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09 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia
A new hotel featuring a 10-story hanging garden will open in Central Sydney in 2020, reportedly worth around USD$46 million. The 17-story tower at 430 Pitt Street will feature a sloping roof and “green waterfalls.” Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Foshan, China
Pininfarina Architecture and Higold have announced Higold Headquarters. The 20-story building features a glazed double-skin façade with air ventilation placed within to facilitate heating and cooling. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
News that the 48-story Wolf Point West tower is up for sale comes with a second exciting bit of information: the next phase of the project – an even taller residential development – is gearing up to start this spring. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
Adding a layer of gloss to what was already one of Toronto most-talked-about developments, the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality has been announced as the operator of the 15-35 Mercer Street project. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Singapore-based investors have snapped up the 396-room Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne for USD$174 million in the city's biggest hotel deal in 2017 so far. The hotel will be converted to a Pan Pacific within about three months. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Seoul, South Korea
The 1998-built Hanwha Headquarters in downtown Seoul is set to be revamped as part of an ambitious remodeling project to be completed by 2018. New cladding is currently making its way up the tower. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
An architecture firm has won planning for Peel Precinct, a project set for the South Kilburn area. The seven-building scheme includes a 16-story tower and will feature a mix of residential, retail, café, healthcare, and pharmacy spaces. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Nexus, a trio of 40-story towers, has been proposed for Ho Chi Minh City. Housing a commercial center, a business hotel, office space, and three high-rise apartment buildings, the complex will feature riverfront views. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, San Antonio, United States
Weston Urban, KDC and TRT Holdings Inc. are developing Frost Tower in San Antonio, and now Clark Construction has won the contract to build the 440,000-square-foot (41,000-square-meter) office structure. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
An ambitious 60-story hotel and condominium tower will be heading to Chicago’s River North if the project's developer gets its way. The skyscraper would be the tallest built in the neighborhood in nearly 10 years. 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.
06 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A developer has unveiled Melbourne’s newly completed luxury tower at 35 Spring Street. Designed by Bates Smart, the 43-story building features 270 condominiums, each with protected terraces and views of the cityscape. Read more.
06 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Olympicopolis proposal in Stratford, east London, which features a 30- and 40-story tower, is being reduced in height as part of a major redesign following a row over protected views of St Paul’s Cathedral. Read more.
06 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Following the success of the supertall 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly Architects’ next New York City project has moved a step closer to realization after developers received a $269 million construction loan. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
On February 28, Lambeth’s Planning Applications Committee approved proposals for the final redevelopment site at Albert Embankment in Nine Elms, which would create two new 25-story buildings and preserve a historic Victorian warehouse. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
City officials have selected an architecture firm for the 100 percent affordable SustaiNYC East 111th Street development site. The proposal is set to become the largest Passive House project in the nation. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, Ottawa, Canada
Following plans going back more than a decade, a developer has unveiled its latest proposal to build a five-tower residential complex within Ottawa's long-forgotten LeBreton Flats neighborhood, just west of downtown. Read more.
03 Mar 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
An architecture firm has won an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. The new mixed-use development will consist of four high-rise towers. Read more.
02 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
A Chinese property giant has bought The Leadenhall Building in London for £1.2 billion (USD$1.5 billion). Contracts have been exchanged but completion of the sale is conditional on approval by the purchaser's shareholders. Read more.
02 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada
The 18-story building known as TallWood House at Brock Commons is the largest mass timber building in the world. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services has worked to ensure the project achieves top fire safety measures. Read more.
02 Mar 2017, Miami, United States
A proposed 76-story residential tower rising to 290 meters is set to become the latest in a string of high-rise projects now under construction in the rapidly changing Brickell district of downtown Miami. Read more.
02 Mar 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A development application has been submitted to develop a vacant parcel of land into a twin 20-story residential development. The project’s architectural statement says that the development represents a climate responsive design. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
A new hotel that forms one half of a renovated grain silo has opened in Cape Town. Towering above the city’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront, The Silo hotel is housed within six floors of the grain elevator portion of the historic complex. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Jersey City, United States
In just a few months, one of New Jersey’s tallest buildings – the 69-story Jersey City Urby – will welcome its first residents, and today the development team has launched its initial phase of leasing. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Hamburg, Germany
A US-based project management firm has announced that it has won a contract for Überseequartier Süd in Hamburg – a $1 billion dollar mixed-used scheme that will form the centerpiece of the HafenCity redevelopment project. Read more.
01 Mar 2017, Vancouver, Canada
Trump International Hotel & Tower celebrated its grand opening on March 1 in Vancouver, but questions over the building's total floor count have been raised due to the practice of not counting certain floors for superstitious reasons. Read more.
28 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States
New York City-based Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developer Pacific Eagle have revealed renderings for 555 Howard, a new, mixed-use hotel project slated for San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood. Read more.
28 Feb 2017, Paris, France
Seven proposed La Défense skyscrapers are being promoted as part of an attempt to woo businesses from post-Brexit London. They were promoted by French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during a visit to London last week. Read more.
28 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A development application has been submitted for a 16-story commercial office tower at 11 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead, Brisbane, with construction anticipated to start in the first half of 2017. Read more.
27 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom
Fashion retailer-turned-property magnate Irvine Sellar, best known for his role in developing London’s iconic Shard, died at aged 78 on February 26, after a short illness. He leaves a wife, three children, and five grandchildren. Read more.