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21 Jul 2017, San Francisco, United States
The Millennium Tower in San Francisco has sunk another inch in the past seven months, but on the brighter side, engineers have found a potential fix, which would entail drilling new piles down to bedrock from the building's basement. Read more.
21 Jul 2017, Sydney, Australia
An early milestone has been reached on Sydney Greenland Centre, which could become the tallest residential tower in Sydney’s CBD when completed in 2019. Demolition work has completed at the site after a 12-month process. Read more.
21 Jul 2017, Vancouver, Canada
On the agenda this week at Vancouver city hall is a major development proposal which sees a church and a local developer partnering to build what would be one of the city’s tallest buildings, a 170-meter residential tower. Read more.
21 Jul 2017, Milwaukee, United States
Construction of the $450 million, 33-story Northwestern Mutual Tower is now “substantially complete,” according to developer Northwestern Mutual. “Which means most construction is done, even inside,” the company said. Read more.
20 Jul 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
A major land reclamation project, known as Port City Colombo (PCC), will span 269 hectares and cost around $US15 billion upon completion in 2041. The master plan will encompass five precincts, including Island Living and a Marina. Read more.
20 Jul 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
An anticipated historic grain silo conversion – known simply as The Silo – will open to the public on Cape Town's V&A waterfront on September 22, 2017. The first part of the renovation, consisting of hotel programming, opened in May 2017. Read more.
20 Jul 2017, Detroit, United States
For the first time in decades, a private event will be held in the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Over $8 million has already been spent on renovations, and further construction is planned for the near future. Read more.
20 Jul 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A property group has submitted a development application to Brisbane City Council for a 15-story office building to be built at 949 Ann Street, in Fortitude Valley. The site was purchased for AU$6.28 million (US$5 million) in October 2012. Read more.
19 Jul 2017, Hobart, Australia
The Singapore-based Fragrance Group has increased the height of two proposed hotels at 28-30 Davey Street and 2-6 Collins Street, which has led to controversy since they exceed planning scheme height restrictions. Read more.
19 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States
A 66-story tower next to the Hotel Figueroa in South Park could break ground by 2020 and be completed by 2023. The project would house 220 hotel rooms, 200 condos, and about 94,000 square feet of commercial space. Read more.
19 Jul 2017, Moscow, Russia
A fire broke out in a high-rise building undergoing renovations at 19 New Arbat Street in central Moscow. There has been no information on any injured, and Moscow’s Emergencies Services said there were no people inside. Read more.
18 Jul 2017, Sydney, Australia
A Chinese real estate conglomerate is investing AU$380 million (US$301 million) to redevelop the heritage-listed Porter House into a 121-room boutique hotel. Castle Residences will include residential, retail, and commercial offerings. Read more.
18 Jul 2017, London, United Kingdom
A six-building complex, which includes a 53-story residential tower, is planned for London’s South Bank. The tower contains 227 flats above retail, plus a 34-story office block with a ground-floor music venue. Read more.
18 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States
The design of the upcoming 98-story Vista Tower is still being refined, and recent updates include the replacement of residential space on the 83rd floor with an open-air “blow-through,” which can offer relief from high wind forces. Read more.
17 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Wilshire Gate, a 33-story mixed-use tower, has been proposed for LA’s Koreatown neighborhood. The complex will bring a 200-room hotel, 250 condominium units, retail and office space, and 545 parking stalls to the area. Read more.
17 Jul 2017, Hong Kong, China
One and Two Chinachem Central is a milestone for the Chinachem Central complex in Hong Kong’s CBD. The project is a connected 26- and 22-story compact building comprising a three-story retail podium, F&B facilities, and office space. Read more.
17 Jul 2017, Honolulu, United States
At least three people have died and another 12 have been injured in a fire at a Honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said. Hundreds fled the condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors. Read more.
14 Jul 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A team of architects has won a competition to design a “progressive residential development” in inner-city Eindhoven. Known as Nieuw Bergen, the complex will offer high-quality, sustainable residences for the neighborhood. Read more.
14 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States
A 44-story tower at 727 West Madison is set to become the tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway and the Loop. The 151-meter tower will contain 492 apartments of varying layouts, ranging in size from 45 to 145 square meters. Read more.
14 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada
The Emerald City community of North York is continuing to expand with new density. Following the successful sales launch of The Peak residential tower earlier this year, a 24-story condominium known as The Point has been announced. Read more.
14 Jul 2017, Seattle, United States
A First Hill church is planning a massive undertaking: a 30-story condo tower with 200-plus units at 8th and Cherry Street in Seattle. The parish has sold development rights to the land, while maintaining ownership rights to the property. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architects have won a competition to design a new tower for Rotterdam. The Sax, which comprises two interconnected towers, will rise between the New Luxor Theater and the Boston and Seattle residential areas. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada
In Toronto, a new residential development is being proposed at 169 The Donway West. Developers are now advancing a new site plan application for a 34-story residential tower, framed by the curve of a cascading mid-rise sibling. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Perth, Australia
The City of Perth has given in-principle support for the Perth+ complex, which would become a centerpiece of Elizabeth Quay. Plans feature two towers reaching 19 and 54 stories or 86.5 and 220 meters, respectively. Read more.
13 Jul 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania
New renderings and details have been revealed for a mixed-use tower development located in the downtown business district of Vilnius, Lithuania, as the project has secured funding. The project is currently estimated to complete by 2020. Read more.
12 Jul 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Construction on the long-awaited second tower at the Apex property in South Park, Los Angeles, has progressed to the 14th floor. The tower broke ground exactly one year ago, on July 11, 2016, and has been steadily rising since then. Read more.
12 Jul 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
A revised design has been unveiled for the controversial St. Michael's scheme in Manchester. New plans see a single tower with nickel-colored curtain walling, standing two meters shorter than the previous scheme at 134.5 meters. Read more.
12 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States
The first concrete pour that will solidify to become the foundation mat for the upcoming Essex on the Park high-rise took place July 11. The permit authorizing foundation work was issued back in April, and now full tower permits have been secured. Read more.
12 Jul 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved new planning controls that will pave the way for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, but slash the height of a proposed tower overlooking the markets. Read more.
11 Jul 2017, Chicago, United States
Even as it builds what will become the city's third-tallest skyscraper, a Chicago real estate developer is pushing ahead on a new wave of towers in its 11.3-hectare Lakeshore East project near the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Read more.