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08 Dec 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Of the 45 tallest skyscrapers under construction in the UK, seven are in Manchester, with the rest in London. This has prompted an architect to propose an "inverted core" to protect the city core from inappropriately tall skyscrapers. Read more.
07 Dec 2017, New York City, United States
After rounds of contentious public hearings and protests from those on both sides of the debate, the New York City Council unanimously approved a wide-ranging rezoning for the East Harlem neighborhood. Read more.
29 Nov 2017, Frankfurt, Germany
The prices for new condominiums in Frankfurt have now reached such a high level that it pays off for project developers to build high-rise residential buildings, and more and more of these towers are being built in the German financial capital. Read more.
09 Oct 2017, New York City, United States
The final air rights have been secured for The Spiral, a 65-story, $3.2 billion new tower set to rise in New York City's Hudson Yards. To date, the project's developer has spent $265 million on air rights alone. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada
In Toronto, a new residential development is being proposed at 169 The Donway West. Developers are now advancing a new site plan application for a 34-story residential tower, framed by the curve of a cascading mid-rise sibling. Read more.
29 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
After breaking ground in September, Chicago's Vista Tower is beginning to pop up into the city's iconic skyline. Meanwhile, one of its developers is preparing to unveil plans for more than 2,000 homes and nearly 1,000 hotel rooms nearby. Read more.
26 Jun 2017, Liuzhou, China
A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools covered entirely by plants and trees. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.
05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.
30 May 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
Projects to construct new skyscrapers in the trendiest parts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, have triggered fierce debates about city planning and the loose regulations on large-scale property investments. Read more.
24 May 2017, Miami, United States
An international real estate firm has announced plans to develop 110 10th Street, a 45-story office tower within Miami Worldcenter in the heart of downtown Miami. The new tower will include Class-A office space and high-street retail. Read more.
08 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia
The developer behind the multifunctional complex Eurovea 2 has revealed more details and renderings for the upcoming project. The proposal includes plans for a new skyscraper in Bratislava, a tower rising over 150 meters. Read more.
04 May 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A Boston-based urban design firm recently unveiled a multi-tower master plan for the redevelopment of Ho Chi Minh City’s two-kilometer-long port located in District 4’s Khanh Hoi and Ben Nha Rong neighborhoods. Read more.
10 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States
A proposed 60-story tower will not be moving forward, a local alderman says. The Carillon Tower would have been the tallest tower built in River North in nearly a decade, but the community is concerned it would negatively impact traffic. Read more.
28 Mar 2017, Philadelphia, United States
New images of the Schuylkill Yards project have been released, along with a film and a website that details new information on the project. Further, an interactive map outlines 12 of the 14 proposed new buildings for the site. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
New York City is looking to change a method developers use to calculate how much sunlight a building will obscure once it tops out in order to promote taller buildings in the 73-block Midtown East neighborhood. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester City Council has said it is expecting Jackson’s Row Developments to withdraw the planning application for their contentious St. Michael’s Towers scheme imminently after significant local outcry. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Mannheim, Germany
MVRDV has released a proposal for an ambitious master plan to revitalize a former US army barracks in Mannheim, Germany. The project will see the 41-hectare site being transformed to offer mixed typologies and developments. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Sydney. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, Chelyabinsk, Russia
A competition-winning, multi-tower master plan is set to activate Chelyabinsk’s existing grid structure and use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation, while adding density to the area in the form of skyscrapers. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Sydney, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Melbourne. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary
An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.
30 Sep 2016, Gold Coast, Australia
A proposal for a twin tower project on the Gold Coast has been withdrawn. Developers pulled the plans for Mariner’s Cove on Seaworld Drive after the Gold Coast City Council spelled out 14 reasons for recommending its rejection. Read more.
30 Aug 2016, Rabat, Morocco
A visionary scheme for Morocco’s capital, Rabat is underway, incorporating low-, mid-, and high-rise elements clustered along the Bouregreg River. The inspiration for the scheme began with an investigation into the country's rich cultural history. Read more.
25 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom
A developer has announced that it will spend a year redesigning its controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in east London in an attempt to win the backing of skeptical London City Hall officials. Read more.
08 Jul 2016, Hong Kong, China
Swire Properties unveiled plans for its continued development of Taikoo Place, an HK$15 billion (USD$1.9 billion) investment that will see the developer further transform its Quarry Bay home into a major business and commercial hub. Read more.
08 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom
City of London planners are looking at whether the visual impact of Rafael Viñoly’s 20 Fenchurch – also known as the Walkie Talkie – could be reduced by extending the Square Mile’s cluster of tall buildings southwards. Read more.
13 May 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is already known for its sweltering heat and tropical climate. Now, according to a local architect, riverfront high-rise development is poised to raise the temperature of the inner city by blocking cooling breezes. Read more.
10 May 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A proposed 54-story tower was referred to Victoria’s planning minister for approval without consideration by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee, meaning the project is now closer to obtaining a planning permit. Read more.
09 May 2016, San José, Costa Rica
Costa Rican cities across the Greater Metropolitan Area are experiencing a major high-rise building boom fueled by a combination of changing consumer preferences, more attractive housing credit, and quality of life concerns. Read more.