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11 Dec 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Luxury serviced apartments on the Abu Dhabi breakwater near Marina Mall are now available to purchase. The 249 apartments at the Fairmont Marina Residences are part of the 563-room Fairmont Marina Resort, which is due to open in 2016. Read more.
11 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
Full renderings have been released for Manhattan’s 1 West End, a high-rise that will occupy the southeast corner of a broader 2,500-apartment development, Riverside Center. Completion is tentatively expected by 2017. Read more.
10 Dec 2014, Yangon, Myanmar
A major resort is currently under construction in Yangon, Myanmar. Consisting of a 15-story luxury hotel and a 29-story extended-stay hotel, the complex will provide more than 660 rooms with views of Inya Lake. Read more.
10 Dec 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
Apartments in OMA's Stockholm twin towers have gone on the market, with construction set to begin in spring 2015. Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure made of overlapping cubes. Read more.
10 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom
Skanska has signed a £198 million (US $310 million) contract to build a new landmark office tower at 52 Lime Street in London. The project, dubbed "the Scalpel", is to due complete in 2017. Read more.
09 Dec 2014, New Brunswick, United States
Kohn Pedersen Fox has released renderings of The Hub. Plans call for two 91-meter-tall towers that rise from a podium that includes retail space, and can be adapted to suit the needs of other uses. Read more.
09 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction work has finally started on the first apartment block to be built at the long-awaited Dubai Maritime City. Ground was broken on the 48-story Anwa Tower, which will launch sales on December 10. Read more.
09 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia
West Melbourne continues its impressive run toward the latter part of 2014 with yet another large-scale planning application currently before authorities in the form of 488-494 La Trobe Street. Read more.
08 Dec 2014, Los Angeles, United States
A massive fire in downtown engulfed an apartment complex under construction, damaged two high-rises and left freeways and roads closed. There were no injuries. Officials said the cause of the blaze was not yet known. Read more.
08 Dec 2014, Moscow, Russia
Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Policy and Construction, said that the construction around Moscow’s International Business Center, Moscow-City, is wrapping up, and that the complex is set to be fully completed by 2018. Read more.
08 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar
Designs have been unveiled for the Silver Pearl Hotel, a 1,000-room luxury resort and conference facility for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, located 1.5 kilometers off the Doha coastline in the Persian Gulf. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, Manila, Philippines
A real estate developer in Manila plans to transform the city landscape, with the development of its newest residential project, the Covent Garden. Two high-rises will offer a variety of living options for students and professionals. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
Construction has begun on 15 Hudson Yards, the first of the skyline-altering residential towers slated for the $20 billion megaproject, which will comprise 16 skyscrapers at the site of the West Side rail yard in the West 30s. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, Denver, United States
Ground has been broken on The Confluence, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise tower in Denver. At 34 stories, The Confluence will offer studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging from $1,500 to $12,000. Read more.
05 Dec 2014, Toronto, Canada
The newly proposed towers at Block 22 will form two new peaks on the Toronto skyline. The crowns of each building, along with strips running up all corners of both towers, will be reserved for artwork to enliven the exterior. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar
A conceptual Qatar World Cup Memorial tower was recently designed to represent the grim statistics of the nation’s increasing laborer death toll, which currently stands at over 180 since the beginning of 2014. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, London, United Kingdom
Millharbour Village is a proposed high-density mixed-use neighborhood in South Quay that includes schools, parks, commercial space, office space, and 1,500 new homes that combine to create a significant new community. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan, containing 108,000 square meters. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A tender has been floated for the construction of The Palm Gateway on Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. The project consists of three towers to be constructed on an existing car parking podium. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
Roy Higgs International has announced the firm’s appointment to design the retail portion of Metropol Istanbul, a global mixed-use project that is rising within the borders of the city's International Financial Center. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Fuzhou, China
FXFOWLE has been selected to design a new 28-story corporate tower. The design is responsive to Fuzhou's natural landscape – the bending of the adjacent Minjiang River and Mt. Fu, the mountain after which the city is named. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Los Angeles, United States
A draft environmental impact report for the mixed-use Palladium Residences outlines plans to restore the 1940s-era dance hall that gave the project its name. The two-tower development is expected to complete in 2018. Read more.
03 Dec 2014, Melbourne, Australia
The super-thin tower at 338 Queen Street, set to rise from a tiny, 288-square-meter site, has been knocked back by the State of Victoria's planning adjudicator, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Paphos, Cyprus
On December 3, Paphos-based architectural team Vangelis Mavronicholas and Anna Margaritova will present plans for an observation tower they hope to make a landmark of the town, Paphos Tower 2017. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Doha, Qatar
Katara Hospitality has issued a tender for the substructure and basement works at the Katara Towers, in Doha. The pincer-shaped twin towers in the Lusail district will host hotels and branded apartments for permanent residents. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Jersey City, United States
A new design has been proposed for 500 Summit Avenue in Journal Square. The scheme now stands well over 50 stories and has a form that indicates a shift towards condominiums rather than rental units. Read more.
02 Dec 2014, Beijing, China
Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of "weird architecture" in the country. Koolhaas stresses that "CCTV is a very serious building." Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Essen, Germany
ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering giant, has created the next big leap forward in the elevator industry: a system that isn’t dependent on ropes or steel cables. The technology, named MULTI, will begin tests in 2016. Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The developer expects foundation and piling works on the KL118 Tower, formerly known as Menara Warisan Merdeka, to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. The tower will have 118 stories and is estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Read more.
01 Dec 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom
A new 36-story tower has been proposed to stand on the Angel Gardens site in NOMA, Manchester. The tower boasts darker cladding to contrast with the lighter low-rise blocks, and helps continue their roofline. Read more.