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Pair of Sinuous Condominium Towers Completed in Penang

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16 May 2018, Penang, Malaysia

Construction on a residential development in the Malaysian city of Penang has been completed. The complex, which features a sinuous design of undulating balconies, includes a total of 460 apartments, a sky garden, terraces, and pools. Read more.


Miami’s 53-Story Aria on the Bay Completes Construction

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10 May 2018, Miami, United States

Construction of Aria on the Bay, a 53-story residential high-rise in Miami, has completed. Designed by Arquitectonica, the 648-unit building features 929 square meters of commercial space, including office, retail, and restaurant units. Read more.


Construction Completes on Melbourne’s 661 Chapel Street

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09 May 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A Malaysian developer has completed construction on its first Australian project, an AU$154 million apartment tower at 661 Chapel Street in Melbourne. Approximately 70 percent of the 29-story building’s 116 units have sold. Read more.


Horizon Towers on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island Ready for Handover

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16 Apr 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With construction on the Horizon Towers in Abu Dhabi now complete, the complex is ready to be handed over to a property management company. The project comprises two towers of 63 and 44 floors, with a total of 924 units. Read more.


Design Firm Completes Its First Residential Tower in São Paulo

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13 Apr 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

An Italian design studio known for its transportation projects has completed its first residential high-rise in São Paulo. Dubbed Cyrela by Pininfarina, the 23-story tower contains 92 studio apartments, each with a large balcony. Read more.


Photos Revealed of Recently-Completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta

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13 Apr 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

Photos have been revealed of the recently-completed Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta’s CBD. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 48-story office tower rises to a height of 219 meters and features a rooftop mosque. Read more.


The Summit Complex Completes in Suzhou, China

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12 Apr 2018, Suzhou, China

The Summit, a two-tower mixed-use development in Suzhou, China, has completed. The south tower rises 39 stories and 167 meters, and includes a four-story retail base topped by 16 stories of office space and 17 levels of luxury rentals. Read more.


Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel Opens for Business

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06 Apr 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The AU$150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has opened near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 347-room, four-star hotel rises to a height of 97 meters and 26 stories. Read more.


Hôtel Monville Opens in Montreal

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04 Apr 2018, Montreal, Canada

Hundreds of new hotel rooms have been added to Montreal's Quartier International with the opening of Hôtel Monville. The 20-story, four-star hotel contains 269 rooms and features perks such as autonomous delivery robots. Read more.


Sunshine Insurance Tower Completes in Sanya

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15 Mar 2018, Sanya, China

The Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza, a 160-meter mixed-use high-rise designed by Woods Bagot, recently completed in Sanya, China. The tower comprises office space, a 4-star hotel, a private clubhouse, and a rooftop pool. Read more.


Downtown Dallas’ Landmark Tower Petroleum Building is Reopening as a Hotel

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23 Feb 2018, Dallas, United States

The 23-story Tower Petroleum Building in Dallas is being converted into a 177-room boutique hotel. Developers have announced that the Art Deco building, located next to the landmark Majestic Theater, is due to open February 27. Read more.


ONE St. Petersburg to Become Florida City’s Tallest Building Upon Completion

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22 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, United States

Developers are nearing completion of ONE St. Petersburg, which at 41 stories and 137 meters tall will be the Florida city’s tallest building once complete. The tower will contain 253 condominiums and a 174-room hotel. Read more.


Architect Gets Approval for Birmingham’s Tallest All-Residential Tower

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04 Jan 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom

An architect has won approval for Birmingham’s tallest all-residential tower, a 42-story skyscraper on Broad Street. The £183 million (US$248 million) development will feature 481 apartments and a 200-meter outdoor running circuit. Read more.


New US Embassy in London Completes

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18 Dec 2017, London, United Kingdom

The US Embassy in South London is finally complete, and will open in early 2018. The design, created by a Philadelphia-based architecture firm, was the winner of a competition launched by the US Department of State in 2008. Read more.


Chaoyang Park Plaza Completes in Beijing

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13 Dec 2017, Beijing, China

The Chaoyang Park Plaza, positioned on the southern edge of Beijing’s Chaoyang Park, has completed. The 220,000-square-meter complex includes 10 buildings, which unfold as a classic shanshui painting on an urban scale. Read more.


As Generali Tower Completes, Milan’s CityLife District Set to See 7 Million Visitors a Year

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08 Dec 2017, Milan, Italy

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District will integrate a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, a food hall, restaurants, cafés, shops, and a cinema. Read more.


New Residential Development in Beirut Completed

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05 Dec 2017, Beirut, Lebanon

Designed to respond directly to the site and culture of Beirut, Lebanon, the 3Beirut residential tower has completed, and will create a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. Read more.


The Beach Apartments Completes in Gold Coast

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22 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

Construction on the Beach Apartments, the latest tower in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach suburb, has been completed. The 108-meter-tall tower is within walking distance of the beach, the new light rail, and a popular dining precinct. Read more.


First Photos of Completed Paris Courthouse Complex Revealed

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22 Nov 2017, Paris, France

The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the cramped accommodation of several different services around central Paris. Read more.


First Residents Move Into Downtown Brooklyn's The Lane

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14 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Downtown Brooklyn's newest multi-family project, a 108-unit luxury rental building called The Lane, has completed, and boasts a façade of classic brick and contemporary glass to fit within the urban fabric of one of Brooklyn's oldest streets. Read more.


Recently Completed Huangshan Mountain Village Integrates With Nature

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14 Nov 2017, Huangshan, China

Built on a UNESCO Heritage Site in China’s Anhui province, the recently completed Huangshan Mountain Village provides the conveniences of modern living, while affirming the significance of the culturally important mountain range. Read more.


Two-Tower Lakeside Residences Launching in Toronto

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08 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada

The new two-tower Lakeside Residences have launched, providing a new opportunity to live in Toronto's quickly growing East Bayfront community, a new cluster of tall buildings beside Sherbourne Common. Read more.


Residents Flock to London’s Nearly Sold-Out Canaletto Tower

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07 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Canaletto Tower in London has sold most of its apartments. Plans were first unveiled for the tower back in 2013, when the area around Old Street roundabout was emerging as a hub for creative and technology businesses. Read more.


Lombard Wharf Tower Completes in London

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25 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The latest contribution to London’s riverscape, Lombard Wharf, has completed, and boasts a distinctive teardrop-shaped plan that twists as it rises, due to to subtle changes in the positioning of the white precast-concrete balconies. Read more.


Gravity Tower in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend Now Complete

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24 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Gravity Tower has completed in Melbourne’s Montague precinct in Fishermans Bend. Designed to reference the industrial heritage of the area, its distinctive façade of angled louvers acts as a sun shade for the apartments without restricting views. Read more.


Melbourne’s First “Leaning Building” Ready for Tenants

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17 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's first “leaning building” – the mixed-use development Marina Tower Melbourne – is ready for tenants. The project features dramatic raking façades across two conjoined towers, one 43 and one 36 stories, in contrasting colors. Read more.


New Residential District Completes in Hangzhou

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11 Oct 2017, Hangzhou, China

A new residential district of 1,000 flats has been completed in the east of Hangzhou, China, and comprises high-rise buildings, townhouses, retail areas along the main street, underground parking, and a kindergarten plot. Read more.


Stamford’s Mixed-Use Atlantic Station Nears Opening

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04 Oct 2017, Stamford, United States

The doors will soon be opening for a new 26-story high-rise in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The development at 355 Atlantic Street houses 325 apartment units and 20,520 square feet (1,906 square meters) of retail space. Read more.


31-Story Block of Flats Completes in London’s Docklands

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21 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 31-story, 125-unit block of flats in London’s Docklands has been completed. Dollar Bay is one of three major residential projects in London by the same architect, all of which are due to complete by 2018. Read more.


Enormous Hangzhou Raffles City Complex Completes

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14 Sep 2017, Hangzhou, China

A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Read more.