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16 Jun 2015, Gold Coast, Australia
Dozens of 40-year-old Gold Coast high-rise apartment towers built in the 1970s face million-dollar repair jobs due to concrete spalling, which occurs when steel reinforcement within concrete slabs rust and expand. Read more.
16 Jun 2015, Manila, Philippines
The Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a temporary restraining order on June 16 against the construction of a high-rise residential building deemed to be ruining the view behind the Rizal Monument in Manila. Read more.
15 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 62-story tower that will replace the abandoned Pinnacle scheme in the City of London went on display June 15. The proposed building is 278 meters tall, 10 meters lower than the previously approved height. Read more.
15 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
Architects have released updated renderings for 125 Greenwich Street, which is expected to be the tallest residential building south of 57th street. The tower is expected to complete by 2018. Read more.
15 Jun 2015, Pyongyang, North Korea
A large high-rise hotel caught fire in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on June 11. The story has been under-reported and little photographic evidence has emerged due to the government’s strict control over the media. Read more.
12 Jun 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for 1500 West Georgia in Vancouver, a scheme that will be his studio’s first project outside Asia. The 51-story tower is located on Vancouver's main thoroughfare. Read more.
12 Jun 2015, Hobart, Australia
Hobart may soon have its own iconic building to rival famous landmarks around the world with ambitious plans revealed for a 117-meter observation tower that would stretch high into the sky above the city’s central business district. Read more.
12 Jun 2015, Zhuhai, China
WATG has been selected to design the new Zhuhai ShiRong Le Meridien Hotel & Resort in Zhuhai, China. The building will be situated on a 12.5-hectare delta of natural wetlands and historical riverfront. Read more.
12 Jun 2015, Chicago, United States
Two Chicago area developers have teamed up on an apartment tower plan for 465 North Park, which is proposed to stand just over 152 meters tall, and will include 444 apartment units and 181 parking spaces in a disguised indoor garage. Read more.
11 Jun 2015, Shanghai, China
In Shanghai, construction on a new headquarters for Oriental DreamWorks is moving full speed ahead. The complex, dubbed Shanghai DreamCenter, will include two high-rise office towers, studios, and entertainment venues. Read more.
11 Jun 2015, Denver, United States
Denver’s skyline is about to change again after crews with international real estate firm Hines broke ground on a 40-story skyscraper on June 9. The 188-meter tower will include 27 stories of office space and 13 stories of retail. Read more.
11 Jun 2015, Zapopan, Mexico
Catalan architect Carme Pinós returns to Zapopan, where she completed Torre Cube in 2006, with Torre Cube II. Both buildings attempt to redefine the traditional office typology in Mexico through innovative design. Read more.
10 Jun 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A Chinese developer says it will build a 21-tower development that will “change the face” of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The news comes in a period of high growth for Africa’s second most populous country. Read more.
10 Jun 2015, Sliema, Malta
The development of the Sliema skyline is in full swing, with two newly proposed towers set to become Malta’s tallest buildings. A 40-story hotel would take the title of the city’s tallest skyscraper, with another 38-story tower proposed nearby. Read more.
10 Jun 2015, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A number of real estate developers and investors have accused Jeddah Municipality of obstructing the development of skyscrapers. They believe such buildings are needed to boost the local economy and tourism. Read more.
09 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
New renderings have been revealed for 2 World Trade Center, which has been redesigned by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new stacked design will incorporate prominent setbacks as it rises to a height of 1,340 feet (408 meters). Read more.
09 Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom
Renovation work is now in full swing following the strip out of St. George's House, better known as the former Nestle Headquarters in central Croydon. The redevelopment will transform the site into residential apartments. Read more.
09 Jun 2015, Toronto, Canada
A group of Tornoto developers are following on the heels of their successful 155 Redpath project – now under construction – with a sister tower called 150 Redpath Condominiums, to be built just across the street from it. Read more.
08 Jun 2015, Jersey City, United States
A New Jersey investor has announced intentions of bringing a $4 billion casino and resort complex to Jersey City. The project includes a 95-story hotel on an 81-hectare site. It is being called “Liberty Rising.” Read more.
08 Jun 2015, Maputo, Mozambique
A UK-based engineering consultancy has won a contract to supervise construction of a mixed-use tower complex in the east African country of Mozambique, following the 2013 acquisition of a local engineering firm. Read more.
08 Jun 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Residents of the Casa Desa condominium in Kuala Lumpur, are concerned about a proposed high-rise development project to be built on a slope next to their homes. The new development will be a 48-story tower with a 13-story annex. Read more.
05 Jun 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal
The Nepalese government has declared that two out of the 40 apartment buildings in Kathmandu are uninhabitable after completing a Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Assessment of all the inhabited high-rises in the valley. Read more.
05 Jun 2015, New York City, United States
In April, preliminary images were revealed for 75 Nassau Street. Now, a new set of images have been released for the 40-story building, which will soon rise on the corner of Nassau and Fulton Streets in the Financial District. Read more.
05 Jun 2015, Edmonton, Canada
Three high-rises to be built on the old Healy Ford site in the city’s warehouse district will be among the largest residential complex proposals Edmonton has ever seen, a public meeting heard the night of June 4. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Paris, France
A 2010 change to the city planning law is beginning to remake Paris's architectural profile, at least in its outlying arrondissements, where height restrictions once kept new buildings below 37 meters. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Macau, China
Marriott International, Inc. marked a new milestone with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau in the thriving Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau in southern China. Read more.
04 Jun 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A developer is set to launch sales of its mid-market Meera Shams development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island. The project features two 26-story towers with 408 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments aimed at middle-income residents. Read more.
03 Jun 2015, Los Angeles, United States
One of Hollywood's most recognizable landmarks is set to become part of a mixed-use development that would weave eight new buildings, plus new retail space, around Hollywood's Crossroads of the World complex. Read more.
03 Jun 2015, Pyongyang, North Korea
Despite seeing completion last October, only half of the units of a major apartment complex built near Pyongyang’s Taedong River are currently occupied. The 46-story towers have elevators that cannot fully function due to power shortages. Read more.
03 Jun 2015, Kolkata, India
A consortium of four builders is set to formally launch Kolkata’s tallest residential tower – a 62-story skyscraper on Chowringhee Road. The building, known as The 42, will house 58 bungalows and is expected to complete in 2017. Read more.