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30 May 2014, Chicago, United States
The Ledge, a glass-bottomed box suspended from the 103rd story of the Willis Tower’s west facade, will remain closed until the protective glass coating on its innermost layer can be repaired. Read more.
30 May 2014, New York City, United States
New renderings of the Time Equities-developed residential tower at 50 West Street have been revealed, as excavation for the project gets underway. According to permits issued earlier this month, 50 West Street will stand 783 feet (239 meters) to its pinnacle.Read more.
30 May 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned the construction of high-rise residential and commercial buildings within a 15-km range around airports across Pakistan. Read more.
29 May 2014, Makati, Philippines
Century Properties Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Century Spire, a 60-story office and residential tower designed by Daniel Libeskind and Armani/Casa Interior Design in Makati, Philippines. Read more.
29 May 2014, Toronto, Canada
Developer David Mirvish has revealed revised plans for the Frank Gehry-designed megaproject, which had originally envisioned demolishing two popular theaters Mirvish owns to make way for three sculptural towers. Read more.
29 May 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Squillace Architects has designed a 52-floor, AUS$280 million mixed use development for Melbourne’s Southbank district. The Platinum tower is to be ready for occupancy in June 2016. Read more.
29 May 2014, New York City, United States
Fortis Properties has filed permits for a tower at 39 Fletcher Street / 151 Maiden Lane in New York. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of record, and the update from Fortis comes with several renderings that imagine the future skyscraper’s appearance on the East River waterfront. Read more.
28 May 2014, Burnaby, Canada
The Vancouver suburb of Burnaby has approved several high-rises for construction in the growing Station Square development, and has moved into final review of a 53-story tower at 4567 Lougheed Highway in Brentwood Town Centre. Read more.
28 May 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
Concept designs by the five finalists have been revealed in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia. Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Simpson Architects and the London office of SOM have drawn up schemes for a 200 meter-tall, mixed-use tower in Gothenburg. Read more.
28 May 2014, Shenzhen, China
Chicago-based Goettsch Partners has released photos of its recently completed Hotel Kapok in the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex. Hotel Kapok is a 19-story boutique hotel with 242 rooms. Read more.
27 May 2014, New York City, United States
TD Bank, the US affiliate of Canada’s Toronto Dominion Bank, is in talks to become the anchor tenant of One Vanderbilt, a 65-story tower planned for the block west of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Read more.
27 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Plans have been submitted to London’s Tower Hamlets council for a 228-meter skyscraper that would become the second-tallest in the Canary Wharf district, after the 236-meter One Canada Square. Read more.
27 May 2014, Miami, United States
Melo Group has won approval from the city of Miami to build a 36-story, luxury mixed-use residential high-rise at 245 NE 14 Street in Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District. Read more.
23 May 2014, Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver firm Acton Ostry Architects have designed a mixed-use residential and retail development for the Mount Pleasant neighborhood at the intersection of two major transportation corridors, Kingsway and Broadway. Read more.
23 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
For the second time in less than two months, Salesforce.com has claimed naming rights to a tall building, this time across the pond from its initial lease. London's 46-story Heron Tower will be renamed Salesforce Tower. Read more.
23 May 2014, New York City, United States
Real estate developer Harry Macklowe has purchased One Wall Street, the landmark Art Deco headquarters of the Bank of New York Mellon, securing the winning bid over a group that included JDS Development, Elad Group and Silverstein Properties. Read more.
22 May 2014, Tangerang, Indonesia
Developer Lippo Karawaci has announced its latest venture in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, a new integrated development in Tangerang, which will feature three skyscrapers along with retail, hotels, a university, museums, offices, parks and art districts. Read more.
22 May 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Construction continues on the 30-story, 5-star hotel tower at Bangkok Central Embassy, while the 7-story retail podium of the tower recently celebrated its opening. The complex, designed by AL_A, offers upscale entertainment, retail, and accommodations. Read more.
22 May 2014, San Francisco, United States
Developer Adco is reviving design plans for a new 36-story condominium high-rise for San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill. The proposed 262-unit tower, designed by SLCE Architects and MWA Architects, would rise to a height of 416 feet (127 meters). Read more.
21 May 2014, Mangalore, India
A 26-story skyscraper, considered the tallest building in Mangalore, will be officially opened at the end of the month, marking the culmination of the “dream project” for In-Land Group founder Siraj Ahmed. Read more.
21 May 2014, Houston, United States
Balfour Beatty Construction, a Dallas-based construction company, has been selected as the general contractor for a new 30-story office building to be located on the east side of Houston’s central business district. Read more.
21 May 2014, Chicago, United States
A new 29-story apartment tower planned for a River North site has been approved by the Chicago Plan Commission, marking a step towards the redevelopment of the 65-acre area where Cabrini-Green once stood. Read more.
20 May 2014, Washington D.C., United States
With a proposal that some are calling “arrogant,” plans have been approved for a 143-meter tower in Fairfax, Virginia that could rival the height of the present-tallest building in the D.C. area, the 169-meter Washington Monument. Read more.
20 May 2014, Zhengzhou, China
Construction recently began on a nine-tower condominium complex in Zhengzhou, China. The 353,767-square-meter project was designed by Los Angeles-based amphibianArc, and will feature three shorter buildings along with the nine residential high-rises. Read more.
20 May 2014, Chicago, United States
In a record-setting $850 million deal, developer Irvine Co. has agreed to purchase the 60-story building at 300 N. LaSalle St, Chicago. The office tower presents a good opportunity for the California-based developer to expand its Chicago portfolio. Read more.
20 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
London-based Grid Architects has submitted a design for a 24-story tower for Swiss Cottage in North London. The mixed-use tower will feature 148 private rented flats and 36 affordable homes, along with retail space, community areas and rooftop terraces. Read more.
19 May 2014, New York City, United States
Confusion and controversy reign over the Silverstein Properties’ plans to develop a residential / retail tower project at 514 Eleventh Avenue on Manhattan’s far West Side, which may be more than 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall. Read more.
19 May 2014, Jinan, China
British architect Terry Farrell's firm has unveiled plans for a 560-meter-high skyscraper in Jinan, which could become one of China's tallest buildings. Farrells, whose 442-meter Kingkey 100 is currently Shenzhen's tallest skyscraper, claims the proposed Evergrande tower will become the second-tallest building in China. Read more.
19 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Work to alter Rafael Viñoly Architects‘ 20 Fenchurch Street – first called the “Walkie Talkie” due to its unusual shape, and then the “Walkie Scorchie” after it created a heat-focusing ray strong enough to melt cars last summer – is due to start in late May 2014, after planning permission for the additions was granted in April. Read more.
16 May 2014, New York City, United States
Curbed New York reports that the angular New York High Line tower proposed by Chicago-based Studio/Gang Architects is in the works again, after community opposition and zoning restrictions caused a delay in the project from its announcement in late 2012. Read more.