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19 Sep 2017, Jersey City, United States
Final approvals were recently granted for a 52-story tower in Jersey City, which will rise above a new public school, four storefronts, and a public plaza, each of which is part of the development plan. Read more.
18 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom
A complex of residential towers has been designed for London’s Greenwich Peninsula. The project comprises a series of cascading towers containing one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as executive suites. Read more.
18 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States
A proposal to construct a mixed-use high-rise development in the Fashion District has gained the unanimous approval of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. The tower will contain 452 apartments and ground-floor commercial space. Read more.
18 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia
A draft 20-year plan, prepared for the New South Wales (NSW) Government, would see several thousand more people living in the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in western Sydney, housed in medium-density buildings. Read more.
15 Sep 2017, New Brunswick, United States
The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center is nearing completion in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, now that financing has been completed for the $171 million mixed-use project. Read more.
15 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia
A Japan-based developer has submitted an application for a AUS$144 million (USD$115 million) residential project to the City of Parramatta. The four-tower complex will also include 6,574 square meters of common open space. Read more.
14 Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A master plan has been devised for Amsterdam’s former Bijlmerbajes prison complex, located on the city’s periphery. A collaborative development team will transform the site into a residential tower complex spanning 7.5 hectares. Read more.
14 Sep 2017, New York City, United States
A proposed prefabricated timber tower for Central Park would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The structure would rise 220 meters and be constructed from curved glue-laminated timber beams. Read more.
14 Sep 2017, Detroit, United States
An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the developer needs more time to complete it. Read more.
14 Sep 2017, Hangzhou, China
A mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou has been completed. The property accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments, and shops within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Read more.
13 Sep 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) recently seized control of the unfinished Saigon One Tower – located in Ho Chi Minh City's downtown District One – as collateral over its investors' unpaid debt. Read more.
13 Sep 2017, San Francisco, United States
As negotiations continue between the developer, appellant, and city officials, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has for the second time delayed a vote on the appeal of plans to build a luxury skyscraper. Read more.
13 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia
After selling 90 percent of the apartments in the first Victoria Square tower, the second stage of the development, which is located in Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct, has recently launched. Read more.
13 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom
Plans have been lodged for a 750,000-square-foot (70,000-square-meter) office-led, mixed-use complex on the London City fringe near the Finsbury Circus park. It will rise 27 stories and brandish a clock on its crown. Read more.
12 Sep 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Plans have been lodged for three residential towers rising up to 32 stories next to the planned Owen Street cluster of skyscrapers near Manchester city center. The scheme will form part of the Great Jackson Street Development Framework. Read more.
12 Sep 2017, Philadelphia, United States
Construction atop the rising Comcast Technology Center has been halted over concerns that the steel being used is cracked. The cracking may have occurred during the steel’s galvanizing process. Read more.
12 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia
A design by a Melbourne architecture firm, which drew its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for a 26,000-square-meter office tower at 32 Smith Street in Parramatta. Read more.
11 Sep 2017, Miami, United States
Three construction cranes collapsed onto buildings in South Florida due to Hurricane Irma's heavy winds. Crews had to wait until the the winds calm to mobilize. There have been no reported injuries. Read more.
11 Sep 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A private developer has proposed a AU$42 million (US$33.7 million) development for the rapidly changing Melbourne suburb of Richmond. The 14-story building will be tailored for commercial, office, retail, and food and drink uses. Read more.
11 Sep 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Plans have been revealed for a new skyscraper in one of Dubai’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The project was designed to address demand in the United Arab Emirates’ residential, tourism, and hospitality sectors. Read more.
08 Sep 2017, New York City, United States
Taking shape next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 53W53 tower recently reached 58 out of its 77 floors. When completed, the tower will achieve supertall status. Read more.
08 Sep 2017, Sydney, Australia
An ambitious, $800 million mixed-used development aiming to revitalize an area of Parramatta colloquially known as “Auto Alley” has been given the green light by the Sydney West Planning Panel. Read more.
08 Sep 2017, Las Vegas, United States
County commissioners have voted 7-0 to approve plans for a four-tower apartment complex east of the Las Vegas Strip. Developers are planning to demolish one of their existing complexes for the new towers. Read more.
07 Sep 2017, Montréal, Canada
La Grande roue de Montréal, a 60-meter-tall observation wheel and the largest of its kind in Canada, was officially unveiled to the public on Friday. The riverside wheel will offer views of the city's extensive skyline and heritage buildings. Read more.
07 Sep 2017, Manila, Philippines
An international architecture company has just won a competition for a new landmark building, Icone Tower, in the heart of metro Manila. The high-rise combines Filipino traditional design with contemporary influences. Read more.
07 Sep 2017, Miami, United States
The finalization of a construction loan is enabling vertical construction to begin on the Eighty Seven Park project in Miami Beach, Florida. The high-rise will house 66 units and include a two-acre (0.8-hectare) private park. Read more.
06 Sep 2017, New York City, United States
A German banking giant has sent a request-for-proposals (RFP) to the leaseholder of 2 World Trade Center regarding a possible relocation. The move could help developers begin construction on the tower. Read more.
06 Sep 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
New images have been unveiled of Valley, a 75,000-square-meter mixed-use complex in Zuidas, Amsterdam’s central business district. The competition-winning design aims to transform the area into a more livable and complete urban quarter. Read more.
06 Sep 2017, Chicago, United States
The north suburban Northlight Theatre plans to return to Evanston, the city of its birth, as a 37-story development replete with a boutique hotel, restaurant, high-end apartments, and 250 parking spaces. Read more.
06 Sep 2017, Shenzhen, China
A master plan is being developed for a Shenzhen project comprising 12 skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network, and a green urban park. The development’s main buildings range between 278 and 428 meters in height. Read more.