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Indian Supreme Court Stops Demolition of Two Towers


05 May 2014, Noida, India

Two 40-story condominium towers in the Delhi suburb of Noida can continue construction, the Indian Supreme Court has ruled. The Supertech development company has been building two concrete-frame towers in the Emerald Court project. Read more.

Murky Demolition Plans for Scottish High-Rises


05 May 2014, Dumbarton, United Kingdom

Another high-rise demolition controversy has come to Scotland, just weeks after a dramatic plan to dynamite Glasgow’s condemned Red Road towers as part of the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremonies were scuttled. Read more.

Imagining the Sydney Skyline of 2050


02 May 2014, Sydney, Australia

The Daily Telegraph has published speculative renderings of Sydney’s potential skyline in 2050, produced by three architectural firms for Urban Taskforce Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has predicted that that Melbourne’s population will overtake Sydney’s in the next 20 years. Read more.

Portland’s Pearl District to Get Height Record-Breaker


02 May 2014, Portland, United States

Summer 2014 will see a groundbreaking for Block 15, which will be the tallest building yet constructed in Portland’s up-market Pearl District. The 28-story condominium tower is to rise 104 meters, which would render it the sixth-tallest building in the city. Read more.

Kunming Iron and Steel Building Nears Completion


02 May 2014, Kunming, China

Exterior work on the Kunming Iron and Steel Building, the city’s next tallest building, has completed, and the project is projected to open for business this summer. Read more.

Atelier Blur Designs “Great Wall” in Shenzhen


01 May 2014, Shenzhen, China

Hong Kong-based practice Atelier Blur has won a competition to design the new research and development headquarters for Great Wall Technology in Shenzhen, China. Composed of two interlocking towers, a “ying-yang” symbiotic relationship is evoked. Read more.

Amot Atrium Tower First in Israel to be LEED Pre-Certified


01 May 2014, Ramat Gan, Israel

The US Green Building Council awarded the under-construction Amot Atrium Tower in Ramat Gan, Israel, a LEED Platinum pre-certification. With this, the Amot Atrium Tower has become the first office tower in Israel to receive the highest level of certification from the USGBC. Read more.

New Renderings for New York’s 50 Hudson Yards


01 May 2014, New York City, United States

Graphics firm Piranha NYC has released new renderings of the office tower at 50 Hudson Yards. The tower is estimated to rise 325.5 meters and 62 stories above street level, and contain 2.3 million square feet of space. Read more.

London Grapples With Skyline Campaign


01 May 2014, London, United Kingdom

The future role of skyscrapers in London has become one of the city’s most talked-about issues, driven partially by a report indicating the city could expect some 236 skyscrapers in the next decade, and stoked further by the Architects Journal / Observer “Skyline Campaign.” Read more.