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19 Sep 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Tower, poised to be the world's tallest tower upon completion, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the world’s tallest construction crane. Read more.
19 Sep 2014, Seattle, United States
In what is believed to be the first system of its kind, waste heat generated from a data center will provide much of the heat for a nearby high-rise campus under construction in downtown Seattle. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, Arcueil, France
For the recently completed ZAC du Coteau housing complex in Arcueil, France, architects have conceived two structures identified visually and functionally by their vermiculating balcony layouts. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
The proposal for a 24-story tower at Swiss Cottage has been thrown out by Camden’s planning committee. The decision to bin the £100 million (US $164 million) project follows a heated campaign by locals. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, Nanjing, China
A large-scale masterplan has been proposed for Nanjing, China that would act as a zone of transition between the Old Nanjing City and the rapidly developing industrial area. The plan places an emphasis on walkable urban space. Read more.
18 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
Per a new building permit filed at the New York Department of Building, it has been uncovered that 1 Manhattan West will be just over 300 meters tall, which would achieve the supertall classification. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
The design for the long-delayed Pinnacle has been scrapped. A fresh planning application with an entirely new design is currently being worked on for the mothballed site in the City of London’s eastern cluster. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A Dubai developer plans to build two apartment blocks in Maritime City and Business Bay area in the form of a 48-story tower in Dubai Maritime City and a 25-story twin tower project in the Business Bay area. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, Chicago, United States
A Chicago-based developer has broken ground for 4 East Elm, the first new condominium high-rise to begin construction on Chicago’s North Side in five years and the first in the Gold Coast since 2007. Read more.
17 Sep 2014, Moscow, Russia
Construction is well underway on a group of colorful high-rise apartments in one of the most prestigious districts in Moscow. The façade of each building features unique accents in the form of bay windows, consoles, and balconies. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, Aarhus, Denmark
Plans have been presented for a public promenade to be built in Aarhus, stretching along the harbor of Denmark’s second largest city. Construction on-site is scheduled to begin in 2015, with the first apartments ready for occupancy by 2017. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
Design updates have been released for 250 Ashland, a 52-story mixed-income tower soon to rise in downtown Brooklyn. New images depict the building’s south façade, as it will be seen from Lafayette Avenue. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
Lend Lease has submitted plans for the second phase of its £1.5 billion (US $2.4 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle in Central London. This will see the firm build nearly 600 homes on the site of the demolished Heygate Estate. Read more.
16 Sep 2014, Portland, United States
Developers have secured $71.8 million in financing for the development of Block 67, a 21-story, 284-unit, Class A apartment high-rise in Portland’s Central Eastside district that will comprise 16 levels of apartments and five levels of retail space. Read more.
15 Sep 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been unveiled for a $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences with a design that is set to dominate the Palm Jumeirah skyline. The property is scheduled for completion by 2017. Read more.
15 Sep 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
A Brazilian architecture firm has unveiled a distinctively narrow apartment tower, AIR-Madalena, to be constructed in the city of São Paulo. To be built in just 24 months, the 11-floor structure offers views across the metropolis. Read more.
15 Sep 2014, Shenzhen, China
The Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan aims to create a new city center with headquarter offices for global corporations and related venues for international conferences, exhibitions, and cultural programs. Read more.
15 Sep 2014, Perth, Australia
An apartment skyscraper is being planned for the Perth suburb of Northbridge as part of a high-rise building boom. Plans are due to be submitted and, if approved, it will be one of the tallest residential towers in the city. Read more.
12 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom
The shell of the Leadenhall Building is now complete and has been handed over to its future tenants for fit-out. With a height of 224 meters, it is best known for its tapered profile that pulls back to respect views of St Paul's Cathedral. Read more.
12 Sep 2014, Chicago, United States
The long-awaited apartment tower at Block 37 is coming to Chicago - and it will be the biggest apartment tower built in the Loop in decades. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the tower will bring 700 new apartment units to the city. Read more.
12 Sep 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction has begun on the Verde II residential towers in Jakarta, designed by Johnson Fain. The two towers are both anchored by separate Residents’ Lounges and the majority of social facilities are located beneath the east tower. Read more.
12 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
After nearly a decade of planning, developers are ready to begin building an 82-story skyscraper adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan on West 53rd Street. The tower will rise 320 meters and comprise 140 high-end condos. Read more.
12 Sep 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Planning applications have been submitted for 63 Exhibition Street, giving a closer look at the form and height of the proposed skyscraper. Upon completion, 468 apartments and 225 hotel suites will be added to Melbourne's stock. Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, announced on Sept. 10 the awarding of a contract to build the 335-meter “Polo Audiovisual,” which would become the tallest building in Latin America, exceeding the current title-holder, Torre Costanera, Santiago, Chile, by 35 meters. Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Chicago, United States
Northwestern University is ready to move forward with its plan to erect a new biomedical research tower on the site of Prentice Hospital in Chicago. Northwestern has revealed an updated design for the project, as well as a time and date to present new details at a community meeting.Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Manila, Philippines
Broadway Malyan has been named the lead architect of McKinley West - an ultra-high-end township on a 34.5-hectare former JUSMAG (Joint US Military Assistance Group) property in Fort Bonifacio, adjacent to Forbes Park and Manila Polo Club in Manila, Philippines. Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Melbourne, Australia
The developer of 455 Collins Street will give the city 1,900 square meters of prime land in exchange for council support for the tower, which will overshadow Queensbridge Square, the south bank of the Yarra and the skyscraper precinct beyond. Read more.
11 Sep 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The top 20 floors of Marina 101, Dubai’s future second-tallest building, are going on sale. When completed at the end of December 2014, the 427-meter tall Marina 101 will be the second-tallest tower in Dubai after the Burj Khalifa. Read more.
10 Sep 2014, Melbourne, Australia
A biological experiment that aims to measure the viability of air plants at skyscraper heights is taking place atop Melbourne’s Eureka Tower. The experiment will measure the performance of the plants over nine months. Read more.
10 Sep 2014, New York City, United States
Developer SL Green unveiled its vision on September 8 for $210 million in transit improvements it is required to make as part of a deal to build a 65-story tower at the corner of Vanderbilt Ave. and 42nd St. Read more.