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18 Apr 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
After record-breaking games of Tetris and Pong, played on a giant LED screen attached to a Philadelphia skyscraper last month, a Spanish game studio has revived an arcade classic, “Frogger,” on the FIESP building in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Read more.
18 Apr 2014, Miami, United States
The burgeoning Miami waterfront district of Sunny Isles Beach will soon be graced by another residential tower, a 52-story condominium project designed by Carlos Zapata and developed by Turnberry Associates. Read more.
17 Apr 2014, Lagos, Nigeria
Architects SPARK have unveiled renderings of the Ramzi Towers, a 22-unit apartment building with panoramic views over Lagos, which will also earn the title of tallest sprayed concrete structure in the world. Read more.
17 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom
Irish developer Thomas Ryan's proposal for the Hertsmere Tower in the London Docklands has received criticism from the Canary Wharf Group. The tower is deemed "unrealistic" and "ambitious" in its current form. Read more.
17 Apr 2014, Doha, Qatar
Two media companies have commissioned REX to design a conjoined headquarters with a unique array of retractable sunshades that can transform the buildings’ glass façades into a “blossom-like” shaded tower in a few minutes. Read more.
17 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority revealed an updated master plan for the McCormick Place Convention Center district in Chicago, which will include a 55-story Marriott Marquis Hotel designed by Gensler. Read more.
16 Apr 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
The city council is vacating its current headquarters at the Auckland Council Civil Administration Building, leaving the future of the 71-meter building in jeopardy. There is no planned future use for the building, which was completed in 1966. Read more.
16 Apr 2014, Xiamen, China
NL Architects has designed an urban shopping center in Xiamen that features a rolling landscaped roof intertwined with residential buildings. The design seeks to counter the apparent lack of concern with the ground plane for Chinese developments. Read more.
16 Apr 2014, Las Vegas, United States
Hopes for a “Vegas-style” implosion of the truncated Harmon Hotel have been dashed, as it will be necessary to dismantle the project slowly and carefully due to its proximity to other buildings. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, Rottweil, Germany
Elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp plans to build a test tower in Rottweil, Germany, that will also support the nation’s highest viewing platform, open to the public. Helmut Jahn has teamed up with Werner Sobek to design the twisting tower. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
Chinese investors are planning the Kenya-China Economic Zone, a development near Nairobi that may someday rival the infrastructure and skyscraper splendor of Dubai. It could feature at least 20 tall buildings. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, New York City, United States
After plans were delayed by the demise of the Bloomberg re-zoning plan, the developer for 1 Vanderbilt is now negotiating with the de Blasio administration for a path forward that does not entail a neighborhood-wide re-zoning. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Controversial plans to implode five of Glasgow’s six remaining Red Road public housing towers as part of the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremonies have been canceled, after strong public criticism that the plan was insensitive to former residents. Read more.
15 Apr 2014, Manila, Philippines
Developers in Manila have taken to actively recruiting foreign investors buying high-rise properties, offering free air tickets for apartment customers and providing assistance with visit visas for non-Filipino buyers. Read more.
14 Apr 2014, San Francisco, United States
Software company Salesforce.com will lease half the planned Transbay Tower, placing San Francisco’s largest tech company in its future tallest building. The tower will be renamed "Salesforce Tower" as part of the deal. Read more.
14 Apr 2014, Wenzhou, China
HENN Architekten has revealed renderings for a new 160-meter tower in the new central business district of Wenzhou. The Wenzhou Tower is to form “an impressive architectural gate condition for the entire new city development.” Read more.
14 Apr 2014, Newark, United States
RBH Group has unveiled SoMA Newark, a large multi-skyscraper master plan by Richard Meier that will incorporate the low-rise Teachers’ Village project and aims to rejuvenate the ailing city. Read more.
14 Apr 2014, Baltimore, United States
Chicago’s Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been announced as the architect of the future 414 Light St., a 43-story residential tower set to rise in Baltimore’s resurgent Inner Harbor. The building would be one of Baltimore's three tallest. Read more.
14 Apr 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DAMAC Properties has announced the release of its latest luxury tower, Vantage, offering serviced living in 388 units in Jumeirah Village, Dubai. Work has already started on the 33-story project. Read more.
11 Apr 2014, Detroit, United States
An upscale cocktail lounge is facing possible eviction from the mostly vacant, 38-story Art Deco David Stott building in downtown Detroit. The lounge has refused to pay rent to the building's new owners, citing breach of contract. Read more.
11 Apr 2014, George Town, Malaysia
One construction worker was killed and two others were critically injured after falling several floors from a 32-story condominium tower under construction in George Town. Work has been halted, pending an investigation into the cause of the accident. Read more.
11 Apr 2014, Hong Kong, China
Following a reduction in proposed height and capacity, Hong Kong's first high-rise private columbarium has been approved by town planners, pending approval of site re-zoning. The original plan was rejected on the basis that it would increase traffic in the area. Read more.
11 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States
Residents of the West Loop are of two minds over a proposed glass-box tower, citing concerns about the tower's height and appearance and its integration with the industrial character of the neighborhood. Read more.
10 Apr 2014, Shenyang, China
Television cameras captured extraordinary footage of the Xianyung Building, a residential housing block in Shenyang, China, being split precisely in half by strategically placed explosives. Read more.
10 Apr 2014, Tianjin, China
The Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) may soon receive a monument to its prosperity in the form of a knife-like 60-meter tower that tilts at a seemingly precarious angle. Read more.
10 Apr 2014, Boston, United States
Boston skyline’s health is good, and “all boats are rising,” which may be aided by a shift in attitudes that has come with the changing of the mayoral guard in one of the United States’ oldest cities. Read more.
10 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia
Crown International Holdings Group has released renderings of Infinity by Crown, a looping mixed-use tower designed by Koichi Takada Architects that resembles a kinder, gentler CCTV Headquarters. Read more.
10 Apr 2014, Jacksonville, United States
Plans are underway to renovate the previously-vacant 1926 Barnett National Bank Building into the world headquarters for One Spark Inc, featuring apartments, universities and small-business start-ups. Read more.
09 Apr 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel
The luxurious Meier on Rothschild residential tower has set a move-in date for tenants as March 2015. The tower is emblematic of the continuously rising value of real estate in Israel. Read more.
09 Apr 2014, Honolulu, United States
The Kaka’ako district of Honolulu is developing high-rise projects at a rapid pace, but it has sparked the ire of many residents, who rallied to protest a plan to raise the local height limit. Read more.