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30 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
Plans were recently filed for The Spiral, which will rise 306 meters when complete. Located at 509 West 34th Street site, the 65-story behemoth will primarily cater to office tenants, with some retail on the ground floor. Read more.
30 Sep 2016, Gold Coast, Australia
A proposal for a twin tower project on the Gold Coast has been withdrawn. Developers pulled the plans for Mariner’s Cove on Seaworld Drive after the Gold Coast City Council spelled out 14 reasons for recommending its rejection. Read more.
30 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States
The developers behind the multi-tower Wolf Point complex are planning to launch the construction of a 66-story apartment tower in early 2017 – the second of three planned towers on the riverside site near Merchandise Mart. Read more.
29 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
SL Green Realty Corp, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced that it has closed on $1.5 billion of construction financing for One Vanderbilt designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Read more.
29 Sep 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Swanston Central, one of the largest residential towers to be constructed in Australia in 2016, has achieved 95 percent pre-sales with buyers flocking to secure space at the 71-story, Elenberg Fraser-designed tower. Read more.
29 Sep 2016, Atlanta, United States
Currently known as the International Plaza, a recent proposal has been put forward by Lee & Associates for a 25-story hotel, office, and retail tower in central Atlanta. The project will comprise a hotel and retail or office space. Read more.
28 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
The 94-story One World Trade Center was able to achieve LEED Gold certification due to the diverse range of sustainable features that have been incorporated into its construction, design, and daily operation. Read more.
28 Sep 2016, Sydney, Australia
The upcoming 26-story office tower at 333 Kent Street has been sold for AUD$88,888,888.88 – a price inspired by the number eight, which is considered the luckiest number in Chinese culture. Read more.
28 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States
A Los Angeles-based developer has officially completed the $240 million purchase of the Tribune Tower, with plans to transform the historic North Michigan Avenue property into a mixed-use redevelopment. Read more.
27 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States
A California-based developer has released details for a $2 billion development plan that aims to jumpstart the creation of a new skyscraper district on a 14.5-acre (six-hectare) site at the southern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. Read more.
27 Sep 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Richard Meier & Partners has won planning for a tower in Hamburg’s HafenCity district. The 16-story building will contain luxury flats for rent and sale on the upper floors, above a new 6,800-square-meter headquarters for Engel & Völkers. Read more.
27 Sep 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Singapore-based developer Fragrance Group has received a planning permit for its 555 Collins Street apartment tower, two years after buying the site for more than AUD$75 million (USD$57 million). Read more.
26 Sep 2016, Shanghai, China
A US-based architecture firm has won an international competition to redesign Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China. The new mixed-use development will strengthen connections with nearby destinations, like the M50 Arts District. Read more.
26 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom
The City of Westminster Council has granted approval for the redevelopment of the London Hilton on Park Lane. The 29-story hotel will be revamped to include residential units on the top floors and a new building at the tower's base. Read more.
26 Sep 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a beachfront hotel project in Dubai, dubbed The Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The project includes a pair of 74-story towers at the end of Dubai Marina. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Currently under construction, the 64-story Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will include a Shangri-La Hotel, serviced apartments, and condominiums. The tower's design is inspired by the local dhow ships on the Red Sea. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Baltimore, United States
The Baltimore City Council has approved a $660 million bond deal for Port Covington – a waterfront, multi-tower development that includes the new Under Armour HQ, as well as shops, housing offices, and manufacturing spaces. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Vancouver, Canada
The 40-story Empire Landmark, which is 44 years old and features a rotating restaurant, is facing the threat of demolition. The current property owners want to replace the old tower with two new high-rises of 28 and 30 stories. Read more.
23 Sep 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom
A major new scheme for Manchester's Victoria Station, which includes a pair of residential towers of 20 and 25 stories, has been successfully granted planning permission by local authorities. Read more.
22 Sep 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Construction is now underway on SOM’s OH-1 redevelopment project in the Otemachi District of Tokyo. Covering a 20,000-square-meter site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. Read more.
22 Sep 2016, New York City, United States
New renderings depicting the final design are now available for the 25-story, 115-unit mixed-use building under development at 565 Broome Street in Hudson Square. The renderings come as sales have launched for the project’s condominiums. Read more.
22 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom
Stiff + Trevillion has submitted revised plans for a new 37-story mixed-use tower in Vauxhall, south London. Planned to complete in 2020, the distinctive black and white tower will replace a series of warehouses. Read more.
21 Sep 2016, Auckland, New Zealand
The sale of Auckland’s Civic Administration Building in Aotea Square has paved the way for a $200 to $300 million development in the cultural heart of the city, transforming the former office building into a residential precinct. Read more.
21 Sep 2016, San Francisco, United States
San Francisco's city attorney on September 20 issued a subpoena to the developers of a high-rise that is tilting and has sunk more than a foot, to determine if structural issues were appropriately conveyed to purchasers. Read more.
21 Sep 2016, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Falconer Chester Hall Architects has won planning for two residential towers on Liverpool’s waterfront, including a 34-story private rental sector scheme and a 25-story tower at the opposite end of the waterfront. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Stavanger, Norway
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a design contest to develop a new high-rise tower in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. The winning proposal, known as "Breiavatnet Lanterna," is a dynamic 26-story scheme. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States
The 26-story Studio Gang-designed tower known as Solstice on the Park is finally preparing to break ground just north of Jackson Park on Chicago’s south side after several delays and a significant redesign. Read more.
20 Sep 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Australian property developer JGL Properties has submitted a development application for a new 18-story residential apartment building located at 11 Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point, consisting of 16 full floor residences. Read more.
19 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States
An updated set of renderings for the proposed W Hotel Los Angeles development reveal the addition of a massive wrap-around LED screen that will envelop the lower perimeter of all three towers central to the project. Read more.
19 Sep 2016, Hai Phong, Vietnam
A local realty conglomerate held a groundbreaking at the site of an upcoming 45-story tower in Hai Phong. According to the developer, the tower will become the tallest of its kind in Vietnam’s northern coastal region, once completed. Read more.