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09 Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada
Over the past few months, The Mercer has gone through several major steps in construction: The crane has been removed, exterior hoists dismantled, and the finishing touches are being made to the building's glazing. Read more.
06 Jan 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom
Campaigners against the construction of 11 tower blocks in Brighton Marina are hoping that an Appeal Court hearing will halt the development. The apartment blocks range in height from six stories to 40, with a total of 853 flats. Read more.
05 Jan 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction work on Pertamina Tower, Jakarta, which began in January, 2014, is now well underway. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 530-meter, 99-story net-zero skyscraper is designed to generate as much energy as it uses. Read more.
10 Dec 2014, Yangon, Myanmar
A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more than 660 rooms with views of Inya Lake. Read more.
10 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom
Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to due complete in 2017. 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.
04 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan, containing 108,000 square meters. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A tender has been floated for the construction of The Palm Gateway on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The project consists of three towers to be constructed on an existing car parking podium. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar
Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will host hotels and branded apartments for permanent residents. Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower will have 118 stories and is estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Read more.
26 Nov 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After 20 years in limbo, the metaphorical gates of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project will finally open as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken vacant possession of the site. The original plan calls for a 79-story tower. Read more.
25 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”, the developer’s chief executive has said. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a mortgage. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, Toronto, Canada
On November 19, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted a tour of the Lanterra Developments condominium project known, maybe all too appropriately in this instance, as Ïce. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction is progressing steadily on the twisting Emirates Pearl Hotel in its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi. In close proximity to the Emirates Palace, the planned property aims to position itself among high-class business hotels. Read more.
20 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Brookfield Properties recently completed a 2.6-acre (1-hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) platform over railroad tracks leading into Penn Station, which will serve as the foundation for the Manhattan West megaproject. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
After having topped out in late September 2014, construction on the Columbia Medical + Graduate Education Building has moved into initial cladding work, with the first length of glazing installed on the west façade. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Sydney, Australia
The Grand Opening of the Sydney by Crown Display Suite was marked with an invitation-only media event. The new AUS $250 million (US $218 million) tower will begin sales on November 22. Read more.
14 Nov 2014, Nanjing, China
The World Trade Center Nanjing is a mixed-use development that will include a luxury five-star hotel and two residential towers. The complex remains under construction, although the 328-meter main tower is still on hold. Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the largest construction projects in Dubai is now heading skywards. The $1 billion Damac Towers by Paramount resort is to include more than 1,800 serviced suites and 5-star Paramount Hotel. Read more.
11 Nov 2014, Tokyo, Japan
Apartments at the 209-meter-tall Parkhouse Nishi Shinjuku Tower 60 are set to go on sale in January. The tower, still under construction, will be the first residential building in the country to reach 60 floors. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, Sydney, Australia
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed as sole contractor to construct the iconic Greenland Centre Residential Tower at 115 Bathurst Street in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.
31 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
On the corner of 40th Street and Tenth Avenue, yet another major rental tower is just beginning to rise at 551 Tenth Avenue. The building will have 600 units, and permits indicated a final height of 52 stories. Read more.
29 Oct 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom
The Media City scheme planned for Salford Quays in Manchester will start construction in 2015. The project consists of four towers, the tallest of which will be 27 floors, each sitting on its own individual retail podium. Read more.
28 Oct 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai’s Marina 101 will soon house the Middle East’s first Hard Rock Hotel, it was announced on October 27. The hotel will occupy the first 33 floors of the building and will feature a club and restaurant on the 101st floor. Read more.
24 Oct 2014, New Delhi, India
The amenities promised by developers in many of the skyscrapers under construction in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) have been a hit with the well-heeled customers looking for the high-rise lifestyle. Read more.
22 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada
A block west of the construction site for the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, EY Tower will soon be rising from the ground. The foundation raft slab was poured during mid-July and two tower cranes are now working away on site. Read more.
15 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada
Another high-rise development is approaching its final height in Toronto. CHAZ Yorkville Condos has made significant progress over the past several months and work is now under way on the 47th and final residential floor. Read more.
14 Oct 2014, Taichung, Taiwan
Designs have been unveiled for a 163-meter-high skyscraper that is already under construction in the Taiwanese city of Taichung. The Taichung Condominium Tower will offer 110 luxury apartments in the center of the city. Read more.
09 Oct 2014, Montreal, Canada
Halfway through construction, the $1.8 billion Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM) is a new breed of super-hospital. It will be the largest French-speaking teaching hospital in North America upon completion. Read more.