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KONE Wins Kingdom Tower Lift Job


05 Jun 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Economic Co., the developer of the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, has selected KONE as the vertical transportation provider to deliver the world's fastest and highest double-decker elevators to the project, which is on track to become the world’s tallest building in 2019. Read more.

New High-Rise Fire Safety Rules for Bangalore


05 Jun 2014, Bangalore, India

Buildings taller than 60 meters will be subject to new fire-safety rules in Bangalore and the surrounding Indian state of Karnataka. The Police, Fire and Emergency Services department had recently introduced three fire safety measures, apart from those prescribed in the Indian National Building Code. Read more.

Buffalo’s Largely Vacant Tallest Building Slowly Filling Up


05 Jun 2014, Buffalo, United States

A small consulting firm providing design/build services for the pharmaceutical trade industry has signed a one-year lease to occupy a small office in One Seneca Tower, adding to the small number of tenants that remain in the largely vacant skyscraper. Read more.

Second Downtown Dubai Tower Launched


05 Jun 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Property developer Emaar Properties on June 1 launched the second tower of Downtown Dubai’s BLVD Crescent. Emaar said that BLVD Crescent Tower II will be home to more than 70 one- to three-bedroom apartments within a 20-story tower. Read more.

Hong Kong’s Mount Parker Residences Complete


05 Jun 2014, Hong Kong, China

Swire Properties announced the completion of Mount Parker Residence, a 24-story development consisting of 19 residential floors. It the company's latest residential development in Island East, Hong Kong. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for New York’s 55 Hudson Yards


04 Jun 2014, New York City, United States

Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on June 4 unveiled 55 Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre Hudson Yards development. Read more.

Several Chicago Skyscrapers Changing Hands


04 Jun 2014, Chicago, United States

In yet another sign of climbing office building values downtown, Hearn Co. is paying about $375 million for the 57-story Three First National Plaza in Chicago’s Loop and the owners of 221 N. LaSalle St. are hoping to fetch close to $48 million. Read more.

New Mixed-Use Tower for Bangalore


04 Jun 2014, Bangalore, India

MAA Enterprises has selected Vernekar Associates to create a 90-meter-tall mixed-use development in Bangalore, blending 300 luxury apartments, 12 penthouses, and a sky terrace garden, infinity edge pool and club house with 100,000 sq ft (9,290 square meters) of retail and office space. Read more.

San Francisco’s SOMA Hosts 16 High-Rises in Development


03 Jun 2014, San Francisco, United States points out the significance of the level of development in the South-of-Market Area (SOMA). It took 60 years to develop 21 high-rises in the financial district; SOMA will have eclipsed this number in less than 20 years. Read more.

Liverpool Waters Masterplan May Affect City’s UNESCO Heritage Status


03 Jun 2014, Liverpool, United Kingdom

UNESCO, the educational, scientific and cultural arm of the United Nations, will meet in June to discuss plans to strip the British seaside city of Liverpool of its World Heritage status because of a massive development project. Read more.

Leasing Begins at Abu Dhabi’s Arc


03 Jun 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With its headquarters shaped like a coin, and its imposing Stonehenge-like development already adding character to the Abu Dhabi skyline, Aldar Properties’ latest rental offering comes in the shape of an arc. Read more.

Cape Town Gets First New High-Rise in 21 Years


02 Jun 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

The completion of Portside, a 32-floor office tower, marks the first high-rise to hit the Cape Town skyline in 21 years, and could prompt the building of more iconic, high-rise developments other inner cities. Read more.

Lloyd’s Mulls Leaving Rogers’ London HQ for Make’s Leadenhall Triangle


02 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom

Insurer Lloyd’s of London is in talks to leave its iconic headquarters building designed by Richard Rogers for Make’s as-yet unbuilt Leadenhall Triangle project. The issue is that the building is not all that pleasant to occupy on the inside. Read more.

Bangalore’s Prestige Khoday Tower Ordered Vacated


02 Jun 2014, Bangalore, India

A recently constructed tower in Bangalore has been ordered vacated by the mayor’s office. The Prestige Khoday Tower is the subject of an argument between state and city officials. Read more.