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14 Nov 2014, Milwaukee, United States
The inclusion of a new streetcar line landing in the lobby of the 44-story Couture tower has some residential developers excited about the possibility of a downtown resurgence aided by public transit. Read more.
13 Nov 2014, Melbourne, Australia
The fifth building in Walker Corporation's Collins Square development at Docklands is up for approval. The 27-story tower designed by Woods Bagot is the result of a limited design competition. Read more.
13 Nov 2014, Nashville, United States
Details have been announced of a $350 million mixed-use development at Demonbreun Street and Eighth Avenue South, with a 35-story JW Marriott Hotel and a 25-story office high-rise to anchor the site. Read more.
13 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A 37-story residential block in Vauxhall has been approved by Lambeth Council. The development will contain 291 homes, up to 1,270 square meters of ground shops and around 1,267 square meters of office space. Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States
The developer behind Seattle’s second-tallest skyscraper has proposed the addition of more floors for luxury apartments, which if built would be the highest in the city. The update raises the tower’s height to 260 meters. Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Toronto, Canada
Dundas Square Gardens is a newly announced high-rise project that seeks to capture the condominium market as well as the student housing market, owing to its close proximity to Ryerson University. Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom
Plans for a skyscraper in the shadow of the Beetham Tower are poised to get the green light. A narrow, triangular plot could house an “unashamedly modern” 27-story apartment block - complete with a 30-meter-high advertising screen. Read more.
12 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the largest construction projects in Dubai is now heading skywards. The $1 billion Damac Towers by Paramount resort is to include more than 1,800 serviced suites and 5-star Paramount Hotel. Read more.
11 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
The first official renderings have been released for the proposed East River Plaza redevelopment. The portion of the mall on FDR Drive between East 117th and 119th Streets would give rise to three fifty-odd-story buildings. Read more.
11 Nov 2014, Tokyo, Japan
Apartments at the 209-meter-tall Parkhouse Nishi Shinjuku Tower 60 are set to go on sale in January. The tower, still under construction, will be the first residential building in the country to reach 60 floors. Read more.
11 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Three of the tallest residential towers in the country, situated yards from each other in South Quay, were approved in a tense meeting at Tower Hamlets. Councilors also gave the green light to the Arrowhead Quay development. Read more.
10 Nov 2014, San Francisco, United States
On November 5, architectural designs for 5M, one of the largest proposed developments in the city, were revealed. The 5M project, will create 1.5 million square feet (1.4 million square meters) of new offices and housing. Read more.
10 Nov 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan
The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan, is on schedule to complete in 2015. The 33-floor landmark will be located on Hasan Aliyev Street in the Nasimi District, and will feature 72 luxury residences and 189 hotel rooms. Read more.
10 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A team including PLP Architecture is understood to be in line to take over the stalled Pinnacle tower scheme. The takeover could see new designs for the 288-meter-tall tower drawn up and submitted before the end of 2014. Read more.
10 Nov 2014, Lima, Peru
Taking advantage of Lima’s unique climate, a study has been conducted for a residential high-rise that encourages year-round outdoor living by integrating internal and external program with a simple structural form. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 13th Annual CTBUH Awards Ceremony and Dinner. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, Sydney, Australia
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed as sole contractor to construct the iconic Greenland Centre Residential Tower at 115 Bathurst Street in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has topped out construction on 625 West 57th Street (West57). A final bucket of structural cement was hoisted to the top of the 450-foot (137-meter) building on October 31 to mark the completion of the superstructure. Read more.
06 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A 26-story housing scheme has been approved to sit alongside Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper and The Place. The structure will occupy a 0.3-hectare site, replacing the 1950s Fielden House office building on London Bridge Street. Read more.
06 Nov 2014, Seattle, United States
Construction has started on Luma, a 24-story, 168-unit condominium tower at 1321 Seneca Street in Seattle. The project is the first condominium high-rise building to be developed in the First Hill neighborhood since 1982. Read more.
06 Nov 2014, Melbourne, Australia
New renderings have been unveiled for an ultra-thin tower in central Melbourne, but its fate is far from certain. Hearings are taking place with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)in order to determine its future. Read more.
05 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
The developers behind Make Architects’ Chiswick Octopus have shelved proposals for the sea-creature-shaped, LED-clad building in favor of a 42-story tower block for the key west London site. Read more.
05 Nov 2014, Las Vegas, United States
In 2008, construction of the Harmon Hotel was halted when inspectors discovered that the steel reinforcement used in the first 15 stories would not support the planned 49-story tower above. Jury selection has begun for the resulting lawsuits. Read more.
05 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Proposals to construct the “tallest twin towers in the world” as part of a 600-hectare development in Dubai have been floated by developer Emaar Properties. To claim the title, they would need to exceed the Petronas Towers in height. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, Chicago, United States
A debt repayment deadline passed before the necessary amount could be paid to keep the Chicago Spire property from reverting to a creditor, according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times. The deed will be handed over on November 4. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Construction is to begin in January 2015 on 80 Newington Butts, also known as 360 London, which, once finished, will be the second-tallest building in the Elephant and Castle Cluster. The development is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
A developer has decided to drop its plans to build a soaring residential tower at Hudson Yards, in a deal that was supposed to net the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as much as $175 million. Read more.
04 Nov 2014, Chennai, India
With the relaxation of height restrictions, several skyscrapers have started coming up around the city, especially in south Chennai towards the Old Mahabalipuram Road, Egattur, Perumbakkam, and the East Coast Road. Read more.
03 Nov 2014, Chicago, United States
Daredevil acrobat Nik Wallenda gingerly crossed two wires, at one point blindfolded and without a safety harness or a net, strung between two sets of Chicago skyscrapers on November 2 in a derring-do high-wire act above the Windy City. Read more.
03 Nov 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom
The newly proposed Salford Towers project includes 380 homes, 889 square meters of commercial space, and also incorporates a vacant grade II-listed pub - The Black Friar - which would be used for offices and communal facilities Read more.