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29 Aug 2018, Cairo, Egypt
A 300-meter tower, which was originally proposed in 2007, is slated to rise in Cairo’s Maspero sector alongside a government redevelopment of the area. The tower features panoramic views of the Nile River and the pyramids. Read more.
29 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany
A hospitality giant has announced a hotel franchise contract to occupy nine floors of a 172-meter tower in Frankfurt. The high-rise is part of a four-tower development, which includes office, residential, hotel, and commercial space. Read more.
28 Aug 2018, Ottawa, Canada
Councilors on the city of Ottawa’s planning committee will vote next week on a plan for a tower complex consisting of three towers at over 20 stories to replace a hotel. The new complex would be able to house an estimated 2,000 residents. Read more.
28 Aug 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Creek Harbour has announced that it will open residences to the first 4,000 residents in early 2019, with the first wave located in Creek Island Dubai. The waterfront residences will be only 10 minutes from the Dubai International Airport. Read more.
28 Aug 2018, New York City, US
A new mixed-use skyscraper called 25 Park Row is planned for New York City’s Financial District. The 54-story building will contain 110 condos and amenities include a 65-foot pool and parking. Read more.
27 Aug 2018, Philadelphia, United States
A 60-story mixed-use tower, the tallest in Philadelphia, has officially opened its doors to employees. The 341-meter high-rise, which has not yet opened to the public, will include residential, office, entertainment, and hotel uses. Read more.
27 Aug 2018, Wuhan, China
The Wuhan government has imposed a 20 percent height reduction on a planned 126-story tower, amid airspace zoning concerns. The tower, originally designed to become China’s tallest, has now received approval to rise to 500 meters. Read more.
27 Aug 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Foundation works have begun for the first of two high-rise towers in a Dubai complex. The scheme includes hotel rooms, restaurants, grade-A office space, and 237 residential units, as well as a two-level central plaza within the podium. Read more.
24 Aug 2018, Chicago, United States
A software giant is looking to potentially expand in a new space of around 500,000 square feet (46,451 square meters), possibly anchoring a prominent new riverfront skyscraper at Wolf Point South. Read more.
24 Aug 2018, Parramatta, Australia
Revised plans have been submitted to the local council for a 42-story tower in Parramatta. The new plans include a taller tower with larger floor plates spanning 3,025 square meters and creating 112,00 square meters of office space. Read more.
23 Aug 2018, New York City, United States
Empire State Building’s new visitor center celebrated its opening day, unveiling a new entrance for visitors and tourists. The new lobby features a two-story-tall model of the iconic building, allowing visitors to observe its detail up close. Read more.
23 Aug 2018, Caracas, Venezuela
The Torre de David, a 45-story unfinished, abandoned skyscraper in Caracas, was damaged in a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt throughout the country and neighboring islands. Read more.
23 Aug 2018, Milwaukee, US
The second hotel tower at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has topped out, and the new addition will rise 19 stories and add 119 rooms. The Milwaukee-based venture is also adding 6,503 square meters of event space.Read more.
22 Aug 2018, Portland, United States
Oregon has become the first state in the US to allow timber buildings to exceed six stories without special consideration. Three new building classifications were introduced, at a maximum of nine, 12 and 18 stories. Read more.
22 Aug 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A 210-meter, 46-story high-rise building has broken ground on Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island. The total investment is estimated to be US$160 million and includes offices, a five-star hotel and a restaurant. Read more.
21 Aug 2018, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
A fire broke out in a 53-story tower in the United Arab Emirates, injuring 20. It allegedly started on the 26th floor in the air conditioning room before spreading to other levels, however it was extinguished before it could spread to nearby buildings. Read more.
21 Aug 2018, Frankfurt, Germany
New construction photos of Frankfurt am main's Omniturm tower have been revealed, including progress of the glass cladding on the office portion of the tower. The 45-story, mixed-use project includes residential programming. Read more.
20 Aug 2018, Gold Coast, Australia
The tallest tower of a $731 million development on the Gold Coast waterfront has topped out, with the complex’s other two towers quickly approaching that status. The 47-story tower features a glass façade inspired by a local quartz crystal. Read more.
20 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada
Updated plans for a 38-story condominium tower have received support from the Toronto City Council, following a settlement with the Planning Department. The tower rises from a four-floor podium and is planned to host 560 suites. Read more.
20 Aug 2018, Zhuhai, China
New images of a four-tower complex featuring a signature skybridge have been revealed. The development, slated for the New Hengqin District of Zhuhai, includes Grade-A office space, retail, leisure facilities, and outdoor terraces. Read more.
17 Aug 2018, Guadalajara, Mexico
Construction on a 24-story apartment building has been terminated in Guadalajara, following the collapse of part of an adjacent property. The local municipality plans to allow shoring work on the site to prevent further collapses. Read more.
17 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada
The vision for a “smart city” in Toronto’s Quayside port district has been unveiled. Plans include tall timber buildings reaching 50 stories, open air “stoas” or gathering spaces, and weather-modulating technological advancements. Read more.
17 Aug 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
The Nairobi Governor has halted the construction of a 43-story hotel tower, amid claims that the high-rise encroaches on public roads, and the contractors of the structure have not followed county planning laws. Read more.
16 Aug 2018, Budapest, Hungary
The Hungarian government has announced a ban on the construction of buildings exceeding 90 meters in height in the capital city of Budapest. The ban will not alter approved plans for an oil company’s 120-meter new headquarters. Read more.
16 Aug 2018, New York City, United States
Steel installation has officially reached the highest floor of a 303-meter building rising in New York City’s Midtown. The structure, which is the tallest of the Manhattan West development, will facilitate 195,096 square meters of office space. Read more.
16 Aug 2018, Vancouver, Canada
Renderings for a 31-story downtown Vancouver office tower with a striped façade have been released. The 116-meter tower is planned to replace an existing 11-story government building, offering 33,352 square meters of new office space. Read more.
16 Aug 2018, London, United Kingdom
A 15-story corten steel-clad residential building is slated to begin works in London, following a refinancing of the project. Designed by a Stirling Prize-winning architect, the project will rise over an existing structure on the site. Read more.
15 Aug 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A design featuring two towers wrapped in greenery has been selected as the winning proposal of a competition for Melbourne’s Southbank sector. The high-rises, one of which would be Australia’s tallest, are each topped by a botanical garden. Read more.
15 Aug 2018, Athens, Greece
The casino license consultation process has begun for a mega-development on the marina of Athens, Greece. The integrated casino resort, which includes a high-rise tower, is part of the first phase of the 6.2 million-square-meter scheme. Read more.
15 Aug 2018, Toronto, Canada
Researchers have developed a specialized monitoring and irrigation system for Toronto’s proposed “vertical forest” high-rise that would accommodate 450 trees. The developer of the 27-story tower is currently seeking approval from the city. Read more.