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Make Designs Manchester Towers for Ex-Footballers Turned Developers


29 Jul 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Architecture practice Make has unveiled the first images of a two-tower scheme in Manchester backed by former footballers – now developers. The project will include a 200-room five-star hotel and 153 residences. Read more.

Construction Commences on Brisbane’s Mary Lane


29 Jul 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Watpac has commenced construction on Mary Lane’s mixed-use development in the Brisbane CBD, following its exceptionally strong launch earlier in 2016, with almost half of the project’s units sold totaling more than AUS$60 million. Read more.

10-Story Amenity Space Planned for St. Lawrence Condos in Toronto


29 Jul 2016, Toronto, Canada

Recently branded as St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, Cityzen and Fernbrook's 26-story condominium will replace a surface parking lot with a tower designed by architectsAlliance spanning from Frederick Street to Sherbourne. Read more.

Jade Signature Tower Nears Completion in Sunny Isles Beach


28 Jul 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States

Construction began on the 55-story Jade Signature tower in 2013, with the structure in the Miami region now nearing finalization ahead of its slated 2017 completion. Residences include 198 units, in addition to six guest suites. Read more.

Phase Two of Bellevue Towers Complex Launched in Dubai


28 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Properties has launched phase two of its Bellevue Towers development citing strong demand. The second phase includes a 26-story tower which will house 23 residential floors and 300 apartment units. Read more.

Rio 2016 Athletes’ Village Remains Unfinished Ahead of Olympic Games


28 Jul 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

More than half of the 17-story buildings set to house athletes during the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are still not fully ready, with less than two weeks to go until the start of the games. Read more.

Wind Tests Complete on World’s Future Tallest Supported-Tower Structure


27 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The developer behind the upcoming Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is set to be 100 meters taller than the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has confirmed that it has completed advanced wind tunnel tests. Read more.

Jin Mao Tower’s New Skywalk Prepares to Open in Shanghai


27 Jul 2016, Shanghai, China

A skywalk will soon be opening along the outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. It is thought to be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway exterior to a building in the world, rising 340 meters above the ground. Read more.

Plans Submitted for a High-Rise Residential Block in London’s East End


27 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a high-rise residential block in the Whitechapel district of London’s East End. The 24-story Cavell Street tower will contain 85 apartment units and be joined on-site to a shorter structure with another 28 units. Read more.

Second Phase of Multi-Tower Development Scheduled for Zhuhai


26 Jul 2016, Zhuhai, China

A Hong Kong-based design firm has won the second phase of a scheme for a new convention and exhibition center in Zhuhai, China. Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin in late 2016 for completion in 2020. Read more.

Melbourne’s Collins Square Tower Two Completed


26 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia

The USD$225.6 million KPMG Collins Square, the second tower of the Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district, has officially reached completion. Read more.

Plans Revealed for Atlanta's Soon-to-Be Second Tallest Tower


26 Jul 2016, Atlanta, United States

Plans have been revealed for 98 Fourteenth Street – a 280-meter residential and hotel tower that, when complete, will become Atlanta’s second tallest building after the Bank of America Plaza. Read more.

Seattle’s Midtown21 Nearing Completion


25 Jul 2016, Seattle, United States

A new office block, dubbed Midtown21, is nearing completion at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in the heart of the Denny Triangle neighborhood. Tenants are expected to begin moving into the complex by the end of 2016. Read more.

28-Story Condominium Tower Coming to Chicago’s Gold Coast Neighborhood


25 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

A new residential tower for the Gold Coast district of Chicago is officially moving forward now that the deal for the property at 1010 North Dearborn is complete. The 28-story glass tower will be built adjacent to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Read more.

Developer to Take One Year to Revise Bishopsgate Goodsyard in London


25 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

A developer has announced that it will spend a year redesigning its controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in east London in an attempt to win the backing of skeptical London City Hall officials. Read more.

Chicago’s Vista Tower Expected to Begin Construction in August According to Developer


22 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States

Construction of the supertall Vista Tower planned for Wacker Drive will begin in "the next week or two," its developer says. Initial site prep will come later in July, with foundation work starting "in earnest" by August. Read more.

Winnipeg Could Get a New Tallest Building


22 Jul 2016, Winnipeg, Canada

The 128-meter CanWest Global Place has been the tallest building in Winnipeg since it was built in 1990. But if plans by local developer Artis REIT go through, it will be dethroned by a 40-story development at Main Street and Graham Avenue. Read more.

New Images of Luxury SoHo Residential Tower in New York Released


22 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

New images of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first residential building in New York City have surfaced, showing off the façade and a few of its amenities. The 30-story tower will be split into two spires, and will be located in SoHo. Read more.

Madrid’s Edificio España Sold for More Than $292 Million


21 Jul 2016, Madrid, Spain

A Chinese real estate group has agreed to sell Edificio España in Madrid to a Spanish investment group for more than $292 million after feuding with city officials for two years over plans to renovate the landmark. Read more.

San Antonio's Frost Bank Tower Receives Preliminary Approval, Pending Minor Changes


21 Jul 2016, San Antonio, United States

Plans for the 23-story Frost Bank Tower have received unanimous conceptual approval from the local Historic Design and Review Commission; however, commissioners did urge the project planners to make some minor adjustments. Read more.

Plans Submitted for Waterfront Residential Block in Liverpool


21 Jul 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a 16-story residential block – dubbed The Strand – overlooking the Liverpool waterfront. The project contains 395 flats at the upper levels and restaurants, bars, or cafés at the ground floor. Read more.

48-Story Apartment Tower Planned for Miami


21 Jul 2016, Miami, United States

Plans have been submitted for a 48-story residential tower to be located at 200 North Miami Avenue. The project is proposed to include 328 apartment units, but will not offer a podium or car parking. Read more.

Fire Breaks out in Dubai’s Sulafa Tower


20 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A 76-story residential skyscraper in Dubai caught fire in the densely populated Marina district, sending plumes of smoke into the air. It took firefighters three hours to dampen the blaze at the Sulafa Tower – the city’s 21st tallest building. Read more.

The Netherlands' Tallest Timber Tower to be Built in Amsterdam


20 Jul 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A 73-meter timber tower – dubbed HAUT – has been proposed for the upcoming Amstelkwartier neighborhood, located along the Amstel River. Developers claim that the structure could become the country's tallest timber framed building. Read more.

Cladding Installation Underway at Ten York Street in Toronto


20 Jul 2016, Toronto, Canada

Now reaching a height of 17 stories in the South Core area, Ten York Street is beginning to take shape. As the 65-story condominium development continues to grow taller, the first elements of its exterior envelope are now materializing. Read more.

Topping Out Ceremony Held for Sydney’s 333 George Street


20 Jul 2016, Sydney, Australia

A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.

Progress Resumes for Previously Stalled Kelowna Tower


19 Jul 2016, Kelowna, Canada

A construction company has assumed full control of the site of a previously stalled high-rise, claiming to finish the job. The 21-story residential tower is slated to rise under the new name 1151 Sunset Drive. Read more.

Approval Granted for Redevelopment of London’s Friars Bridge Court


19 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom

Approval has been granted for the redevelopment of the Friars Bridge Court building. Once complete, the 22-story office tower will provide 26,637 square meters of office space as well as 986 square meters of retail at the ground level. Read more.

New York City’s 32-Story 300 Ashland Nears Completion


19 Jul 2016, New York City, United States

The construction of a metal-clad residential tower in Brooklyn is almost finished, with tenants slated to move in by late summer 2016. Called 300 Ashland, the apartment tower is situated in the district of Fort Greene. Read more.

24-Story K18B Tower Planned for Vilnius


18 Jul 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania

An architecture firm has won an international design competition to build a mixed-use building in Vilnius’ central business district. K18B will be an iconic 20,000-square-meter development in the heart of the Lithuanian capital. Read more.