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30 Jun 2016, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Adjacent to the Pont d'Issy Bridge on the south bank of the Seine River, the latest project in Issy-les-Moulineaux is taking shape. The scheme will redevelop the area along the river with towers of contemporary building typologies. Read more.
30 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada
A proposal is quickly taking shape for three towers of 29, 33, and 57 stories and an animated public realm planned for the underdeveloped 88 Queen Street East block near Toronto’s downtown core. Read more.
30 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
New York City’s Meatpacking District will soon have a new 18-story office building at 412 West 15th Street. Currently under construction, the project also features the renovation of two adjacent buildings at 413-435 West 14th Street. Read more.
29 Jun 2016, Pyongyang, North Korea
Hoping to show the world that his country is doing just fine despite foreign opposition towards its nuclear weapons program, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on a series of high-rises on Ryomyong Street. Read more.
29 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
Measuring 192 meters tall, The New York Wheel is set to rise on the northern end of Staten Island, as construction workers finished pouring its three-meter-deep foundations during the weekend of June 24. Read more.
29 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia
The proposed waterfront Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort in Sydney’s Barangaroo neighborhood has been approved by local officials – a decision that the Australian Institute of Architects described as “disappointing.” Read more.
29 Jun 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Exchange Square, a mixed-use development in Phnom Penh’s emerging financial district, was formally topped out at a ceremony attended by government officials and project stakeholders. The tower is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Read more.
28 Jun 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The U.S. Bank Tower’s new SkySlide – a glass slide suspended 305 meters above downtown Los Angeles – is now open for business. The slide begins on the 70th floor of the tower and extends 15 meters down to the 69th floor. Read more.
28 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom
Planning approval has been granted for a 25-story apartment scheme, called Brill Place, close to London’s St. Pancras Station. The design of the structure features two linked masses with inclined scissor-shaped roof planes. Read more.
28 Jun 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam
A new complex centered around a 108-story tower has been proposed along the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai Highway in Hanoi. An estimated USD$1.55 billion will be required for the project, which is expected to be completed by 2025. Read more.
28 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada
A new residential tower at 20 de Maisonneuve in Montréal will climb to 22 stories and boast a bold black, white, and red color scheme. Site work is already underway for the project, with crews expected to place the base for a tower crane soon. Read more.
27 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia
The 155-meter 200 George Street has officially completed and opened to the public. Because of its combination of highly efficient and sustainable services, the building was able to achieve a Six-Star Green Star rating. Read more.
27 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
After announcing plans for its relocation in January 2016, a Dubai-based bank has appointed a construction company to build its new headquarters building in downtown Dubai. Work is scheduled to begin in December 2016. Read more.
27 Jun 2016, Buffalo, United States
Buffalo lawmakers granted approval on June 21 to Queen City Landing, setting the stage for the 23-story apartment tower to be constructed on prime waterfront land. The glass and metal tower is expected to complete by the end of 2017. Read more.
24 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final bucket of concrete was hoisted to the top of the 69-storey tower. Read more.
24 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States
After narrowing the list of potential buyers down to three, Tribune Media is reportedly close to finalizing a deal that would see its 1925 neo-Gothic high-rise sold to LA-based CIM Group and local partner Golub & Company. Read more.
23 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom
The United Kingdom can now boast about having the longest tunnel slide in the world after the nearly 183-meter-long and 76-meter-high ride, simply called The Slide, prepares to open to the public on June 24. Read more.
23 Jun 2016, Auckland, New Zealand
A 52-story apartment building in downtown Auckland has received planning approval from the Auckland Council. The high-rise on Customs Street East is expected to take three to four years to complete. Read more.
23 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia
A final proposal for 3 Parramatta Square has been revealed: the 16-story, 35,000-square-meter office tower will set a new benchmark for commercial property in Sydney’s Parramatta neighborhood. Read more.
22 Jun 2016, Montréal, Canada
Renderings of the restoration planned for Montréal's Alexandra Pier and the Iberville International Maritime Terminal have recently been released. The plans include a signature 100-meter maritime observation tower. Read more.
22 Jun 2016, Houston, United States
After years of serving as an unofficial observation point, the 60th-floor Sky Lobby at the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Downtown Houston has recently closed to the public, according to a representative. Read more.
22 Jun 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom
A developer has won a contest to develop three residential towers within Manchester’s USD$1.9 billion St. John’s regeneration zone. The project will deliver 900 private rented sector homes overlooking the city’s Old Granada Studios. Read more.
22 Jun 2016, Shenzhen, China
A massive development has been planned for the Shenzhen Route 6 Chang Zhen Station site. Dubbed the Shenzhen Metro Changzhen Depot TOD, the project will comprise multiple towers of varying heights and purposes. Read more.
21 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India
Construction is underway for a new residential high-rise in Parel, one of Mumbai's poshest neighborhoods. The 61-story Eon Tower is being built on a 6,000 square meter site, though no completion date has yet been announced. Read more.
21 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom
A new 37-story office tower has been proposed for London on a site neighboring Leadenhall Market. Work could begin on the 65,000-square-meter project, known as 1 Leadenhall, as early as 2018. Read more.
21 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada
A topping out ceremony was held for Core Condos after the 26-story tower rose to its final height on June 20, 2016. Cladding now climbs nearly two-thirds of the way up the tower, warranting a targeted fall completion date. Read more.
21 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
Plans have been revealed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which will rise 203 meters to its roof, becoming the tallest building on the Upper West Side of New York City. Demolition of the site's current occupant is underway. Read more.
20 Jun 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of 110 meters, it will be the tallest building in the city. Read more.
20 Jun 2016, London, United Kingdom
Switch House, an extension to Tate Modern, is officially open. The site now holds 60 percent more exhibition space for the gallery, which has become one of the city's most important cultural attractions. Read more.
20 Jun 2016, Detroit, United States
Two of three buildings belonging to the luxury Riverfront Towers complex have been sold in a transaction totaling $79.5 million. The 26-story Tower 100 and the 29-story Tower 200 were a part of the deal. Read more.