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Leadenhall Building’s Public Realm Completes in London


19 Aug 2014, London, United Kingdom

The public realm at the foot of the 47-story Leadenhall Building has opened to the public. Spanning more than 2,000 square meters, the area is the largest public space to be created in the City of London for a decade. Read more.

Renderings Released for Miami’s Paraiso Bayviews


19 Aug 2014, Miami, United States

Paraiso Bayviews launched sales in early August 2014, and according to ExMiami, 60 percent of the building has been reserved. Initially, the Paraiso project consisted of just two towers, but current plans are set to deliver four towers. Read more.

Prince’s Building Planned for Shenzhen Skyline


18 Aug 2014, Shenzhen, China

In the sprawling Chinese city of Shenzhen, architects have designed the Prince’s Building, a mixed-use development that caters to local merchants. The 27-story tower will rise to a total height of 110 meters. Read more.

Makkah Clock Tower in Mecca to Open for Tourists After Hajj


18 Aug 2014, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest building in the world, will open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, the Makkah Clock Tower is 601 meters high with 120 stories and 858 suites. Read more.

San Francisco Tower May Skirt Affordable Requirement


18 Aug 2014, San Francisco, United States

The new glass tower under construction at 181 Fremont in San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment District looks like it's going to get away with excluding an affordable component, with prices exceeding $21,500/square meter. Read more.

Fish-Inspired Skyscraper in Zhuhai Wins Chinese Tower Contest


15 Aug 2014, Zhuhai, China

Proposed at the intersection of two rivers in the Doumen District of Zhuhai, the Doumen Observation Tower was designed to mimic the movement of water and aquatic life in the coastal city, sometimes known as the Chinese Riviera. Read more.

Permits Filed for Rust-Colored High-Rise in New York City


15 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Permit applications reveal plans for a high-rise residential tower at 213 Jay Street in Brooklyn, with designs by the Australian international design firm Woods Bagot. The tower rises 130 meters over 32 stories. Read more.

Toronto to Receive Ryerson University Vertical Campus


15 Aug 2014, Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s Ryerson University is continuing to expand its downtown presence with a new project referred to as the Church Street Development, planned for a parking lot on Church Street just north of Dundas Street. Read more.

Tower is First to Break Ground in a Decade in Chicago’s Gold Coast


15 Aug 2014, Chicago, United States

A 24-story, Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed glass tower breaking ground at 4 E. Elm St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast this fall will be the neighborhood's first high-rise condominium building erected in nearly a decade. Read more.

Condo Developments Elevate Boston Skyline


14 Aug 2014, Boston, United States

The Boston skyline is about to change radically as it welcomes several new, super high-end residential towers, meeting the surge of demand for condos. All but one of the residential towers are slated to be at least 180 meters tall. Read more.

Work Underway at First Residential Project on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island


14 Aug 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A developer held a meeting with property agents to market its $1 billion waterfront Maryah Plaza project, comprising three residential towers and one mixed-use tower with serviced apartments, a hotel, offices, and retail space. Read more.

New York City’s 52-Story Tenth Ave. Tower to Have Dorm, 600 Rentals


14 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

New details have emerged for the 52-story tower coming to 41st Street and Tenth Avenue in New York City. The development at 555 Tenth Avenue will accommodate a 300-bed student dormitory and 600 rental apartments. Read more.

New Tower to Rise in South Perth


14 Aug 2014, Perth, Australia

Plans are in place to construct a skyscraper outside of Perth's city center, with the unveiling of plans for an AUS $300 million (US $280 million), 30-story apartment tower in South Perth. The developer is targeting approval by the end of 2014. Read more.

Aria on the Bay to Grace Miami Waterfront


13 Aug 2014, Miami, United States

Sales have launched for a new condominium tower in the Greater Downtown Miami area. Aria on the Bay, a new 647-unit ultra-luxury condominium, is set to rise at 1770 N. Bayshore Drive in downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District. Read more.

Trump Eyes Mumbai for Next Eponymous Tower


13 Aug 2014, Mumbai, India

American businessman Donald Trump is well known for his love of skyscrapers. And now, the man behind New York's gleaming Trump Towers is planning to build another luxury residential tower in Mumbai. Read more.

Houston Tower to Feature Drive-Thru Restaurant Plaza


13 Aug 2014, Houston, United States

Renderings have been presented of a Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed high-rise apartment tower that a developer plans to build on the site of the Kirby Court Apartments in Houston. If approved, construction will begin in 2015. Read more.

Daredevils Create World’s Largest Urban Zipline in Panama City


13 Aug 2014, Panama City, Panama

A group of adrenaline junkies has built the world's largest urban zipline - stretching a staggering 2,000 feet (610 meters) across a city. The zipline was attached to the White Tower skyscraper in Panama City. Read more.

JAHN’s Leatop Plaza in Guangzhou Receives LEED Gold Certification


12 Aug 2014, Guangzhou, China

JAHN’s 303-meter Leatop Plaza has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It is the first LEED Gold-certified building in south (mainland) China, and JAHN’s first in Asia. Read more.

Developer Still Pursuing Seaport Tower in New York City


12 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Plans for a 50-story tower in New York City next to Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport were put on hold after community backlash, but new documents indicate that the developer has not given up on the tower. Read more.

Design Leaked for Toronto Union Station Area Tower Complex


12 Aug 2014, Toronto, Canada

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the southern edge of downtown Toronto, just east of Union Station. The scheme includes three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. Read more.

Construction Begins on Jersey City’s Massive Three-Tower Project


12 Aug 2014, Jersey City, United States

Construction on "Journal Squared," a massive three-tower project that will include the tallest residential building in New Jersey, has begun in Jersey City's Journal Square. The development's Phase I tower is expected to be complete by 2016. Read more.

Engineering Contract Awarded for Business Bay Tower in Dubai


12 Aug 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The engineering contract was awarded for the 60 meter-high Capital Bay C Tower. It will sit on a 3,246-square-meter plot and will have a built-up area of 22,000 square meters, consisting of four podium floors, with 12 typical floors above. Read more.

Renderings Unveiled of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue in New York City


11 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced of Durst’s 855 Sixth Avenue, where COOKFOX is the design architect; on-site renderings have been up for quite some time, but until now, the actual tower’s appearance was hidden. Read more.

Mexico City’s Torre BBVA to be Completed in Late 2014


11 Aug 2014, Mexico City, Mexico

When it’s completed later this year, Torre BBVA Bancomer will become the tallest building in Mexico, standing at 235 meters high. The tower promises to be a new urban landmark and reference point on the skyline of Mexico City. Read more.

Northpark 100 Designs Revealed in Atlanta


11 Aug 2014, Atlanta, United States

After its developers received the Atlanta Regional Commission's stamp of approval in April 2014, renderings have emerged of Northpark 100, a proposed 50-story mixed-use tower and "village" of several shorter buildings. Read more.

More High-Rise Living Coming to Suburban Brisbane


11 Aug 2014, Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane suburb of Newstead has experienced a recent surge of high-rise development, with the latest being a new 25-story apartment tower named Skyline Apartments set to be approved by Brisbane City Council. Read more.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Design Competition Sparks Debate in New York City


08 Aug 2014, New York City, United States

As community groups try to block Mayor de Blasio’s controversial plans to bring affordable housing to Brooklyn Bridge Park, 14 design proposals for two coveted development sites on Pier 6 have been unveiled. Read more.

Plans in Place to Fix Bridgewater Place in Leeds


08 Aug 2014, Leeds, United Kingdom

The owners of Bridgewater Place, a tower notorious for creating a wind-tunnel effect believed to have been responsible for a man’s death, are seeking planning permission for measures to fix the problem. Read more.

New Downtown Office Tower Proposed for Pittsburgh


08 Aug 2014, Pittsburgh, United States

A developer is pitching a revised plan for a new office tower in downtown Pittsburgh — now reduced to 20 stories instead of 33, with a soaring 18-foot (5.5-meter)-ceilinged lobby and a host of eco-friendly features. Read more.

Mixed-Use Tower Up For Approval in Toronto


08 Aug 2014, Toronto, Canada

A development proposal for 57 Spadina Avenue has been subject to a number of changes in response to recommendations by Toronto’s City Planning staff and public input. The project's third iteration is now being recommended for approval. Read more.