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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A proposal for a twin tower project on the Gold Coast has been withdrawn.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.
29 Apr 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Planned as a major new integrated community, Tebrau Waterfront Residences will incorporate waterfront villas and high-rise residential apartments complemented by commercial and hotel uses as well as a new village retail concept. Read more.
21 Apr 2016, New York City, United States
On Tuesday April 19, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story apartment building that is set to become the first supertall in New York outside Manhattan. Read more.
19 Apr 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Three separate development applications (DAs) have been lodged for 825-847 Stanley Street and 6-24 Trafalgar Street, Woolloongabba – one of the largest land holdings within Brisbane’s Woolloongabba Core. Read more.
14 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom
A 30-story tower by Squire & Partners has won planning after eight stories were lopped from the height. Westminster council approved the 700-home West End Green development at a meeting on April 12. Read more.
07 Apr 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam
The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued regulations on the general planning and management of high-rises in the five main districts of Hanoi. The regulations specify conditions on the location and construction of the buildings. Read more.
06 Apr 2016, Toronto, Canada
As part of TOcore – a study by Toronto's City Planning on positively managing growth downtown – a public consultation was held for downtown residents who had a chance to discuss appropriate distances between high-rise buildings. Read more.
31 Mar 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
Architecture firm Atkins has been awarded the design contract to provide a transit oriented development (TOD) master plan along the new Jakarta-Bandung high speed rail corridor, Indonesia's first high speed rail project. Read more.
31 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia
Global property developer Greenland Australia is bringing its world-leading expertise to Macquarie Park as it prepares to unveil plans for a state of the art mixed-use community at Lachlan’s Line. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, Vienna, Austria
Two architecture firms have teamed up to design a master plan for a site along the Danube riverfront as part of an international design competition. The proposal would add density to the site through the addition of several high-rises. Read more.
10 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom
The number of tall buildings earmarked for London’s skyline has grown by more than 100 in less than a year, according to a new report on proposed skyscrapers in the city. The total number of proposed skyscrapers now stands at 436. Read more.
08 Feb 2016, Iskandar, Malaysia
Sasaki Associates recently unveiled some preliminary details regarding an ambitious mixed-use development. Dubbed Forest City, the multi-phase project is billed as a potential new cultural and economic hub for the region. Read more.
27 Jan 2016, Auckland, New Zealand
The government of New Zealand has agreed to help support important transit connections with a City Rail Link plan that is intended to spur transit-oriented tall building development in Auckland. Read more.
04 Jan 2016, Cebu, Philippines
An idle 20-hectare waterfront property at a reclamation area in Mandaue – part of Metropolitan Cebu, the Philippine’s second city – will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community aimed at becoming a lifestyle destination. Read more.
11 Dec 2015, Cairo, Egypt
Built to escape Cairo's overcrowding and pollution, the new administrative capital is expected to cost a total $300 billion and feature a new central business district with a cluster of high-rises. Read more.
03 Dec 2015, Oslo, Norway
Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen (SHL) has won an international competition to design an 87,000-square-meter master plan in central Oslo. Named Eureka Kvarteret, the project seeks to combine the diversity of the existing settlement. Read more.