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18 Jun 2014, Perth, Australia
Perth’s planning minister John Day said it’s time for his city to “grow up.” Ahead of the launch of a blueprint for the province of Western Australia’s future, Day said Perth had spent 150 years “growing out,” and it was time to build upwards. Read more.
17 Jun 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Swaths of Melbourne's richest suburbs have been “locked up.” and high-rise development largely banned, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved new residential zones across the city's most expensive areas on June 16. Read more.
13 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
The debate over the future of London‘s skyline was taken up by the London Assembly’s Planning Committee in City Hall. The London Assembly is expected to apply pressure on Mayor Boris Johnson over the issue of skyscrapers in the capital. Read more.
02 May 2014, Sydney, Australia
The Daily Telegraph has published speculative renderings of Sydney’s potential skyline in 2050, produced by three architectural firms for Urban Taskforce Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has predicted that that Melbourne’s population will overtake Sydney’s in the next 20 years. Read more.
01 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
The future role of skyscrapers in London has become one of the city’s most talked-about issues, driven partially by a report indicating the city could expect some 236 skyscrapers in the next decade, and stoked further by the Architects Journal / Observer “Skyline Campaign.” Read more.
29 Apr 2014, Minneapolis, United States
While the housing market may still be feeling the effects of the recession, cities across the United States are seeing a definite increase in the number of high-rise apartment buildings being developed in downtown districts. Read more.
28 Apr 2014, Madison, United States
Despite a six-year planning effort that seeks to limit the height of the residential development for Madison’s Old University Avenue, city officials are calling for taller buildings and more intense development for the area. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Chinese investors are planning the Kenya-China Economic Zone, a development near Nairobi that may someday rival the infrastructure and skyscraper splendor of Dubai. It could feature at least 20 tall buildings. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, New York City, United States
After plans were delayed by the demise of the Bloomberg re-zoning plan, the developer for 1 Vanderbilt is now negotiating with the de Blasio administration for a path forward that does not entail a neighborhood-wide re-zoning. Read more.
09 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia
The city council of Sydney suburb Parramatta has entered a development agreement with LIDIS to deliver a new riverfront master plan, anchored by a 41-story apartment and retail tower. Read more.
08 Apr 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland
Switzerland, a country better known for the height of its mountains and aerial tramways than that of its buildings, is beginning to grapple with a taller and denser skyline than ever before. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Danshui, Taiwan
The coastal city of Danshui, a suburb of Taipei, is being viewed as a major nexus of high-rise development in anticipation of the extension of Taipei's light-rail and metro system. Read more.
31 Mar 2014, Jersey City, United States
Continuing the rapid pace of new development in the area, renderings have been revealed for 235 Grand Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, a residential tower that will be part of the Liberty Harbor North development. Read more.
26 Mar 2014, Newcastle, Australia
New planning laws that would allow high rises in the center city area of Newcastle have come under fire from angry residents who say they have been denied a voice in the process.Read more.
14 Mar 2014, Vancouver, Canada
Gordon Ditchburn, former president of the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union, has raised awareness over the availability of front-line responders, in a city where manpower is declining as skyscrapers are rising. Read more.
13 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the majority designed for residential use in response to a strong demand for housing. Read more.
13 Mar 2014, New York, United States
In New York’s current booming tower construction climate, 180-meter 388 Bridge Street can only retain its title as Brooklyn’s tallest for so long before another one rises to 182 meters to take the crown, as is the case with Avalon Willoughby West. Read more.
06 Mar 2014, Hong Kong, China
Premium office space is found at the topmost floors of skyscrapers across the globe, with Hong Kong in the lead, where the highest floor space goes for more than twice that of comparable space in Manhattan. Read more.
04 Mar 2014, Los Angeles, United States
Overseas Union Enterprise, the developer that bought the U.S. Bank Building last year, has hired architecture firm Gensler to adapt the commercial building into a structure that reflects the evolving needs for housing in downtown Los Angeles. Read more.
03 Mar 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Singapore’s National Environmental Agency reports that offenders caught littering from high-rise buildings have doubled since December, and pose a potential deadly threat by tossing cigarette butts and food waste from the sky onto the pavement below. Read more.
28 Feb 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
The abandoned 49-story Sathorn Unique Tower, another casualty of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, still haunts the skyline and prompts consideration of the built environment's mortality.Read more.
26 Feb 2014, Nanjing, China
Many newly urbanized residents of Chinese cities are faced with a cyclical housing dilemma: increased demand and subsequent increased cost. In Nanjing, tall buildings are being constructed on the outskirts of the city to provide affordable housing. Read more.
06 Feb 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
Due to a shortage of land and market demand, high-rise housing continues to develop in Karachi, Pakistan, despite obstacles to construction from unreliable safety conditions and a 2010 moratorium on new domestic gas connections. Read more.
31 Jan 2014, Malaga, Spain
Malaga is now accepting construction proposals for structures 22-35 stories tall under the city's new standards of approval, which towers over neighboring coastal towns that have height restrictions capping at 6-8 stories.Read more.
17 Jan 2014, Singapore, Singapore
Skygreens, a vertical farm in Singapore, could provide a case study for skyscraper-based greengrocers elsewhere. Around the world, there is an increased need for sustainable methods of acquiring fresh fruits and vegetables.Read more.
16 Jan 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
A thoroughfare running through an apartment complex will open public airspace in Auckland, New Zealand. The high-rise has nearly sold out to buyers attracted to the blend of residential, commercial, and retail space. Read more.
15 Jan 2014, Saskatoon, Canada
In an effort to promote urban growth, Saskatoon, the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, has lifted a ban that restricted downtown buildings to a height of 76 meters. City officials would like to impose a minimum height of 10 meters. Read more.
03 Dec 2013, Belfast, United Kingdom
A ₤100 million (US$164 million) redevelopment scheme at Belfast's Odyssey complex, designed by HJ Lyons, has received outline planning permission. The plan allows for almost 800 homes, two hotels, a retail area and restaurants, and includes a signature tower built on the complex's waterfront edge. Read more.
26 Nov 2013, Los Angeles, United States
Related Companies submitted the new conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority. The $650 million development addresses the three-block area across Grand Ave. from the Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. Read more.
26 Nov 2013, Washington, D.C., United States
The National Capital Planning Commission wants Congress to ease the more than 100-year-old restrictions on the height of buildings in Washington. The Commission's recommendation suggests changes to the 1910 Height Act, which generally requires that buildings must be no taller than the width of streets they face. Read more.