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30 Jun 2014, New York City, United States
A recent report indicates that 3 Hudson Boulevard has secured a ground loan, which means that construction is imminent for the soon-to-be supertall tower in New York City’s Hudson Yards. Read more.
30 Jun 2014, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) is planning to build a 65-story tower that is slated to be the tallest building in Petaling Jaya, with a gross development value of RM $800 million (US $249 million). Read more.
30 Jun 2014, Calgary, Canada
A new CAN $110-million (US $103-million), 34-story residential condo tower is being launched in the burgeoning Beltline community near Central Memorial Park in Calgary. It will be part of a development that will include two high-rise buildings. Read more.
30 Jun 2014, Tianjin, China
China’s project to build a replica of Manhattan is taking shape against a backdrop of vacant office towers and unfinished hotels, underscoring the risks of a slowing economy due to the nation’s unprecedented investment boom. Read more.
27 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
Bouygues Construction has won its tussle with Kier Construction Corporation for the contract to build Manhattan Loft Gardens, a striking 42-story double-cantilevered residential tower in London’s Stratford City. Read more.
27 Jun 2014, Toronto, Canada
A 33-story residential block called Alter is slated to go up on Church Street just south of Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The tower was designed by Heather Rolleston, who used influences of modernism to inform its appearance. Read more.
27 Jun 2014, Philadelphia, United States
The long-awaited high-rise tower on Walnut Street in Philadelphia has broken ground and will be referred to as the FMC Tower, named after the twin headquarters of specialty-chemical company FMC Corporation, the anchor tenants.Read more.
26 Jun 2014, Boston, United States
Boston developer Don Chiofaro is proposing a $1 billion project, which calls for a 600-foot (183-meter) residential tower and a 550-foot (168-meter) office tower, for a total of 1.3 million square feet (121,000 square meters). Read more.
26 Jun 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne will host the southern hemisphere’s tallest building, with a 100-story apartment tower approved for Southbank. Australia 108 will stand at 319 meters and will have more than 1100 units. Read more.
26 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
With values often exceeding $1 billion, the latest “supertall” (300 meters plus) or “megatall” (600 meters plus) buildings pose new challenges for insurers as well as for architects and contractors. Read more.
25 Jun 2014, Thane, India
DIL Limited Venture has announced the development of Thane One, an Information Technology/Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITES) business hub in Thane, Maharashtra, India. Read more.
25 Jun 2014, New York City, United States
The so-called “courtscraper“—a marriage of the European courtyard block and the American skyscraper—by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is rapidly rising on New York City‘s Hudson River waterfront.Read more.
25 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
Testifying before the London Assembly, the managing director of Marks Barfield has singled out Broadway Malyan’s The Tower, One St George Wharf, and BFLS’ Strata Tower as not being good enough for the city's skyline. Read more.
24 Jun 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pile foundations have been completed for the 463-meter Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. The last pile under the foundation was produced on June 17, 2014, and the project is on schedule, developers say. Read more.
24 Jun 2014, Seattle, United States
A San Francisco company has applied for a master-use permit to build a 25-story residential tower next to Amazon.com’s headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. Read more.
24 Jun 2014, Vancouver, Canada
Residents of Vancouver’s False Creek housing co-operative fear that their development may be replaced by future high-rise development when the majority of their leases expire in 2036. The nearly 6,000 residents have unobstructed views of the waterfront. Read more.
23 Jun 2014, Las Vegas, United States
MGM Resorts International has begun the year-long process of demolishing the Harmon Hotel, the only portion of the $8.5 billion, 67-acre CityCenter development that was never completed. Read more.
23 Jun 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
DAMAC Properties has announced the topping out of the $300 million DAMAC Tower residential high-rise in Beirut’s Solidere area. The 28-story DAMAC Tower was introduced as the first Versace Home-branded residential tower in the region. Read more.
23 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
China Life has purchased Canary Wharf skyscraper 10 Upper Bank Street for £795 million ($1.35 billion) from the Canary Wharf Group (CWG). CWG confirmed in a statement to IBTimes UK that the money from the sale will help pay down their debt. Read more.
23 Jun 2014, Tampa, United States
Argentinian architect Juan Carlos Ricardes has proposed a 72-story skyscraper, called the Icon, for Tampa. Despite an apparent lack of financing, the tower comes with the vision to demonstrate Tampa as no longer a small town, but a big player. Read more.
20 Jun 2014, Miami, United States
The Edge on Brickell condominium has launched sales, becoming the only new luxury residential development offered on the waterfront of the Miami River. It is set to begin construction early 2015, and to be completed in the spring of 2017. Read more.
20 Jun 2014, London, United Kingdom
A leading high-rise housing developer has commissioned Studio Egret West to work up plans for a 31-story tower in the London suburbs, sparking controversy over its “entirely inappropriate” height. Read more.
20 Jun 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
In order to maximize views toward the Sea of Marmara on the Istanbul coastline, JDS Architects has envisioned the mixed-use complex of Zeytinburnu City as a series of constructed peaks and valleys. Read more.
19 Jun 2014, Denver, United States
Hines has unveiled plans for a new 40-story office tower in Denver, located at 1144 Fifteenth Street, between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets. The property will be the first office building of this height built in nearly three decades. Read more.
19 Jun 2014, Valetta, Malta
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has published a new Policy Framework, setting forth policies for the design of tall buildings, in appropriate strategic locations in Malta. Read more.
19 Jun 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt’s 140-meter Henninger Turm is one of at least seven upscale residential towers planned in Frankfurt, home of the European Central Bank and the euro area’s financial capital. Read more.
19 Jun 2014, Singapore, Singapore
SCDA Architects have designed Skyterrace@Dawson to address Singapore’s need to expand public housing. The project is set to be completed in 2015 and is composed of five towers ranging from 40 to 43 stories. Read more.
18 Jun 2014, Chicago, United States
One of the owners of the John Hancock Center has proposed a glass-enclosed, diamond-shaped structure in front of the skyscraper, in which musicians would entertain crowds in the public plaza along Michigan Avenue. Read more.
18 Jun 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden
The London office of SOM has beaten four other finalists, including Zaha Hadid and Ian Simpson, in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia, a 230-meter mixed-use tower in Gothenburg. Read more.
18 Jun 2014, New York, United States
New illustrations released the week of June 16 indicate that One Vanderbilt, a proposed skyscraper near Grand Central Terminal, could rise as high as 1,350 feet (412 meters) to its roof and 1,450 feet (442 meters) to the tip of its crowning piece. Read more.