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18 Oct 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia
Lakhta Center, currently Europe's tallest skyscraper, has been officially commissioned by the State Construction Supervision and Inspection Service of Saint Petersburg. The tower will feature a panoramic restaurant at 315 meters when completed. Read more.
18 Oct 2018, San José, Costa Rica
Construction has begun on a 22-story commercial complex as part of San José’s TEC City, an effort to create a technology hub in the Costa Rican capital. One major tech firm has already confirmed its regional offices will be located there. Read more.
18 Oct 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii
The latest addition to Honolulu’s Ward Village, the A’ali’ high-rise, had its groundbreaking ceremony, joining four other towers in the community that are already completed or under construction. The project will contain 751 units upon completion. Read more.
17 Oct 2018, St. Julian's, Malta
A 25-story tower featuring a bronze-clad exterior has been proposed to replace several existing villas in the Paceville district of St. Julian’s. The high-rise includes offices, apartments, and a hotel, as well as two public plazas. Read more.
17 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada
A proposed mixed-use tower has achieved zoning approval in Toronto, after height and density alterations. The revised scheme will rise 32 stories, including a two-story outdoor terrace located in the mid-section of the building. Read more.
17 Oct 2018, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Following the success of a four-tower condominium scheme in Mandaluyong, a developer has invested $137 million to develop an additional three-tower complex in the city. The project’s first tower is slated to rise 39 stories. Read more.
16 Oct 2018, Guatemala City, Guatemala
A 20-story residential building called Niko 10 is planned for Guatemala City with a total estimated investment of US$7.5 million. The residences will include rooftop event space, parking and a children’s play area. Read more.
16 Oct 2018, Panama City, Panama
A woman experienced a fatal fall from the 27th story of the 100-200 Luxor Tower in Panama City, Panama while taking a selfie. Local authorities have attributed the fall to a strong wind, which caused her to lose her balance. Read more.
16 Oct 2018, New York City, United States
Sales have launched at New York City's Central Park Tower, which will be among the tallest residential buildings in the city when completed. Sales are expected to start at above $1 million, with many of the units asking $60 million or more. Read more.
15 Oct 2018, Rabat, Morocco
A design and construction firm has signed a contract with a developer to deliver a 55-floor high-rise in Rabat, Morocco. The tower, which is planned to begin rising in November, will host a hotel, offices, and apartments. Read more.
15 Oct 2018, San Jose, United States
A 17-story multi-tower office complex has been proposed to rise in Downtown San Jose, California. The project spans a total of 53,976 square meters, including 1,858 square meters of retail and rooftop gardens with multi-level terraces. Read more.
15 Oct 2018, Melbourne, Australia
A groundbreaking was celebrated on the site of a 62- and 60-tower development in Melbourne. The scheme features a five-star, 500-room hotel, as well as 300 residential apartments and a sky lounge joining the two towers on the 46th floor. Read more.
15 Oct 2018, Tarragona, Spain
A 20-floor building, featuring a cubic design and large windows, is slated to rise in the Spanish city of Tarragona. The 318-unit tower is scheduled to begin construction in early 2019, as site-clearing has been completed. Read more.
12 Oct 2018, Quito, Ecuador
A design team has released plans for a 33-story residential building in Quito, Ecuador. The project features a twisted modular structure, allowing each floor to support native plants and trees. Read more.
12 Oct 2018, New York City, United States
A 20-story modular hotel has reached completion on the Lower East Side of New York City. The finished scheme features 300 rooms, local artwork, and an adjacent 316-square-meter landscaped plaza. Read more.
12 Oct 2018, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne’s Planning Minister has released a framework for the development of Fishermans Bend, following years of planning alterations. The scheme, which is the planned site of 26 tower proposals, is set to develop over 30 years. Read more.
12 Oct 2018, Vancouver, Canada
Fresh renderings and a rezoning application have been submitted to the City of Vancouver for a 54-story tower to rise. Plans include a total of 455 units, as well as 2,094 square meters of commercial and retail space. Read more.
11 Oct 2018, Madrid, Spain
An 86-meter-high office tower in Madrid, developed by a REIT, is expected to add another 224 parking spaces in 2019. The building, has already rented out about one third of its 18,300 square meters available to lease. Read more.
11 Oct 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s largest riverside mall is scheduled to open in Bangkok on November 9th, 2018. The mall will include an indoor floating market, and adjoin the Icon Siam Complex which will have a 52-story and a 70-story tower. Read more.
11 Oct 2018, Los Angeles, United States
A “kaleidoscopic” high-rise, called the Olympic Tower, has been approved in Los Angeles. The 58-story tower will feature vertical vegetation mingling with digital images, and 6,038 square meters of retail and commercial space. Read more.
10 Oct 2018, Milwaukee, United States
Plans for a 21-story timber-composite apartment building slated for Milwaukee’s East Town neighborhood have been released. The 38,090-square-meter tower will contain 201 units and residential amenities. Read more.
10 Oct 2018, Santiago, Chile
The municipality of Santiago has released a document outlining urban works that would allow for the opening of the Costanera Center Complex's supertall tower, which reached completion in 2014. Read more.
10 Oct 2018, Auckland, New Zealand
A design has been chosen as the winning scheme for a new landmark tower in Auckland, New Zealand. The 180-meter high-rise will include 226 apartments, a 233-room hotel, and a market on the ground floor. Read more.
10 Oct 2018, Oslo, Norway
Recently announced plans for a 60-story blue glass tower have evoked concerns from local residents of Norway’s Fornebu district, west of Oslo. The project is proposed to house an ocean research center’s headquarters. Read more.
09 Oct 2018, New York City, United States
New concept renderings have emerged for 15 Penn Plaza in New York City, which include a 260,128 square-meter office building with potential sky parks and greenery at height. The development would replace Hotel Pennsylvania. Read more.
09 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia
Plans have been submitted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney for a 70-story, 234-meter residential skyscraper on Liverpool Street with an estimated AU$162 million (US$114 million) construction cost. Read more.
09 Oct 2018, London, United Kingdom
An architect has submitted plans for a 158-home development in London’s Kings Cross which would include three buildings rising from four to 15 stories with 98 apartments for rent and 60 reserved as part of an affordability scheme. Read more.
08 Oct 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
A new hotel with 225 guest rooms and 124 residences is planned to open in 2020 in Bangkok. The hotel will be part of Sindhorn Village, an 8.9 hectare-mixed-use development with dining and retail amenities. Read more.
08 Oct 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom
The 1,400-home Trinity Islands in Manchester has been sold to a London-based developer and will include the development of one of Manchester’s tallest towers, which is planned to reach 67 stories. Read more.
08 Oct 2018, Sunny Isles Beach, United States
A $558 million construction loan was secured that will fund two luxury residential towers in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The towers are priced from $4.2 – $14 million, and $35 million for penthouses. Read more.