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28 Feb 2018, Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast City Council has approved a twin-tower hotel and residential project for a riverfront Surfers Paradise site. The two towers will rise 34 and 46 stories, and contain 503 apartments, 280 hotel rooms, and five ground-floor townhouses. Read more.
28 Feb 2018, New York City, United States
15 Hudson Yards, a 279.5-meter-tall residential building in New York City’s Hudson Yards mega-development, has topped out. According to developer Related Companies, more than half of the tower’s 285 units have sold. Read more.
28 Feb 2018, Leeds, United Kingdom
An architect has revealed plans for a 33-story mixed-use residential, hotel, and co-working tower, shaped like a giant clamp, at the western gateway to Leeds city center. Depending on the final height, the tower could become the tallest in Leeds. Read more.
28 Feb 2018, Shenzhen, China
GroupGSA has revealed its proposal in a design competition to build a tech company’s new headquarters in Shenzhen. The mixed-use tower design was inspired by the repeating hexagons of a carbon atom. Read more.
27 Feb 2018, Portland, United States
An architect has revealed updated renderings of the firm’s proposal to build a pair of interlinking high-rises in Portland’s 13-hectare mixed-use Broadway Corridor site. The taller of the towers, reaching 296 meters, would be the tallest in the city. Read more.
27 Feb 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A developer has awarded a $163 million contract to China State Construction Engineering Corporation for the construction of a tower in its Aykon City master development. Work on the tower is expected to begin on March 1, 2018. Read more.
27 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom
The mayor of London has stepped in to rescue a locally rejected 427-unit residential scheme in West London. The development would see five towers built to house retail, office space, and residential units – 40 percent of which would be affordable. Read more.
26 Feb 2018, Chicago, United States
The owners of Chicago’s Aon Center are planning to add a glass-sheathed elevator tower to the skyscraper’s exterior to ferry visitors to and from a new observation deck. Once completed, Chicago would have three high-rise observation decks. Read more.
26 Feb 2018, Halong, Vietnam
Aedas has designed the Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel, a 39-story luxury hotel tower in Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s biggest tourist attractions. The hotel will offer unobstructed views of the UNESCO World Heritage bay and its limestone isles. Read more.
26 Feb 2018, Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles city planning commissioners approved a condominium tower in the city’s Downtown Historic Core. The building would contain 467 units and 860 parking spaces, which would be shared with nearby buildings. Read more.
26 Feb 2018, Le Havre, France
An architect plans a twisting 19-story residential tower in Le Havre, France. The 70-unit project, overlooking the city’s docks as well as the reconstructed city center, will offer unique floor plans that can be personalized upon request. Read more.
23 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian government has put on hold AU$4.5 billion worth of high-rise apartment projects at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne. A government statement said the 26 development applications would be referred to a committee for analysis. Read more.
23 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom
An architect has won planning permission for a major mixed-use development on an 11-hectare site in Newham, East London. The scheme includes five buildings over 20 stories and two buildings in excess of 30 stories. Read more.
23 Feb 2018, Dallas, United States
The 23-story Tower Petroleum Building in Dallas is being converted into a 177-room boutique hotel. Developers have announced that the Art Deco building, located next to the landmark Majestic Theater, is due to open February 27. Read more.
22 Feb 2018, Shanghai, China
Amara Hotels & Resorts has opened a new luxury hotel in Shanghai. The 30-story, five-star hotel tower contains 343 rooms, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a 1,100-square-meter ballroom. Read more.
22 Feb 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands
An architect has won a design competition for the third phase of Weenapoint, a mixed-use development in Rotterdam. Located near Rotterdam Central Station, the scheme will include 17,000 square meters of office space, retail, and 300 residences. Read more.
22 Feb 2018, Sydney, Australia
A Chinese developer has lodged an application with the City of Parramatta to develop a 21-story mixed-use apartment tower. Designed by Woods Bagot, the 76-meter high-rise will contain more than 100 apartments with retail at the base. Read more.
22 Feb 2018, Milwaukee, United States
A historic Freemason center in Milwaukee is undergoing a $60 million renovation that will see the three-story building add a 14-story hotel tower on top of its roof. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more.
21 Feb 2018, New York City, United States
A major US bank plans to build a new 232,257-square-meter headquarters at 270 Park Ave. in New York City, the first major project under a city rezoning plan designed to rejuvenate the building stock in one of its biggest job centers. Read more.
21 Feb 2018, Sydney, Australia
A Chinese developer has launched the first stage of its three-tower development in St. Leonards, near Sydney. It will comprise two towers of 46 and 26 stories, accommodating 654 apartments, as well as a 15-story commercial and retail building. Read more.
21 Feb 2018, Hong Kong, China
Swire Properties has announced the topping-out of its newest office tower, One Taikoo Place. More than half of the 92,903-square-meter building, located in the heart of the Taikoo Place development, has been leased to major tenants. Read more.
20 Feb 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Liverpool City Council is set to restore the city’s policy on tall buildings in an attempt to stop UNESCO stripping it of its World Heritage Site status. Activists have become concerned as the proliferation of tall building proposals continues in the city. Read more.
20 Feb 2018, Miami, United States
One Thousand Museum, a 61-story residential skyscraper in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has topped out. The 213-meter tower features a curved exoskeleton made of lightweight glass-fiber reinforced concrete. Read more.
20 Feb 2018, Taguig City, Philippines
The 461-room Grand Hyatt Manila has officially opened in the second-tallest skyscraper in the Philippines. One of the hotel’s three restaurants occupies some of the highest floors in the building, offering guests panoramic views. Read more.
19 Feb 2018, Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Midtown Hibiya office tower is about to open across Hibiya Park and just a few blocks south of the Marunouchi business district. The 188,000-square-meter building will replace an historic structure that was demolished in 2005. Read more.
19 Feb 2018, Monterrey, Mexico
An architecture firm has won a design competition for Constitución 999, a 227-meter high-rise in Monterrey, Mexico. The mixed-use building, which would be the city’s tallest, would feature a web-like exoskeleton. Read more.
19 Feb 2018, Hollywood, United States
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is rising fast outside of Hollywood, Florida. Construction of the 140.5-meter guitar-shaped hotel tower recently passed the halfway mark and is expected to be completed by mid-2019. Read more.
16 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia
The Future Melbourne Committee has announced its support of a revised mixed-use development along the Yarra River. The project includes a 17-story high-rise that will house a 180-room hotel and 250 apartments. Read more.
16 Feb 2018, Newark, Unietd States
New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower in Newark. Dubbed “Vibe,” the 17-story, 64-meter building will feature 256 units across 27,914 meters of total space and feature a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Read more.
16 Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom
The mayor of London has approved plans to build a 21-story modular affordable apartment block in Croydon. The 153-unit project is expected to become one of the tallest modular towers in the UK, with 70% of homes available for first-time buyers. Read more.