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David Adjaye's new skyscraper is imminent, Central Park-fronting tower announced, and more

Three construction updates from the week gone by<p><i>Welcome to our weekly construction/new development roundup where we highlight ongoing work on a handful of NYC projects we may have missed during the week.</i><p>130 William Street<p>Work on Lightstone Group’s planned condo building at 130 William Street is …

Construction

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Rotterdam may get a new skyscraper - the tallest in the Benelux

Artists impression: DAM & Partners Architecten<p>The highest Dutch administrative court on Wednesday threw out objections to plans to build a 215 metre …

Architecture

The Manhattan Skyscraper Explorer is your building-by-building skyline map

Tall buildings—from supertalls to garden-variety skyscrapers—seem to grow like weeds in New York City: A recent boom in tall Midtown residential …

Skyscrapers

Water Views vs. City Views in Miami: What’s the Scene Out Your Window Worth?

Condos with water views are increasingly selling for twice as much as identical ones with city views.<p>Location, location, location. The old adage …

Real Estate

How Smart Technology Can Transform Skyscrapers

The construction of skyscrapers is a huge industry. The number of skyscrapers being built is rising year on year, and this growth is expected to …

Construction

The rise of the plyscraper

Australia is leading the way when it comes to rethinking our skylines - Dr Philip Oldfield.<br>Photo: Quentin Jones<p><b>The development of wood as strong as</b> …

Construction

Hudson Yards's $200M 'Vessel' is on the rise

The sculpture will feature 154 interconnected stairs and a mile’s worth of walking<p>The centerpiece of the public square at Hudson Yards is beginning to take shape, and what will eventually be a mile’s worth of climbable stairs is now a few stories above ground (a representative for Related informed …

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The rise of the balcony

Apartment-dwellers in Toronto are increasingly seeking outdoor spaces, but the balcony poses a complicated riddle for builders<p>In a city that’s growing up, literally, the (typically) small matter of the apartment balcony has become – perhaps unsurprisingly – a polarizing obsession, and not just …

Architecture

Trellick Tower: Life in London's high rises

Since the Grenfell tower fire - attention has also been focused on the estimated 700,000 or so Londoners who live in high rises.<p>BBC London has spent a week meeting the residents of one of the capital's first residential blocks: Trellick Tower.<p>In the first of the series, we hear from Chris Paulsen, …

Architecture

Book Review: Skyscraper Gothic

In 2014 we organized a tournament in which we lined up sixteen architectural skyscraper styles in order to find out which one is the most popular of …

Book Reviews

Foreclosure verdict on Midtown supertall 111 West 57th Street postponed

The judge will now announce her ruling on Monday<p>The suspense surrounding the future of the skinny supertall at 111 West 57th Street has been prolonged just a little bit longer. A New York State Supreme Court judge who was set to rule on whether foreclosure proceedings on the building could move …

Real Estate

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Staten Island's New York Wheel is close to being back on track

The developer fired the previous contractor after disagreements over payment<p>All may not be lost for Staten Island’s New York Wheel. A representative for the project informed Curbed that the developers are currently in “advanced negotiations” to lock in a new contractor for the project, after they …

Travel

Ram skyscrapers and blow up aliens in new Megaton Rainfall trailer

Megaton Rainfall [official site] will let you “become a supersonic indestructible interdimensional superbeing”. Which sounds alright, if you ask me. …

PC Gaming

The Urban Lens: Fantastical photo manipulations reimagine Central Park and its surroundings

<i>Image © Dionisio González</i><i>6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this</i> …

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Work Finally Resumes on 125 Greenwich Street, Financial District

YIMBY recently revealed the latest images for 125 Greenwich Street, which has continued to see minor modifications to its design. Though the tower's …

Travel

Permits Filed for Silverstein’s Massive Site at 520 West 41st Street

The site of the old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street has seen several prospective designs covered by YIMBY over the years, including a …

Construction

Reveal for 267 Broadway, 42-Story Mixed-Use Tower Coming to Tribeca

Back in January of 2017, YIMBY reported on new job applications for a site spanning 265-267 Broadway, in Tribeca. Gene Kaufman is designing the …

Architecture

New renderings revealed for crooked, pixelated tower in Los Angeles

adam sokol architecture practice (asap/) has revealed renderings for a crooked tower proposed for Los Angeles’s historic core. (Courtesy asap/)<p>The …

Los Angeles

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Austin’s tallest tower planned for West Sixth and Guadalupe

A San Antonio-based developer is planning a skyscraper in downtown Austin that would soar 850 feet high which, if built, would make it the city’s …

Construction

9 of the World's Most Intrusive Buildings

In 2017, many of the world's cities have become potpourri time capsules of architecture. We live in an eclectic era in which a 19th-century …

Architecture

New Renderings Revealed for Helmut Jahn's Upcoming 832 Foot Skyscraper in Chicago

Updated renderings have been revealed for renowned architect Helmut Jahn’s 1000M, an upcoming 832-foot skyscraper that will take the place of a …

Architecture

Construction begins of British-designed Istanbul tower

Construction is now under way in Istanbul, Turkey, of a 365m-tall telecoms tower that features innovative facades devised by UK building engineering …

Construction

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Photographs of "World's Tallest Atrium" Under Construction in Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects have released new photos showcasing the ongoing construction progress of Leeza SOHO, a mixed-use office tower in Beijing's Lize …

Construction

WATCH: Spectacular vision for Dubai Creek Harbour

Swooping down along palm tree-lined boardwalks with waterfront living amid Dubai's future tallest tower, a new video released by developer Emaar …

United Arab Emirates

How Manhattan Got Vertical Retail Right, Again

After building a few duds in the late 20th century, architects and developers are giving New Yorkers a better multi-level retail experience with a mix of new ideas and lessons from the past.<p>New York might have always seemed like the ideal city for multi-level retail complexes—until you actually …

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Midtown supertall 111 West 57th Street starts to get its terracotta facade

Another milestone for the building amid rumored financial woes<p>It’s been an eventful few weeks for JDS and Property Markets Group’s skinny supertall tower in the making at 111 West 57th Street.<p>The facade of the restored landmarked Steinway Hall, which will be incorporated into the building’s base, …

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