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23 Dec 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Construction is set to begin on what will be one of Brisbane’s most iconic river-side developments. The standout feature of the project will be a vertical forest with full-size trees and mature shrubs growing throughout the building. Read more.
23 Dec 2016, Philadelphia, United States
Plans for a tower at 1301 Market Street were announced the week of December 19, with a couple of renderings showing the preliminary version of the design, featuring 78,000-square-meter of gross floor area. Read more.
23 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States
New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles’s Century City business district. Read more.
22 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China
Having surpassed the 384-meter height of the completed Shun Hing Square, the structurally topped out China Resources Headquarters is now the third tallest of all completed and under-construction buildings in Shenzhen. Read more.
22 Dec 2016, New York City, United States
Over a year after purchasing a prime plot in Midtown Manhattan, a developer has yet to begin construction on a proposed tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. However, new renderings may point to some progress at this long-dormant site. Read more.
22 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
An ambitious proposal for a 49-story tower at 31 Parliament Street in Toronto’s Distillery District was recently presented to the city's Design Review Panel, where it received some tough love and strong words from panel members. Read more.
21 Dec 2016, Guangzhou, China
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the completion of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. At 530 meters it is the tallest building in Guangzhou, second tallest in China, and fifth tallest worldwide. Read more.
21 Dec 2016, Vancouver, Canada
A new 35-story residential tower will soon climb high in Vancouver. Sited at 1111 Richards Street in the city's Yaletown neighborhood, 8X on the Park will express itself through a dynamic prism-like aesthetic. Read more.
21 Dec 2016, Limassol, Cyprus
A joint-venture contract has been awarded to two construction companies that will build a 170-meter-tall luxury residential tower, dubbed One, at a seafront site in Limassol, Cyprus. The project is expected to complete in 2019. Read more.
21 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States
A long-discussed plan to bring even more hotel rooms to Chicago’s newly-branded McCormick Square entertainment district, located near the McCormick Place Convention Center, is finally ready to be realized at 123 East Cermak. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The race to the top has just gotten tighter, with two rising structures in the Middle East battling for the world's tallest title. In a recent interview, CTBUH Communications Manager Jason Gabel commented on this competition for the future tallest. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Gold Coast, Australia
A developer has unveiled its latest concept plan to deliver a new world-class coastal icon called the Integrated Resort Development, earmarked to become the largest Gold Coast tourism resort project in decades. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Doha, Qatar
The developer behind the Pearl-Qatar has secured financing of up to USD$ 200.5 million to fund the construction of the connected Al Mutahidah Towers on the man-made island off the coast of Doha. Read more.
20 Dec 2016, Atlanta, United States
An architecture firm recently celebrated the start of construction for Coda at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. Construction is scheduled to complete in early 2019. Read more.
19 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The Los Angeles City Council recently voted to approve a new joint-venture partnership and timeline for the Grand Avenue Project – a long-stalled mega-development located across from the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA. Read more.
19 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia
An architecture firm has won design rights to its second major scheme in Melbourne with a proposal for a 21-story residential tower – dubbed The Mayfair – located at 412 St. Kilda Road. Read more.
19 Dec 2016, New York City, United States
On December 15, the New York City Council approved a massive Manhattan air rights transfer that now allows the St. John’s Terminal development at Pier 40 to move forward. The project includes 500 units of below-market-rate housing. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide’s skyline will rise to new heights with the approval of the Elenberg Fraser-designed Realm Adelaide building. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure this week approved the tower to rise 132 meters. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Chicago, United States
While the upcoming 887-foot (270-meter) skyscraper at 113 East Roosevelt has not officially started construction, site work has begun at the prime parcel located at the southern edge of Chicago’s Grant Park. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above ground, having recently topped out. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Atlanta, United States
Longtime Atlanta real estate firm Selig Enterprises said it expects to start construction next summer on a $400 million mixed-use complex with a 32-story office tower, a hotel, and a residential building at 1105 West Peachtree Street in Midtown. Read more.
15 Dec 2016, Taiyuan, China
People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has completed a vast residential development in Taiyuan, China, comparable in scale to New York’s Rockefeller Center. The River Heights Residences is set to house 10,000 people. Read more.
15 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom
Architecture practice aLL Design has submitted plans for a 69,471-square-meter three-tower development in Brentford, west London. Occupying an 84-hectare site, the scheme features a trio of apartment blocks sitting in a raised park. Read more.
15 Dec 2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Just a couple months after Ho Chi Minh City’s 136-year-old Tax Center met a sudden and untimely end, a Japanese hotel firm has announced a partnership with the Saigon Trading Group to develop a 40-story mixed-use tower on the site. Read more.
15 Dec 2016, New York City, United States
New York University has unveiled the 23-story mixed-use facility that will replace its monolithic Coles Sports Center at the corner of Houston and Mercer streets, featuring classrooms, performance space, housing, and gym facilities. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, Manila, Philippines
Developers and the City of Manila have announced the opening of the City Center Tower located in the downtown metro area. The announcement follows the 27-story structure's early December completion. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
Since being granted planning approval in late 2015, plans for a high-rise residential tower set for Midtown Toronto's 18-30 Erskine Avenue continue to evolve. Increased in height from 32 to 35 stories, the project will now include 315 units. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, New York City, United States
Architects recently revealed renderings for a 62-story residential tower at 259 Clinton Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side waterfront. Preliminary plans include 732 apartments, with about 183 of those planned to be affordable. Read more.
14 Dec 2016, London, United Kingdom
Protestors claim that the under construction Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford, which will house a 145-room hotel, nearly 250 flats, and three large sky gardens, will mar a protected view of St. Paul's Cathedral. Read more.
13 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States
Architects have revealed plans for a 242,000-square-meter complex in LA’s burgeoning Arts District. Called 670 Mesquit, the project will take the form of a series of stepped boxes containing a mix of office, residential, and hotel uses. Read more.