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“Three-Crowned” Cooltoren Tower Proposed for Rotterdam

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26 Jun 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, a 150-meter tower that, upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. Read more.


Victoria One Tops Out in Melbourne

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26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The core structure of the under construction Victoria One has topped out at 246 meters. The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on June 17 and took 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement. Read more.


Liuzhou Forest City Master Plan Breaks Ground in China

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26 Jun 2017, Liuzhou, China

A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools covered entirely by plants and trees. Read more.


Two-Tower Brickell Heights Project Completes in Miami

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26 Jun 2017, Miami, United States

After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a hand-painted mural on the façade of the building's lower eight floors. Read more.


MULTI Elevator Technology Officially Unveiled in Rottweil

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23 Jun 2017, Rottweil, Germany

Described as the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system, MULTI has been unveiled at a 246-meter test tower in Rottweil. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in a loop. Read more.


Wilshire Grand Center Completes in Los Angeles

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23 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Wilshire Grand Center, now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, will officially open its doors today, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Read more.


New’R Residential Tower Completes in Nantes, France

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23 Jun 2017, Nantes, France

A developer has completed a new housing tower composed of an angular core wrapped in undulating balconies. New’R is located in Nantes and pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera. Read more.


Second Wolf Point Apartment Tower Cleared to Rise in Chicago

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23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.


Dragon-Themed Tower Complex Proposed for Zhuhai

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23 Jun 2017, Zhuhai, China

Plans have been revealed for a dragon-inspired development in China’s southern Guangdong province. Phase Two of the Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters complex is sited in close proximity to a bridge that connects mainland China to Macau. Read more.


600 UK High-Rises Identified with Grenfell Tower-Style Cladding

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22 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

Around 600 UK high-rises are believed to be covered in similar cladding to the material suspected of worsening the deadly London apartment block fire, the British government said Thursday, June 22. Read more.


Chicago’s Optima Signature Welcomes First Residents

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22 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

Two years after foundation permits were first issued, the 57-story Optima Signature high-rise in Streeterville has formally opened and welcomed its first tenants this month. The 490-unit apartment project is currently 20 percent leased. Read more.


St. Michael’s Manchester Scheme Sees Design Team Changes Ahead of Imminent Project Revisions

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22 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

Developers have replaced the design team behind their controversial St. Michael's high-rise scheme in Manchester, signaling imminent project revisions. An exact timescale for the revised proposals is not yet known. Read more.


Details Emerge on Proposed 8 Phillip Street Development in Sydney

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22 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Fresh details describing the "world-class design" for 8 Phillip Street in Western Sydney have emerged, along with new renderings. Poised to rise 56 stories in Parramatta, the landmark development will contain 314 apartments. Read more.


Towers Proposed to “Defend” Historic Church Site in Parramatta, Sydney

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21 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

A historic church is to be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex, expanding the Parramatta Mission and the Uniting Church in Australia’s presence in the city. The project will also house new residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Read more.


Construction Permit Issued for Chicago’s Eight Eleven Uptown

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21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States

The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the Chicago development landed a full, $45 million construction permit on June 19. Read more.


Contractor Selected to Deliver Collins Square Tower 5 in Melbourne

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21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.


Two Montréal Megaprojects Set to Begin Construction in Fall 2017

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21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada

Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted permitting. A major investment in the city's transit system has also been announced. Read more.


Grenfell House Fire Provokes Investigation into Cladding on NSW Towers

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20 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the fatal blaze that occurred at Grenfell House in London was pinpointed as contributing to a past fire in a Melbourne high-rise, provoking investigation into cladding on NSW towers. Read more.


Multi-Tower Design Wins Eindhoven Design Competition

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20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands

A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.


Work Set to Resume on Stalled Saigon One Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

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20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.


Bauhaus Condos Proposed for Downtown Toronto

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20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada

Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.


Grenfell House Cladding Identified as Cheaper and More Flammable Option

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19 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

The cladding used in the Grenfell House renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety. The aluminum-composite panels were installed prior to a devastating fire at the 24-story tower. Read more.


Architecture Firm Wins Design Competition for Circular Quay Tower in Sydney

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19 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia

An architecture firm has won a competition to design a new office tower as part of an urban precinct that is set to reinvigorate part of Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay area. The scheme is characterized by a multi-level network of pedestrian laneways. Read more.


Atlanta’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Proposed for the Midtown District

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19 Jun 2017, Atlanta, United States

Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will soon be home to the city’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. No. 2 Opus Place is a proposed 53-story glass tower set to house 232 apartment units, aiming for completion in 2020. Read more.


Park Central’s First Residential Tower Launched in Brisbane

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19 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

The first residential tower within Park Central – a new US$760 million master planned, transit-oriented development in Woolloongabba – will be launched in June 2017. Park Central One will feature 168 apartments across 18 levels. Read more.


London Government to Inspect Tower Blocks Following Grenfell House Fire

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16 Jun 2017, London, United Kindom

Following a devastating fire that took place in a 24-story residential high-rise in West London on June 14, all 4,000 high-rise tower blocks in the UK similar to Grenfell House are to face inspections, a communities secretary has announced. Read more.


Multi-Tower, Transit-Oriented Master Plan Proposed for Cyberjaya

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16 Jun 2017, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

A design studio recently participated in a competition to design a 40-hectare, multi-tower, transit-oriented master plan in Malaysia. The project is being developed for Cyberjaya – a growing city of high-tech firms and universities. Read more.


45-Story Fort Lauderdale Tower to Open in September

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16 Jun 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

Fort Lauderdale's next tallest building, Icon Las Olas, is set to officially open its doors in September of 2017. With one- to three-bedrooms ranging in size from 89 to 185 square meters, monthly rents stretch from $2,500 to $7,000. Read more.


Proposal Submitted for 82-Story No. 1 Brisbane Tower

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16 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A development application has been submitted for a new 82-story residential tower known as No.1 Brisbane. Located on the corner of George and Queen Streets, the tower comprises 534 residential apartments varying in size and layout. Read more.


Architects Submit Revised Proposal for City of London Tower

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15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom

KPF has submitted revised proposals for a new 19-story tower in Bevis Marks in London’s Aldgate. The scheme replaces an earlier 16-story concept for the site at 21-24 Bevis Marks on the eastern edge of the City’s high-rise cluster. Read more.