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Manhattan Loft Gardens on the Rise in East London

Manhattan Loft Gardens, Manhattan Loft Corporation, SOM, London
October 25, 2016 5:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Currently on the rise in Stratford, East London, Manhattan Loft Gardens is set to redefine the local skyline. Designed by SOM for German-Canadian developer Harry Handelsman, CEO of ... read more

Niche 905 Nearly Complete in Chicago's River North District

Niche 905, Ascend Real Estate Group, FitzGerald Associates Architects
October 24, 2016 5:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Since topping off back in the summer, progress has been moving along well at the site of Ascend Real Estate Group's Niche 905 in Chicago's rapidly rising River North district. Designed ... read more

45 & 51 Park Place to Become Condo and Islamic Cultural Center

45 Park Place, Soho Properties, SOMA Architects, New York
October 24, 2016 2:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Following several years of controversy and public hand-wringing over the project, plans have finally been approved to bring a mixed-use condo and Islamic Cultural Center to a common build site in ... read more

Multi-Tower Kensington Gardens Establishes Presence Along Kingsway

Westbank's Kensington Gardens, Vancouver, Henriquez Partners Architects
October 24, 2016 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A Canadian Tire big-box store has been demolished and a new urban community is rising in its place as Westbank's Kensington Gardens begins to take shape in Vancouver's East Side. Located at the ... read more

Stone Cladding Spotted as 2 St. Thomas Rises in Yorkville

2 St. Thomas, Hariri Pontarini, Kingsett Capital, Bentall Kennedy, Toronto
October 24, 2016 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
In an area of Toronto known for posh shopping and luxury condominiums, a purpose-built rental tower isn't the type of intensification one would necessarily expect, but new rental construction is ... read more

Architects Compete to Overhaul Paris' Controversial Tour Montparnasse

Tour Montparnasse, Paris, image retrieved from Google Street View
October 24, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
As London's Centre Point undergoes a full facelift, another imposing European Modernist tower is scheduled to receive a similar treatment. Tour Montparnasse stands 210 metres above the ... read more

Yorkdale Expansion Pivots Mall Towards Experiential Retail

Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, by Oxford Properties
October 21, 2016 6:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the curtain down on a 330,00 ft² expansion, Toronto's Yorkdale Mall has added another 18 stores to what is now an imposing 1,845,725 ft² complex. Yet, although the marked increase in retail ... read more

Building Permit Application Submitted for INK

Rendering of INK, Calgary, Battistella, image via S2 Architecture
October 21, 2016 3:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The marketing tagline — "something wicked this way comes" — for yet another condominium development slated for East Village speaks to the promised excellence of the 14-storey project. Staying true ... read more

New Renderings Highlight Public Realm at Daniels' The Wyatt

The Wyatt, The Daniels Corporation, KPMB, Toronto
October 21, 2016 3:04 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Marketing for The Daniels Corporation's latest condominium in its highly touted redevelopment of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood continues, with the latest renderings giving us ... read more

EŌS Now Complete in Midtown Manhattan

EŌS, Durst Organization, COOKFOX Architects, New York
October 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Known today as EŌS (formerly 855 6th Avenue), the 42-storey, 375-unit, mixed-use tower designed by COOKFOX Architects for the Durst Organization, has now completed ... read more

Intelligent Cities Summit: Big Data Conference Comes to Toronto

Intelligent Cities Summit, IoT Events, Toronto
October 21, 2016 10:15 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
On November 8th and 9th, the Intelligent Cities Summit will be held in Toronto. A conference hosted by IoT Events, it will focus on using big data to help municipalities across Canada manage ... read more

Two-Tower Square Station Project Breaks Ground in Miami

Square Station, Miami, Melo Group
October 21, 2016 9:00 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
If the downtown exodus that propelled the rise of the ostensibly utopian suburban lifestyle defined our cities in the post-war years, the aspirations of today's young professionals indicate an ... read more

One Vanderbilt Celebrates Ground Breaking in Midtown Manhattan

One Vanderbilt, SL Green, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York
October 20, 2016 2:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In a move that Mayor Bill de Blasio said would keep the city competitive while putting the needs of "hundreds of thousands of straphangers first," the ground breaking ceremony for One Vanderbilt ... read more

Cladding Begins on 640 N Wells Apartment Tower in River North

640 N Wells, JDL Development, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Chicago
October 20, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Eight months since our last update, and progress at the site of 640 N Wells, a 24-storey apartment tower by JDL Development currently on the rise in downtown Chicago's trendy River ... read more

A Glimpse Into the Future: Illustrating Toronto's Skyline in 2020

Toronto Life, Scott Dickson, Robert Koopmans, Toronto, 2020
October 20, 2016 11:35 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It seems that in recent years, nearly every week has brought a new proposal for development in Toronto as the city's booming real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. These proposals have ... read more

World's Tallest Minaret Under Construction in Algiers

Construction of Djamaa El Djazair, Algiers, KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten OMAR-DZ
October 20, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Originally scheduled to open in 2011 and since plagued with several delays, construction of the world's third largest mosque should now be on track for completion by the end of the year, following ... read more

Jean Nouvel-Designed Paris Tower to Start Construction in 2017

Series of triangular wedges comprises the exterior, Paris Tour Hekla Jean Nouvel
October 19, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After decades of trying to lay his footprint in the skyscraper-rich La Défense district of Paris' Metropolitan Area, French architect Jean Nouvel is confident his latest scheme will finally ... read more

The Guardian Twin-Tower Development Welcomes Residents

The Guardian, Hon Developments, IBI Group, Calgary, Alberta
October 19, 2016 3:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The Guardian, Calgary's tallest condo towers to date, has officially begun occupation. Finishing touches have now been applied to the massive 44-storey twin-tower development that's located at the ... read more

Ground Floor Taking Shape at Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums

Monde Condominiums, Great Gulf, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Toronto
October 19, 2016 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It takes time to excavate the pits for new condos, and quite a while again to build the underground garage levels which act as foundations for the buildings that subsequently rise into the sky. ... read more

520 Park Avenue Rising on the Upper East Side

520 Park Avenue, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York
October 19, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the six months since our last update, progress has moved along significantly at the site of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 520 Park Avenue. The 54-storey luxury condo tower is ... read more