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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new Melbourne skyscraper is now ready to be built after final plans for its design were accepted, according to infolink.com.au. The Sovereign Square project will be based at the city’s 545 Station Street, Box Hill. The plans have been proposed by Melbourne-based firm AXF Group, however the design is being handled by London company […]

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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Dubai-based construction firm Shapoorji Pollonji International has been chosen to build what will eventually be the tallest residential building in South Asia, dailymirror.lk reports. The company will act as the main contractor for the Altair luxury riverside condominium in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. The development will comprise two separate towers, the tallest of which […]

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[17 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new skyscraper being constructed in Auckland, New Zealand will boost the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), as well as create hundreds of new jobs. According to tvnz.co.nz, the tower will cost $350 million New Zealand dollars (around £117 million) to build. The 52-storey building will be 209 metres high, making it the tallest skyscraper […]

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The construction project to build the Dubai Pearl skyscraper could be salvaged, thanks to new investment from a Hong Kong-based group. According to cnbc.com, Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (CTFE) has acquired $1.9 billion (£1.16 billion) worth of property assets in the tower, which could see it get back on track. The skyscraper […]

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new skyscraper which is set to be erected in Berlin will become the city’s tallest building when work is completed, dezeen.com reports. American architect Frank Gehry was chosen to oversee the construction of the tower, which is expected to reach 150 metres into the sky. Image source There was plenty of competition for the […]

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[20 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

A residential tower, which at its narrowest point will measure just 12 metres wide, has received the go ahead from Australia’s Victoria government, sourceable.net reports. Planned for Clarke Street on Melbourne’s Southbank, the design follows the newest trend for tall and skinny skyscrapers, as seen in Hong Kong and New York. Architect BKK said the […]

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[15 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

It’s the world’s largest metropolis, home to over 13 million people but also some of the most sensational skyscraping structures on the planet. Welcome to Tokyo, a creative cityscape that’s alive with awe-inspiring architecture. But what makes up its vast volumes of high-rises and tall towers? Let’s take a closer look at some of this […]

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[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Plans for a cylindrical skyscraper to be built in Canary Wharf have been revealed, according to dezeen.com. The tower is set to be the first of five buildings which are being constructed in the London area as part of a masterplan for Wood Wharf in London’s Docklands. Construction would further add to Canary Wharf’s appeal […]

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[3 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

A new skyscraper to be built in Indonesia is set to become the country’s tallest building. The Pertamina Energy Tower, which will be the headquarters for the Indonesian state-owned energy company, will almost double the height of the current tallest structure. The existing highest building in the country is the Cemindo Tower, which measures in […]

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[16 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A report celebrating more than 100 years of skyscrapers has pinpointed two innovations that made the construction of cloud-skimming buildings possible, bdonline.co.uk reports. Building information company Emporis has taken a look back at the history of tall towers in order to create a skyscraper timeline – from the 1900s to the present day. Making the […]