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Vietcombank Tower in Ho Chi Minh City Celebrates Grand Opening


08 Dec 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Vietcombank Tower celebrated its recent completion with a grand opening ceremony. As the second-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, the new bank headquarters will be a landmark on the evolving city skyline. Read more.

London Shoreditch Hotel Gets Planning Permission


08 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom

New York-based hotel giant Highgate Holdings has gained planning for a mixed-use hotel and commercial office scheme in Shoreditch High Street, East London. It will be Highgate Holdings’ first hotel in London. Read more.

Sydney Residential Tower Sees Successful Launch


08 Dec 2015, Sydney, Australia

A new residential tower in the Central Park development has launched to strong sales. Buyers have shown a strong appetite for internationally designed apartments close to the Sydney central business district. Read more.

New Designs Revealed for 1 Undershaft in London


07 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom

Architects have unveiled new designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-story tower that will be the tallest building in London's financial district. The redesigned tower will contain 90,000 square meters of internal space. Read more.

New Residential Tower Proposed for Beirut


07 Dec 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese architecture practice PARALX has won the AIA in Los Angeles' Merit Design Award for its T3 high-rise tower in Beirut. The tower is a part of a larger development scheme in the burgeoning Beirut Digital District (BDD). Read more.

New Damping Technology to be Implemented on Toronto High-Rise


04 Dec 2015, Toronto, Canada

YC Condos, an under-construction high-rise in Toronto, will be fitted with a new type of viscoelastic damper in order to control for lateral resistance in the 199-meter building. These dampers are not typically used on concrete buildings. Read more.

Nanjing Skyscraper Developers Found Guilty of Stealing Nearby Residents’ Sunshine


04 Dec 2015, Nanjing, China

The developers of the 450-meter Zifeng Tower in Nanjing have been found guilty of robbing the surrounding neighborhood of sunshine, and will have to compensate residents to the tune of 100,000 Yuan ($16,000). Read more.

32-Story London Office Tower Plan Revealed


04 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom

Developer British Land has unveiled plans for a landmark office complex rising to 32 stories. Public consultation for the office building at 2 Finsbury Avenue Square has started ahead of submitting a planning application in early 2016. Read more.

KONE Opens Elevator Test Tower in Kunshan, China


03 Dec 2015, Kunshan, China

One of the world’s tallest elevator test towers has opened in Eastern China. The new 36-floor tower is located at a KONE research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Read more.

Multi-Stage Urban Redevelopment Master Plan Proposed for Oslo


03 Dec 2015, Oslo, Norway

Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen (SHL) has won an international competition to design an 87,000-square-meter master plan in central Oslo. Named Eureka Kvarteret, the project seeks to combine the diversity of the existing settlement. Read more.

Gatineau Mayor Mulls Referendum on Controversial Skyscraper Project


03 Dec 2015, Gatineau, Canada

Brigil Construction’s controversial Place des Peuples twin-tower complex could go to Gatineau voters for a referendum in the face of mounting criticism, says Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin. Read more.

Luxury Brisbane Apartment Tower Sells Out Ahead of Schedule


03 Dec 2015, Brisbane, Australia

The 41-story Abian Apartments tower development, located at the entrance to Brisbane’s historic Botanic Gardens, has sold out two years ahead of completion. The 148-meter tower is expected to be completed by mid-2017. Read more.

Design Proposed for CNPEC Headquarters in Shenzhen


02 Dec 2015, Shenzhen, China

New headquarters for the 4,000 employees of CNPEC, a power corporation, are being built in Shenzhen to plans by gmp Architects. The design for the site provides three high-rise buildings and a plinth-type podium. Read more.

Voters Back Bern Region’s First High-Rise


02 Dec 2015, Bern, Switzerland

Voters in a suburb of Bern, Switzerland, have voted in favor of the capital region’s first skyscraper. Around 64 percent of those casting ballots backed the 33-story high-rise budgeted at 130 million francs ($126 million). Read more.

Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai


02 Dec 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One of the tallest buildings under construction in the United Arab Emirates reached a major milestone after the developer, Damac, confirmed that its 94-story Damac Heights tower in Dubai has topped out. Read more.

Tokyo’s Largest Building Project of the Last Decade Completes


01 Dec 2015, Tokyo, Japan

After 11 years, a London-based architecture firm has completed its redevelopment of Tokyo's Futako-Tamagawa area. The 20-hectare complex is the city's largest building project of the last decade. Read more.

$300 Million Project Launched in Downtown Yangon


01 Dec 2015, Yangon, Myanmar

A $300 million mixed-use project located in the center of Yangon was formally launched by property developers at a press conference on November 30. The development is being built on a 6.5-acre (2.6-hectare) site. Read more.

Three-Tower Complex Proposed in New York City


01 Dec 2015, New York City, United States

SHoP Architects recently unveiled a three-tower complex on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens. The tallest tower, at 45-40 Vernon Boulevard, will be 28 stories, with 296 residential units. Read more.