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26 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
A new, predominantly residential project will replace the much-loathed National Grid building on London's South Bank. The project will consist of three buildings of 39 meters, 51 meters, and 70 meters in height. Read more.
26 Nov 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After 20 years in limbo, the metaphorical gates of the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project will finally open as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken vacant possession of the site. The original plan calls for a 79-story tower. Read more.
26 Nov 2014, Miami, United States
To display continued progress in the design of the Park Grove condos, new images have been released presenting views of the three towers in their context in the Coconut Grove district of Miami, as well as of the open luxury living units. Read more.
25 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
One of the most contested developments in New York City has received a design update. Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by 10 stories, now topping off just shy of 500 feet (152 meters). Read more.
25 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After a series of delays since it was announced in 2003, work on the Dubai Pearl will restart in December, with the $6 billion megaproject set to be completed “by 2018”, the developer’s chief executive has said. Read more.
25 Nov 2014, Hyderabad, India
The Telangana government convened on November 22 and decided to build the world's tallest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar Lake in the heart of Hyderabad, India. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Silverstein Properties has resumed construction of 3 World Trade Center after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds in October, secured by tenant leases and a mortgage. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, Toronto, Canada
On November 19, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted a tour of the Lanterra Developments condominium project known, maybe all too appropriately in this instance, as Ïce. Read more.
24 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Construction is progressing steadily on the twisting Emirates Pearl Hotel in its location at the heart of Abu Dhabi. In close proximity to the Emirates Palace, the planned property aims to position itself among high-class business hotels. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Charleroi, Belgium
In Belgium, Charleroi’s police headquarters has been expanded with a 75-meter tower on a site that also houses a local dance studio. A lively and accessible urban space has been created as a result, activating the surrounding neighborhood. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
During a presentation about 111 West 57th Street, floorplans were shared confirming that each apartment will take up an entire floor. The skyscraper will reach more than 427 meters in height, but will only contain 45 apartments. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Toronto, Canada
The developers behind Mississauga’s curvaceous Marilyn Monroe towers have proposed a new condominium with clean-cut lines and a bold crimson hue to rise near the Sherbourne subway station. Occupancy is slated for spring 2019. Read more.
21 Nov 2014, Shenzhen, China
The recently announced winner of an invited competition will design a grand office development on a 27,777-square-meter plot of land in Shekou, Shenzhen, which will create 80,000 square meters of office space. Read more.
20 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Brookfield Properties recently completed a 2.6-acre (1-hectare), 120,000-square-foot (11,000-square-meter) platform over railroad tracks leading into Penn Station, which will serve as the foundation for the Manhattan West megaproject. Read more.
20 Nov 2014, Zhenhgzhou, China
Projected to open in 2018, the 350-room Fairmont Zhengzhou hotel will be part of a new mixed-use high-rise development in the central business district of Zhengdong New Town, an upcoming financial and business hub in the city. Read more.
20 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Plans have once again surfaced for the redevelopment of a quay site in London's Docklands next to the western side of Glengall Bridge, which call for a 140-meter central tower of about 45 stories on the northern part of the site. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, Chengdu, China
Construction has begun on what will be the tallest skyscraper in the city of Chengdu. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the tower draws its architectural inspiration from the mountains that surround the city. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Samsung C&T has signed a $310 million deal to construct the Star Development in the central business area of the city. It encompasses the construction of three luxurious residential high-rises. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
Demolition permits have been filed to make way for a 28-story tower in downtown Brooklyn that would provide 150 apartments across 11,000 square meters and a three-floor podium accommodating retail uses. Read more.
19 Nov 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
Plans to save or demolish New Zealand's first skyscraper, the Civic Building on Aotea Square, have been outlined to councilors and the media. The Auckland Development Committee will consider the future of the building in February 2015. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TFP Farrells has taken the wraps off of a 38-story banking headquarters in Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s tallest skyscraper. The tower is 183.8 meters tall and accommodates offices, apartments, gardens, and retail amenities. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Dalian, China
The Grand Hyatt Dalian has officially opened. This 44-story, 370-room hotel is triangular in plan, so as to ensure that all bays receive southern light as well as views of the meandering coastline. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
After having topped out in late September 2014, construction on the Columbia Medical + Graduate Education Building has moved into initial cladding work, with the first length of glazing installed on the west façade. Read more.
18 Nov 2014, Sydney, Australia
The Grand Opening of the Sydney by Crown Display Suite was marked with an invitation-only media event. The new AUS $250 million (US $218 million) tower will begin sales on November 22. Read more.
17 Nov 2014, Paris, France
The Paris City Council voted 83-78 in a secret ballot against the Tour Triangle, which would be the second-highest tower in Paris after the Montparnasse Tower. The mayor immediately rejected the vote as invalid. Read more.
17 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
The design for 425 Park Avenue has been in the works for several years, and was first revealed during a competition. Now, a video at the project’s new website offers a comprehensive look at the building. Read more.
17 Nov 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The cost of repairing the fire-damaged Tamweel Tower has reached $21.2 million according to the latest assessment. Two years after a fire partially gutted the 34-story tower, the property is still no closer to receiving repairs. Read more.
14 Nov 2014, Miami, United States
The long-awaited, and at times controversial Miami Worldcenter megaproject unveiled plans on November 12 for its first tower, a 470-unit, 60-story luxury condominium high-rise that would be embedded into the planned shopping mall. Read more.
14 Nov 2014, Nanjing, China
The World Trade Center Nanjing is a mixed-use development that will include a luxury five-star hotel and two residential towers. The complex remains under construction, although the 328-meter main tower is still on hold. Read more.
14 Nov 2014, London, United Kingdom
Lambeth council has approved Kohn Pedersen Fox's proposal for a 50-story block of 450 flats in Vauxhall after an eleventh-hour decision by the Communities Secretary not to force a public inquiry. Read more.