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New Design Submitted for Luxury High-Rise Development in Chengdu


16 Apr 2015, Chengdu, China

A design proposal has been submitted for Krystal Laputa, a collection of three multi-million-dollar luxury high-rise residential towers and one mid-rise building currently under construction in Chengdu. Read more.

Winthrop Square Proposals Aim to Add Height to Boston’s Skyline


16 Apr 2015, Boston, United States

Eight development teams are vying to change Boston’s skyscraper hierarchy with a tower at Winthrop Square as high as 238 meters that would rival the 229-meter Prudential and 241-meter Hancock Place in the Back Bay. Read more.

Star City Residential Complex in Yangon Begins Second Phase of Development


16 Apr 2015, Yangon, Myanmar

Development has commenced on the second phase of Star City, a large residential complex in the suburbs of Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. Four of the six proposed towers will be 82 meters tall, while the other two will reach 91 meters. Read more.

Construction Underway on Shenzhen Mixed-Use Tower


15 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China

Construction is underway on a new tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen. When completed, Hanking Center Tower will house retail, office, and residential space with the goal of integrating the various programs. Read more.

The Independent in Austin to be Tallest Condo Tower West of Mississippi


15 Apr 2015, Austin, United States

A developer has announced plans to build the tallest high-rise in Austin, and the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi. When it is built, The Independent will be 685 feet (209 meters) tall. Read more.

UK’s Tallest Residential Tower Gets Final Green Light in London

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15 Apr 2015, London, United Kingdom

Planning permission has been given for what would be the UK’s tallest residential building at a site in London Docklands. A 68-story and 36-story twin complex will be built, with construction starting in 2016. Read more.

Proposed Skyscraper Could Be Third-Tallest – or Fifth-Tallest – in Chicago


14 Apr 2015, Chicago, United States

At 1,144 feet (350 meters), Wanda Vista would be eight feet taller than the city's current third-tallest building, the Aon Center, provided it conforms to the standards of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Read more.

New High-Rise Development Coming to Dubai in Anticipation of Expo 2020


14 Apr 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cayan Group, the developer of the Cayan Tower, the world’s tallest twisted tower, will spend $272 million on a twin-tower complex located in the Umm Suqeim area. Sales have already commenced. Read more.

Twin Towers Proposed for the Heart of King’s Square in Perth


14 Apr 2015, Perth, Australia

New images of a twin-tower development have been released. The towers, 42 and 48 stories respectively, will house 563 apartments. The development, planned for Perth’s King Square, is expected to expand the city’s central business district. Read more.

Design Unveiled for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung


13 Apr 2015, Gangneung, South Korea

A new design has been unveiled for a seaside resort hotel to host visitors during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Located in Gangneung, the hotel is situated in a prime position for tourism. Read more.

“French Spiderman” Scales Dubai’s Cayan Tower


13 Apr 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A daredevil climber known as “French Spiderman” scaled the world’s tallest twisted skyscraper without a safety harness. French climber Alain Robert climbed Dubai's 306-meter Cayan Tower with nothing more than sticky tape and chalk. Read more.

Ankara’s Partially-Built Republic Tower to be Demolished


13 Apr 2015, Ankara, Turkey

The long stalled Republic Tower, aspiring to be the tallest observation tower in Turkey, will be demolished after a failed legal battle to change Anakara's municipal zoning laws. Construction began in 2003, and has been on hold since 2008. Read more.

Bundle Tower Reimagines the Bank of China in Xinxiang


10 Apr 2015, Xinxiang, China

Informed by its specific site features, the mixed-use Bundle Tower creates an open floor plan that responds precisely to its surrounding conditions and unique site requirements. The tower is due for construction by mid-2016. Read more.

Suburban Skyscraper Faces Opposition in Melbourne


10 Apr 2015, Melbourne, Australia

A suburban skyscraper proposed for Ivanhoe would add almost 80 meters to one of metropolitan Melbourne's tallest peaks. The 26-story tower would include 258 mostly one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Read more.

Construction Contract Awarded for London's One Nine Elms


10 Apr 2015, London, United Kingdom

Developer Dalian Wanda Group has awarded the main contract at the $1.3 Billion One Nine Elms site to CI-ONE. The two-tower One Nine Elms site will feature a 58-story, 200-meter tower, which will house luxury apartments and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Another Supertall is Destined for New York's Financial District


09 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

Preliminary renderings of a new building at 42 Trinity Place have been produced. The mixed-use building will likely rise to 310 meters, joining a growing list of supertalls in development in New York. Read more.

Melbourne's Australia 108 Has Most Expensive Penthouse in the Country


09 Apr 2015, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne now boasts the most expensive condominium in Australia, with a luxury penthouse located in the city's tallest skyscraper snapped up by an anonymous investor for a whopping $19 million. Read more.

High-rise Buildings to Alter Eldoret's Skyline


09 Apr 2015, Eldoret, Kenya

More than 12 commercial buildings are under construction in Eldoret, Kenya. The upcoming buildings will all rise to more than 14 stories tall, which is the height of the Kerio Valley Development Authority's building, currently Eldoret's tallest. Read more.

Parkhouse Harumi Towers Take Shape in Tokyo


08 Apr 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Situated on the waterfront promenade of Tokyo Bay, a new residential development is becoming a focal point for the Harumi district. Krono Residence is the first residential tower to be completed, with 883 apartments and 49 stories. Read more.

Emaar Launches Downtown Views Linked to Dubai Mall


08 Apr 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sales have been formally launched for Downtown Views, a 55-story residential tower that will rise directly above The Dubai Mall. Several homes would offer views of The Dubai Founatain and Burj Khalifa. Read more.

Tensions Rise in South Perth Over Tower Plans


08 Apr 2015, Perth, Australia

South Perth residents are concerned about the scale of planned high-rise buildings, citing an apparent lack of long-term planning. They are campaigning against a $46 million, 29-story building proposed for Mill Point Road. Read more.

Luxury Tower Planned for New York City's Sutton Place


07 Apr 2015, New York, United States

Plans have been drawn up for a luxury 900-foot (274-meter) condo tower in Sutton Place. The tower would be the tallest in the neighborhood, which is predominantly lined with historical townhouses. Read more.

Unfinished Skyscraper Still Looms Over Guangzhou After 16 Years


07 Apr 2015, Guangzhou, China

The 46-story building was meant to accommodate a shopping mall and restaurants, as well as condominiums and office space. It has been on hold despite action taken by China's Supreme Court. Read more.

Construction on Brisbane's Tallest Tower Set to Begin


07 Apr 2015, Brisbane, Australia

Construction is only weeks away from beginning on Skytower, Brisbane's tallest skyscraper, a 270-meter-high tower at 222 Margaret Street that will house 1,119 apartments. Read more.

Two Art-Clad Towers Proposed in Toronto


07 Apr 2015, Toronto, Canada

Two newly-proposed condominiums are making their way through the planning process as developers seek approval for a sky-scraping pair of towers at Spadina and Bremner on the western edge of Toronto's core. Read more.

Beach Road Towers Take Shape in Singapore


06 Apr 2015, Singapore, Singapore

In downtown Singapore, a mixed-use development is nearing completion. Conceived as a sustainable urban quarter, the project combines new construction with the restoration of the site’s existing buildings. Read more.

Cascina Merlata in Milan Represents New Take on Social Housing


06 Apr 2015, Milan, Italy

In anticipation of Expo 2015 in Milan, three residential towers have been constructed that will be used by attendees during the upcoming Expo and converted into social housing after the event’s conclusion. Read more.

Proposed 107-Meter High-Rise Slated for San Francisco’s SoMa


06 Apr 2015, San Francisco, United States

The South of Market corner near Caltrain and AT&T Park could get another residential tower if preliminary plans come to fruition. City Planning staff hasn't yet responded to the proposal with feedback and must do so by June. Read more.

Work Begins on Wanda Ridong Jewel Hotel in Gold Coast


03 Apr 2015, Gold Coast, Australia

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Wanda Ridong Jewel development, which is due for completion in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. The complex will comprise three ocean-side mixed-use towers. Read more.

Bandra Kurla Complex Emerging as Epicenter of Mumbai’s Bustling Financial District


03 Apr 2015, Mumbai, India

Mumbai’s financial district has moved to a different part of this bustling city—and real estate developers are in hot pursuit. A number of high-rise projects are being erected in a wave of luxury real estate. Read more.