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Hotel and Residential Tower in São Paulo Proposed on Former Hospital Site

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29 Apr 2016, São Paulo, Brazil

Jean Nouvel has unveiled the design of his latest project – a 22-story tower located near Avenida Paulista in São Paulo. The skyscraper, dubbed Rosewood Tower, is part of Cidade Matarazzo, a former hospital site. Read more.


Shanghai Tower Pays Tribute to Workers with Wall of Honor

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29 Apr 2016, Shanghai, China

The names of over 4,000 workers, designers, and engineers who played a part in the design and construction of Shanghai Tower have been put on a new 60-meter-long Wall of Honor placed within the tower. Read more.


Waterfront Master Plan Development Proposed for Johor Bahru

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29 Apr 2016, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Planned as a major new integrated community, Tebrau Waterfront Residences will incorporate waterfront villas and high-rise residential apartments complemented by commercial and hotel uses as well as a new village retail concept. Read more.


Bombay High Court Demands Demolition of Mumbai High-Rise

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29 Apr 2016, Mumbai, India

On April 29, The Bombay High Court ordered the demolition of a high-rise building known as Adarsh for violation of green norms. The building was allegedly constructed in total violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Read more.


JDS Unveils Plans for a 77-Story Lower East Side Tower

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28 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

New York development firm JDS Development has announced plans for a 274-meter, 77-story tower at 247 Cherry Street. The tower is poised to hold about 600 apartments, 150 of which will be permanently affordable. Read more.


Aedas Master Plans ALJ Headquarters in Jeddah

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28 Apr 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Located in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Andrew Bromberg of Aedas has designed the corporate headquarters for Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), the largest independently owned Toyota distributor in the world. Read more.


49-Story Residential Proposed for Downtown Toronto

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27 Apr 2016, Toronto, Canada

The preliminary design for a residential tower at 89 Church Street – just north of the 45-story Spire – has been approved. The new 49-story building would add 468 homes to the area, including rental apartments. Read more.


New York City’s Sony Building to be Sold

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27 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

Olayan America is in the process of negotiating a contract to acquire the former Sony Building at 550 Madison Avenue for more than $1.3 billion, after Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity scrapped plans to convert the upper floors into condos. Read more.


Dubai’s Akyon City to Feature 285-Meter-High Glass-Bottomed Viewing Capsule

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27 Apr 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A new adrenaline-fueled attraction for Akyon City in Dubai will feature a glass-bottomed viewing capsule located at about 285 meters in the air. The "Akyon Dare" will also allow visitors in harnesses to venture out to the building's edge. Read more.


Plans for The Fifth in Downtown Des Moines Move Forward

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27 Apr 2016, Des Moines, United States

The Des Moines City Council approved a preliminary development agreement on April 25 that moves along plans to build a new 32-story residential high-rise tower – dubbed The Fifth – in the downtown core. Read more.


Construction Commenced on Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai

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26 Apr 2016, Shanghai, China

Situated next to the Shanghai South Railway Station, phase three of the Xuhui Vanke Center in Shanghai has recently started construction. The architecture of the complex blends building with landscape in order to add greenery to the area. Read more.


Conceptual Wooden Tower Proposed in Stockholm

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26 Apr 2016, Stockholm, Sweden

A local architecture firm has unveiled conceptual plans for Stockholm's tallest building – a 133-meter wooden skyscraper – which would be erected on top of a 1960s parking garage in the city center. Read more.


Green City Hall Tower Proposed for Bac Ninh City, Vietnam

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26 Apr 2016, Bac Ninh City, Vietnam

The team at Vo Trong Nghia Architects has proposed a tower design for a green city hall located in Bac Ninh City, Vietnam. The province in which the project would be sited is undergoing a growth in industrial development. Read more.


Fire-Hit The Address Downtown Dubai Will Not Reopen in 2016

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26 Apr 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Address, which was badly damaged by a fire on New Year’s Eve, will not reopen in 2016, an Emaar Hospitality Group executive said. In the meantime, the developer is anticipating the opening of The Address The BLVD. Read more.


Iglu Brisbane City Completes as Student Residents Move In

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25 Apr 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Iglu Brisbane City, the latest student accommodation in Brisbane’s central business district, has opened its doors for over 250 students following confirmation from the city government that it meets all occupancy approval requirements. Read more.


80-Story Midtown Tower Planned for New York City

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25 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

Investors are planning a mixed-use skyscraper of up to 80 stories high in the Garment District of New York City, after closing April 20 on the missing piece of an assemblage spanning 35,000 square meters, according to sources. Read more.


Developer for Ryde Garden Complex in Sydney Finalizes Contract with Construction Firm

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25 Apr 2016, Sydney, Australia

After negotiating since October 2015, the developer behind Sydney's Ryde Garden development at North Ryde has finalized a USD$204 million contract with the selected construction firm. Construction is expected to complete at the end of 2018. Read more.


Carpet Weaving Inspired Five-Tower Project Proposed for Abu Dhabi

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22 Apr 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Developers are planning to build a carpet-weaving-inspired complex, called the Al Sadu Towers on Al Reem Island. The development includes five intricately woven towers, with the podium resembling a handcrafted carpet. Read more.


Wolf Point's Eastern Tower to Break Ground by Early 2017 in Chicago

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22 Apr 2016, Chicago, United States

Fresh off the success of the 486-foot (148-meter) Wolf Point West Tower at the confluence of the Chicago River’s three branches, developers are looking to proceed with the next phase of the site's three-tower plan. Read more.


Construction on Metropol Tower Istanbul Progresses

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22 Apr 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

Upon completion, Metropol Tower Istanbul is expected to be one of the tallest buildings in the city. Already structurally topped out, the 250-meter development, characterized by a curvy glass façade on one of its sides, is expected to complete in 2017. Read more.


Manhattan’s 111 Murray Street Units On the Market

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22 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

Renderings of a 58-story, 241-meter condominium tower – called 111 Murray Street – have been revealed to entice buyers into purchasing one of the 157 luxury units. Unit prices start at $1.5 million and climb to a whopping $18.5 million. Read more.


700-Meter Megatall Skyscraper Proposed for Shenzhen

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21 Apr 2016, Shenzhen, China

Chicago-based bKL Architecture has unveiled their concept design proposal for a new tower and plaza located in Shenzhen, China. Rising to 700 meters, the new tower is designed to act as a gateway to the city's central business district. Read more.


Proposal for Brooklyn’s First Supertall is Approved

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21 Apr 2016, New York City, United States

On Tuesday April 19, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story apartment building that is set to become the first supertall in New York outside Manhattan. Read more.


Communal Student Housing Completes in Odense

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21 Apr 2016, Odense, Denmark

The 15-story Campus Kollegiet student housing at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense by C.F. Møller Architects has completed and is now fully occupied by a mix of Danish and international students. Read more.


Approval Granted for What Could become Brixton's Tallest Tower

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20 Apr 2016, London, United Kingdom

Planning approval has been granted for what could be the tallest tower in Brixton. Lambeth Council’s planning committee gave the 20-story mixed-use Thrayle House project the go-ahead on April 12. Read more.


Sky One Planned for Melbourne Despite Decreasing Demand

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20 Apr 2016, Melbourne, Australia

A developer is pressing on with its latest project in Box Hill, 14 kilometers east of Melbourne’s central business district. Called Sky One, the residential tower comes at a time of decreasing housing demand in the area. Read more.


Skyhouse Nashville Could Become Midtown’s Tallest Tower

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20 Apr 2016, Nashville, United States

Skyhouse Nashville is a 25-story residential tower currently under construction at the intersection of 17th Avenue South and Broadway. Developers claim that the tower will become Midtown's tallest building at 88 meters above ground. Read more.


Plans Revealed for Austin's First Car-Free Apartment High-Rise

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19 Apr 2016, Austin, United States

A developer has proposed a downtown high-rise that would come without any on-site parking options. The Avenue, as it is called, will feature 135 one- and two-bedroom units geared toward affordability. Read more.


New Master Planned Scheme for Stanley Street in Brisbane

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19 Apr 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Three separate development applications (DAs) have been lodged for 825-847 Stanley Street and 6-24 Trafalgar Street, Woolloongabba – one of the largest land holdings within Brisbane’s Woolloongabba Core. Read more.


29-Story Tower Proposed at 219 Dundas East in Toronto

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19 Apr 2016, Toronto, Canada

A 29-story condo has been proposed at 219 Dundas Street East. Designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, the proposed tower would stand on a site currently occupied by a parking lot and a vacant three-story building. Read more.