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UK architecture practice Make has submitted revised plans for a 48-story skyscraper in London’s Docklands, having withdrawn a previous proposal for a 56-story tower on the same site after objections to its size.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