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New Supertall Appears Before Toronto's Design Review Panel

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20 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

In a busy month for the Toronto development community, the 343.9-meter YSL Residences has appeared before the city's design review panel. The tower is one of three new supertall proposals to recently hit Toronto. Read more.


High-Rise in Los Angeles’ Westlake Approved by Planning Commission

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20 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved the mixed-use tower Lake on Wilshire in the Westlake neighborhood. It's developers plan to bring 478 market-rate apartments and 39 affordable units to the area. Read more.


Three Mega-Development Sites Unveiled in Chicago

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19 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

Chicago’s development community has had a lot to chew on in recent days. In a bid to secure the coveted Amazon second corporate headquarters (HQ2) for the Windy City, developers have officially taken the wraps off two sites. Read more.


Skyscraper Campus" to Host Dallas' New Tallest Building

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19 Oct 2017, Dallas, United States

A 20-acre (8-hectare) skyscraper campus is being proposed for the south side of downtown Dallas. The eight-block urban project would include a 78-floor office skyscraper, which would be the city's tallest building. Read more.


Second Office Tower at New York’s Manhattan West May Decrease Height

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18 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The first filings have appeared for the second office tower at New York City's Manhattan West development, which will sit on the northwest corner of 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, and has evidently seen a moderate height chop. Read more.


Office Towers Proposed in Sydney’s “Second CBD,” Parramatta

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18 Oct 2017, Sydney, Australia

Sydney’s “second CBD,” Parramatta, may see a new pair of connected office towers at 48-50 Macquarie Street and 220-230 Church Street. An amalgamation of the sites will have redistributed floor space to create two new building programs. Read more.


London Borough Council Approves Rudolf Place Skyscraper

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17 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

London's Lambeth Council has approved plans for a £200 million ($263 million) mixed-use development in Vauxhall’s growing skyscraper cluster, featuring a 37-story student tower and a six-story office block. Read more.


New Tower Proposed for Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend

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16 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

An application has been lodged for a 4,109-square-meter plot on the northern border of Fishermans Bend. Provisional plans include 396 apartments and 3,841 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.


Turkish Developers Plan 73-Story Tower in Downtown Miami

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16 Oct 2017, Miami, United States

Turkish developers are planning a 73-story tower called The Sterling on the site of a current parking lot in the heart of downtown Miami. The skyscraper will house a 300-room hotel, 363 dwellings, office and retail space, and a restaurant. Read more.


Approval Sought for Third Tower at Toronto’s West Village

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16 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 27- and 30-story first phase towers of Tridel's West Village Etobicoke development on Eva Road in Etobicoke have been finished for a couple of years, and now plans are advancing for the development's second phase. Read more.


Plans Lodged for 27-Story Residential Tower in London’s Woolwich District

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13 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

Plans have been submitted for a triangular 27-story tower residential development in Woolwich, southeast London. The tower forms phases three and four of the Woolwich Central development, which will house nearly 1,000 new flats. Read more.


Delayed Plans for a 15-30 Building District in Reno May Still Go Ahead

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12 Oct 2017, Reno, United States

More than a year after the release of a plan to redevelop several city blocks just west of downtown Reno, construction crews have yet to break ground. But the developer says he is getting closer to making the project a reality. Read more.


Developer Plans 76-Story Residential Tower Next to Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral

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11 Oct 2017, Chicago, United States

A Chicago-based developer plans to spend more than $700 million on a luxury housing project in River North that would include a 76-story tower, which if built would become one of the tallest residential buildings in the city. Read more.


Council Rejects Plans for London Marsh Wall Block, Despite Earlier Revisions

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11 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom

A 49-story residential tower has been refused planning permission by the Tower Hamlets council, despite a reworking of earlier plans that saw a seven-story height reduction, as well as a reduction in the number of units. 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.


Sinuous Hotel Tower Coming to Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip

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10 Oct 2017, Los Angeles, United States

Plans for a sinuous hotel tower in the Sunset Strip have been submitted for approval to the City of West Hollywood, an independent city surrounded by Los Angeles. The 19-story tower would also include retail space and an art gallery. Read more.


City of Melbourne Provides Conditional Approval to Southbank High-Rise

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09 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne (Planning Committee) will provide conditional approval to a 48-story tower at 56-62 Clarendon Street. The site’s current occupier, Europcar, will be replaced by the 161-meter tower. 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.


Student Housing High-Rise Proposed for Perth

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06 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

A development application for a AU$70 million (US$54 million) student accommodation tower has been lodged in Perth’s central business district (CBD). The building will rise 30 stories and house 713 beds in 373 units. Read more.


Government Approves Plans for “Eco Resort” in Mui Dinh, Vietnam

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06 Oct 2017, Mui Dinh, Vietnam

The government has approved the master plan for a 1.1-million-square-meter “eco resort” on the east coast of Vietnam. The sprawling development will comprise seven hotels and 500 ocean-facing villas. Read more.


Contractor Selected for Melbourne’s Mixed-Use Complex, West Side Place

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06 Oct 2017, Melbourne, Australia

A contractor has been selected for Melbourne’s AU$2 billion (US$1.55 billion) West Side Place apartment project and Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the latter of which will rise 270 meters, becoming the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere's. Read more.


Investment Bank Leases More Frankfurt Office Space Ahead of Brexit

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05 Oct 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

Goldman Sachs has signed a lease for the top eight floors of Frankfurt's under-construction Marienturm tower which would allow it to add 800 staff in the German financial capital as it gears up to shift jobs out of the UK ahead of Brexit. Read more.


Developer Submits Revised Proposal for 44-Story Tower in South Perth

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05 Oct 2017, Perth, Australia

The City of South Perth is currently in the process of considering revised plans for a 44-story mixed-use development. The new plans supersede the original proposal for two buildings of 40 and 49 stories, lodged in February 2016. Read more.


Developer Plans High-Rise Residential Tower Across from Minneapolis Convention Center

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05 Oct 2017, Minneapolis, United States

A local developer plans to build a slim, high-rise residential tower across from the convention center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm presented its plans on October 3 to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association. 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.


Leeds Hybrid Planning Application Features 40-Story Tower

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03 Oct 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for a £350 million ($464 million) mixed-use scheme in Leeds, including proposals for a 40-story tower. The project will overhaul a 3.52-hectare plot covering four sites. Read more.


Designs Revealed for 28-Story Gas Company HQ in Budapest

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03 Oct 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Designs have been revealed for MOL Campus, the new headquarters for the MOL Group, a global oil and gas company based in Hungary. Located in southern Budapest, the 28-story building places sustainability at the heart of the campus. Read more.


Plans Unveiled for 35-Story Tower in Nairobi’s Kilimani Neighborhood

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02 Oct 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

A three-tower complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area is set to begin construction in November 2018. The tallest of the three towers will rise 35 floors and 150 meters, and the development will sit on a four-acre (1.6-hectare) piece of land. Read more.


Proposed 90-Story Tower Would be Denver’s Tallest

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29 Sep 2017, Denver, United States

A Manhattan developer plans to bring a mammoth skyscraper to downtown Denver. The structure would not only stand as the city’s tallest building, it would dwarf its closest competition by 286 feet (87 meters). Read more.


Hip-Hop Museum and Affordable Housing Complex to Rise in New York’s South Bronx

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28 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

A new project in the South Bronx will create an affordable housing tower and a hip-hop museum. Additional plans for the property include a public multiplex theater, a waterfront esplanade, and an outdoor performance space. Read more.