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26 May 2017, Nairobi, Kenya
Construction is set begun on Africa’s tallest building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the country’s president. The Pinnacle Towers development will cost about $200 million. Read more.
26 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The mixed-used development at Melbourne’s 447 Collins Street, known as Collins Arch, has added commitments from three major legal firms to its office space within 12 months of commencing its leasing campaign. Read more.
26 May 2017, Charlotte, United States
John Portman & Associates (JPA) has announced the grand opening of 615 South College in Uptown Charlotte. A celebration was held on Thursday, May 18 with Charlotte business leaders and commercial real estate professionals. Read more.
25 May 2017, Toronto, Canada
May 17 marked a major milestone for 16 York Street. The developer invited representatives of those involved in the project, along with the media, to celebrate the official ground breaking ceremony for the US$356.6 million building. Read more.
25 May 2017, Johor Baru, Malaysia
Paradigm Mall Johor Baru is set to open its doors in November this year. The project comprises commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential uses across 120,770 square meters of lettable gross floor area, capped by a 24-story tower. Read more.
25 May 2017, London, United Kingdom
ITV wants to replace its 1970s-built headquarters in London with a 38-story tower flanked by two shorter buildings. Plans would involve constructing brand new 38-, 14-, and nine-story towers. Read more.
25 May 2017, New York City, United States
A firm is putting its trendy, 338-room Standard High Line up for sale after paying $400 million for the building only three years ago, sources said. Sources also added that the hotel has been quietly on and off the market for the past few years. Read more.
24 May 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
The Orion Towers complex proposed for Surfers Paradise has been given the green light by the Council Planning Committee. The project will comprise two towers, one rising 76 stories and the other reaching up to 103 stories. Read more.
24 May 2017, New York City, United States
Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-story skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be the recently knighted architect's first skyscraper in New York City. Read more.
24 May 2017, Miami, United States
An international real estate firm has announced plans to develop 110 10th Street, a 45-story office tower within Miami Worldcenter in the heart of downtown Miami. The new tower will include Class-A office space and high-street retail. Read more.
24 May 2017, Weifang, China
On the Bailang River bridge in Weifang, China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of “World’s Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel,” according to developers. The ride measures a total height of 140 meters. Read more.
23 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia
Zaha Hadid Architects has broken ground on the construction of a new 5.5-hectare development in Bratislava, Slovakia. Known as Sky Park, the master plan will transform an abandoned site in a formerly industrial area of the city. Read more.
23 May 2017, Rabat, Morocco
According to reports from Chinese news agency Xinhua, construction firms from China and Morocco have been selected to build BMCE Tower in Morocco’s capital, Rabat. At 250 meters, the proposed tower could become Africa’s tallest high-rise. Read more.
23 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction contractor Arabtec has announced it won a Dh1.46 billion (US$397 million) contract to build Al Wasl Tower in Dubai. The mixed-use tower is being developed on a site on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Mall. Read more.
23 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia
After sending developers back to the drawing board, Brisbane City Council has granted approval for development on the Point Residences project in Kangaroo Point, on condition that the plans scale back the development by 30 percent. Read more.
22 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Dubai-based developer says it has signed a construction contract worth nearly US$408 million for The Palm Gateway, a three-tower residential, retail, and beach club complex at the foot of the Palm Jumeirah. Read more.
22 May 2017, Singapore, Singapore
A 15-story tower in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles – including Bentleys, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis – and is the largest “vending machine” in the world. The showroom opened in December, with vehicles on display in 60 slots. Read more.
22 May 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Plans for a residential tower block have been submitted for consideration. The proposal calls for two buildings, one of which will rise 40 stories on a site opposite the Grade II*-listed former Manchester Central Station. Read more.
22 May 2017, Indianapolis, United States
On May 20, customer relationship management (CRM) firm Salesforce celebrated the opening of its new offices in the rebranded Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, the tallest building in the state of Indiana. Read more.
19 May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A sky bridge has officially been lifted into place at a height of 220 meters. Stretching a distance of 85 meters, the sky bridge links the two towers of the Address Residences Sky View complex in Downtown Dubai. Read more.
19 May 2017, Tysons Corner, United States
If Fairfax County, Virginia, approves the plans, a skyscraper taller than any in the Chesapeake Bay region could soon rise in Tysons Corner. If built, the proposed Tower 1 at The View at Tysons would stand 48 stories, or 188 meters. Read more.
19 May 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying tower projects to Saudi Vision 2030, highlighting job opportunities and ongoing development activities. Read more.
19 May 2017, Oakland, United States
A proposal is currently under review by city departments for a small, 0.12-hectare site at 2305 Webster Street in Oakland. Plans call for the construction of a 24-story mixed-use project with 130 residential units and 280 square meters of retail. Read more.
18 May 2017, Sydney, Australia
Western Sydney University has unveiled its US$163.9 million flagship campus in the Parramatta CBD. Named the Peter Shergold Building, the 14-story campus will boast world-class, technologically advanced teaching and research spaces. Read more.
18 May 2017, New York City, United States
Construction work is steadily advancing at the site of the upcoming 425 Park Avenue redevelopment project, with new renderings and photos highlighting current progress and expected results. Read more.
18 May 2017, Wuhan, China
A competition-winning design was recently selected for the new Optics Valley Center complex. Totaling 315,000 square meters of gross floor area across three buildings, the project features a 400-meter-tall office tower. Read more.
18 May 2017, Chicago, United States
The John Hancock Center could be getting a new owner – and maybe even a new name. A Chicago-based developer plans to put the tower's office space, parking garage, and naming rights up for sale, possibly by late summer. Read more.
17 May 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia
A Danish studio has developed a housing scheme which features a dramatically staggered roofline intended to echo the peaks of a mountain range. The proposed Južna Dolina complex comprises a 120,000-square-meter housing block. Read more.
17 May 2017, Cancún, Mexico
Architects have unveiled the design for the Alai complex in Cancún, Mexico. The newly proposed development marries ecological considerations, engaging design, and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition. Read more.
17 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer has submitted a proposal for an 18-story specialist medical office tower at 484 Upper Edward Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The new facility would provide a range of healthcare options within one location. Read more.