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28 Feb 2014, San Diego, United States
The strikingly modern SOM-designed San Diego Center, which at 22-stories will become the largest state-run courthouse in California, will leverage the latest high-tech innovations in design to provide an efficient and secure city building. Read more.
28 Feb 2014, Portland, United States
Park Avenue West Tower, which has resumed building after a lengthy history of dispute, will face city council for a land-use review decision for constructing under a permit for a 26-story tower, while a revised plan calls for 30 stories in operation. Read more.
28 Feb 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
The abandoned 49-story Sathorn Unique Tower, another casualty of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, still haunts the skyline and prompts consideration of the built environment's mortality.Read more.
28 Feb 2014, Toronto, Canada
The Globe and Mail reports that tall buildings on Toronto's Yonge Street chronicle the history of architecture, with creativity that steeply drops as modern homogenous tall buildings steeply climb. Read more.
27 Feb 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Construction is nearly complete for the seven-story luxury shopping center that will rest at the base of the 30-story Bangkok Central Embassy Hotel, which occupies the site of the former gardens of the British Embassy. Read more.
27 Feb 2014, New York, United States
The five-star Park Hyat Hotel, set in the 306-meter supertall One57 tower in New York, will welcome guests on August 28. The Atelier Christian de Portzamparc-designed, 79,299 square-meter tower boasts ultra-luxe accommodations and residences. Read more.
27 Feb 2014, Beijing, China
Kim Chang-soo, president of Samsung Life Insurance, government officials, and contractors participated in a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the 260-meter Samsung office tower. Read more.
27 Feb 2014, Houston, United States
AmREIT developer and owner of Uptown Park, an outdoor mall ringed by a massive parking lot, has proposed the first phase of their plan to build a complex of towers that would replace the old mall with a dense combination of retail and residential space. Read more.
26 Feb 2014, Nanjing, China
Many newly urbanized residents of Chinese cities are faced with a cyclical housing dilemma: increased demand and subsequent increased cost. In Nanjing, tall buildings are being constructed on the outskirts of the city to provide affordable housing. Read more.
26 Feb 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Construction of tall buildings is discouraged in quaint, central Amsterdam, but the mayor recently stated in an interview that density would help the Dutch capital, which is evidenced by the surge of development surrounding the city’s center. Read more.
26 Feb 2014, New York, United States
Architect Rafael Viñoly presented illuminating insights of his supertall design for the currently under-construction 432 Park Avenue to an audience of more than 300 at the Skyscraper Museum in New York.Read more.
26 Feb 2014, Ottawa, Canada
The city planning committee approved Nuovo, an 18-story mixed-use tower proposed by Domicile Developments, which will lend an infusion of retail and residential vitality to the eastern edge of Little Italy. Read more.
25 Feb 2014, Philadelphia, United States
Because of its proposed location on historic Market Street in Philadelphia, the 35-story Market East Tower will be set back 55 meters from the façade of the Lit Brothers store, and will further diminish its presence via light-grey glazing. Read more.
25 Feb 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, famous for its vertical gardens around the world, will add a floral façade to the exterior of the 110-meter Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, and cascading gardens along the interior atrium. Read more.
25 Feb 2014, Honolulu, United States
Pacrep LLC’s Waikiki Beach project passed a final environmental assessment by the city of Honolulu, which determined that the 39-story development would pose no significant effect on the environment. Read more.
25 Feb 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Five new residential towers were approved Feb. 25 in the booming central business district of Melbourne, which is an unprecedented amount, according to Planning Minister Mathew Guy, who dubbed the approval deluge “Super Tuesday.” Read more.
24 Feb 2014, Jersey City, United States
Two new residential tower developments, centered around transit stations, are flying up in Jersey City to meet the demand spilling over the Hudson River from Manhattan, and offer an urban, transit-oriented community with skyline views. Read more.
24 Feb 2014, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, currently under construction, is showing new signs of life, as the developer of the project has commissioned engineering and construction consultants to test the required building materials. Read more.
24 Feb 2014, Yangon, Myanmar
The Singapore-based Golden Land Real Estate Development Group announced the development of a housing community in Myanmar’s capital, Yangon, which will include nine 33-story high rise residences on 33,977 square meters of land. Read more.
21 Feb 2014, New York, United States
Plans to demolish a university building at 101 Murray Street in New York, and build in its place a 262-meter Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed skyscraper, reveal a structure that resembles a top-heavy observation, rather than residential, tower.Read more.
21 Feb 2014, Hong Kong, China
In Hong Kong, “Video Glass” technology is being developed to replace existing LED video advertisements on tall buildings with an energy-efficient system that can transform an entire building into a projection screen. Read more.
21 Feb 2014, Philadelphia, United States
Five bills that will pave the way for the construction of the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, a 341-meter addition to the Philadelphia skyline, have been unanimously approved by the City Planning Commission.Read more.
20 Feb 2014, London, United Kingdom
Plans for a 170-meter skyscraper at 40 Leadenhall Street, which has been nicknamed the “Batman Building,” have been recommended for approval by the City of London’s planning office. Read more.
20 Feb 2014, Cheongna, South Korea
Reflective buildings have captured the imaginations of architects, as more seemingly invisible skyscrapers blend in with the sky, or in the case of a tower in South Korea, attempt to outright disappear. Read more.
19 Feb 2014, New York, United States
The much-anticipated plans for New York City’s Hudson Spire, located in the developing Hudson Yards district, were released by MJM + A Architects and indicate that the building is to rise to an astounding 549 meters. Read more.
19 Feb 2014, Bangalore, India
The IT capital of India, Bangalore, will soon tout a tall tower addition to its skyline, if Golden Gate Properties realizes its vision to develop the Presidential Tower, a 162-meter skyscraper. Read more.
19 Feb 2014, Austin, United States
The sale of a land parcel in downtown Austin to developer Riverside Resources is contingent upon the decision of city hall to increase the parcel’s zoning in order to allow a planned 37-story residential tower to be built. Read more.
18 Feb 2014, Vancouver, Canada
The development space under Granville Street Bridge, which includes the 150-meter Beach and Howe Street Tower, is to be brought to life as a vibrant public space that will function as a covered urban plaza for special occasions.Read more.
18 Feb 2014, Philadelphia, United States
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has unveiled its design of 1601 Vine Street, Philadelphia, which will include a meetinghouse and a 32-story residential tower adjacent to the existing Mormon temple located in the city center.Read more.
18 Feb 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nakheel put 504 luxury units in a 50-story Dubai tower on the market this week. The Palm Tower will include a five-star hotel, viewing platform, and infinity pool, which are available to the fully serviced residences. Read more.