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10 Apr 2018, New York City, United States
The CEO of a major real estate investment trust said in a letter to investors that the firm is considering demolishing Two Penn Plaza in New York City to make way for a new tower that would double the current building’s footprint. Read more.
10 Apr 2018, Leicester, United Kingdom
Proposals have been put forward to flatten Goscote House, a 23-story residential high-rise in Leicester, due to fears over the building’s structural stability. The tower was built using the Large Panel System technique. Read more.
20 Mar 2018, Frankfort, United States
The Capital Plaza Office Tower, the tallest building in the US state of Kentucky’s capital Frankfort, was demolished on March 18 to make way for a new office building. The tower was completed in 1972 and stood at 103 meters and 28 floors. Read more.
21 Feb 2018, New York City, United States
A major US bank plans to build a new 232,257-square-meter headquarters at 270 Park Ave. in New York City, the first major project under a city rezoning plan designed to rejuvenate the building stock in one of its biggest job centers. Read more.
21 Dec 2017, Toronto, Canada
A new proposal has been submitted for a 64-story mixed-use building in Toronto. The project would house office and retail space, and be built on the existing Commerce Court site, which will have to be demolished. Read more.
20 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
Plans have been drawn up to replace London's Kensington Forum Hotel with a mixed-use scheme that delivers 178 homes. The new structure will be concentrated in the eastern part of the site, allowing for the creation of a “garden square.” Read more.
28 Sep 2017, Vancouver, Canada
A rezoning application has been filed to build a 39-story condo skyscraper that will replace two residential buildings on the southeast corner of Alberni and Bidwell Streets. The two buildings to be demolished are 27 and 37 years old. Read more.
21 Jul 2017, Sydney, Australia
An early milestone has been reached on Sydney Greenland Centre, which could become the tallest residential tower in Sydney’s CBD when completed in 2019. Demolition work has completed at the site after a 12-month process. Read more.
25 May 2017, London, United Kingdom
ITV wants to replace its 1970s-built headquarters in London with a 38-story tower flanked by two shorter buildings. Plans would involve constructing brand new 38-, 14-, and nine-story towers. Read more.
12 May 2017, New York City, United States
After a long-gestating but never-executed plan to develop buildings at 80 South Street and 163 Front Street in the South Street Seaport, the site’s owner has officially filed demolition permits at both locations. Read more.
07 Apr 2017, Courbevoie, France
Residents of a number of houses in Courbevoie, outside of Paris, have granted permission to a Russian developer to demolish their homes and start the construction of two skyscrapers, part of the Hermitage Plaza complex. Read more.
20 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
The 22-story International Beach Resort in Surfers Paradise will soon make way for a new 90-story residential tower at 84-88 The Esplanade. The developer has purchased the site for USD$44.5 million in a deal that closes on February 28. Read more.
26 Jan 2017, Wuhan, China
In what is being called the largest demolition of its kind in China, 19 towers were reduced to rubble in just 10 seconds in a spectacular demonstration of controlled implosion to make way for the 648-meter Wuhan CTF Finance Center. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Preliminary renderings have been revealed for the long-rumored, 1,126-unit Times Mirror Square development that aims to replace the 1970s-era William Pereira addition to the Los Angeles Times Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Vancouver, Canada
The 40-story Empire Landmark, which is 44 years old and features a rotating restaurant, is facing the threat of demolition. The current property owners want to replace the old tower with two new high-rises of 28 and 30 stories. Read more.
21 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
Plans have been revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 203 meters to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side of New York City. Demolition of the site's current occupant is underway. Read more.
15 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
Demolition is underway on the site of J&R Music and Computer World’s former flagship at 23-32 Park Row. A new 54-story at 23 Park Row will replace the building and three others in a development expected to cost $492 million. Read more.
02 Jun 2016, Tangerang, Indonesia
Sections of the 20-plus-year-old, under-construction Panin Bintaro Building in Bintaro, South Tangerang collapsed on June 2, causing clouds of dust in the surrounding area. The tower had only reached the first 17 of its 24 stories. Read more.
25 May 2016, London, United Kingdom
Construction has begun on a USD$662 million redevelopment of the 1960s Marble Arch Tower in London’s West End. The scheme will see the 23-story tower demolished and replaced by an 18-story, cylindrical-shaped skyscraper. Read more.
29 Apr 2016, Mumbai, India
On April 29, The Bombay High Court ordered the demolition of a high-rise building known as Adarsh for violation of green norms. The building was allegedly constructed in total violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Read more.
01 Apr 2016, New York City, United States
New building permits for the 49-story residential 141 East 47th Street were filed on March 30 and an updated rendering has been released. The removal of the site’s low-slung structures has commenced. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada
A proposal aims to replace a group of existing single-story properties at 5840, 5868, and 5870 Yonge Street with a 29-story residential building, which will also contain retail and service areas on the ground floor. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Buffalo, United States
A revised development plan for the former Freezer Queen warehouse on Buffalo’s waterfront requests the structure be demolished to make way for a 23-story apartment tower. If constructed, it will be Buffalo’s largest residential tower. Read more.
11 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom
Planning officers have recommended the go-ahead on controversial plans for an 18-story residential tower in Notting Hill Gate, which will involve the demolition of the historic 1950s Newcombe House. Read more.
25 Jan 2016, Manila, Philippines
Architects and other heritage experts have condemned the demolition of the iconic Philippine National Bank building on Escolta, fearing the addition of new high-rise buildings that wouldn't be sustainable for the city. Read more.
16 Dec 2015, Tianjin, China
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever intentionally demolished. Read more.
19 Nov 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The first phase of demolition at Birmingham’s NatWest Tower is underway. Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP and Sterling Property Ventures won approval to demolish the 22-story tower in August. Read more.
21 Aug 2015, London, United Kingdom
It was supposed to be the tallest building in the City of London. Instead, the Pinnacle skyscraper grew to just nine floors before falling victim to financial wrangling. Now its days are numbered as it is being prepared for demolition. Read more.
19 Aug 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom
After becoming a byword for the failure of high-rise housing, and following a proposal to blow them up on live television that caused an outcry, the remaining structures of the Red Road Flats will, at last, be demolished. Read more.
20 May 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal
Knocking down thousands of multi-storied buildings damaged in the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, and which pose a serious threat to life and property, has become a tall order for the Nepal government to manage. Read more.