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Main Construction Contract Signed for $81 Million Jewelz Residential Development in Dubai


13 Nov 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The main construction contract for a 463 residential-unit property in Dubai, Jewelz, has been awarded and is scheduled for an early 2020 completion. Jewelz joins an investment group's AED1.4 billion (US$381 million) property portfolio. Read more.

Renderings of the 270 Park Avenue Replacement in New York City Revealed


13 Nov 2018, New York City, United States

Two possibilities for a supertall tower in New York City's Midtown East have been revealed, with the main differentiating factors being the height of the tower and whether its public space is located internally or externally. Read more.

Three Towers Proposed Near Ottawa’s Gladstone Village


12 Nov 2018, Ottawa, Canada

A developer is proposing three towers near the Gladstone Village planned community in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighborhood. The towers, which have proposed heights of 40, 36 and 31 stories, combine to offer 92,903 square meters of floor space. Read more.

The Victor, a 39-Story Luxury High-Rise, Launches in Dallas


12 Nov 2018, Dallas, Texas

The Victor, a 39-story luxury apartment with 344 units, is slated for completion in Dallas in 2021. The units, which range from 50 to 279 square meters, will have access to amenities such as 882 square meters of ground-level retail space and an outdoor pool. Read more.

Mixed-Use Building, Including Hotel With 227 Guestrooms, to Open in Taipei


12 Nov 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

The Courtyard by Marriott Taipei Downtown is scheduled to open on 12 December, 2018. The hotel features 227 guest rooms, event and meeting space, an outdoor terrace and provides views to buildings such as Taipei 101. Read more.

Office Tower and Retail Complex to Open in Shijiazhuang


09 Nov 2018, Shijiazhuang, China

A 51,000-square-meter development that includes a shopping center and four tall buildings is slated to open in Shijiazhuang. The complex features a large sunken plaza, a 1,900-seat cinema, and an indoor amusement park. Read more.

Proposed Residential High-Rises to Go Before London, Ontario Planning Committee


09 Nov 2018, London (ON), Canada

Two high-rise projects are planned to go before the London, Ontario planning committee. The two-tower complex is set to deliver 480 new units to the downtown area, while the proposed 31-story building is slated to include 266 units. Read more.

New Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi’s “Leaning” Tower


09 Nov 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A prominent hospitality brand has opened a new hotel in an iconic leaning tower in Abu Dhabi, which boasts an 18-degree incline. The 189-room facility occupies floors 18 to 33 of the high-rise, which also contain restaurants and a spa. Read more.

One London Project Reduces Heights as City Releases 2036 Plan for More Skyscrapers


08 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Two skyscraper updates in Central London reveal opposite directions: the revamped Goodsyard Scheme in Bishopsgate reduces its height significantly, while a 2036 vision scheme for the City of London includes over 10 skyscrapers. Read more.

JW Marriott Charlotte Hotel with 381 Rooms Announced for 2021


08 Nov 2018, Charlotte, United States

The JW Marriott Charlotte, the first JW Marriott in North Carolina, is scheduled for a 2021 completion date. The 381-room hotel will include an outdoor terrace, a swimming pool and over 2,043 square meters of meeting and event space. Read more.

Architects Selected to Build Smart City Outside Moscow


08 Nov 2018, Moscow, Russia

Architects have been selected to move forward with four million square meters of new buildings, including office and residential, for a smart city development in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, west of Moscow. Read more.

Apartment Tower Project Launched in Thu Dau Mot


07 Nov 2018, Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam

Developers have announced a new 24-floor apartment project planned for Thu Dau Mot, Vietnam. The X-shaped tower will contain 560 apartments, which are projected to launch to market in 2019, and commercial space on the ground floor. Read more.

Works to Begin on High-Rise Complex in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill Sector


07 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

A complex initially lodged in 2004 has received the necessary funding to begin construction works in Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood. The project includes a 20-story hotel, a 39-story residential tower, retail, and public space. Read more.

Planning Objection Delays Cork’s Planned Office Tower


07 Nov 2018, Cork, Ireland

A 15-story office tower slated for Cork City is facing delays, following a late appeal from a local heritage body. If approved, the project would deliver 6,000 square meters of office space to the city center. Read more.

Mumbai Municipality Selects 36-Story Tower to Host Museum


07 Nov 2018, Mumbai, India

Mumbai’s governing body has selected three floors of a 36-story tower to host an urban planning exhibition and art gallery. The museum project, which will occupy 2,462 square meters of the building, is part of a city art initiative. Read more.

First Tenants Move into Dallas’ Union Complex


06 Nov 2018, Dallas, United States

The first office tenants have begun to occupy the Union complex in uptown Dallas, an over $300 million development consisting of a 22-story office building and a 29-story residential building with 309 units. Read more.

Renovations Have Begun at Tío Pepe Tower in Jerez de la Frontera


06 Nov 2018, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

The first phase of a three-stage renovation on the 22-meter Tío Pepe Tower has been green lit by local government in Jerez de la Frontera. The new design will include colorful panes of glass in shades reflecting regional types of wine. Read more.

Water Park with Three Towers Proposal Revealed in Dubai


06 Nov 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A proposal for a three-tower water park in Dubai called Fine Flower—Dubai Heart would include a water activities plaza, children's play area, and a panoramic restaurant tower among other island amenities. Read more.

Unit Sales Continue for Zaragoza’s Rising Tower


05 Nov 2018, Zaragoza, Spain

More than 70 percent of homes that will be delivered in Zaragoza’s 106-meter Torre Zaragoza have been purchased. Construction on the high-rise began in June 2018 and is scheduled to complete in 2021. Read more.

Firm Selected to Lead 32-Story Vertical Campus Development in Melbourne


05 Nov 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A developer has been selected to develop a 32-story vertical campus for a university in Melbourne’s CBD. Development approval has already been awarded for the project, which is set to begin construction in 2019. Read more.

Glass Elevator to Rise in London’s Battersea Power Station Chimney


05 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

New images have been released of a glass elevator and event space slated to open in London’s renovated Battersea Power Station. The proposed refurbishment will also include offices, retail, apartments, and a 60-room hotel. Read more.

Seattle Apartment Tower Welcomes First Residents


05 Nov 2018, Seattle, United States

A 25-story building in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has officially completed construction and opened to its first residents. The 251-apartment tower features one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, as well as contemporary amenities. Read more.

Four Towers Approved to Join Gold Coast Hotel Development


02 Nov 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A hotel development in Gold Coast is slated to be joined by four more towers, as plans for the scheme recently received approval. The $1.4 billion project is projected to reach completion by 2028. Read more.

London’s Canada Water Project Sees Tower Height Reductions


02 Nov 2018, London, United Kingdom

Objections from a local heritage group have caused the reduction of tower heights within London’s Canada Water scheme. The tallest tower proposed for the 21-hectare site received a cut of 24 meters. Read more.

New Details Emerge for 53-Story Los Angeles Project


02 Nov 2018, Los Angeles, United States

New details have been released for a 240-meter tower slated for Los Angeles’ Pershing Square area. The 53-story building’s design includes staggering floor plates on the lower levels and cantilevered swimming pools on the upper levels. Read more.

High-Rise Residential Complex Begins Works in Kiev


02 Nov 2018, Kiev, Ukraine

Works have begun on a three-tower complex, which is set to deliver 36,956 square meters of housing to Kiev, Ukraine. The scheme features a white-lined façade, a shopping center, and convenience-focused residential amenities. Read more.

Despite Design Critics, 20-Story Tower Approved in Gateshead


01 Nov 2018, Gateshead, United Kingdom

A 20-story apartment tower with 317 units will be built in Gateshead following the approval of the local planning council, despite concerns over the project’s conservative design. Construction is expected to start in Spring of 2019. Read more.

Boston University Announces a New Cantilevered Data Sciences Building


01 Nov 2018, Boston, United States

In a shift from its typical conservative architecture, Boston University has announced that its new 18-story Data Sciences Building will consist of a winding tower with multiple cantilevers, balconies and green space. Read more.

182-Meter Statue of Unity Unveiled in Kevadiya


01 Nov 2018, Kevadiya, India

The $430 million Statue of Unity, a tribute to Indian Politician Sardar Patel, has been unveiled in Kevadiya, in the Indian state Gujarat. The statue is comprised of concrete, steel and bronze, and reaches a height of 182 meters. Read more.

Architecture Firm Selected to Design Bank’s New Headquarters in New York City


31 Oct 2018, New York City, United States

An architecture firm has been selected to design a bank’s new headquarters in New York City. The high-rise is set to replace the company’s current office tower, which will become the world’s tallest conventionally demolished building to date. Read more.