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14 Oct 2015, Dubai, United Kingdom
The $1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai has been named in the top 10 global influencers for new luxury developments, Knight Frank said in its “Global Development Report 2015.” Read more.
14 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom
Councilors have approved plans for a 1,500-home scheme in London’s Docklands, three months after announcing their intention to refuse it. The Millharbour Village scheme includes eight buildings, six exceeding 100 meters in height. Read more.
13 Oct 2015, Vancouver, Canada
One of the tallest wooden towers in the world is coming to Vancouver. Plans have recently been approved for an 18-story student residential tower made almost entirely of wood to rise on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus. Read more.
13 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia
An Australian Developer has lodged plans for what may be Docklands’ tallest apartment building. The 42-story proposal is earmarked for a site at the westernmost edge of the 5.5-hectare Yarra’s Edge development. Read more.
13 Oct 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, the city of superlatives, is set to get a new tower complex on Sheikh Zayed Road that will have an artificial beach and a rainforest-like landscape development on top of the tower's podium. Read more.
12 Oct 2015, Montreal, Canada
After a few decades of economic and demographic stagnation, Montreal is back on the path to growth with several office and residential towers planned or currently under construction in the downtown area, including Le Roccabella. Read more.
12 Oct 2015, Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean developer is seeking approval for a high-rise residential tower in downtown Melbourne’s burgeoning north end. The proposed building at 111-125 A’Beckett Street is the developer’s first project in Australia. Read more.
12 Oct 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam
An under-construction high-rise in the Ba Dinh District of Hanoi must demolish part of its structure for exceeding area height limits. The 19-story, 53-meter building currently rises 16 meters higher than is allowed. Read more.
09 Oct 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Protruding bay windows and angular balconies feature in a proposal for a greenery-covered high-rise complex in Amsterdam's financial district. The proposal features three conjoined buildings of varying heights. Read more.
09 Oct 2015, Perth, Australia
Plans for two $291 million luxury apartment towers at Elizabeth Quay in Perth have been given the official stamp of approval by West Australian Planning Minister John Day, seven months after they were originally submitted. Read more.
09 Oct 2015, Boston, United States
For its first project in Boston, Arquitectonica’s mission for the Pierce Boston was to create a building that lived up to the complex nature of the site and added a unique and iconic piece of architecture to the city. Read more.
08 Oct 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel
The local Tel Aviv-Jaffa planning and building commission has recommended a new municipal construction plan for the multi-level Kikar Atarim site in central Tel Aviv. The plan includes the construction of three high-rises. Read more.
08 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom
A Chinese developer has submitted plans to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will deliver 869 flats within a 241-meter-tall building. Read more.
08 Oct 2015, San Francisco, United States
MetLife Inc. is taking a majority stake in the 43-story Park Tower being built next to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center. The tower, which doesn’t yet have a tenant, is scheduled for completion in 2018. Read more.
07 Oct 2015, New York City, United States
In the first of many height-related milestones at Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards has officially structurally topped out. However, more work needs to be accomplished before the 52-story commercial building reaches its full height of 268 meters. Read more.
07 Oct 2015, Brisbane, Australia
Work has only just begun to turn a massive hole on the fringe of Brisbane's central business district into a 130-meter apartment building. However, the Spire residential tower has already been completely sold off. Read more.
07 Oct 2015, Baku, Azerbaijan
Hill International, a global construction management company, announced on October 6 that it has received a contract to provide project management consulting services during construction of the Baku Tower located in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more.
06 Oct 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The first – and perhaps most significant – of the mega-developments planned for Thu Thiem in Ho Chi Minh City broke ground the week of September 28, signaling the peninsula’s evolution from swampland to modern urban center. Read more.
06 Oct 2015, Chicago, United States
A local developer has proposed a two-tower residential project with 407 units for the expanding Clybourn Corridor on Chicago's Near North Side. The towers would incorporate an existing podium featuring retail. Read more.
06 Oct 2015, Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s skyline is set for a dramatic change, with planning approval granted for the city’s tallest residential building. The new $70 million, 30-story apartment development will rise 103 meters over the central business district. Read more.
05 Oct 2015, Toronto, Canada
The recently-rebranded Eaton Chelsea Hotel, the largest hotel property in Canada, could soon be redeveloped into a massive mixed-use project that would replace the existing building with four new towers. Read more.
05 Oct 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developers announced on October 2 a $223 million contract to build The Palm Tower, a 52-story, five-star hotel and residential building at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The 240-meter tower will have 290 hotel rooms. Read more.
05 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom
A report has delivered a damning verdict on the design of the proposed 30-story Gagarin Place building. Planners have panned the rocket-shaped tower, saying it would be a “willfully insensitive insertion on the skyline.” Read more.
02 Oct 2015, Jersey City, United States
New Jersey’s tallest residential tower has topped-out at 700 feet (214 meters). URL Harborside 1 is a new multi-family tower on the Jersey City waterfront that will bring 763 rental residences to the city. Read more.
02 Oct 2015, Sydney, Australia
The next development at the landmark $1.4 billion renewal of the Carlton United Brewery site in central Sydney, known as Central Park, has been approved. The development will consist of two volumes connected via a central core. Read more.
02 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom
Councilors have approved a 45-story office and hotel building by KPF next to the Broadgate development in London. The 156-meter-tall tower will house around 10,855 square meters of office space and a 392-bedroom hotel. Read more.
01 Oct 2015, Gold Coast, Australia
A China-based conglomerate has won approval for an $850 million high-rise apartment tower to be built at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The 285-meter skyscrpaer will be one of Australia's tallest residential towers. Read more.
01 Oct 2015, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A massive fire erupted at the 36-story Nasser Tower building on King Fasial Street in Sharjah around 2 pm on October 1. The fire was still raging two hours later, with the cause yet to be ascertained. Read more.
01 Oct 2015, Camden, United States
A Philadelphia real estate development firm has turned its attention towards Camden with a pair of skyscrapers proposed for a major waterfront redevelopment plan. The project would be the largest private investment in the city's history. Read more.