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Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen


06 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a height of 1,148 feet (350 meters). Read more.

Revised Planning Application Reduces Height of London’s 22 Bishopsgate


06 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

PLP has submitted revised plans for its tower at 22 Bishopsgate, reducing the skyscraper’s height by 23 meters. The new application for the tower in the City of London features a 59-story building standing at 255 meters. Read more.

Plans Revealed For New Mixed-Use Precinct in Belconnen, Canberra


06 Dec 2016, Canberra, Australia

Geocon recently revealed its plans for Republic, a AUD$700 million (USD$522 million) mixed-use project featuring three towers, which will be integrated with the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT’s) Belconnen precinct. Read more.

New York’s One Vanderbilt to Feature a Skydeck


05 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

New York visitors are going to have another choice for a high-altitude view of the city, with SL Green Realty announcing that their One Vanderbilt project will have an indoor–outdoor observation deck. Read more.

Three-Tower Mixed-Use Complex Proposed for Zhuhai


05 Dec 2016, Zhuhai, China

Located at the heart of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, the proposed Novotown development is just five minutes away from Macau and is positioned as both a tourist destination and a cultural/creative incubator for Southeast Asia. Read more.

Revised Plans for Canary Wharf High-Rise Submitted to London Councilors


05 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom

UK architecture practice Make has submitted revised plans for a 48-story skyscraper in London’s Docklands, having withdrawn a previous proposal for a 56-story tower on the same site after objections to its size. Read more.

Construction Begins for 290-Meter Tower in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach


05 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Construction work on a 290-meter tower at Jumeirah Beach has started, with Emaar appointing Middle East Foundation Group as enabling works contractor for 74-story The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa. Read more.

Construction Progresses on the 49-Floor Vancouver House


02 Dec 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Construction has been moving along at the site of a 49-floor twisting tower, dubbed Vancouver House. Set to complete in 2018, the mixed-use tower is beginning to rise above grade in the heart of downtown Vancouver's Beach District. Read more.

Details Emerge on 77 Greenwich Street in New York City


02 Dec 2016, New York City, United States

As the 152-meter tower at 42 Trinity Place in the Financial District of New York City readies for its forthcoming transformation into a mixed-use building, renamed 77 Greenwich Street, new project details are slowly emerging. Read more.

Towers Begin to Rise at Manchester’s Great Jackson Street Complex


02 Dec 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom

Several towers at the Great Jackson Street complex are currently under construction in Manchester. The development comprises some 1,494 new apartments across a quartet of towers with heights varying from 122 to 201 meters. Read more.

Sports City Master Plan Receives Approval in Rotterdam


02 Dec 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Feyenoord City master plan has officially been given the go-ahead for construction. The redevelopment of the site includes the current De Kuip Stadium, the construction of an additional stadium, and a regeneration of the wider neighborhood. Read more.

Construction Set to Begin for Brisbane 1 Complex


01 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has officially turned the first sod on the site of the Brisbane 1 development in South Brisbane. The complex on Cordelia Street will be the first Australian development built by R&F Properties. Read more.

Construction Progresses on Phase Two of City Garden in Ho Chi Minh City


01 Dec 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh CIty is set to get a bit more crowded as construction progresses on the second phase of one of the area’s largest residential developments, City Garden, which is set to feature two additional towers. Read more.

First Residents Moving into Backstage on The Esplanade in Toronto


01 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

With a full limestone-faced podium now fronting the 36-story tower, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium at the southeast corner of The Esplanade and Yonge Street is now home to its first residents. Read more.

Hamburg’s Slender Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion Completes


30 Nov 2016, Hamburg, Germany

The Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion in Hamburg has completed. The unique design idea, proposed as a freestanding campanile, won a 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings. Read more.

Mixed-Use Longfor Phase IV Development Proposed for Chongqing


30 Nov 2016, Chongqing, China

A competition-winning design has been chosen for a mixed-use development, called Longfor Phase IV, in Chongqing. The project comprises a single tower and podium integrated as an assembled massing of stacked, box-like volumes. Read more.

Plans Submitted for 28-Story Student Housing Tower in Cambridge


30 Nov 2016, Cambridge, United States

According to filings with the City of Cambridge, MIT has plans for a new 28-story building which will include 30,000 square meters of graduate student housing and 1,800 square meters of childcare space. Read more.

Competition-Winning Design Selected for Xi’an’s Newest CBD


30 Nov 2016, Xi'an, China

An architecture firm has won a design competition to provide master planning and design services for the Great Xi'an New Center. The project is expected to complete in phases over many years, resulting in a new city center by 2019. Read more.

Two-Tower London Development Scheme Sent to City Planners for Consultation


29 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Plans by WilkinsonEyre to redevelop a prime central London site near the South Bank have been put out to consultation. The plans, known as Paris Gardens, feature a 52-story, 179-meter residential tower and a 33-story office block. Read more.

Plans Released for Mixed-Use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro


29 Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CannonDesign has unveiled its proposal for a mixed-use Cancer Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The facility will also include public parking, housing for low-income families, shops, gardens, and recreation facilities. Read more.

Residential Superstructure Development in Moscow Revealed


29 Nov 2016, Moscow, Russia

Kengo Kuma and Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise complex in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, that would feature four residential superstructures adjacent to the Moscow City business district. Read more.

Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei


28 Nov 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

In-progress images have been released for the 21-story Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The twisting tower is expected to be completed in September 2017. Read more.

Mixed-Use Tower at 383 La Trobe Receives Approval in Melbourne


28 Nov 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Victoria’s planning minister has approved the USD$524 million mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. The 242-meter, 70-story tower will accommodate 488 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and a 196-room hotel. Read more.

Window Washing System Out of Commission at New York City’s One World Trade Center


28 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

A majority of the windows at New York City’s One World Trade Center haven’t been washed since 2015 because the system used to suspend the washers isn’t safe, according to a representative of the building's developer. Read more.

Trio of Residential Towers Proposed for Frankfurt am Main


28 Nov 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

Competition-winning plans to design three new residential high-rises in the center of Frankfurt am Main have been revealed. The proposal comprises an ensemble of three towers, ranging in height from 44, 56, and 84 meters. Read more.

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour Undergoes Ground Engineering Testing


23 Nov 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The world’s future tallest supported-tower – dubbed The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour – which is currently under construction in Dubai has undergone an extensive ground engineering investigation to ensure its stability. Read more.

Details Emerge on Vancouver’s Under-Construction Independent Tower


23 Nov 2016, Vancouver, Canada

The Independent is a 21-story flatiron tower currently under construction in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighborhood that is set to add studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans to a steaming local housing market. Read more.

Architect Weighs Design Layouts for Trio of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in Hyderabad


23 Nov 2016, Hyderabad, India

The 120-meter Aurobindo Pharma Towers, located the center of HITEC in the City of Hyderabad, have two options for their layout: one intends to accentuate each building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. Read more.

32-Story Modular High-Rise Completes in New York


22 Nov 2016, New York City, United States

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world's tallest volumetric modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. Read more.

Planners Set to Approve City of London's Tallest Tower


22 Nov 2016, London, United Kingdom

Eric Parry Architects’ proposals for a 73-story office block that would be the tallest in the City of London have been recommended for approval by City of London Corporation planners. The No. 1 Undershaft scheme would be 290 meters tall. Read more.