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17 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
London Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has decided not to call in the 18-story Paddington Cube scheme in London, following its stalled approval. The decision paves the way for construction of the USD$627 million scheme. Read more.
17 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
The developer behind plans for New York's tallest timber-framed building has axed the project. The 10-story tower proposed for 475 West 18th Street in Chelsea was to be built using a mass-timber structure – a first of its kind for the city. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A developer has unveiled the architectural design for a USD$154 million, cutting edge residential tower on a prime beachfront site in Surfers Paradise. A development application for the tower was lodged with City of Gold Coast. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
New York City is looking to change a method developers use to calculate how much sunlight a building will obscure once it tops out in order to promote taller buildings in the 73-block Midtown East neighborhood. Read more.
16 Mar 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester City Council has said it is expecting Jackson’s Row Developments to withdraw the planning application for their contentious St. Michael’s Towers scheme imminently after significant local outcry. Read more.
15 Mar 2017, Nairobi, Kenya
Hass Group has announced that it has signed a $194 million agreement with the world’s largest construction company, CSCEC, to construct Hass Towers in Nairobi’s Upper Hills business district. Read more.
15 Mar 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A Brisbane developer is progressing with its plans to transform Woolloongabba’s historic Broadway Hotel and surroundings into a world class residential, commercial, and food and dining destination. Read more.
15 Mar 2017, Los Angeles, United States
New details are available for a 269-foot (82-meter) tower set to rise in LA’s Koreatown neighborhood. The proposal, referred to as 2900 Wilshire in planning documentation will contain 644 residential units. Read more.
15 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for an ambitious new residential scheme featuring 400 residential units designed by Alison Brooks Architects for Knight Dragon’s Greenwich Peninsula development in London. Read more.
14 Mar 2017, Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar is receiving increased inward investment as a number of high-profile projects get underway across the country. In Yangon, a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for Yoma Central, a two-tower complex. Read more.
14 Mar 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for a 36-story twin tower scheme in Manchester. Plans for the scheme, which is part of master plan for the wider St. John’s area, include 600 homes for private rent. Read more.
14 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following the successful launch of phase one of the two-tower Via Bloor complex, phase two is being marketed to buyers. The 46-story phase-two tower, set to rise 139 meters, would feature 397 apartment units. Read more.
13 Mar 2017, Orlando, United States
While the official opening date for the 174-meter Skyscraper at Skyplex observation tower in Orlando has been pushed back to 2020 due to ongoing permitting, several additional attractions have been announced for the entertainment center. Read more.
13 Mar 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has submitted its Trinity Islands scheme. Subject to winning detailed planning approval, construction could start on the project in late 2017. As the final stage of the St. John’s scheme, the five-tower plan would complete by 2022. Read more.
13 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A construction technologies firm has announced plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper. As the technology has never been used or tested, it is likely that the plans will remain in a conceptual stage for the foreseeable future. Read more.
10 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
One of Southbank’s historic structures, The Robur Tea Building, is in line for a major new addition, with plans for a hotel and high-end apartments to be housed in a new 145-meter tower extending from its southern façade. Read more.
10 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Developers are set to break ground on a 1,300-unit residential project on the South Bronx waterfront. Architects have sent along new renderings of the two-part complex at 2401 Third Avenue and 101 Lincoln Avenue in Mott Haven. Read more.
10 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
Following discussions, the revised plans for three buildings, which include a 37-story residential tower set for 12-20 Wyvil Road in the Vauxhall neighborhood of South London, have been approved by councilors. Read more.
10 Mar 2017, Evanston, United States
On March 7, a 33-story residential tower was publicly revealed at a joint community meeting hosted by Evanston, Illinois’ 1st and 4th Wards. The project is slated to replace a bank drive-through and vacant lot at 601 Davis Street. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Sydney, Australia
A new hotel featuring a 10-story hanging garden will open in Central Sydney in 2020, reportedly worth around USD$46 million. The 17-story tower at 430 Pitt Street will feature a sloping roof and “green waterfalls.” Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Foshan, China
Pininfarina Architecture and Higold have announced Higold Headquarters. The 20-story building features a glazed double-skin façade with air ventilation placed within to facilitate heating and cooling. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
News that the 48-story Wolf Point West tower is up for sale comes with a second exciting bit of information: the next phase of the project – an even taller residential development – is gearing up to start this spring. Read more.
09 Mar 2017, Toronto, Canada
Adding a layer of gloss to what was already one of Toronto most-talked-about developments, the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality has been announced as the operator of the 15-35 Mercer Street project. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Singapore-based investors have snapped up the 396-room Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne for USD$174 million in the city's biggest hotel deal in 2017 so far. The hotel will be converted to a Pan Pacific within about three months. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Seoul, South Korea
The 1998-built Hanwha Headquarters in downtown Seoul is set to be revamped as part of an ambitious remodeling project to be completed by 2018. New cladding is currently making its way up the tower. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom
An architecture firm has won planning for Peel Precinct, a project set for the South Kilburn area. The seven-building scheme includes a 16-story tower and will feature a mix of residential, retail, café, healthcare, and pharmacy spaces. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Nexus, a trio of 40-story towers, has been proposed for Ho Chi Minh City. Housing a commercial center, a business hotel, office space, and three high-rise apartment buildings, the complex will feature riverfront views. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, San Antonio, United States
Weston Urban, KDC and TRT Holdings Inc. are developing Frost Tower in San Antonio, and now Clark Construction has won the contract to build the 440,000-square-foot (41,000-square-meter) office structure. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Chicago, United States
An ambitious 60-story hotel and condominium tower will be heading to Chicago’s River North if the project's developer gets its way. The skyscraper would be the tallest built in the neighborhood in nearly 10 years. Read more.
07 Mar 2017, Mannheim, Germany
MVRDV has released a proposal for an ambitious master plan to revitalize a former US army barracks in Mannheim, Germany. The project will see the 41-hectare site being transformed to offer mixed typologies and developments. Read more.