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19 Mar 2014, Chicago, United States
Developer Steven Fifield returned to the drawing board to present a tower more ambitious in height than the originally proposed 26-story office tower destined for 625 West Monroe Street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.Read more.
19 Mar 2014, Moscow, Russia
In Moscow, a group of respected architects have written Russian President Vladimir Putin a signed petition to save Vladimir Shuchov’s Shabolvoka Radio Tower, which was constructed in 1922 and is considered an impressive engineering feat of the 20th century. Read more.
19 Mar 2014, Washington D.C., United States
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is yelling “timber!” in Washington D.C. The US Department of Agriculture will allocate funds towards the training of architects and engineers to utilize an environmentally friendly timber technology in place of steel. Read more.
18 Mar 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based developer Trident International Holdings will resume work on the residential 516-meter Pentominium Tower, located in Dubai Marina, and will be second tallest building in Dubai, next to the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. Read more.
18 Mar 2014, San Francisco, United States
Related of California will develop a 167-meter tower for the San Francisco Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure, with Rem Koolhaas’ firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), to design the stylish skyscraper in the new Transbay District. Read more.
18 Mar 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The long-anticipated Warisan Merdeka, which may oust the Petronas Towers as the tallest building in Malaysia, is set to begin construction, with Pintaras Jaya commissioned to begin the foundation pour next week.Read more.
17 Mar 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
Tellus Tower, which was originally proposed to reach 225 meters, will now stand a little taller at 237 meters, with a lit-up façade that architect Gert Wingardh likens to a “packet of candy.” Read more.
17 Mar 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emirates Group officially opened its second hotel tower, the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, which was named Tallest Tower Completed in 2013 by CTBUH. The 355-meter tower is identical in height to its neighbor, Tower 1, which was finished in 2012. Read more.
17 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom
Atop an eight-story office building on Leadenhall Street, a two-story glass pavilion extension and gardens will provide a highly visible, green reprieve for onlookers within the city’s neighboring skyscrapers. Read more.
17 Mar 2014, Jersey City, United States
Renderings released by developer Kushner Company reveal an Ismael Leyva-designed 41-story tower set far back from the street, with several smaller structures that step down in height to meet the historic street-front building at 30 Journal Square. Read more.
14 Mar 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The 183-meter Vattanac Capital Tower in Phnom Penh, designed by Farrells and described as “an iconic dragon-backed glass skyscraper,” is open for business with just a few tenants to test the facilities, with more to arrive in coming months. Read more.
14 Mar 2014, Vancouver, Canada
Gordon Ditchburn, former president of the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union, has raised awareness over the availability of front-line responders, in a city where manpower is declining as skyscrapers are rising. Read more.
14 Mar 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A recent report that found Hong Kong and Tokyo to be most expensive cities to rent skyscraper floor-space, also finds the United Arab Emirate cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi least expensive, commanding one-tenth the rent found in their Asian counterparts. Read more.
13 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom
A recent study by New London Architecture (NLA) found that 236 towers over 20 stories tall are already proposed, approved, or under construction in London, with the majority designed for residential use in response to a strong demand for housing. Read more.
13 Mar 2014, Atlanta, United States
Cyan on Peachtree, a 23-story high-rise development, will soon arrive in Atlanta, with the commencement of construction, and will cater to families by offering affordable homes with expanded floorplans. Read more.
13 Mar 2014, New York, United States
In New York’s current booming tower construction climate, 180-meter 388 Bridge Street can only retain its title as Brooklyn’s tallest for so long before another one rises to 182 meters to take the crown, as is the case with Avalon Willoughby West. Read more.
12 Mar 2014, Philadelphia, United States
Last year, the Guinness World Record for largest video-game screen was set with Pong played on one face of the 133-meter Cira Centre skyscraper in Philadelphia; this year, the feat will up the ante with a two-player match of Tetris played on all four facades. Read more.
12 Mar 2014, London, United Kingdom
The Leadenhall Building, playfully nicknamed The Cheesegrater for its likeness, appears to be completed, as it is depicted in photos freshly released by developers British Land and Oxford Properties. Read more.
12 Mar 2014, Boston, United States
A 30-story CBT Architects-designed tower will unite dynamic lighting components and gradient glass patterning in a folded-glass textural façade, thus creating a glittering spectacle intended to entrance the 20-30 year-old demographic for which the building is marketed. Read more.
11 Mar 2014, Wenling, China
Architect Woods Bagot has revealed the ambitious design for the proposed 300-meter Sheraton hotel tower, which features faraway views of the mountains and wetlands of Wenling in Zhejiang Province, China. Read more.
11 Mar 2014, Montpellier, France
The White Tree, a 17-story mixed-use building designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, is akin to a tree in structure, with a curved façade to provide views of the landscape offered on balconies that resemble outstretched leaves.Read more.
11 Mar 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL Gateway, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will comprise five tall towers, two office, and three residential, encompassed by a ring of retail and gardens leading to a public community space at the center of the development.Read more.
11 Mar 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
The design for NDG Auckland Centre has been blasted by the city council over fears of downdrafts assaulting pedestrians on the street in front of the 209-meter tower, which prompted New Development Group to modify its design strategy.Read more.
10 Mar 2014, Melbourne, Australia
A 286-meter residential tower at 250 La Trobe Street in Melbourne is planned to rise just one meter under the city height limits, because the construction site is already on high ground, and is set to be the tallest residential tower in Melbourne. Read more.
10 Mar 2014, New York, United States
Upon the insistence of New York’s mayor, Bill De Blasio, the development at the former Domino Sugar factory site will incorporate larger apartments for families within the affordable housing portion of the 182-meter structure.Read more.
10 Mar 2014, Chicago, United States
CIM Group, the owners of Block 37, a mixed-use complex that includes a mall and 16-story office tower, will soon begin construction on its residential component, a 206-meter tower, which will meet the increased demand for housing within Chicago’s CBD. Read more.
10 Mar 2014, Ashdod, Israel
Israel’s Southern District Regional Planning and Building Committee reversed its approval for two 44-story towers in Ashdod after accepting objections by the local advocacy group, which claimed the towers would appear out of place. Read more.
07 Mar 2014, Memphis, United States
The owners of 100 N. Main St. in Memphis have commissioned architect Joey Hagan of Architecture Inc. to transform the outdated office building into a dynamic mixed-use development with the addition of a new hotel and residential apartments. Read more.
07 Mar 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Investors won a legal challenge over the stymied progress on the planned multi-skyscraper Tameer Towers residential development in Abu Dhabi, with representation by law firm House of Justice, because the flats they purchased failed to materialize. Read more.
07 Mar 2014, Indianapolis, United States
City officials voted 6-2 to approve city funding for the RTKL-designed Market Square Tower, a 28-story residential high-rise, after stalling the vote three times due to concerns over how the city would benefit from the development. Read more.