its first construction permit on March 19. The high-rise will contain 246 rental units, retail space and 172 parking spots. Read more.
21 Mar 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Initial construction work on the Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Center in Phnom Penh began on March 20. Composed of two 133-story skyscrapers, the project will include residential units, offices, retail and a five-star hotel. Read more.
19 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Work will soon resume on Entisar Tower, which will become the second-tallest building in Dubai at 570 meters and 122 stories. The mixed-use high-rise will contain residential units on the first 100 floors and a luxury hotel on the top 22 stories. Read more.
05 Mar 2018, Montreal, Canada
Developers Cadillac Fairview and Canderel are kickstarting construction on the third building in the Tour des Canadiens development. The 53-story high-rise will contain 565 residential units, including a dozen townhouses at the base of the tower. Read more.
02 Mar 2018, St. Louis, United States
St. Louis officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for The One Hundred, an apartment tower designed by Studio Gang. The $130 million project, which sits across from Forest Park, will rise 117.3 meters and contain 316 units. Read more.
13 Feb 2018, Las Vegas, United States
The long-stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story blue glass tower will be transformed into The Drew Las Vegas under a new agreement. Read more.
02 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kindgom
Work has restarted on the Angel Gardens Tower project in Manchester after a replacement contractor was found, following the previous firm’s collapse. The 466-unit, 110-meter project, part of the NOMA regeneration, has not suffered delays. Read more.
31 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia
A pivotal component of Brisbane’s Herston Quarter health precinct is a step closer following the approval of an AU$347 million specialist rehabilitation care center. The health center will include numerous high-rise buildings. Read more.
24 Jan 2018, Kunming, China
John Portman & Associates has announced that, after winning a design competition in October 2017, the firm has finalized a contract to begin work on the Greenland Dian Lake International Health Town. Read more.
22 Dec 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The competition-winning design for the Saudi British Bank (SABB) has broken ground in Riyadh.The building will be a 46,544-square-meter commercial office development comprised primarily of a 135-meter-tall office tower. Read more.
15 Dec 2017, Detroit, United States
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The project is now expected to rise to 800 feet (244 meters). Read more.
21 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping chasm has appeared in the earth where it used to be. Read more.
17 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Signage from a multinational construction company has emerged across the site of the Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project still awaits approval. Read more.
07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.
26 Oct 2017, Miami, United States
The new Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood complex near Hollywood, Fla. is set to debut in summer 2019. The new, 638-room hotel is designed to resemble two back-to-back guitars, and will include a casino and beach club dining. Read more.
24 Oct 2017, New York City, United States
Excavation work has begun on 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which is set to become the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side at 669 feet (204 meters) to the parapet. It will occupy 283,000 square feet (26,292 square meters) and house 112 condos. Read more.
23 Oct 2017, Miami, United States
Aston Martin’s latest project swaps horsepower and acceleration for ocean views and private pools, as the maker of slinky sports cars breaks ground on a luxury waterfront tower in downtown Miami. Read more.
06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada
The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.
27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.
29 Aug 2017, New York City, United States
As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise will contain 500 apartments and 30,480 square meters of retail. Read more.
18 Aug 2017, Long Beach, United States
Ground has been broken on Long Beach’s next tallest building, the 127-meter Shoreline Gateway East Tower. The 315-unit residential building will usurp the current title-holder, the 121-meter One World Trade Center, upon completion. Read more.
17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.
10 Aug 2017, Arles, France
A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.
09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey
Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.
28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada
At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.
26 Jul 2017, Miami, United States
The Hyde Beach House project in Hollywood, Florida, is going vertical this summer after breaking ground late last year. There will be 77 residential units and 265 resort-style condominiums across its one-hectare site. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.