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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.
06 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
London‘s Mayor Boris Johnson has largely rejected the proposals by the Skyline campaign, organized by the Architects’ Journal and the Observer, which aimed to introduce measures to allow more considered development in London. Read more.
01 Oct 2014, London, United Kingdom
Richard Seifert’s landmark Tower 42 in London has been turned down for listing. After considering the merits and condition of the 183 meter-tall building at 25 Old Broad Street, English Heritage ruled out giving the tower protection. Read more.
30 Sep 2014, Los Angeles, United States
On September 29, city officials and local business leaders announced a change to a half-century-old fire code that required all tall buildings in the city of Los Angeles to be topped by helicopter landing pads. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
The proposal for a 24-story tower at Swiss Cottage has been thrown out by Camden’s planning committee. The decision to bin the £100 million (US $164 million) project follows a heated campaign by locals. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, Nanjing, China
A large-scale masterplan has been proposed for Nanjing, China that would act as a zone of transition between the Old Nanjing City and the rapidly developing industrial area. The plan places an emphasis on walkable urban space. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
Lend Lease has submitted plans for the second phase of its £1.5 billion (US $2.4 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle in Central London. This will see the firm build nearly 600 homes on the site of the demolished Heygate Estate. Read more.
10 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for a pair of residential towers in Croydon, south London. The 17- and 32-story towers will contain 320 flats and are linked at the ground floor with a reception area and ancillary spaces. Read more.
08 Sep 2014, Mumbai, India
A Mazgaon high-rise has become the first in south Mumbai since 2010 to get BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) approval after height restrictions for high-rises situated close to the Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) were recently lifted. Read more.
05 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
Thousands of residents fighting a fierce battle against plans to build one of the highest towers in Camden, London, could see their campaign amount to nothing after council planners have recommended granting permission for the scheme. Read more.
03 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, city officials and the developers said on August 29. Read more.
27 Aug 2014, Miami, United States
A proposal to bring a 1,000-foot (305-meter) skyscraper featuring a restaurant, observation decks and thrill rides to downtown Miami was approved by South Florida voters amid hopes it will help re-invigorate Bayside Marketplace. Read more.
26 Aug 2014, Sydney, Australia
The intervention by Australian aviation authorities to reduce Parramatta’s proposed Aspire tower by up to 30 stories could be replicated across all of Sydney, says the Urban Taskforce. Read more.
20 Aug 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
The Council of State has approved an earlier order by the Istanbul 4th Administrative Court to demolish controversial skyscrapers in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district that damage the city's historic skyline. Read more.
20 Aug 2014, Moscow, Russia
A campaign led by some of the biggest names in architecture has persuaded Moscow City Council to overturn plans to dismantle the 150-meter steel lattice radio tower to make way for a new development. Read more.
18 Aug 2014, San Francisco, United States
The new glass tower under construction at 181 Fremont in San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment District looks like it's going to get away with excluding an affordable component, with prices exceeding $21,500/square meter. Read more.
07 Aug 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Alpha Tower, a 28-story concrete tower in Birmingham, has been listed at Grade II, which means that it has significant historic interest and may not be altered or demolished without approval from a local planning authority. Read more.
06 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom
London's “Jenga Tower”, formally referred to as New Bondway, has been given the go-ahead despite protesters claiming the 50-story skyscraper will rob surrounding homes of sunlight and ruin views of Westminster. Read more.
31 Jul 2014, New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties will present its case for turning a 2-acre (0.8-hectare) Hudson Yards site at 520 West 41st Street into a 1,100-foot (335-meter)-tall residential and commercial tower in the proposal’s first public hearing. Read more.
31 Jul 2014, Melbourne, Australia
A 77-story silver skyscraper planned for the Melbourne suburb of Carlton is likely to be opposed because of a little-known decree in its planning scheme. There are seven public spaces in the city that cannot be overshadowed by new high-rises. Read more.
30 Jul 2014, Washington D.C., United States
The FAA says buildings should be shorter to bolster safety at 388 airports nationwide, specifically to give pilots more options for emergency landings up to 10 miles (16 kilometers) from an airport in case of engine failure. Read more.
22 Jul 2014, New York City, United States
New York City has approved a developer's proposal that calls for a new high-rise apartment complex to feature separate doors for wealthy tenants and for those living in the building’s affordable housing unit. Read more.
22 Jul 2014, Caracas, Venezuela
On July 22, Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the tallest slum in the world. Read more.
15 Jul 2014, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte is seeking permission from the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to open the lower part of the 123-story building first, before completing construction on the rest of the tower in 2016. Read more.
09 Jul 2014, Guangzhou, China
The Sino-Singapore Knowledge City (SSGKC) is progressively taking shape in the northern part of Guangzhou. Covering about 123 square kilometers, this new city will be developed over the coming 20 years. Read more.