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$725,000 for one-bedroom condo at humble Joyce Station raises red flags

But developer says “astronomical price” presale listings and information about overseas sales are incorrect.

Real Estate

Amazon dreams of putting a giant drone beehive in your city

Patents don't mean anything right up until the moment that they mean everything, so take it as read that none of this could happen. Amazon has, however, registered a patent for a concept that it's calling a "Multi-Level Fulfillment Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Which is a fancy way of …

Tallest building west of Mississippi River is opening in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opens its doors on Friday, celebrating with lights and fanfare in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.<p>Here are some things to know about the Wilshire Grand Center:<p>HOW TALL IS TALL?<p>The …

Architecture

Vancouver Sunset

fjmt studio's kinetic tower of wood transcends grey skyscrapers in sydney

<b>at the heart of this development is both workplace design and city making.</b> the design team elaborated a plan to make a building that reinterprets and …

Impressive New Observation Tower in Camp Adventure in Danemark

In 2018, the leisure park Camp Adventure located at one hour from Copenhagen in Denmark will inaugurate its brand new attraction. It is the Danish …

Cool Stuff

First look inside the Siren Hotel in the Wurlitzer Building

One of the most anticipated renovations in Detroit, and one we’re asked about the most, is the Wurlitzer Building. Literally falling apart a few years ago, the 1926 building was bought by ASH NYC in 2015. The new hotel will be called the Siren Hotel and the group is planning to open it in October …

Architecture

Sneak Peek Inside First Units Completed in New Woolworth Tower Residences

A look inside the first completed units in the Woolworth Tower Residences, a luxury condo conversion of the top 30 floors of the landmarked Woolworth …

Architecture

British Architects Come Up with Sweet NYC Skyline Chess Set

Skyline Chess matches iconic NYC buildings with chess pieces perfectly<p>Dagnabbit! Once again architects have something cool for which there is no …

Architecture

No little plans: More than $20 billion of megaprojects in Chicago's pipeline

Fifteen years after launching its Lakeshore East development on the site of a former nine-hole golf course, Magellan Development Group is in the early stages of building the real estate equivalent of a hole-in-one.<p>The 94-story Vista Tower condominium and hotel building, which will be the city's …

Chicago

Second Wolf Point apartment tower cleared to rise along the Chicago River

The glassy 60-story building will feature 698 units and a landscaped riverwalk component<p>The second phase of the three-skyscraper project at Wolf Point scored its first building permit today. Located at the confluence of the Chicago River’s main, north, and south branches, the upcoming tower will …

Chicago

Aedas’ dragon-themed cultural-tourism complex draws from ancient chinese mythology

phase two of the 'zhuhai hengqin headquarters' is sited in close proximity to a bridge that connects mainland china to macau.The post Aedas’ …

China

Boston developments without parking: It’s a trend!

City approves two more<p>The Boston Planning & Development Agency late last week approved two apartment projects: One a 19-story project at 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village with 133 units total (including two townhouse-style apartments); and a 21-story project at 47 LaGrange Street in Chinatown with …

Real Estate

Olson Kundig Architects Redesign Seattle Space Needle

The Space Needle, this futuristic tower built for the 1962 Universal Exhibition that overlooks Seattle will be renovated. The American architectural …

Architecture

The Legacy and Lessons of Grenfell Tower

Public housing has evolved radically since the 1970s.<p>The fire at the Grenfell Tower housing estate in West London last week has left, at present writing, 79 people missing and presumed dead. The business of figuring out the how and why of the disaster is already underway, and a few probable …

Housing

SOM’s diagrid glass tower rises like a Chinese paper lantern in Beijing

A giant glittering glass lantern has risen in Beijing. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed the Poly International Plaza, a three-tower complex …

Architecture

Guangzhou

Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House Will Be the World’s Tallest Hybrid Wood Tower

Shigeru Ban has released the latest renderings for what will become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world. Terrace House, now commencing construction on Vancouver’s waterfront, will be a 230-foot-tall residential tower constructed entirely of wood, concrete and steel.<p>The Japanese …

Architecture

This 53-Story Residential Project Will Soon Tower over Atlanta’s Hottest District

Atlanta’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower boasts $12 million penthouses that take life to new heights.<p>Atlanta’s vibrant Midtown district will …

Architecture

GCR - News - Atkins to design twin luxury towers in Vietnam

Atkins to design twin luxury towers in Vietnam<p><b>12 June 2017 | By GCR Staff</b> 1 Comment<p>UK firm Atkins has been appointed by Vietnam developer, Empire …

I Want This 1923 Prediction For the American City of the Future To Be Real

When the world is descending into chaos, it can be hard to believe that optimistic visions of the future are within our reach. But personally, I …

Cities

The lesson from Grenfell is simple: stop building residential towers

High-rise blocks are wholly out of place and character. Rather, a modern, sociable city needs neighbourhoods • Grenfell Tower fire: six victims provisionally identified, say police – latest updates<p>How many times should we say it? Don’t build residential towers. Don’t make or let people live in …

Cities

What we know about how the Grenfell Tower fire spread

<b>1.</b> Witnesses have reported that a resident on the fourth floor discovered his fridge had “exploded” and caught fire. He alerted a neighbour. At …

Architecture

Meet Jersey City’s Tallest Residential Tower: Urby’s Cantilevered Column Takes Over the Skyline

One of the most exciting residential projects around New York City — a stacked tower featuring an unparalleled perspective of Manhattan — just popped up in the burgeoning neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey. Designed by Dutch architecture firm concrete, Jersey City Urby is a 69-story 713-foot …

Design

How Do You Build the Perfect Skyline?

When considering the merits of a city’s skyline, the first question to be asked appears laced with a sense of architectural apathy: Why does it even matter?<p>The answer is twofold. On a visceral level, a city’s skyline forms an intrinsic part of its identity and the identity of everyone living within …

World Trade Center

New York's newest supertall skyscraper preps for its 1,001-foot ascent in Nomad

This slender skyscraper will also be the tallest tower in the neighborhood<p>Another slender supertall is heading to New York City, this time in Nomad. A 1,001-foot skyscraper is set to rise just a few blocks north of Madison Square Park, at 262 Fifth Avenue, Dezeen has learned.<p>Developed by Israeli …

Architecture

The best NYC hotels with rooftop and indoor pools - Curbed NY

Summer won't be upon us for another couple of months, but that doesn't mean we can't start daydreaming about taking a dip, or relaxing in a cabana near a calming pool. Some of the finest swimming spots can be found at New York City's myriad hotels, though they almost universally come with a caveat: …

Hotels

soviet architecture heritage in georgia depicted by roberto conte and stefano perego

georgia has soviet architecture landmarks built back in the post-war decades and scattered all over the country. the gallery of the italian …

Europe

MoMA Celebrates The Rise Of Starchitecture With Frank Lloyd Wright's Astounding Mile-High Skyscraper

The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is half a mile high. Intended to telegraph the grandeur of the United Arab Emirates to the world, it took 22 million man-hours to build, and was completed in 2009. Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a building of twice that height in 1956. …

Architecture