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13 Feb 2018, Las Vegas, United States
The long-stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story blue glass tower will be transformed into The Drew Las Vegas under a new agreement. Read more.
02 Feb 2018, Manchester, United Kindgom
Work has restarted on the Angel Gardens Tower project in Manchester after a replacement contractor was found, following the previous firm’s collapse. The 466-unit, 110-meter project, part of the NOMA regeneration, has not suffered delays. Read more.
31 Jan 2018, Brisbane, Australia
A pivotal component of Brisbane’s Herston Quarter health precinct is a step closer following the approval of an AU$347 million specialist rehabilitation care center. The health center will include numerous high-rise buildings. Read more.
24 Jan 2018, Kunming, China
John Portman & Associates has announced that, after winning a design competition in October 2017, the firm has finalized a contract to begin work on the Greenland Dian Lake International Health Town. Read more.
22 Dec 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The competition-winning design for the Saudi British Bank (SABB) has broken ground in Riyadh.The building will be a 46,544-square-meter commercial office development comprised primarily of a 135-meter-tall office tower. Read more.
15 Dec 2017, Detroit, United States
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan were on hand for the groundbreaking of what will be the tallest building in Michigan. The project is now expected to rise to 800 feet (244 meters). Read more.
21 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
Excavation of 50 Hudson Yards is now underway at the southwest corner of 34th Street and 10th Avenue. The site’s old McDonald’s is now a distant memory, and a gaping chasm has appeared in the earth where it used to be. Read more.
17 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Signage from a multinational construction company has emerged across the site of the Wesley Place project at 130 Lonsdale Street in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the second phase of the project still awaits approval. Read more.
07 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
Plans for the 3 Hudson Boulevard project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story tower. Changes include a slight increase in square footage and a minor height decrease. Read more.
26 Oct 2017, Miami, United States
The new Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood complex near Hollywood, Fla. is set to debut in summer 2019. The new, 638-room hotel is designed to resemble two back-to-back guitars, and will include a casino and beach club dining. Read more.
24 Oct 2017, New York City, United States
Excavation work has begun on 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which is set to become the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side at 669 feet (204 meters) to the parapet. It will occupy 283,000 square feet (26,292 square meters) and house 112 condos. Read more.
23 Oct 2017, Miami, United States
Aston Martin’s latest project swaps horsepower and acceleration for ocean views and private pools, as the maker of slinky sports cars breaks ground on a luxury waterfront tower in downtown Miami. Read more.
06 Oct 2017, Toronto, Canada
The One tower, set to rise to 306 meters, is officially under construction. Achieving more than 300 meters’ height would place the building in the “supertall” category as defined by CTBUH, the first such building to do so in Canada. Read more.
27 Sep 2017, Adelaide, Australia
Construction work has commenced on Adelaide’s next tallest tower, the 132-meter Realm Adelaide, which will offer 320 apartments over 40 levels and create 1,800 jobs during construction. Read more.
29 Aug 2017, New York City, United States
As New York City's supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the outer boroughs are set to get their first supertall building. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the high-rise will contain 500 apartments and 30,480 square meters of retail. Read more.
18 Aug 2017, Long Beach, United States
Ground has been broken on Long Beach’s next tallest building, the 127-meter Shoreline Gateway East Tower. The 315-unit residential building will usurp the current title-holder, the 121-meter One World Trade Center, upon completion. Read more.
17 Aug 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New photos have emerged of the Dubai Creek Tower's foundation under construction. The tower broke ground in October 2016. When completed, the cable-supported tower will rise 982 meters. Read more.
10 Aug 2017, Arles, France
A Frank Gehry-designed tower is rising above an experimental contemporary art center in the southern French city of Arles, and will comprise six existing industrial buildings within a newly-designed public park. Read more.
09 Aug 2017, Istanbul, Turkey
Fabrication of the façade of Istanbul’s 356-meter Küçük Çamlica TV Tower (KCTV) has commenced. The tower is set to become a new city landmark, with 125 broadcasting transmitters and an expected 4.5 million annual visitors. Read more.
28 Jul 2017, Toronto, Canada
At the corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley in Downtown Toronto, a former gas station and doughnut shop is now a construction site. The 36-story 159SW Condos will add 360 units to the edge of the established high-rise neighborhood. Read more.
26 Jul 2017, Miami, United States
The Hyde Beach House project in Hollywood, Florida, is going vertical this summer after breaking ground late last year. There will be 77 residential units and 265 resort-style condominiums across its one-hectare site. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.
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.
07 Jun 2017, Portland, United States
A developer has received a construction permit designating Framework, a 12-story wood-resilient building planned for Portland’s Pearl District, as a “shovel-ready” project, marking a landmark decision for the US construction industry. Read more.
31 May 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer is charging ahead with construction on its US$52 million luxury riverfront building, Banc Apartments, in a show of confidence in the Brisbane apartment market. Work is set to start mid-year, with 65 percent of residences already sold. Read more.
31 May 2017, New York City, United States
Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.
16 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A developer recently celebrated the start of construction for its latest premium-grade office building in Melbourne with a groundbreaking ceremony on site. The project, called Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, is on track to complete in 2020. Read more.
12 May 2017, Philadelphia, United States
Work on a new high-rise hospital has begun in Philadelphia. The $1.5 billion scheme for the University of Pennsylvania is being built on the former site of the 20-story, 1975-built Penn Tower Hotel, which was demolished in 2016. Read more.
10 May 2017, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Construction has begun on the first phase of a new four-tower residential project, called The Seasons. The project will be developed in four phases, comprising almost 1,100 apartments to be completed by the end of 2021. Read more.
10 May 2017, Austin, United States
The co-developer of The Independent is witnessing their latest project come to life near the University of Texas campus. The $60 million Aspen West Campus student housing tower is now under construction at 1909 Rio Grande Street. Read more.