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31 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer has submitted a development application for a new 19-story residential tower located at 12 Hamilton Street, Kangaroo Point. Its design has borrowed concepts and ideas from the City Council’s new subtropical design guide. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
The unprecedented development boom taking place in Chicago’s West Loop is about to yield its tallest project yet – a 44-story cylindrical tower known as One South Halsted. A construction permit was recently issued for the project. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom
Plans for a USD$439 million mixed-use scheme in Leeds, which include proposals for the city’s tallest tower, have cleared a key planning hurdle. A pre-planning presentation for the South Bank project went before Leeds councilors last week. Read more.
31 Jan 2017, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A competition winning scheme for a hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Mecca has been revealed. The scheme addresses the shortage of accommodation in Mecca in response to the rapid growth in visitor numbers. Read more.
30 Jan 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
The revised designs for the proposed St. Michael’s development – which include a color change from black to bronze – were revealed as the 31- and 21-story towers close to Manchester Town Hall were finally submitted for planning. Read more.
30 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A major Australian bank is set to take up the anchor tenancy at 839 Collins Street. Located in the Docklands precinct, the tower will rise to 20 stories and feature 38,000 square meters of grade-A commercial office space. Read more.
30 Jan 2017, Edmonton, Canada
Stantec Tower is beginning its ascent from the heart of Edmonton’s ICE District. Recent photos show progress on the building's steel-framed commercial podium, which has climbed about seven stories thus far. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Fuzhou, China
Construction is underway for the Fubon Fuzhou Financial Center in Fuzhou, China. The new, 29-story corporate building is set for a site along the Minjiang River in the Straights Financial Street Development of Fuzhou’s Taijian District. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Mississauga, Canada
An architect has won a competition to design a landmark building with offset floor plates for the master planned M City in Mississauga. The 60-story flagship Tower 8 will rise from the corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The City West Police Complex, headquarters for the Victorian police force in Melbourne, has been given the green light to add a new, 39-story, high-security tower. The addition, set for 311 Spencer Street, is estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.
27 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
The recently opened Exhibit on Superior draws its name from its location in the heart of River North’s art gallery and furniture showroom district. The cream colored high-rise contains a variety of unit layouts starting at about $1,700 per month. Read more.
26 Jan 2017, Wuhan, China
In what is being called the largest demolition of its kind in China, 19 towers were reduced to rubble in just 10 seconds in a spectacular demonstration of controlled implosion to make way for the 648-meter Wuhan CTF Finance Center. Read more.
26 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Local architecture practice Make has been given the go-ahead for a new 32-story office block in the City of London. Backed by developers Brookfield Property Partners, the 1 Leadenhall scheme was approved by Corporation planners. Read more.
26 Jan 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A new 17-story-tall student accommodation tower designed by Plus Architecture that would include 471 rooms will see the completion of an entire precinct block of student accommodation developments in South Brisbane. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Sydney, Australia
Darling Harbour’s rejuvenation has taken another step forward following the recent redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency Sydney at 161 Sussex Street. The redevelopment process took place over a two-year period beginning in December 2014. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New fire safety regulations came into force across the UAE on January 22 in response to a series of blazes in towers in the Emirates over the past few years. The new code specifically targets flammability issues involving exterior cladding. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Preliminary renderings have been revealed for the long-rumored, 1,126-unit Times Mirror Square development that aims to replace the 1970s-era William Pereira addition to the Los Angeles Times Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Budapest, Hungary
An architect has won the commission to design a new multi-tower master plan for the Budapart neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary. The project is set to become the largest singular urban development in the city in nearly 30 years. Read more.
24 Jan 2017, Shenzhen, China
A new 129,000-square-meter, two-tower office complex in Shenzhen will sport a design by Goettsch Partners after the Chicago-based practice was announced as the winner of an intensive design competition. Read more.
24 Jan 2017, Doha, Qatar
OMA's new headquarters building for the Qatar Foundation in Doha is revealed for the first time in exclusive photographs. The building comprises a large 57-meter-tall cube with a façade of precast white concrete. Read more.
24 Jan 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Salvo Property Group has secured almost a full hectare site at 60-82 Johnston Street for more than AUD$40 million (USD$30.4 million), with a permit for four residential towers in the Fishermans Bend precinct. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, New York City, United States
Hudson Yards' first condominium offering is now a quarter sold since commencing sales in September 2016. Though not slated to open until October 2018, 15 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has found buyers for 75 of its 285 condominiums. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A developer is launching sales of apartments at its Royal Atlantis Resorts and Residences on the Palm as it banks on an upturn in Dubai’s real estate investor sentiment. Starting January 28, about 20 units will go on sale. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
New renderings have been revealed for a high-rise proposed for the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago's South Loop, as well as information that preliminary bids for the project are expected to be forthcoming. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A USD$18.8 million deal locked in a site for a tower destined to become the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Developers of the proposed Orion Towers project settled on a 5,724-square-meter parcel of land in Surfers Paradise. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
Proposals for the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre on Ripple Road in Barking, east London – billed as “a rival” to the nearby Westfield center in Stratford – were approved by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham on Monday, January 16. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, Chicago, United States
The Illinois governor and other Republican lawmakers are making a second run at selling and demolishing the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago’s Loop. The decision could allow conceptual plans for a 115-story tower to proceed. Read more.
20 Jan 2017, Montréal, Canada
Progress on L'Avenue – a 50-story condominium in Montréal – has been steady, with most of the blue and black curtain wall glazing installed and the tower's pointy crown bringing the sloping elevations to an appropriate conclusion. Read more.
19 Jan 2017, Tehran, Iran
Soldiers, sniffer dogs, and rescue workers are searching for an estimated 25 trapped firefighters in the ruins of a 17-story commercial building that collapsed on January 19 while they were trying to put out a blaze. Read more.