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25 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States
A 27-story residential building has debuted in Chicago, with over 100 units occupied. The high-rise features a slanted window design, which aims to conserve energy and shield the interior from direct sun and heat. Read more.
25 Jul 2018, Auckland, New Zealand
Developers have proposed a 41-story building to rise in Auckland, which would include 24 apartments and a 225-room hotel. The project is part of a larger development in the city’s CBD, amid increased tourism in the area. Read more.
25 Jul 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
The second-tallest skyscraper on the African continent has opened for occupation. The 200-meter tower, which reached completion in 2017, includes 32,516 square meters of lettable space and advanced seismic and fire safety technology. Read more.
24 Jul 2018, Toulouse, France
Building permits have been filed for a 150-meter green spiral tower to rise in Toulouse, France. The 30,000-square-meter project, located near a UNESCO World Heritage site, includes offices, residential units, a hotel, restaurants, and retail space. Read more.
24 Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada
The Vancouver City Council is due to vote on a proposed 122-meter tower, amid widespread criticism of the project’s violation of local “view cone” laws. These laws preserve views of the North Shore mountains, city skyline, and water. Read more.
24 Jul 2018, Guiyang, China
A 107-meter waterfall has been built on the side of a high-rise hotel in the central business district of Guiyang. The unique feature uses recycled water to operate and flows for a maximum of 20 minutes, as it costs $117 per hour to run. Read more.
23 Jul 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 335-meter residential tower in Dubai has opened the doors to its first tenants. The 640-unit high-rise, which features a view of Palm Jumeirah island, has an estimated value of $653 million. Read more.
23 Jul 2018, A Coruña, Spain
Researchers at the Spanish University of Coruña have created an algorithm that aims to predict the skyline growth patterns of cities. The system draws inspiration from evolutionary patterns to produce urban growth trends. Read more.
23 Jul 2018, New York City, United States
Renderings for a 74-story proposed tower in the Queens borough of New York City have been revealed. The building is expected to yield 92,903 square meters of mixed-use space, including retail in the base of the structure. Read more.
20 Jul 2018, Paris, France
The new headquarters for a construction material manufacturer has nearly reached its final 165-meter height in the La Défense district of Paris. The building includes an observation deck within a multi-story glass cube atop the tower. Read more.
20 Jul 2018, San Francisco, United States
A 20-story condominium tower has broken ground in San Francisco. The 120-unit building site, which is considered the final major residential development opportunity near the Embarcadero waterfront, will cost $300 million to develop. Read more.
20 Jul 2018, Mississauga, Canada
Construction is progressing on the foundation of a pair of condominium towers in Mississauga, which will rise 19 and 43 stories, respectively. The complex features a five-story podium, housing amenities and outdoor spaces for residents. Read more.
19 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States
A developer has revealed the master plan for a 28-hectare development along the river, between Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The project may include commercial and residential buildings that rise to 70 stories. Read more.
19 Jul 2018, Sydney, Australia
A 80-story tower is planned to rise over a cinema complex in Sydney, following the appointment of the project’s architects. The mixed-use building is expected to cost $1 billion and take five years to construct. Read more.
19 Jul 2018, Madrid, Spain
A proposed 42,401-square-meter development in the Chamberí district of Madrid has received initial approval. The project includes a 100-meter residential building, which remains subject to public evaluation and revision until August 6th. Read more.
18 Jul 2018, Bogotá, Colombia
A two-tower scheme, one of which may become Colombia’s tallest, is well underway in Bogotá. The 201- and 268-meter buildings include residential, office, and hotel units, as well as 10,000 square meters of publicly accessible space. Read more.
18 Jul 2018, Houston, United States
A developer is poised to begin construction on a Houston office tower, in which it will occupy five floors and 14,400 square meters of space. The building features three urban gardens, retail space, and linear “sky atria” to draw in natural light. Read more.
18 Jul 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Two parallel towers connected by a 54-meter-long skybridge are under construction near along the Sri Lankan coast in Colombo. The pre-certified LEED Platinum complex will house a hotel and luxury homes, and is due to complete in 2021. Read more.
18 Jul 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction on a 333-meter tower in Jakarta, which is poised to become the tallest in Indonesia upon completion, has progressed to the 32nd floor. The mixed-use building is slated for completion in 2020. Read more.
17 Jul 2018, Madinat Al Hareer, Kuwait
A project company will be established to implement Kuwait’s $86 billion Silk City development, as revealed by construction plans. The project includes a 1,001-meter tower and is estimated to complete in stages over 25 years. Read more.
17 Jul 2018, Hamburg, Germany
An architectural firm has won a design competition for a new train station development in the Altona borough of Hamburg. The proposal features two towers, a base level with public amenities, and a roof landscape that includes a park. Read more.
17 Jul 2018, Cork, Ireland
Plans for a residential development, including a 25-story apartment tower, have been submitted to Cork’s An Bord Pleanála. The scheme would bring 413 units across five buildings to the area, as well as additional cycleways and walkways. Read more.
17 Jul 2018, New York City, United States
Permits to begin construction have been filed for a 148-meter tower in New York’s Hudson Yards development. The high-rise will include 531 hotel rooms and 19,775 square meters of commercial space. Read more.
16 Jul 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A mega-development, including a 700-meter-tall tower, has been proposed to rise in Kuala Lumpur’s city center. The project includes three office towers, retail, and parking, alongside a new mass rapid transit station. Read more.
16 Jul 2018, London, United Kingdom
A set of new proposals for a site near London’s Waterloo Station has been released for public consultation. The project would bring a high-rise tower, a new public square and garden promenade, and a commercial street to the area. Read more.
16 Jul 2018, Hangzhou, China
Designs for two high-rise towers with a shared podium in Hangzhou, China have been released. The 13,969-square-meter development will feature office space, a podium roof garden, and entertainment space. Read more.
13 Jul 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom
The center of Cardiff will be getting a new, 25-story private residential tower, which will include 270 apartments, office and retail space. The office space is currently fully leased, generating a rental income of around £300,000 (US$396,000). Read more.
13 Jul 2018, Chicago, United States
A firm has bought the office and parking portions of Chicago’s fourth-tallest building, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, for more than $300 million. The 100-story tower’s acquisition could garner additional gains by selling naming rights. Read more.
12 Jul 2018, Miami, United States
A 57-story residential hotel has reached completion in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. The high-rise features a curved building design and a 42,525-liter aquarium on the ground floor, which houses various tropical fish. Read more.
12 Jul 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom
Proposals for a mixed-use development in Manchester’s city center have been unveiled. The 22-story building, which aims to reflect historical architecture designs in the area, will include 360 units, retail, and a roof terrace. Read more.