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31 Mar 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
Architecture firm Atkins has been awarded the design contract to provide a transit oriented development (TOD) master plan along the new Jakarta-Bandung high speed rail corridor, Indonesia's first high speed rail project. Read more.
31 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia
Global property developer Greenland Australia is bringing its world-leading expertise to Macquarie Park as it prepares to unveil plans for a state of the art mixed-use community at Lachlan’s Line. Read more.
31 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom
Damac Properties is in talks to develop a major regeneration site in London – its second UK site after the Aykon residential scheme in Vauxhall. It is believed to be eyeing around 30 development sites around the city. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
A pair of asymmetrical, copper-clad towers at 626 First Avenue – a 35-story, 143-meter southeastern tower and a taller 46-story, 165-meter northwestern tower – have architecturally topped out. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Victoria’s Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has rejected a downtown Melbourne mixed-use tower proposal at 447 Collins Street due to the building overshadowing the nearby Yarra River and Southbank precinct. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States
The Riverline complex is creeping towards reality as crews prepare the empty 2.8-hectare site for construction. Approved in 2015, the transformative master plan calls for the phased construction of five mixed-use high-rise buildings. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada
The first community consultation on the proposal for a 19-story office tower at 65-75 King Street East was attended primarily by lawyers, developers, City of Toronto planning officials, and a few area residents. Read more.
29 Mar 2016, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Firefighters extinguished a blaze Tuesday, March 29 that burned up the side of several towers in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman, the latest in a series of skyscraper infernos in the Gulf nation. Read more.
29 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its pinnacle is nearly complete. Read more.
29 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
Site work and excavation is now underway on Spitzer Enterprises’ trifecta of towers along the South Williamsburg waterfront. Approved permits detail that the plan will comprise 857 rental apartments within three 24-story towers. Read more.
28 Mar 2016, Gold Coast, Australia
A residential complex named after the atomic symbol for gold will contain two towers – one to rise 15 stories and the other 66 stories. The proposed towers will contain 474 apartment units as well as 120 serviced apartments. Read more.
28 Mar 2016, Pasig, Philippines
Capitol Commons – a 10-hectare mixed-use development in Pasig – will include two residential towers, already under construction. Upon completion, The Royalton will stand at 65 stories while The Imperium will be 63 stories in height. Read more.
28 Mar 2016, Bonita Springs, United States
The 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass tower in Bonita Springs will feature move-in-ready residences with designer-selected premium finishes. Construction is expected to begin in April, with site work starting as early as April 4. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-story tower at around $900 million. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Ha Long, Vietnam
A new waterfront development in Ha Long Bay is planned to include several 35- to 40-story skyscrapers on a 68-hectare site. The project is planned to primarily consist of Vietnamese shophouses in addition to the skyscrapers. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Toronto, Canada
A proposal aims to replace a group of existing single-story properties at 5840, 5868, and 5870 Yonge Street with a 29-story residential building, which will also contain retail and service areas on the ground floor. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Buffalo, United States
A revised development plan for the former Freezer Queen warehouse on Buffalo’s waterfront requests the structure be demolished to make way for a 23-story apartment tower. If constructed, it will be Buffalo’s largest residential tower. Read more.
24 Mar 2016, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
An architecture firm is set to bring a mixed-use scheme comprising offices, apartments, retail, hotel, and culinary opportunities to the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt. The complex will add residential units to the Financial District. Read more.
24 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
With a recently poured foundation mat, Hudson Yards’ first residential building, 15 Hudson Yards, is set to begin its climb into the burgeoning far west side skyline. The residential tower will house nearly 400 units. Read more.
24 Mar 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
Now under construction on a plot of land steps away from the traditional central business district, the 34-story Kings Prism Tower is designed to accommodate the needs of international corporations. Read more.
23 Mar 2016, Puteaux, France
The ambitious 296-meter Tour Phare, originally conceived as France's tallest edifice and a symbol of La Défense’s ongoing renewal, has been redesigned as the Tours Sisters – comprising two shorter towers of 100 and 200 meters. Read more.
23 Mar 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan on March 22 for two residential high-rises next to the Hollywood Palladium, setting the stage for a protracted legal battle with the politically active nonprofit group next door. Read more.
23 Mar 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Property Developer Omniyat has appointed Brookfield Multiplex to build its USD$544.5 million, 25-story One at Palm Jumeirah project. Company officials have announced that the building is expected to take two years to build. Read more.
23 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane's 443 Queen Street was approved by the city council in December 2015, and will be built next to the iconic Customs House. Customs House is taking the Brisbane City Council and Cbus Property to court over the approval. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, Nanjing, China
German architecture practice gmp has won a competition for phase two of the Nanjing Financial City. The design for the large-scale financial center is based on references to Nanjing’s historic city structure. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, London, United Kingdom
Plans by Arup Associates to demolish two buildings at Broadgate to make way for a major office development incorporating a 32-story skyscraper have been submitted. City of London planners will now consider the proposed development. Read more.
22 Mar 2016, Vienna, Austria
Two architecture firms have teamed up to design a master plan for a site along the Danube riverfront as part of an international design competition. The proposal would add density to the site through the addition of several high-rises. Read more.
21 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
After securing hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional development rights, the sale of the 80 South Street site in New York City has been finalized between Howard Hughes Corporation and China Oceanwide Holdings. Read more.
21 Mar 2016, Moscow, Russia
Preservationists are imploring Russian president Vladimir Putin to take decisive measures to restore Shabolovka Tower – a deteriorating Constructivist masterwork in Moscow. Efforts include an online petition and an awareness campaign. Read more.
21 Mar 2016, San Francisco, United States
Oceanwide Center at 1st and Mission streets will feature two enormous high-rises – one slated to be the second-tallest building in San Francisco, at 277 meters. Now, city commissioners have approved the towers’ ground-plane designs. Read more.