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23 Dec 2015, Melbourne, Australia
Zaha Hadid is designing another skyscraper in Australia. Following designs for a trio of towers in Brisbane and a pair of towers in Gold Coast, the London-based architect has just submitted plans for another tower, this time in Melbourne. Read more.
22 Dec 2015, Shanghai, China
Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a tree-covered development for a six-hectare site near Shanghai’s art district. The mixed-use scheme has been designed to resemble “tree-covered mountains” and features 400 terraces. Read more.
22 Dec 2015, New York City, United States
A year after renders were revealed for a possible supertall condo-hotel in Midtown, the 60-story building at 1710 Broadway is now ready to move forward courtesy of a new developer coming on board. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Courbevoie, France
The 140-meter-tall Trinity is set to be built along the eastern side of the CNIT building in the heart of La Défense outside of Paris. It will stand over the Avenue de la Division Leclerc expressway. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Jersey City, United States
The skyline of Jersey City is on its way to getting another addition. On December 16, developers broke ground on for a 43-story building, dubbed Ellipse, in the Newport section at the city’s northern end. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom
The controversial refurbishment of social housing landmark Balfron Tower into luxury apartments is set to go ahead following a unanimous vote by Tower Hamlets Council’s Planning Committee on December 16. Read more.
18 Dec 2015, Dallas, United States
Less than six months after buying the high-profile corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Pearl Street in the Dallas Arts District, a developer is breaking ground on a 25-story office high-rise to be completed in 18 months. Read more.
17 Dec 2015, Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea recently held a ceremony to celebrate a new residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea that includes a number of high-rise structures, including a 53-story tower. Read more.
17 Dec 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Canada’s Acton Ostry Architects has begun construction on the appropriately named “Tall Wood Building,” an 18-story, 53-meter residential tower for Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) upper year and graduate students. Read more.
17 Dec 2015, Chicago, United States
After 43 years in the iconic red skyscraper painted in its corporate color, CNA is ditching 333 S. Wabash Avenue and moving half a mile northwest. The insurance giant is taking its name with it. Read more.
16 Dec 2015, Tianjin, China
China is reportedly planning to demolish three new high-rise buildings because they were not built to planning specifications. One of the towers could be the tallest ever intentionally demolished. Read more.
16 Dec 2015, Benidorm, Spain
Residencial In Tempo – a Benidorm twin-tower skyscraper that was meant to be a landmark for the city but instead became a victim of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – will now be sold off to the highest bidder. Read more.
16 Dec 2015, Adelaide, Australia
One of Adelaide’s most popular nightclubs, located in a fast developing neighborhood, will be demolished and a AUD$200 million (USD$144 million), 24-story residential and retail tower will be built in its place. Read more.
15 Dec 2015, Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane-based Aria Property Group has submitted a Development Application for an 81-story residential tower on Edward Street. The ROTHELOWMAN-designed building would cover 155, 159, and 161 Edward Street and 211 Elizabeth Street. Read more.
15 Dec 2015, Kansas City, United States
The Cordish Companies and the Kansas City Power & Light District officially celebrated the opening of One Light Luxury Apartments, downtown Kansas City’s first new high-rise apartment tower in 50 years. Read more.
15 Dec 2015, Mandaluyong, Philippines
The Philippines’ largest shopping mall and retail operator SM Prime Holdings has appointed Aurecon to provide structural engineering design services for its SM Megamall Tower in Metropolitan Manila. Read more.
14 Dec 2015, Sydney, Australia
The City of Sydney Council unanimously approved Chinese property developer giant Dalian Wanda's proposal, which includes a 57-story, 184-apartment residential tower and a 179-room hotel at Circular Quay. Read more.
14 Dec 2015, Miami, United States
Developer PMG received approval on December 11 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a 1,041-foot (317-meter) tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard. If built to that height, the tower could be the tallest in the city. Read more.
14 Dec 2015, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Planners have given the green light to build Birmingham’s tallest office building as part of the final phase of construction at the £200 million ($300 million) Beorma Quarter development in the city's historic core. Read more.
14 Dec 2015, New York City, United States
Wells Fargo confirmed on December 11 that it has signed on to be a major tenant at 30 Hudson Yards by 2020, thanks to a $5 billion financing package that will bring Wall Street to the Hudson River. Read more.
11 Dec 2015, Auckland, New Zealand
Plans for a new 39-story office tower in central Auckland have been unveiled by the developer, as part of a NZD$681 million (US$458 million) redevelopment of the Downtown Shopping Centre. Read more.
11 Dec 2015, New York City, United States
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved subsidies to help expedite the construction of lower Manhattan’s 2 World Trade Center. The subsidies will help the tower generate upwards of $500 million of revenue for the Authority. Read more.
11 Dec 2015, Cairo, Egypt
Built to escape Cairo's overcrowding and pollution, the new administrative capital is expected to cost a total $300 billion and feature a new central business district with a cluster of high-rises. Read more.
11 Dec 2015, Memphis, United States
High building costs for a parking garage have driven an investor planning a pair of riverfront towers to hit on a new solution – erect a third building capable of attracting state or federal grants to help cover the garage’s cost. Read more.
10 Dec 2015, Warsaw, Poland
Assembly work for the glass façade of Warsaw Spire is expected to be completed by the end of December. With this major milestone, construction of the 220-meter tower is entering its final stages. Read more.
10 Dec 2015, Sydney, Australia
An architecture firm has lodged a Development Application with the City of Sydney for a 16-story mixed-use building topped with a massive landscaped shed roof. The proposal responds to several constraints on the site. Read more.
10 Dec 2015, New York City, United States
Designs have been unveiled for the 616-seat public school that is currently under construction at the 26-story 664 Pacific Street, part of the nine-hectare Pacific Park megaproject located in Brooklyn. Read more.
09 Dec 2015, Melbourne, Australia
A huge parking lot in Southbank could become one of Melbourne's largest skyscraper projects, with plans to build six towers within a network of elevated gardens. The proposal would dramatically increase the amount of greenery in the area. Read more.
09 Dec 2015, London, United Kingdom
The height of 31 London Street in Paddington has been increased by 10 percent, meaning it will now be 254 meters tall. The new plans were revealed at a two-day public exhibition held the first week of December. Read more.
09 Dec 2015, Toronto, Canada
An application for a 40-story condo tower in the Etobicoke neighborhood has been recommended for approval at the Toronto City Council. If built as currently proposed, the development would bring 378 residential units to the area. Read more.