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City Approves Modifications to Three Towers at Toronto’s Pinnacle One Yonge

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17 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The City of Toronto has approved modifications to three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 stories, which are to be constructed as part of Pinnacle One Yonge, a major downtown development. Read more.


Detailed Design of Manchester’s St. Michael's Scheme is Unveiled

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16 Oct 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs for St. Michael's, the contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, show how the façade of the lozenge-shaped, 134.5-meter-tall centerpiece skyscraper has been tweaked in response to a second round of public consultation. Read more.


Third Tower in Brooklyn’s City Point Complex Grows 11 Stories

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16 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The third tower in City Point, a complex currently under construction at 138 Willoughby, will be called Brooklyn Point, and rise 11 stories taller than anticipated. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2021. Read more.


Major Mixed-Use London Scheme Halves Towers' Height

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12 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

The £1.3 billion ($1.32 billion) Olympicopolis scheme has more than halved the height of its twin towers in order to preserve views of St. Paul's Cathedral. The revision may leave the Victoria and Albert Museum looking for an additional site. Read more.


Developer Seeks Size Increase for Six-Tower Melbourne Complex

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11 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The developer of Victoria Square has sought to increase the size of all but one of the development's six towers. The revised plans would add between four and five levels across five separate buildings. Read more.


34-Story Tower to Join Toronto’s ME Living Community

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10 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's upcoming ME Living Condos community is adding a 34-story condominium tower. Originally set to rise 39 stories, the height was reduced after the city's planning department refused the original proposal in spring 2017. Read more.


Planning Approved for Trimmed South London Housing Scheme

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09 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans for a 21-story residential scheme in Abbey Wood, southeast London, have been approved. The changes include a reduction in height, an increase in units, and an increase in commercial floor space. Read more.


Revised Plans Approved for London’s Prussian Blue

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04 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Revised plans have been approved for the Prussian Blue tower in central London. The stacked three-block scheme will add another 35 meters to its height, topping out at 220 meters and 40-stories. Read more.


Glass Defines Seattle Space Needle Renovations, New Renderings Show

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04 Oct 2017, Seattle, United States

For the second time this year, new renderings have been released depicting the Seattle Space Needle renovations, which highlight multiple glass types, as well as a new dining room with wrap-around views. Read more.


New Design Revealed for Manning Street Tower in Brisbane

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02 Oct 2017, Brisbane, Australia

A new design has been unveiled for the 30-story Manning Street Apartments. The residential tower will rise from 15 Manning Street, South Brisbane, comprise 261 apartments across 24 residential levels, and feature a large green wall. Read more.


Antwerp Tower Renovation Will Make It the City's Third-Tallest

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27 Sep 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

By extending the tower to 100 meters tall, the new design for Antwerp Tower will make it the third-tallest building in Antwerp, and is meant to provide a hub of activity to an already vibrant part of the city. Read more.


Los Angeles Approves Changes to Massive Two-Tower City Center Development

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20 Sep 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new batch of renderings has been released depicting design changes for the $700 million L.A. City Center project, a two-tower complex planned for Downtown Los Angeles that was recently approved by the City Planning Commission. Read more.


Upcoming Detroit Redevelopment Sees Major Design Changes

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14 Sep 2017, Detroit, United States

An updated vision for the planned redevelopment of the J.L. Hudson department store site calls for a taller, more expensive building than previously proposed. But the developer needs more time to complete it. Read more.


Upscale Gold Coast Condo Tower Gets Another Height Increase

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05 Sep 2017, Chicago, United States

The Gold Coast luxury condo tower known as No. 9 Walton has been issued an updated construction permit allowing for a larger, taller, and more expensive penthouse unit with its own private swimming pool. Read more.


Developer Reveals New “Lozenge”-Shaped Tower for Controversial Manchester Project

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23 Aug 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom

New designs have been revealed for a contentious high-rise scheme in Manchester, which is backed by footballers-turned-developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. Changes include a reduced building height and the addition of a new grand stair. Read more.


New Renderings Surface for Supertall 50 Hudson Yards Tower in New York

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21 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

New renderings have surfaced for the office behemoth 50 Hudson Yards, a.k.a. 451 Tenth Avenue, which will total 2.9 million square feet (267,000 square meters) of office space and top out at 985 feet (300 meters). Read more.


Renderings Revealed for New York Ritz-Carlton

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17 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Renderings have surfaced for a 40-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel coming to Manhattan, which will command a prominent position on the skyline. The site, formerly occupied by a one-story commercial structure, spans from 1185-1193 Broadway.Read more.


Seventy-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Los Angeles

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17 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have been revealed for a 70-story, Mid-Century Modern-inspired tower slated for Downtown Los Angeles, which will house 794 apartments and 12,504 square feet (1,160 square meters) of ground floor commercial space. Read more.


Canberra High-Rise Development Scaled Back Due to Potential Traffic Impact

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15 Aug 2017, Canberra, Australia

Canberra residents have successfully lobbied for a proposed pair of 26-story residential towers in Gungahlin to be scaled back, following fears of its impact on the already problematic neighborhood traffic. Read more.


New Video Gives First Look at Dubai’s Upcoming Waterfront District

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11 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new video showcases Dubai’s upcoming waterfront district, Dubai Creek Harbour, which will cover 550 hectares and comprise mall retail, cultural space, and residential space, as well as a 928-meter tower. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Copenhagen’s IKEA-Adjacent Cactus Towers

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10 Aug 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Renderings have been released of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky façades, overlooking a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district. The towers will include 500 compact "youth rooms." Read more.


New Photographs Unveil Construction Progress of "World's Tallest Atrium" in Beijing

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10 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

New photos showcase the ongoing construction progress of SOHO Li Ze Tower, a mixed-use office tower purported to house the "world's tallest atrium," which will rise the height of the building. Read more.


Los Angeles Office Tower’s Unusual Design Previewed in New Fly-Through Video

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09 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A new fly-through video shows the unusual design of Los Angeles high-rise, the (W)rapper, which will rise next to the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson station. Read more.


New Renderings Revealed for Upcoming 76-Story Skyscraper in Chicago

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09 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

New renderings have been released for 1000M, an 832-foot skyscraper that will replace a vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Updated designs include a green and blue glass curtain wall and a hovering metallic mesh crown. Read more.


Drone Footage Shows "Tree-Covered Mountains" Development Underway in Shanghai

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07 Aug 2017, Shanghai, China

Work is underway on Shanghai's tree-covered development, which sprouts one thousand trees on its six-hectare site adjacent to the city's main art district. Read more.


New Renderings Reveal Crooked, Pixelated Tower in Los Angeles

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04 Aug 2017, Los Angeles, United States

New renderings have revealed a new, slanted look with a pixelated motif for a long-delayed 45-story, mixed-use residential tower project proposed for Los Angeles’ historic core. Read more.


New Renderings Show Changes to 125 Greenwich Street Tower

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31 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Plans for 125 Greenwich Street, the latest addition to Downtown’s condominium tower boom, are undergoing design and height changes after real estate developer departs from the project. Read more.


New Images Revealed for 565 Broome SoHo Tower in New York City

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28 Jul 2017, New York City, United States

Currently under construction, 565 Broome SoHo is expected to open its doors in 2018. With sales now underway, further images of the development have been revealed, detailing the scheme’s luxury interiors and wide-ranging amenities. Read more.


Design Evolves for Trinity Ravine Towers in Toronto

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27 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada

A site plan application for Scarborough's Trinity Ravine Towers contains a number of design changes, including the heights of the towers – now 27 and 29 stories – and the number of residential units. Read more.


Proposed Hobart Towers Jump in Height, Stirring Controversy

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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.