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09 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia
The city council of Sydney suburb Parramatta has entered a development agreement with LIDIS to deliver a new riverfront master plan, anchored by a 41-story apartment and retail tower. Read more.
09 Apr 2014, Hong Kong, China
A Chinese human-rights group has released photographs of some of Hong Kong’s smallest and most crowded apartments. Space is scarce and expensive, and living conditions are often almost unbearable.Read more.
08 Apr 2014, Seoul, South Korea
An employee was killed during construction of the second Lotte World complex in Seoul, renewing safety concerns about the high-rise building. The worker was killed after being hit by a metal lid from an exploding pipe. Read more.
08 Apr 2014, Miami, United States
The latest addition to recent development in downtown Miami is a proposal for a 46-story luxury condominium tower, designed by Florida-based developer ZOM, to be located near the Brickell CityCentre complex. Read more.
08 Apr 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland
Switzerland, a country better known for the height of its mountains and aerial tramways than that of its buildings, is beginning to grapple with a taller and denser skyline than ever before. Read more.
08 Apr 2014, Las Vegas, United States
Never a city of small statements, Las Vegas has re-asserted itself on the global stage once again by opening the High Roller, which, at 167 meters, is the world's tallest observation wheel. Read more.
07 Apr 2014, Chongqing, China
Construction continues on the Zhongxun Times development, the first part of a multi-tower project that will comprise 800,000 square meters of space in downtown Chongqing when ultimately completed. Read more.
07 Apr 2014, San Francisco, United States
Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus have been named as the architects of the on-again, off-again two-tower scheme at First and Mission streets, the nexus of San Francisco’s recent tall-building development. Read more.
07 Apr 2014, Baltimore, United States
Questar Properties plans to build a “40-story-plus” apartment building at 414 Light St, the former site of a spice-trading dock in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The proposed project may become one of the city's three tallest buildings. Read more.
04 Apr 2014, Ramat Gan, Israel
Azorim Investment, Development and Construction will soon begin construction of Israel's tallest building, a 256-meter, 65-floor residential building on the site of the old Elite factory in Ramat Gan. Read more.
04 Apr 2014, Chicago, United States
Design drawings from bKL Architecture describe a proposed residential tower at 720 North LaSalle Street, which has been nicknamed the HoJo Tower as it would replace the existing Howard Johnson motor lodge. Read more.
04 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom
London mayor Boris Johnson overturned the decision of the Islington local council to approve Foster + Partners’ City Road project, initially rejected for having too little affordable housing. Read more.
04 Apr 2014, New York City, United States
Following a slew of recent development in Long Island City, SBJ has released new renderings for a mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard, described as a "vertical urban cruise ship." Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Beijing, China
Construction work has begun on the 250-meter Samsung Chinese headquarters in Beijing. Designed by Chicago-based SMDP, the office tower will also contain a museum, day care, cafeteria, auditorium and retail spaces. Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Bergen, Norway
Work will begin this month on what is set to be the world’s tallest wooden apartment block, combining two contemporary tall trends -- building with structural timber and modular construction. Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Dallas, United States
International developer Hines has been hired to help resolve solar glare issues of the Museum Tower that have impacted the collections of the Nasher Sculpture Center for the past two years. Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Glasgow will demolish its social-housing tower blocks at Red Road as part of the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremonies, marking the “end of the high-rise living in the area." Read more.
03 Apr 2014, Sydney, Australia
A planning proposal has been submitted for the St Leonards district of northern Sydney, which would contain three new towers of up to 138 meters and 39 stories, with seven levels of subterranean parking. Read more.
02 Apr 2014, Brisbane, Australia
Gurner has joined Elenberg Fraser Architects and 360 Degrees Landscape Architects on the mixed-use Fortitude Valley project that will be developed in multiple stages over the next seven years.Read more.
02 Apr 2014, London, United Kingdom
The Convoys Wharf development has been approved by London mayor Boris Johnson, after being in limbo since October 2013 awaiting consideration by the local Lewisham borough council. Read more.
02 Apr 2014, Oslo, Norway
Support is growing for Transborder Studio's design to restore the Regjeringskvartalet area of central Oslo, which would involve preserving a high-rise government building at the center of the facility. Read more.
02 Apr 2014, Miami, United States
MyBrickell Tower, the colorful residential building by Arquitectonica and Related Group, is now completed. Polymath designer Karim Rashid contributed to sculptures in the lobby and over the bar. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Noida, India
Brys Group, the developers of the Brys Buzz apartment building in the New Delhi suburb, have appointed Claremont Property Group to be the sole UK leasing agent for the luxury development. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, London (Ontario), Canada
The next-tallest building in the regional seat of London, Ontario at Talbot and Fullarton streets may not come to fruition unless the city waives charges that developer Rygar Corp. says it is not required to pay. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Shanghai, China
A consortium of developers in Shanghai’s Jing’an district have started adding vital neighborhood services to modest developments in the city, specifically on higher floors for easier access by tenants. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Harbin, China
Studio Marco Piva's proposal for the National Trade Building in Harbin features four towers designed to withstand the temperature extremes while reducing energy consumption. Read more.
01 Apr 2014, Danshui, Taiwan
The coastal city of Danshui, a suburb of Taipei, is being viewed as a major nexus of high-rise development in anticipation of the extension of Taipei's light-rail and metro system. Read more.