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28 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a completely new coat of green paint on the exterior of each tower. Read more.
28 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
Vertical construction at the 53 West 53rd site has overtaken its neighbor, the 1965-built Financial Times Building. The Midtown Manhattan supertall boasts a unique metal and glass exoskeleton expressing the building's structural system. Read more.
28 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
New renderings have been revealed for the One Yonge Street development. The tallest of the proposed buildings will house residential units, a hotel, and retail in its base, rising 95 stories and 307 meters in height. Read more.
28 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States
On June 23, a developer submitted an application to the Department of City Planning to construct a 780-unit residential tower on a vacant plot of land adjacent to the bustling Figat7th shopping center. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent on June 23. According to the team, the construction of the tower is three weeks ahead of schedule. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, Brisbane, Australia
A developer has submitted a revised development application on a recently acquired Fortitude Valley site – located at 44-100 Barry Parade in Brisbane – that would comprise two new residential towers. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
Plans for a 32-story tower tentatively known as Bay-Adelaide North are ramping up, with a new Site Plan Approval (SPA) submitted to the City of Toronto this month and rumors of a pending start of construction. Read more.
27 Jun 2017, Chengdu, China
Plans have been reveled for a major mixed-use scheme in Chengdu featuring a 42-story tower. The development is backed by one of China’s largest electronics companies and will serve as their headquarters when complete. Read more.
26 Jun 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, a 150-meter tower that, upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower, according to developers. Read more.
26 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia
The core structure of the under construction Victoria One has topped out at 246 meters. The core’s last concrete pour occurred at the tower on June 17 and took 6,500 cubic meters of concrete and 1,100 metric tons of reinforcement. Read more.
26 Jun 2017, Liuzhou, China
A new “forest city” has broken ground in Liuzhou. Conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools covered entirely by plants and trees. Read more.
26 Jun 2017, Miami, United States
After launching in 2014, construction of Brickell Heights – a two-tower development in the heart of South Miami Avenue – has completed. The 690-unit project features a hand-painted mural on the façade of the building's lower eight floors. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Rottweil, Germany
Described as the world’s first rope-less horizontal-vertical elevator system, MULTI has been unveiled at a 246-meter test tower in Rottweil. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in a loop. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Los Angeles, United States
Wilshire Grand Center, now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, will officially open its doors today, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Nantes, France
A developer has completed a new housing tower composed of an angular core wrapped in undulating balconies. New’R is located in Nantes and pays homage to Oscar Niemeyer as well as to the architecture of the 1970s French Riviera. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
The second phase of the three-tower project at Wolf Point has scored its first building permit. With the official all-clear, the site will soon be swamped with crews working to construct the 62-story rental apartment tower known as Wolf Point East. Read more.
23 Jun 2017, Zhuhai, China
Plans have been revealed for a dragon-inspired development in China’s southern Guangdong province. Phase Two of the Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters complex is sited in close proximity to a bridge that connects mainland China to Macau. Read more.
22 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
Around 600 UK high-rises are believed to be covered in similar cladding to the material suspected of worsening the deadly London apartment block fire, the British government said Thursday, June 22. Read more.
22 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
Two years after foundation permits were first issued, the 57-story Optima Signature high-rise in Streeterville has formally opened and welcomed its first tenants this month. The 490-unit apartment project is currently 20 percent leased. Read more.
22 Jun 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom
Developers have replaced the design team behind their controversial St. Michael's high-rise scheme in Manchester, signaling imminent project revisions. An exact timescale for the revised proposals is not yet known. Read more.
22 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
Fresh details describing the "world-class design" for 8 Phillip Street in Western Sydney have emerged, along with new renderings. Poised to rise 56 stories in Parramatta, the landmark development will contain 314 apartments. Read more.
21 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
A historic church is to be redeveloped as a mixed-use complex, expanding the Parramatta Mission and the Uniting Church in Australia’s presence in the city. The project will also house new residential, commercial, and retail spaces. Read more.
21 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
The North Side’s next lakefront high-rise has been cleared to keep climbing towards its 27-story final height. Known as Eight Eleven Uptown, the Chicago development landed a full, $45 million construction permit on June 19. Read more.
21 Jun 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A construction contractor has been appointed to deliver the fifth and final commercial office tower that will complete the US$1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Read more.
21 Jun 2017, Montréal, Canada
Construction of Le Square Children's – a massive building project on the site of the former Montréal Children's Hospital – is free to proceed after being granted permitting. A major investment in the city's transit system has also been announced. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Sydney, Australia
Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the fatal blaze that occurred at Grenfell House in London was pinpointed as contributing to a past fire in a Melbourne high-rise, provoking investigation into cladding on NSW towers. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A team has won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven. The winning proposal includes a trio of towers and a urban plaza, called District E. The 70,000-square-meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saigon One Tower is finally set to resume construction thanks to a new investor. The building, located in central District 1, has stood unfinished since 2011, despite being nearly 80 percent complete. Read more.
20 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
Following years of planning and an eventually shelved redevelopment plan, a new proposal is seeking rezoning to allow a 30-story residential tower at 284 King Street East, between Berkeley and Ontario Streets in Downtown Toronto. Read more.
19 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom
The cladding used in the Grenfell House renovation has been identified as a cheaper and more flammable variety. The aluminum-composite panels were installed prior to a devastating fire at the 24-story tower. Read more.