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08 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
Developers have won planning permission for a two-tower residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village in east London. The development would include 524 residential units across a 26 and 31 story tower. Read more.
08 Jun 2017, Long Beach, United States
Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia announced a new partnership between Shooshani Developers and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will bring an 800-bed student housing tower to downtown Long Beach. Read more.
07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States
A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.
07 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
New details have emerged on Mississauga Square – a 33-story condominium and townhome development coming to the intersection of Hurontario Street and Nahani Way, a short distance north of Eglinton Avenue in Toronto. Read more.
07 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States
Plans submitted recently for the Third Avenue and Virginia Street project in Seattle’s Belltown call for a 46-story tower topped by a giant transparent sphere. The building would include apartments above a few floors of office and retail space. Read more.
07 Jun 2017, Salford, United Kingdom
Detailed planning permission is being sought for the tallest of three residential blocks designed for the banks of the River Irwell in Salford, UK. The 21-story block would contain 199 homes and accompany two shorter neighboring buildings. Read more.
06 Jun 2017, Changsha, China
SkyCity has launched an international design competition called SkyCity Challenge 17 with the hopes of rejuvenating J57, a 208-meter prefabricated skyscraper. Teams will design one of 17 vertical courtyards inside the modular building. Read more.
06 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Additional development plans have been submitted for Queen’s Wharf – a multi-tower casino resort project along Brisbane’s waterfront – following an application for operational and demolition works in December 2016. Read more.
06 Jun 2017, Vancouver, Canada
New images have emerged of Terrace House, which boasts a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete, and steel, once built. Rising 71 meters, the tower is set to be a contender for the title of world's tallest hybrid timber structure. Read more.
06 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
Architects have unveiled plans for a new 22-story mixed-use tower integrated with the historic Dimes Saving Bank of Williamsburg in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dubbed The Dime, the project is targeting a 2019 completion. Read more.
05 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
A stage-one development application has been submitted for plans to build two towers above Sydney’s existing Martin Place Railway Station, the proposed Martin Place Metro Station, and a public underpass beneath Martin Place. Read more.
05 Jun 2017, Poznań, Poland
An architecture practice has officially completed its first building in Poznań, Poland. The 16-story Bałtyk Tower resembles a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. Read more.
05 Jun 2017, Dallas, United States
A Chicago-based developer is building the tallest tower in Dallas in three decades. The 45-story apartment high-rise will go up on Field Street on downtown's north side and be sibling to the rocket-shaped Fountain Place tower. Read more.
05 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
Architects have substantially reworked plans for a retail and residential scheme in east London after the initial proposal was refused in 2016. The revised plans significantly reduce the height of a 28-story tower to eight floors. Read more.
02 Jun 2017, São Paulo, Brazil
Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for Rosewood Tower, its 90-meter plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Read more.
02 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has submitted plans for a $303 million development in Manchester. The Angel Meadow complex will feature 756 new homes across four towers, including a centerpiece 40-story skyscraper and three shorter buildings. Read more.
02 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
A Chicago developer is buying two vacant buildings on State Street from the federal government and plans to convert them into 429 apartments. Both buildings were built in the early 20th century. Read more.
01 Jun 2017, Singapore, Singapore
In June, Marina Bay Sands will launch “Spectra,” a new entertainment experience featuring a state-of-the-art light and water show. The free-to-public outdoor show is to be displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. Read more.
01 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
A slender, 305-meter residential skyscraper has been proposed for Midtown Manhattan. Conceived as a narrow tower wrapped in aluminum and glass, the supertall tower at 262 Fifth Avenue is slated to rise in the NoMad District. Read more.
01 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
Though the 36-story Backstage on the Esplanade condominium tower officially completed in 2016, there are still a few minor elements on the building's exterior that are now wrapping up as the public realm takes shape. Read more.
01 Jun 2017, Boston, United States
Renderings have been unveiled for a 45,520-square-meter mixed-use retail and office project in Boston. Rising 18 stories, the project will be oriented toward Boston’s Fan Pier Green, taking shape along the water's edge in the Boston Seaport. Read more.
31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.
31 May 2017, New York City, United States
Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.
31 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A transformation of 80 Collins Street, scheduled for completion in 2020, will comprise a new premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and an array of retail and F&B facilities. Read more.
31 May 2017, London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the 67-story residential tower proposed for London’s Docklands has named its construction partner for the US$1 billion project. Once complete, the Spire will house 861 residences at West India Dock, near Canary Wharf. Read more.
30 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure ever built. Read more.
30 May 2017, Perth, Australia
Renderings have been unveiled for the Perth+ complex. The two towers will reach 19 and 54 stories, incorporating 15,000 square meters of office space, 220 luxury apartments, as well as a 220-room hotel. Read more.
30 May 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria
Projects to construct new skyscrapers in the trendiest parts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, have triggered fierce debates about city planning and the loose regulations on large-scale property investments. Read more.
30 May 2017, Puteaux, France
The Link is set to become the tallest tower in La Défense, outside Paris. The development appears to comprise a pair of connected tower cores of differing heights linked together by a central spine of 30 sky gardens. Read more.
26 May 2017, Chicago, United States
A proposed $1 billion-plus Union Station redevelopment is expected to include up to two million square feet (186,000 square meters) of office space, 780 apartments, and 350 hotel rooms, all built over three phases. Read more.