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05 Apr 2017, New York City, United States
A developer has announced plans to build a pair of mixed-use towers at 80 Flatbush Avenue. Construction will occur in phases, the first being a 38-story triangular building that will contain residential, office, and retail space. Read more.
04 Apr 2017, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is now the fifth tallest building in the world, having completed according to criteria established by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Read more.
04 Apr 2017, London, United Kingdom
WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved 150 Leadenhall tower in central London by 35 meters. Revised designs will stretch the tower upwards to 220 meters, adding 11,148 square meters of GFA. Read more.
04 Apr 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer has bought a prime inner city office building that was previously the center of plans for one of the city’s most significant residential projects. With this new development, it is unlikely that those plans will be realized. Read more.
03 Apr 2017, Milwaukee, United States
As downtown Milwaukee continues its unprecedented construction boom, a 25-story building has been proposed as an addition to the BMO Harris Bank Center complex. Construction is due to start on the 102-meter building later in 2017. Read more.
03 Apr 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A large fire broke out early on the morning of April 3 at an under-construction high-rise building near Dubai's largest shopping mall, sending thick gray smoke billowing over the heart of the city. Read more.
03 Apr 2017, Adelaide, Australia
An AUD$150 million (USD$114 million) two-tower project on the southern edge of Adelaide’s CBD is set to launch ahead of a 2017 construction start. The development is primarily seeking to attract locals looking to downsize. Read more.
31 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
After originally planning to launch sales in late 2016, developers behind the under-construction Central Park Tower have announced that sales will hit the market in the second half of 2017, if all goes according to plan. Read more.
31 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar
A new office tower in Yangon is ready to be occupied by tenants following its official opening. Known as Junction City Tower, the 23-story building features around 33,400 square meters of Grade-A office space in the heart of the capital. Read more.
31 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has won a competition to create a chain of seven stations along an extension of the Sydney Metro, which will tunnel beneath the city's harbor. The firm also picked up the commission for the USD$1.1 billion Circular Quay tower. Read more.
31 Mar 2017, Edmonton, Canada
New details have emerged on a 43-story tower set to be Edmonton's tallest condominium-only building, according to developers. Located at the corner of 103rd Street and 102nd Avenue, the tower will feature 179 units when complete. Read more.
30 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States
An architecture firm has released renderings of a new 66-story-tall mixed-use tower proposed for Downtown Los Angeles. the project would bring 200 condominium units and a 220-room hotel to 925 S. Figueroa. Read more.
30 Mar 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
The Avani Broadbeach tower in Gold Coast has topped AUD$110 million (USD$84 million) in sales, meaning the residential development is now 90 percent sold out as construction passes the halfway mark. Read more.
30 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
The development team behind Waterline Square has announced the trio of designers who will shape the interiors of the three-tower complex. Construction of the development is ongoing, with an anticipated delivery date of 2019. Read more.
29 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Westminster city council has launched a public consultation on building heights in the borough. The consultation runs until May 22, and feedback from the initiative will be used during the statutory consultation on the City Plan later in 2017. Read more.
29 Mar 2017, Brighton, United Kingdom
The 162-meter British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton has been forced to close again – the latest in a series of breakdowns that have plagued the seafront attraction since it opened in the summer of 2016. Read more.
28 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Architects have revealed designs for a 200,000-square-foot (18,600-square-meter) renovation of the recently landmarked 601 Lexington Avenue, commonly known by its former title, Citicorp Center. Read more.
28 Mar 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The 417-foot (127-meter) Glasgow Tower on the banks of the River Clyde has been plagued by structural and mechanical problems since it was completed in 2001 and has been closed for the majority of its life. 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.
27 Mar 2017, Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Center is officially complete, according to the criteria established by the CTBUH. At 599 meters, it is the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest in China, and the fourth tallest in the world. Read more.
27 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Foundation works have been laid for the construction of what could become the world’s tallest structure. More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for the tower, which serves as the centerpiece for a larger development. Read more.
27 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
A developer hosted the third and final pre-application consultation for their 40-story 552 Church Street proposal at the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley in the heart of Toronto's Gay Village, producing an evolving tower design. Read more.
27 Mar 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel
Measuring 400 meters in height, the 100-floor Intercity Tower in Tel Aviv has been granted planning approval. When completed, the new tower would become Israel’s tallest, stripping the Moshe Aviv Tower of that designation. Read more.
24 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Renderings have been released for a mixed-use, podium-style project on the eastern edge of LA’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. The project, if built as proposed, will continue the process of extending the Downtown Los Angeles skyline eastward. Read more.
24 Mar 2017, The Hague, Netherlands
Developers have announced plans for a pair of residential towers in The Hauge's CBD. The Grotius Towers will comprise a 61,800-square-meter development which, upon completion, will offer over 500 apartments. Read more.
24 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The newly approved Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000 square meters of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500 square meters of retail space. Read more.
24 Mar 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Project stakeholders announced in December 2016 that the 236-key hotel portion of the 65-story Four Seasons Place will open in early 2018, and as the date nears, new details have emerged on rest of the mixed-use tower’s offerings. Read more.
23 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
The owners of Chicago’s tallest building are exploring several thrilling enhancements for the Willis Tower's Skydeck, including a rappelling station and a “Ledgewalk." Upgrades would also double the attraction's capacity. Read more.
23 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
Brent Council has approved plans for a 743-home development near Wembley Stadium in north London. The scheme, only one phase of a larger 25-year plan, features seven residential blocks ranging in height from 12 to 26 stories. Read more.
23 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Compelling new renderings have been unveiled for the renovation and vertical extension of an existing skyscraper at 666 5th Avenue in Midtown, resulting in a tower that will reportedly top 427 meters in height should it come to fruition. Read more.