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05 May 2017, Huangshan, China
Huangshan Mountain Village, comprising towers of five to 21 stories, has opened after five years of construction. In an interview with Wired, MAD’s founder and principal partner, Yansong Ma, reflects back on the design process for the complex. Read more.
03 May 2017, Guadalajara, Mexico
Rising 28 stories, Torre Américas 1500 is the first building to complete as part of a new complex off Américas Avenue – one of the principal highways in Guadalajara – which is emerging as Mexico's architecture hotspot. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
The first interior photographs of the 60-story tower at 56 Leonard have been revealed. The tower, which opened to residents in 2016, has been nicknamed the “Jenga Building,” inspired by its cantilevered balconies. Read more.
18 Apr 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
Architects have completed a 120-meter-tall high-rise in the heart of Beirut featuring a series of layered floor plates that float above the ground, referring to the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history. Read more.
14 Apr 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong-Un has unveiled a huge new skyscraper complex hailed by officials as “ultra modern,” despite the most luxurious penthouse apartments having no hot water. The tallest of the buildings is a 770-foot (235-meter), 70-story tower. Read more.
06 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street along Manhattan's East River waterfront, confirming that the pair of skyscrapers has completed. Read more.
04 Apr 2017, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Read more.
31 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar
A new office tower in Yangon is ready to be occupied by tenants following its official opening. Known as Junction City Tower, the 23-story building features around 33,400 square meters of Grade-A office space in the heart of the capital. Read more.
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest in China, and the fourth tallest in the world. Read more.
06 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with protected terraces and views of the cityscape. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
A new hotel that forms one half of a renovated grain silo has opened in Cape Town. Towering above the city’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront, The Silo hotel is housed within six floors of the grain elevator portion of the historic complex. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Jersey City, United States
In just a few months, one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings – the 69-story Jersey City Urby – will welcome its first residents, and today the development team has launched its initial phase of leasing. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada
Trump International Hotel & Tower celebrated its grand opening on March 1 in Vancouver, but questions over the building's total floor count have been raised due to the practice of not counting certain floors for superstitious reasons. Read more.
14 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are expected to start moving in over the next few months. Read more.
03 Feb 2017, Boston, United States
As the last development site within the Prudential Center complex, the recently completed 71-meter 888 Boylston Street creates a new front door to one of the world’s most successful urban, commercial environments. Read more.
02 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The signature dual towers of Marco Melbourne recently reached completion, creating a prominent presence on Melbourne’s skyline and a new residential address within the heart of Melbourne at Southbank. Read more.
01 Feb 2017, Hangzhou, China
Architects have completed the 16-story Hangzhou Gateway office building in China. The tower's curvy signature form is derived from two large voids carved into the structure’s mass – a feature inspired by Chinese rice fields. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
The recently opened Exhibit on Superior draws its name from its location in the heart of River North’s art gallery and furniture showroom district. The cream colored high-rise contains a variety of unit layouts starting at about $1,700 per month. Read more.
24 Jan 2017, Doha, Qatar
OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in exclusive photographs. The building comprises a large 57-meter-tall cube with a façade of precast white concrete. Read more.
10 Jan 2017, Quito, Ecuador
Located in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, the recently completed Gaia Building has been built as a new landmark for the city. It comprises a total of 15,000 square meters of mixed-use space and is topped with a large rooftop garden. Read more.
21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. Read more.
15 Dec 2016, Taiyuan, China
People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights Residences is set to house 10,000 people. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, Manila, Philippines
Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure's early December completion. Read more.
12 Dec 2016, Jersey City, United States
Journal Squared 3, a 175-meter and 53-story apartment tower, has completed in Jersey City. With a rectangular form and gridded windows, the tower draws comparisons to 432 Park Avenue in nearby Manhattan. Read more.
08 Dec 2016, Sydney, Australia
The last of the three International Towers at the Barangaroo South complex in Sydney has been completed. This completion marks the first significant part of the master plan for the central business district. Read more.
01 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now home to its first residents. Read more.
30 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany
The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings. Read more.
22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States
Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. Read more.
21 Nov 2016, Paris, France
A 50-meter Parisian apartment tower, dubbed The M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity, has completed. It is notable for its stainless steel netting which acts as a climbing frame for plants, allowing their seeds to spread across the city. Read more.
21 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China
A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture and interior of the office tower, originally constructed in 1998. Read more.