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11 Jun 2015, Zapopan, Mexico
Catalan architect Carme Pinós returns to Zapopan, where she completed Torre Cube in 2006, with Torre Cube II. Both buildings attempt to redefine the traditional office typology in Mexico through innovative design. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Paris, France
A 2010 change to the city planning law is beginning to remake Paris's architectural profile, at least in its outlying arrondissements, where height restrictions once kept new buildings below 37 meters. Read more.
28 May 2015, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A UAE-based design firm has won a competition to craft a new master plan for Mecca, Saudi Arabia – the holiest city in the world for Muslims. Engineering consultants Buro Happold also worked to develop the master plan. Read more.
27 May 2015, Delhi, India
Nearly 2.5 million new homes may be constructed within the National Capital Region over the next few years following the adoption of land-pooling policies that favor 15- to 30-story high-rise developments. Read more.
15 May 2015, London, United Kingdom
The Mayor of London has rejected calls by London Assembly members for a new body to assess the design quality and viability of dozens of new skyscrapers. Instead, the city will continue using the Mayor's London Plan document. Read more.
23 Apr 2015, Vancouver, Canada
City council will not approve plans to add two commercial and residential high-rise towers until Park Royal delivers on commitments on a traffic reduction plan and a decrease in building height. Read more.
21 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China
Plans to turn part of Shenzhen's Qianhai special economic zone (SEZ) into the Pearl River Delta's version of Manhattan are being overshadowed by a battle between urban planners and aviation authorities over building heights. Read more.
01 Apr 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Many shopping malls in the Metro Vancouver area with convenient transit access are hard at work on plans to build residential and office towers on land that currently accommodates surface parking lots. Read more.
25 Mar 2015, Wuhan, China
A UK-headquartered architect has completed a commission by the city to plan a dense urban area in the Qingshan Riverside District. The master plan would make use of the riverside location by creating a new iconic skyline. Read more.
23 Mar 2015, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government says it will build a brand-new city, dubbed Kingdom Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), on its western coast. The city would be the size of Washington, DC and cost about $100 billion. Read more.
16 Mar 2015, Cairo, Egypt
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill says Egypt’s new $45 billion capital city will be designed and built to meet the needs of a modern city with a burgeoning economy. The new city will alleviate pressure on Greater Cairo’s struggling infrastructure. Read more.
26 Feb 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Even with a considerable reduction in height and apartment yield, 334-344 City Road has found no favor in a report to the Future Melbourne Committee, which was tabled earlier in February. Read more.
20 Feb 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Chinese-funded, $1.5 billion Port City development in Colombo, Sri Lanka is in doubt once more after the prime minister said that the deal was signed without cabinet approval and without following procedures. Read more.
12 Feb 2015, Mumbai, India
In a move that could change Mumbai’s skyline drastically, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to simplify the procedures involved in constructing high-rise buildings. Read more.
29 Jan 2015, Minneapolis, United States
On January 24, the Minneapolis Planning Department rejected a bid by developer Alex Duval to build an 80-story tower — taller than any other building in Minnesota — on the city-owned Nicollet Hotel Block. Read more.
29 Jan 2015, Vancouver, Canada
The Vancouver City Council’s development process took a hit on January 27 from a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who canceled two development permits and ordered a new public hearing for a controversial 36-story condo tower. Read more.
28 Jan 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Proponents of a Haig Street development have gone back to planning in order to gain an additional eight floors of residential space for the high-rise project. Despite the added floors, overall apartment numbers will be reduced. Read more.
11 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom
The 4.9 million-square-foot (455,000-square-meter) Wood Wharf scheme has been approved by the Mayor of London and will see Canary Wharf extended to the east with the addition of 30 new buildings. Read more.
08 Dec 2014, Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is wrapping up, and that the complex is set to be fully completed by 2018. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia
The super-thin tower at 338 Queen Street, set to rise from a tiny, 288-square-meter site, has been knocked back by the State of Victoria's planning adjudicator, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Read more.
25 Nov 2014, Hyderabad, India
The Telangana government convened on November 22 and decided to build the world's tallest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar Lake in the heart of Hyderabad, India. Read more.
17 Nov 2014, Paris, France
The Paris City Council voted 83-78 in a secret ballot against the Tour Triangle, which would be the second-highest tower in Paris after the Montparnasse Tower. The mayor immediately rejected the vote as invalid. Read more.
11 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Three of the tallest residential towers in the country, situated yards from each other in South Quay, were approved in a tense meeting at Tower Hamlets. Councilors also gave the green light to the Arrowhead Quay development. Read more.
06 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A 26-story housing scheme has been approved to sit alongside Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper and The Place. The structure will occupy a 0.3-hectare site, replacing the 1950s Fielden House office building on London Bridge Street. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, Chennai, India
With the relaxation of height restrictions, several skyscrapers have started coming up around the city, especially in south Chennai towards the Old Mahabalipuram Road, Egattur, Perumbakkam, and the East Coast Road. Read more.
30 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
A predominantly residential scheme of 888 homes built over two towers on the Isle of Dogs has been recommended for approval. The main tower will be 68 stories (220 meters high) and the second tower will be 36 floors (115 meters high). Read more.
24 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
Newham Council has approved the second phase of the massive Royal Wharf development in east London. The latest stage of the 40-acre (16-hectare) riverside project in the Royal Docks will add 1,300 flats to the area. Read more.
23 Oct 2014, Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane’s tallest building, Brisbane Skytower, has been given the green light, with the AUS $1 billion (US $878 million) project set to rise 270 meters over the central business district. A five-year construction time has been forecast. Read more.
20 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
Wandsworth Council has granted planning for phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. This phase will include the construction of six high-rises: one designed by Norman Foster and five by Frank Gehry. Read more.
08 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
Just over a week after a campaign to preserve the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South in New York began, the landmarks committee of the local community board voted unanimously on Monday night to oppose the effort. Read more.