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4800 Yonge Assessed for Refinement at Design Review Panel

4800 Yonge St., Menkes Developments, Turner Fleischer, Arquitectonica
October 6, 2016 5:56 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
There was only one development application assessed at the October 4th meeting of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP), when Menkes' 4800 Yonge Street, designed by Arquitectonica and Turner ... read more

Concrete Core of Latest Canary Wharf Office Tower Shooting Skywards

The building's concrete core is now visible from the Thames, Daveography, HQ
October 6, 2016 2:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Rivalling London's historic 'City', where new development has challenged citizens' comfort zone when it comes to density and tall buildings, Canary Wharf has become an international hub for ... read more

Two Highrise Office Projects Top Out in Seattle

The Mark (left) and the Madison Centre (right), Seattle, SounderBruce
October 6, 2016 11:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Two highrise projects are setting a new standard for office space in Seattle while also becoming major additions to the seaport city's skyline. Both The Mark and the Madison Centre have reached ... read more

The Lights Come On at Streetcar's Restored Broadview Hotel

Broadview Hotel, Streetcar Developments, ERA Architects, Toronto, Riverside
October 6, 2016 10:30 am | by David Rudin | Comments
The Broadview Hotel, until recently home to one of Toronto’s last licensed strip clubs, was itself stripped of its temporary drapes on Wednesday when scaffolding on the corner of Broadview and ... read more

Building Restructuring for Foster Tower Proceeds at 425 Park Avenue

The new building will use 25% of the old structure's frame, 425 Park Foster
October 6, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The 30-storey, 1957-built office tower at 425 Park Avenue in New York City was once a symbol of Manhattan's modernist surge, but now a project by L&L Holdings and the architects at Foster + ... read more

Alldritt Land Corp Planning 80-Storey Tower in Edmonton

101 Avenue NW and 96 Street NW, the site of the proposal, Edmonton, Alldritt
October 5, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
While construction of the Stantec Tower will keep Edmonton's skyscraper geeks occupied for the next couple of years, they could soon have another record breaker to fawn over. read more

2500 Biscayne Boulevard Rising in Central Miami

2500 Biscayne Boulevard, Greystone, Alta, Behar, Font & Partners, P. A.
October 5, 2016 2:58 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Rising from the former footprint of an all-but-gone 1920s-era Spanish style apartment block, the construction of Greystone Property Development and Alta Developers' 2500 Biscayne ... read more

Zaha Hadid Legacy Project Nixed by Developer

Mariner's Cove Towers, Sunland Group, Zaha Hadid Architects, Brisbane, Australia
October 5, 2016 5:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
While the sudden passing of world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid made headlines earlier this year, there remains a short list of legacy projects that are either under construction or in the ... read more

Details Emerge for Sweeny & Co Proposal at 502 Adelaide West

Sweeney & Co. Architects, Portland Adelaide Developments Inc.
October 4, 2016 6:57 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In the ever changing landscape that is the King-Spadina area—a once desolate district that was home to broken urban fabric, surface parking lots, run down post-war buildings, and accompanied with ... read more

Telford Homes Boosts Stratford's Stature with 31-Storey Tower

Stratford Central construction, London, Telford Homes, Jim Linwood, Suttonca
October 4, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
London has transformed from a mostly tower-less cityscape into one of the densest and most impressive skylines on the continent. Canary Wharf and the historic core of London, known as 'The ... read more

SOM's 707 Fifth Nearing Completion in Downtown Calgary

707 Fifth, Manulife, SOM, Calgary, Alberta
October 4, 2016 5:00 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the several months since our last update, progress has been moving along steadily at the site of the SOM-designed, 707 Fifth Street. After topping off back in May, the tower has now ... read more

Telus Sky on the Rise in Downtown Calgary

Telus Sky, Allied Properties, Westbank, Bjarke Ingels Group, Dialog Architects
October 4, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the months since our last update, progress has been moving along nicely at the site of Allied Properties and Westbank's Telus Sky, the Bjarke Ingels Group- and Dialog ... read more

Residential Highrise Development Proposed for 4th and Callowhill

Rendering of 4th and Callowhill, Philadelphia, Mark Rubin Cecil Baker + Partners
October 4, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Developer Mark Rubin is planning to transform the corner of 4th and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia with a 26- and 23-storey residential scheme of 454 units. Located within the East Callowhill ... read more

U of T Celebrates Official Opening of the Jackman Law Building

Ribbon Cutting, Jackman Law Building, Grand Opening, University of Toronto
October 3, 2016 5:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Despite a rainy September 29, spirits at the University of Toronto were high, as the Faculty of Law celebrated the official grand opening of the Jackman Law Building. read more

Regent Park Phase Three Progressing with Mid-Rise Proposal

Regent Park, Block 17N, Wallman Architects, TCHC, Toronto
October 3, 2016 3:58 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Phase Three of the highly touted Regent Park Revitalization Project is well underway, with ongoing demolition for the phase nearing to a close and proposals starting to pour in for the now-vacant ... read more

Touring LJM's Appleby Gardens Condos in Burlington

Appleby Gardens Condominiums, image by Jack Landau
October 3, 2016 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On a rapidly-intensifying stretch of Appleby Line between Upper Middle Road and the QEW in Burlington, construction is now in the late-stages for LJM Developments' Appleby Gardens ... read more

Roccabella Phase Two Beginning to Rise in Downtown Montreal

Roccabella, MC Finance, Béïque, Legault, Thuot Architects, Montreal
October 3, 2016 11:55 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Soon to join fellow twin-tower development, YUL, in what appears to be a streak of twin-tower condo projects currently on the rise in downtown Montreal, progress has been moving along nicely at ... read more

One Theater Square Marks New Beginning for Newark

One Theater Square will occupy full city block, Newark, Dranoff, BLT Architects
October 3, 2016 5:55 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Fencing has been erected around a two-storey office building in Downtown Newark, New Jersey, signalling the impending demolition of the structure in order to accommodate the city's first ... read more

Chicago's Iconic Tribune Tower Sold for Redevelopment

The Tribune Tower, Chicago, CIM Group, Golub, Google Street View
September 30, 2016 5:55 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
One of Chicago's most recognizable and historically important buildings has been sold for redevelopment. The neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, home to the titular media conglomerate and the Chicago ... read more

Seneca College Newnham Expanding with Perkins+Will Design

Centre for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Toronto, by Seneca
September 30, 2016 4:34 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
As one of Canada's largest college campuses, Seneca College's Newnham campus, located on Finch Avenue East at Highway 404, plays host to a student population that now numbers 29,500 (with 12,500 ... read more