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16 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today, would be Australia’s tallest building. Read more.
16 Feb 2017, Beijing, China
Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top out in September, with final completion in late 2018. Read more.
16 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States
A construction failure at a partially built skyscraper in downtown San Francisco forced the evacuation of a dozen nearby buildings in the SoMa neighborhood, the city's fire department said on Wednesday, February 15. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland
Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada
Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.
15 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States
Although Millennium Tower has sunk 16 inches and titled two at its base, inspectors have deemed the building safe, at this time. Inspections entailed evaluation of electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems, among other components. Read more.
14 Feb 2017, Seoul, South Korea
Construction of the Parc1 complex has been on hold since 2011, but the long-stalled site appears to have some life yet, as crews check erosion and structural stability ahead of the anticipated re-installation of a tower crane. Read more.
14 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
The 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is complete as it readies for resident occupancy. The building now has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and owners are expected to start moving in over the next few months. Read more.
14 Feb 2017, Beirut, Lebanon
In 2010, Herzog & de Meuron revealed plans for Beirut Terraces, the firm’s first residential project in Lebanon. Now, with the project nearing full completion, photographs detail the building’s distinct layered composition. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Boston, United States
Construction work on Pierce Boston – a triangular, 30-story residential tower – is steadily progressing. Recent photos show that crews are now applying much of the concrete building with its royal blue skin. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer has submitted an application to build a 30-story residential tower at 152 Wharf Street in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Brisbane. The proposal consists of 197 apartments of varying layouts and three ground-floor retail tenancies. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada
In the time since construction began on Toronto's Alter in November 2016, work on the four-story podium has advanced and is now wrapping up, marking a major milestone in the project's gradual ascent to a height of 33 stories. Read more.
13 Feb 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Conservationists are calling on the secretary of state to hold a public inquiry into plans for the St. Michael’s development in Manchester. A primary concern is the planned demolition of historic buildings on Jackson’s Row near Town Hall. Read more.
10 Feb 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Continuing the trend for innovative timber construction, 5 King – a high-performance office building proposed for the Brisbane Showgrounds – is to become the tallest engineered timber building in Australia, according to developers. Read more.
10 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
New renderings have been revealed for the 43-story, 50-unit mixed-use tower under development at 45 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Meanwhile, depictions inside the future tower have also been released. Read more.
10 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada
Clusters of apartment units cling to the sides of the CN Tower in this conceptual proposal. According to the vision, the modular wooden residences would nestle between the giant concrete fins of the 553-meter communications tower. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Sydney. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States
Pelli Clark Pelli with HKS Architects has made design revisions to their Transbay Parcel F proposal, the final building expected to rise within the transformative Transbay District in San Francisco. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, Brumunddal, Norway
A contractor has been selected for Mjøstårnet, which is expected to become the tallest wood skyscraper in the world at 80 meters. The structure features extensive applications of cross-laminated timber. Read more.
09 Feb 2017, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
FaulknerBrowns Architects has won the go-ahead for contentious proposals to build a 26-story tower at Rutherford Street, Newcastle. The 12,500-square-meter tower will include 96 one-bedroom and 66 two-bedroom apartments. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
Recent photos reveal that construction has now reached 15 stories above street level on the taller tower of the two-building, 1,115-unit mixed-use 5Pointz complex. Foundation work is also underway on the shorter tower. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A contractor is working to get its Viceroy Jumeirah Village Dubai back on track following a 2016 fire at the site. The 65-story project was initially scheduled for completion in 2017, but is now targeting an opening in 2018. Read more.
08 Feb 2017, Chelyabinsk, Russia
A competition-winning, multi-tower master plan is set to activate Chelyabinsk’s existing grid structure and use it as a vehicle for spatial transformation, while adding density to the area in the form of skyscrapers. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, New York City, United States
On Saturday February 4, construction workers in New York and Chicago completed concrete foundation pours for One Vanderbilt and Vista Tower, respectively. The two supertall towers are set to rise after this construction milestone. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
Architects have won a competition to design a significant new residential and commercial complex in the heart of Aarhus Ø, the newly developed port district of Aarhus, Denmark. The winning proposal is dubbed Nicolinehus. Read more.
07 Feb 2017, Seattle, United States
A developer is set to start work on 2&U, a lifted, 37-story, 665,000-square-foot (62,000-square-meter) office tower in Seattle’s urban core. The $392 million building is named for its location, at Second Avenue and University Street. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia
In the run-up to the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Sydney, the Council is examining the state of urban development in Australia’s cities. Chris Bates, a Wealth Coach & Mortgage Broker at Wealthful, has profiled development in Melbourne. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, United States
A 52-story high-rise has been proposed for the southern tip of South Park in downtown Los Angeles. It would create more than 300 residential units along with a hotel, adding density to a fast growing neighborhood. Read more.
06 Feb 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai developer Emaar Properties has agreed a significant insurance claim with Orient Insurance over the dramatic fire at its Address Downtown hotel on New Year’s Eve 2015. It is thought to be the largest ever claim in the Middle East. Read more.
03 Feb 2017, Nanjing, China
Architects are bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, with the delivery of the Nanjing Towers. Depending on construction timelines, the green towers could be the first of their kind in all of Asia, according to developers. Read more.