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27 Jun 2018, New York City, United States
An updated rendering has been released for a 223-meter tower on the Lower East Side of New York, alongside new details for two nearby projects. The three developments are expected to collectively deliver 2,775 new units to the area. Read more.
27 Jun 2018, Perth, Australia
A twin-tower development has been approved for the coast of Scarborough, a suburb of Perth. The 43- and 33-story buildings will include 314 apartments and a 119-room hotel, complete with an art gallery and café on the top floor. Read more.
27 Jun 2018, Monterrey, Mexico
Construction has begun on a 40-floor mixed-use development in Monterrey. The project includes 42,000 square meters of office space, a 2,700-square-meter commercial area, terraces, and a sky lobby. Read more.
26 Jun 2018, Brisbane, Australia
The Brisbane City Council has approved a proposed high-rise office building. The project will include a new public thoroughfare alongside an amphitheater, child care center, underground supermarket, and retail. Read more.
26 Jun 2018, Coquimbo, Chile
The budget for a new 15-story consistorial building in Coquimbo has been increased to cover seismic code modifications and construction costs. The site is expected to open to the public by 2020. Read more.
26 Jun 2018, Providence, United States
Plans for a 46-story high-rise building will proceed in Providence, as state lawmakers have approved necessary legislation for the project to progress. The 152-meter proposal is currently under evaluation by local officials. Read more.
26 Jun 2018, Sejong City, South Korea
A fire broke out at a high-rise residential construction site in Sejong City in South Korea. Most of the major flames have been extinguished, but there have been 3 reported fatalities and 37 reported injuries. Read more.
25 Jun 2018, Seattle, United States
A residential tower under construction in Downtown Seattle will be delivered as condominiums for sale, rather than apartments for rent as originally planned. The 41-story building is designed to include 352 units. Read more.
25 Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada
Plans for a residential development in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood have been released. A 41-story tower complete with private terraces will rise on the site near a new public plaza and a relocated heritage building. Read more.
25 Jun 2018, Tokyo, Japan
A luxury hotel, featuring a refurbished 17-story wing and a new 41-story tower, is set to reopen in Tokyo in 2019. The complex will include 508 rooms, a large Japanese-style garden, and a small museum. Read more.
25 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom
The tallest tower in a decade-long development along London’s Chelsea waterfront has topped out. The 122.5-meter building will be joined by a 25-story tower and several low-rise blocks, to deliver 700 new residences. Read more.
22 Jun 2018, La Paz, Bolivia
A new presidential palace called the “Great House of the People” has been inaugurated in La Paz. The 29-story building rises 120 meters and features a heliport, seven elevators, and a 1,068-square-meter presidential suite. Read more.
22 Jun 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 28-hectare financial development in Kuala Lumpur will receive additional funding from the Malaysian government to complete the project. Two towers on the site have topped out and are scheduled for completion in 2019. Read more.
22 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States
Renderings for a 337.7-meter tower have been submitted to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. The glass-wrapped tower will include 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, 2,667 square meters of commercial space, and a rooftop swimming pool. Read more.
21 Jun 2018, New York City, United States
A 308-meter-tall high-rise has topped out in New York City. The project, part of six tower development at Hudson Yards, includes 137 residences, a 217-room hotel, retail space, a sky lobby, and spa amenities. Read more.
21 Jun 2018, Quebec, Canada
Plans for the Le Phare development in Quebec have been updated, raising the project’s budget by $117 million. Alongside four towers, the scheme includes a public square, a 1,200-seat theater, and an underground transportation hub. Read more.
21 Jun 2018, Cartagena, Columbia
A five tower project under construction near the Castillo Dan Felipe in Cartagena may be demolished and discontinued, as recommended by the government and UNESCO. The residential development proposes a threat to the city’s World Heritage status. Read more.
21 Jun 2018, Aarhus, Denmark
Renderings have been released for a 144-meter office tower at the Port of Aarhus. The project incorporates an existing industrial complex on the site, from which the new tower’s geometry will be constructed. Read more.
20 Jun 2018, Los Angeles, United States
The developers behind a proposed 310.9-meter-tall mixed-use high-rise have submitted their plans with the City of Los Angeles. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower will house a hotel, 120 condominiums, and 450 rental units. Read more.
20 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A British banking giant expects to open its $250 million Middle East headquarters in Downtown Dubai in July 2018. The 20-story tower, reportedly built by Multiplex, was originally announced in January 2016. Read more.
20 Jun 2018, São Paulo, Brazil
A colorful residential tower has recently been completed in São Paulo. The 85-meter building includes 123 units with large individual terraces, and common areas for residents such as a pool, restaurant, and parking. Read more.
19 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A 26-story building designed to look like an iPod is due to open in Dubai by the end of 2018. The 256-unit residential high-rise will feature technological amenities such as mood lighting, voice control, biometric locks, and mirrors that can monitor health. Read more.
19 Jun 2018, Auckland, New Zealand
A 178-meter mixed-use tower in Auckland is nearing completion, with a scheduled end date of 2020. The building will house 282 apartments, a five-star hotel, and a two-story, 1188-square-meter penthouse. Read more.
19 Jun 2018, Vaughan, Canada
Two high-rise condominium towers, rising 33 and 39 stories respectively, have been proposed near the site of an abruptly cancelled condo development in Vaughan. The new plans have been presented to the city council. Read more.
19 Jun 2018, Detroit, United States
The long-abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit has been purchased by a major automaker and is set to become part of a new technology center. The 18-story building was once the tallest train station in the world. Read more.
18 Jun 2018, Grand Rapids, United States
A developer has altered a proposal for what was originally planned as a 40-story high-rise in Grand Rapids, removing the apartment portion of the project. The building will now rise 13 stories and 49 meters, and contain a hotel. Read more.
18 Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada
Construction is expected to begin in 2019 on a 240-meter-tall office tower in Toronto’s downtown area. The high-rise will feature 11,484 square meters of office space and 1,142 square meters of retail. Read more.
18 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Plans for a proposed 300-meter hotel tower in Punta del Este have been reduced in height to 120 meters. The modified 40-floor project is seeking approval from the Board of Maldonado to begin construction by the end of 2018. Read more.
18 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A 20-story commercial office tower has topped out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project is the latest of 23 buildings erected within the six-hectare sector since 2004. Read more.
15 Jun 2018, Macau, China
The 40-story Morpheus hotel has opened at an entertainment resort in Macau. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 770-room building features a twisting free-form exoskeleton that negates the need for internal walls or columns. Read more.