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05 Dec 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
Designed to respond directly to the site and culture of Beirut, Lebanon, the 3Beirut residential tower has completed, and will create a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. Read more.
05 Dec 2017, Brussels, Belgium
A Japanese/Belgian design team has won an international design competition for a new tower in the outer Brussels municipality of Auderghem. The scheme would activate a triangular site at a prominent city corner. Read more.
05 Dec 2017, London, United Kingdom
Planning permission has been granted for a 44-story tower that will be built from nearly 1,500 modules manufactured offsite. The development will provide 546 homes to rent, an art gallery, and a café. Read more.
05 Dec 2017, New York City, United States
New renderings have been released for the Block 675 redevelopment, located just southwest of the Hudson Yards supertalls. The site sits on the corner of 30th Street and 11th Avenue, and will comprise more than 1,200 apartments. Read more.
04 Dec 2017, Honolulu, United States
A real estate developer in Hawaii is under scrutiny for its plans to build a residential high-rise that has two separate entrances: one for high-income residents and another for low-income earners. Read more.
04 Dec 2017, Montreal, Canada
Comprising three eight-story buildings totaling just shy of 600,000 square feet (55,741 square meters), the Arbora Complex near downtown Montreal is one of the largest mass timber projects in the world. Read more.
04 Dec 2017, Mumbai, India
Videos and photographs of a 17-year-old mechanical engineering student performing daredevil stunts on a high-rise under construction in Mumbai have gone viral on social media, leading to security concerns. Read more.
04 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Three years after fire ripped through 15 floors in a matter of minutes, the builder behind the Lacrosse apartment towers in Melbourne’s Docklands has agreed to replace the combustible cladding on the tower. Read more.
04 Dec 2017, Zhuhai, China
With the recent design competition win of Huafa International Seafront Garden, an international partnership of architects and designers has been selected for a third major project in the Shizimen CBD, a new financial hub of Zhuhai, China. Read more.
01 Dec 2017, Oakland, United States
A new project aims to bring the Oakland's East Bay its newest – and tallest – mixed-use tower. The forthcoming 36-story building will be located at 1261 Harrison Street and comprise 185 apartment units, office space, and commercial uses. Read more.
01 Dec 2017, Tianjin, China
A skyscraper fire in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 10 and injured five early on Friday, December 1, 2017. The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. on the 38th floor of a serviced apartment building near the city center. Read more.
01 Dec 2017, Hamilton, Canada
A CAD300 million (USD235 million) residential development is coming to Hamilton's downtown. The two-tower scheme is planned for the corner of King and Hughson streets, and would put an indelible stamp on the skyline. Read more.
30 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China
The office component of the HK$20.3 billion (US$2.6 billion) New World Centre / Victoria Dockside complex in Kowloon, Hong Kong is already 70 percent leased, and will be fully rented by March or April 2018, when the entire building opens. Read more.
30 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
The London High Court has thrown out a legal challenge against Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision not to call in the controversial £775 million ($1 billion) Paddington Cube development. Read more.
30 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia
As people around the world are adopting urban lifestyles at an increasing rate, Japanese companies are seeing new opportunities to expand their overseas operations, especially in building commercial and residential complexes. Read more.
29 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
Sadiq Khan has set out proposals for a 50 percent affordable housing target, and has shined a spotlight on good design in his recently published London Plan draft. He is also planning a strategic overview of tall building locations across London. Read more.
29 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada
Plans are in the works to redevelop a 10-story building in Midtown Toronto into a 44-story mixed-use building with ground-floor-retail and condominium units above. The project will be located at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. Read more.
29 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
The 54-story Eagle Electric Factory’s redevelopment at 43-22 Queens Street almost has its full façade, as construction nears the finish line. The forthcoming tower will comprise 790 new rental apartments. Read more.
29 Nov 2017, Frankfurt, Germany
The prices for new condominiums in Frankfurt have now reached such a high level that it pays off for project developers to build high-rise residential buildings, and more and more of these towers are being built in the German financial capital. Read more.
28 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
A Brisbane-based developer is making its debut on the Gold Coast with the launch of Elysian, a 21-story apartment project in Broadbeach. The approved tower will contain 65 apartments on an 825-square-meter site. Read more.
28 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
The developer of a planned residential high-rise in New York City has purchased an additional 18,673 square meters of air rights. The added height would make the 236-meter tower the tallest on the Upper West Side. Read more.
27 Nov 2017, Philadelphia, United States
After nearly four years of construction, the 341.7-meter Comcast Technology Center in Downtown Philadelphia has topped out. Photographs have documented the raising of the top piece on November 22, 2017. Read more.
27 Nov 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A 910-square-meter site at 63-69 City Road, Southbank is back on the market with a permit for a 30-story hotel with 270 pod-style rooms. The site is expected to sell for around AU$15 million (US$11.45 million). Read more.
27 Nov 2017, Miami, United States
New photographs have emerged, revealing the significant progress being made on a trio of towers for Miami's Coconut Grove. Set for completion in 2018, the Park Grove complex is being built in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. Read more.
27 Nov 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following a lengthy planning and approvals process, as well as a subsequent marketing campaign, construction is now underway for St. Lawrence Condos, a 26-story paired-tower project at the corner of Toronto's Sherbourne and Front intersection. Read more.
22 Nov 2017, New York City, United States
Construction on 138 East 50th Street appears to have reached the parapet, 800 feet (244 meters) above the Midtown streets below. The building comprises 124 condominiums, as well as retail components to help round out the tower’s pedestrian sphere. Read more.
22 Nov 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry has refused a prominent architecture organization's application to become a “core participant” (CP) on the review into the 71 deaths caused by the tragic fire in June 2017. Read more.
22 Nov 2017, Gold Coast, Australia
Construction on the Beach Apartments, the latest tower in Gold Coast’s Broadbeach suburb, has been completed. The 108-meter-tall tower is within walking distance of the beach, the new light rail, and a popular dining precinct. Read more.
22 Nov 2017, Paris, France
The first images of the completed Tribunal de Paris have been unveiled. Situated on the northern edge of central Paris, the new law court building will alleviate the cramped accommodation of several different services around central Paris. Read more.
21 Nov 2017, Beijing, China
A Chinese conglomerate is offering to sell all five of its large-scale projects in Britain, the US, and Australia to a single buyer for an estimated US$5 billion, as Beijing tightens control over companies’ offshore investments. Read more.