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28 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia
An AU$800 million apartment and hotel complex has been unveiled on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The plans call for three towers that will rise up to 33 stories and contain 500 residential units and 167 hotel rooms. Read more.
28 Mar 2018, New York City, United States
Façade installation has begun on 1050 Sixth Avenue, a 24-story residential high-rise in New York City. The 79.6-meter-tall Midtown tower will feature 62 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom and include ground-floor retail. Read more.
27 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia
The proposed Martin Place Metro Towers complex in Sydney has gained approval from the state government. The project includes two office towers that would be connected by a podium to the existing 50 Martin Place building. Read more.
27 Mar 2018, Zhongshan, China
A 248-meter elevator test tower from thyssenkrupp has opened in Zhongshan, China. The tower’s 13 shafts will be used to test new products and concepts, including the world’s first rope-free elevator system, MULTI. Read more.
27 Mar 2018, Los Angeles, United States
Initial renderings for a major mixed-use project in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles have been revealed. The development, called Cumulus, features a 30-story tower designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Read more.
26 Mar 2018, Portland, United States
Economic development agency Prosper Portland has chosen three finalists for the city’s downtown post office redevelopment. An earlier proposal for two high-rises connected by a skybridge was not included as a finalist. Read more.
26 Mar 2018, Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast City Council has approved the twin-tower Wanderlust project being developed by EG Funds Management in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the high-rises will reach 56 and 72 stories. Read more.
26 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shoring, piling, and excavation work has completed on the 40-story MBL Residence high-rise in Dubai. The project will include 472 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as amenities including a gym and outdoor swimming pool. Read more.
23 Mar 2018, Taichung, Taiwan
Aedas has unveiled plans for a 200-meter high-rise that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of “floating” sky gardens and glass boxes. The 40-story proposed tower would contain a bank headquarters and a five-star hotel. Read more.
23 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A proposed high-rise at 671 Chapel Street in Melbourne’s South Forrest Hill precinct has been approved for construction after several years of community push-back. The 22-story tower will feature 158 apartments, plus office and retail space. Read more.
23 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States
A 26-story apartment tower is ready to break ground in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood after receiving its first construction permit on March 19. The high-rise will contain 246 rental units, retail space and 172 parking spots. Read more.
22 Mar 2018, Detroit, United States
An automaker is in discussion to purchase the dilapidated Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. A redevelopment of the depot would be one of the most expensive local undertakings in recent history. Read more.
22 Mar 2018, Moscow, Russia
Plans have been revealed for two apartment blocks built on stilts as part of a redevelopment of an abandoned brewery in Moscow. The elevated towers have been dubbed “horizontal skyscrapers” by the project’s architect. Read more.
22 Mar 2018, Brisbane, Australia
A trendy international hotel brand is coming to an under-construction tower in the Brisbane Quarter development. The hotel will have 305 rooms and 595 square meters of ballroom space, with the tower rising 121.1 meters. Read more.
21 Mar 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Initial construction work on the Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Center in Phnom Penh began on March 20. Composed of two 133-story skyscrapers, the project will include residential units, offices, retail and a five-star hotel. Read more.
21 Mar 2018, Metz, France
Plans have been revealed for a 14-story hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on its roof. The hotel, which will contain 119 rooms, was designed to resonate with nearby redevelopments in the city. Read more.
21 Mar 2018, Cairo, Egypt
Chinese banks have agreed to provide 85 percent of the $3 billion needed to fund the first stage of a new capital for Egypt that includes a 345-meter high-rise, which China State Construction Engineering Corporation will build. Read more.
21 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A Singaporean company sold its stake in the Tower Melbourne project to an Australian developer for AU$55 million, following a protracted legal battle with a nearby property owner. The developer is expected to undertake a major mixed-use project. Read more.
20 Mar 2018, Canberra, Australia
The Canberra government has given the green light for a developer to build the city’s tallest building as part of an AU$1 billion multi-tower development dubbed Republic. The tallest tower will rise 113 meters and 32 stories. Read more.
20 Mar 2018, Frankfort, United States
The Capital Plaza Office Tower, the tallest building in the US state of Kentucky’s capital Frankfort, was demolished on March 18 to make way for a new office building. The tower was completed in 1972 and stood at 103 meters and 28 floors. Read more.
19 Mar 2018, New York City, United States
Demolition has begun on the last structural occupant on the site of the upcoming 50 West 66th Street, a 263.2-meter tower in New York City. The new building will be separated into two distinct sections by an outdoor terrace on the 16th floor. Read more.
19 Mar 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Work will soon resume on Entisar Tower, which will become the second-tallest building in Dubai at 570 meters and 122 stories. The mixed-use high-rise will contain residential units on the first 100 floors and a luxury hotel on the top 22 stories. Read more.
19 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom
An architect has won planning approval for a mixed-use development to be known as the Culinary Quarter in London. The project will include two towers of 26 and 36 stories, with spaces dedicated to researching, tasting and developing food. Read more.
16 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Metro has short-listed three development groups to build Victoria Cross Station and a 167-meter commercial tower overhead. The project would include a maximum gross floor area of 60,000 square meters and include 160 car spaces. Read more.
16 Mar 2018, Chicago, United States
A developer has unveiled a more detailed look at its planned Lincoln Yards project on Chicago’s North Side, where it plans to invest up to $10 billion to develop roughly 1.6 million square meters of residential and office high-rises. Read more.
16 Mar 2018, Hangzhou, China
CallisonRTKL has won an international design competition for the 7 Bao Station district, a transit-oriented development serving Hangzhou’s new central business district. The project seeks to progress the city’s status as a tech hub. Read more.
15 Mar 2018, Sanya, China
The Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza, a 160-meter mixed-use high-rise designed by Woods Bagot, recently completed in Sanya, China. The tower comprises office space, a 4-star hotel, a private clubhouse, and a rooftop pool. Read more.
15 Mar 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen has been chosen to develop a large urban regeneration project in Brussels. Called Key West, the development will include housing as well as space for local production facilities such as microbreweries. Read more.
15 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia
Six architect teams have been shortlisted for a competition to design what could become one of Sydney’s tallest skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower will include retail, apartments, two child-care centers, and a premium hotel. Read more.
15 Mar 2018, London, United Kingdom
The Greenwich Council is set to turn down an application for Woolwich Central Tower, a 27-story high-rise planned in London. The building would have provided 1,000 square meters of commercial space plus 260 apartments. Read more.