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Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok


30 Apr 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

Pace Development Corporation has announced the successful topping off of MahaNakhon’s core at 77 floors. When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Thailand at 314 meters. Residents will begin moving in by the end of 2015. Read more.

Greenland Group to Break Ground on King Blue Condos in Toronto


30 Apr 2015, Tornoto, Canada

Shanghai-based Greenland Holding Group enters the Canadian housing market with King Blue Condominiums, which is set to break ground May 8. Sales of the twin-tower residential and hotel development have already commenced. Read more.

Sydney Suburb Considers Glass Tower Proposal


30 Apr 2015, Hornsby, Australia

A local landmark is in the making with a 25-story glass tower planned to become the tallest building in Hornsby, a suburb of Sydney. A concept plan for the 80-meter glass tower awaits approval from the local council. Read more.

OMA Reveals Proposal for Largest Hotel in Amsterdam


29 Apr 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

OMA has presented designs for what would become the largest hotel in the country. The 91-meter-tall “Nhow Hotel Rai” (or Nhow RAI) will bring 650 rooms within three stacked cubes to the Amsterdam skyline. Planning began 15 years ago. Read more.

Unconventional Design Proposed for Chicago's Latino Cultural Center


29 Apr 2015, Chicago, United States

During the most recent edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival that took place earlier in April, the Latino Cultural Center announced its ambitious new "Ibero-American Tower." The project is still in its early planning stages. Read more.

Winner Announced for High-Rise Competition in Gothenburg


29 Apr 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden

Henning Larsen Architects has won the international design competition for a new high-rise landmark in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city. The two-tower complex will help shape the city's fast-evolving skyline. Read more.

Renderings Revealed for 40-Story Tower in New York City


28 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

News of a new tower at 75 Nassau Street was first reported in fall 2014. Now, full renderings have been revealed for the project. Totaling 40 floors and 151 meters, the tower will add height to the booming Financial District. Read more.

Rolfe Judd Wins Planning for Millharbour Tower in London


28 Apr 2015, London, United Kingdom

Rolfe Judd has won planning for a new mixed-use scheme at Millharbour in the Docklands. The scheme, which has been approved by the local council, includes 901 homes across seven towers ranging in height from eight to 42 stories. Read more.

Toronto Developer Looks to Build Two-Tower Condo Project in Calgary


28 Apr 2015, Calgary, Canada

A Toronto developer is hoping to make its first foray into the Calgary residential real estate market with a proposed two-tower development in East Village. A development permit application has been submitted to the city. Read more.

New Safety Norms Considered in India Following Nepal Earthquake


27 Apr 2015, Delhi, India

The recent earthquake in Nepal has brought earthquake safety norms into focus in India, where high-rises above 20 and 30 floors are quickly becoming the norm. Most buildings in India today use the minimum structural safety standards. Read more.

Stella Maris Tower Coming to Dubai Marina


27 Apr 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new 53-story residential tower is coming to Dubai. The Stella Maris Residential Tower will be based at the southern end of Dubai Marina. Construction is set to begin in 2015 and will take 30 months to complete. Read more.

145 Japanese Skyscrapers Could be at Risk Due to Substandard Earthquake Dampers


27 Apr 2015, Tokyo, Japan

One of the leading Japanese manufacturers of shock absorbers designed to enable large structures to withstand earthquakes has admitted that 145 buildings have been fitted with substandard equipment. Read more.

Proposed Superslim in New York City to Feature Floating Skygardens


24 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

A new 41-story skyscraper will feature six gaps in the façade—each filled with a full-floor, canopied green space that will wrap around the core of the tower. Floor plates will be one-third the size of those in 432 Park Avenue. Read more.

Wilkinson Eyre Reveals 40-Story Tower for City of London


24 Apr 2015, London, United Kingdom

A proposed 40-story tower will replace a 1975 office block at 150 Leadenhall Street, which was refused historic listing earlier in 2015. The plans are expected to be submitted to the Corporation of London imminently. Read more.

Ahuja Towers Launch Sales in Mumbai


24 Apr 2015, Mumbai, India

A Mumbai-based real estate developer has launched sales of a new 55-story, 78-apartment luxury residential project called Ahuja Towers in the Worli district of Mumbai, with some units starting as high as $1.4 million. Read more.

Planned 304-Meter Miami Tourist Tower Sparks Political Scrum


23 Apr 2015, Miami, United States

Last August, city voters gave a developer permission to lease land on the city's downtown waterfront to build a 304-meter tourist tower with the stipulation that no public money would be spent on the $430 million project. Read more.

High-Rise Project to be Delivered in Brisbane


23 Apr 2015, Brisbane, Australia

One of Australia’s leading non-core real estate fund managers, EG, plans to partner up with Chinese developer Forte, which is part of the Fosun Group, on a new high-rise residential project. Read more.

Park Royal High-Rise Decision on Hold in Vancouver


23 Apr 2015, Vancouver, Canada

City council will not approve plans to add two commercial and residential high-rise towers until Park Royal delivers on commitments on a traffic reduction plan and a decrease in building height. Read more.

Origami-Like Tower in Chicago Would Have Fifth-Floor Skygarden


22 Apr 2015, Chicago, United States

An origami-esque office tower proposed for a long-vacant parcel in Chicago’s Loop is projected to be 53 stories tall and include a fifth-floor skygarden, a New York developer told neighbors April 20. Read more.

Architect Defends Contentious Tower Proposal in Reading


22 Apr 2015, Reading, United Kingdom

A UK architect has defended controversial plans for a trio of residential towers of up to 28 stories in height in Reading, which he hopes will revive a tradition of classically designed skyscrapers. Read more.

Architects Envision 450-Meter “Vertical City” in the Moroccan Sahara


22 Apr 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco

French designers have published plans for a 450 meter-high mixed-use structure located in the Sahara. The Tower of Sand concept is a “vertical city” that appears to be carved from rock. Read more.

Renderings Released for Nordstrom Tower in New York City


21 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

Renderings of the tallest of Manhattan’s supertall towers have been revealed. The under-construction building has been dubbed “Nordstrom Tower” for the department store that will occupy its base. Read more.

Developer Launches Horizon Towers in Abu Dhabi


21 Apr 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A developer unveiled its Horizon Towers project during an event in Abu Dhabi. The two-tower project forms part of the City of Lights development on Reem Island, a new business district in a growing area of the UAE capital. Read more.

Shenzhen’s Planners, Aviation Officials Battle Over Building Heights


21 Apr 2015, Shenzhen, China

Plans to turn part of Shenzhen's Qianhai special economic zone (SEZ) into the Pearl River Delta's version of Manhattan are being overshadowed by a battle between urban planners and aviation authorities over building heights. Read more.

Design Unveiled for Giant Rotterdam Wind Turbine


20 Apr 2015, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A team of Dutch companies has unveiled a proposal for a huge circular wind turbine that doubles as an apartment block and hotel, and also includes a Ferris wheel. It is intended as a landmark attraction for Rotterdam. Read more.

Deal Could Resurrect 2 World Trade Center in New York City


20 Apr 2015, New York City, United States

First revealed in 2006 and originally planned to complete in 2011, the 79-story tower is the only project on the World Trade Center master plan which has yet to begin construction in earnest, now that could change. Read more.

Berlin's Alexanderplatz Goes High-Rise as Property Prices Soar


20 Apr 2015, Berlin, Germany

As Berlin’s property values continue to soar — rising faster than any German city over the past five years — developers are targeting the long-neglected Alexanderplatz transport hub for some new high-end housing. Read more.

Antalya Tower to be Built in Turkey


17 Apr 2015, Antalya, Turkey

Construction is due to commence later in 2015 on Antalya Tower, the winning entry of “The Expo 2016 Antalya Tower” competition. The completion of the observation tower will coincide with the “World Botanic Expo 2016,” to be held in Antalya. Read more.

Designs Put Forward for Miami River Towers


17 Apr 2015, Miami, United States

Plans for Miami River Towers have been submitted to the City of Miami Planning Department by the developer. The plans call for twin 60-story towers connected at the top, which are expected to top off at a height of 238 meters. Read more.

Canary Wharf Group Secures Approval for Two Towers in London


17 Apr 2015, London, United Kingdom

Two new buildings will be coming to London's Canary Wharf. Tower Hamlets approved plans for a 29-story tower at 1 Park Place, and a 27-story tower at 1 Bank Street. Work on 1 Bank Street is set to begin later in 2015. Read more.