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11 Aug 2015, Lagos, Nigeria
A new 17-story office building, which is being described as Nigeria’s first intelligent structure, has completed and opened for business on the crowded Ozumba Mbadiwe Way in Victoria Island, Lagos. Read more.
06 Aug 2015, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Menara Mitraland is now officially open. Standing as the tallest structure in Kota Damansara, the opening of the 30-story building marks a significant milestone for the township, which lies just north of Petaling Jaya. Read more.
30 Jul 2015, Fuzhou, China
Rippled façades create curved balconies for the residents of the Fuzhou Shouxi Building. The recently completed high-rise is situated within the historic center of the Fuzhou, and features 400 apartment units. Read more.
20 Jul 2015, São Paulo, Brazil
Completed earlier in 2015, FL 4300 is a mixed-use complex located in São Paulo consisting of three towers deployed in a “U” shape on a 13,000-square-meter site. The complex incorporates a central public space to activate the site. Read more.
16 Jul 2015, Seoul, South Korea
The recently completed Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeong-dong has begun accepting online reservations. A grand opening ceremony for the 22-story hotel, which is located in the center of Seoul, will be held in September. Read more.
26 Jun 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Telus employees are starting to move into the company’s new downtown headquarters, Telus Garden, which is being billed as one of the most sustainable developments in North America. Read more.
17 Jun 2015, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss architects have extended the façade of an old Zurich warehouse to create a new rehearsal space for the city's opera house, while adding a 60-meter-high apartment block onto one side of the structure. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Macau, China
Marriott International, Inc. marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau in southern China. Read more.
21 May 2015, Turin, Italy
A 166-meter office building for the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has opened its doors in Turin after five years of construction. The building has been designed as an "environmental and social laboratory." Read more.
18 May 2015, Manaus, Brazil
The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (Atto) has been built deep in the heart of the Amazon to monitor chemical changes in the air that could shed new light on global climate change. At 325 meters, it is the tallest structure in South America. Read more.
06 May 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Visitors to the new Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo may wonder why it’s housed in a high-rise when it opens May 7. It’s the first time in Japan that a municipal government office and residential apartments will share the same building. Read more.
01 May 2015, Malmö, Sweden
After four years, the new high-rise cultural center in Malmö has been completed. The building, Malmö Live, demonstrates contemporary Scandinavian aesthetics and hopes to embody the spirit of the diverse city. Read more.
01 May 2015, Zhanjiang, China
The five-star Sheraton Zhanjiang Hotel announced its opening on April 26, 2015. The sea view hotel is situated close to the subtropical shore of the South China Sea, and fully embraces its relationship with the water. Read more.
06 Apr 2015, Milan, Italy
In anticipation of Expo 2015 in Milan, three residential towers have been constructed that will be used by attendees during the upcoming Expo and converted into social housing after the event’s conclusion. Read more.
01 Apr 2015, Singapore, Singapore
A new high-rise housing project in Singapore offers a diverse assortment of open space and vegetation. It also features an interconnected system of bridges and sky terraces that allow residents to enjoyably navigate the complex. Read more.
27 Mar 2015, New York City, United States
SHoP Architects' two-tower project in the Hunters Point South development is wrapping up construction. It is reported that 92,700 applicants had been received for the development’s 924 affordable units. Read more.
25 Mar 2015, Paris, France
Earlier in 2015, French architects completed the first housing project of 50 meters to be built in Paris since the 1970s. The form of the building eases the transition from a linear city to a vertical one. Read more.
23 Mar 2015, Singapore, Singapore
A new residential development is nearing completion in Singapore. Sky habitat is a 38-story complex representative of the high-density, high-rise housing that remains in great demand across many Asian cities. Read more.
13 Mar 2015, Manama, Bahrain
The distinguished hotel chain Four Seasons has opened its doors in Bahrain’s capital city Manama in the form of a new tower, becoming the tallest building in the country. The 68–story hotel acts as a striking gateway to the fast-evolving city. Read more.
10 Mar 2015, Changsha, China
Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has released a time-lapse video of the construction of J57, the company’s latest building: a 57-floor, 80,000-square-meter skyscraper, fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced, Lego-like blocks. Read more.
02 Feb 2015, Los Angeles, United States
Construction has been completed on “Sunset and Gordon,” a $76.2 million, 22-story luxury high-rise residential apartment building in Los Angeles, but legal challenges still loom for the project’s developer. Read more.
14 Jan 2015, Chicago, United States
The CTBUH has released the 2014 Tall Building Data Research Report, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series. Key findings indicate a record-setting year in 200-meter-plus building completions. Read more.
12 Dec 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center Group has invested £103 million (US$162 million) in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center and Gothia Towers project, which includes the city’s new tallest building at 100 meters. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Charleroi, Belgium
In Belgium, Charleroi’s police headquarters has been expanded with a 75-meter tower on a site that also houses a local dance studio. A lively and accessible urban space has been created as a result, activating the surrounding neighborhood. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates offices, apartments, gardens, and retail amenities. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views of the meandering coastline. Read more.
03 Nov 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Leventis Art Gallery combines its primary use with restaurants and apartments for the AG Leventis Foundation, a private foundation supporting educational, cultural, and philanthropic causes, as well as promoting Hellenic culture. Read more.
27 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited completion of the 541-meter tower. Read more.
22 Oct 2014, Darwin, Australia
A 28-floor high-rise by Irwinconsult, Soho Apartments, has recently completed in the Australian city of Darwin. The high-rise features a seven-floor podium supporting 21 floors that were built using modular construction techniques. Read more.
21 Oct 2014, Milan, Italy
Hines' Bosco Verticale has opened its door to residents, five years after construction started in Milan’s emerging Porta Nuova district. The project comprises two landscaped towers that contain 780 planted trees. Read more.