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25-01-2016 > The Blocky Point Of The Shoreditch Triangle

Shoreditch Highgate Hotel, LondonAnother chapter in the rapid gentrification of Shoreditch looks like going ahead after the local council gave planning approval to what will be a 110 metre tall office/hotel tower located on Shoreditch High Street.

25-01-2016 > Meatpacking Tower Harks Back To 30s Glory Days

180th East 88 Street, New York CityManhattan's Meatpacking district isn't an area that is particularly associated with skyscrapers despite the high-rise reputation of New York City. That could all be about to change if a new tower at 180 East 88 Street gets built.

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15-01-2016 > Breakthrough Project Wins Greenlight In Poole

West Quay Road, PooleAfter a decade the planning committee at Poole Council has finally approved a specific development scheme for the Poole Regeneration Area that is commercially viable, rather than a small amount of affordable housing.

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14-01-2016 > 205m Tall Building Proposed For Manchester

Owen Street, ManchesterAt the peak of the last boom the architect Ian Simpson working for Westgate Properties came up with a proposal for Owen Street in central Manchester near the Deansgate Hilton which consisted of five blocks from 49 metres up to 150 metres in height which of course, never got built but was a symbol of the irrational exuberance that consumed developers eager to propose towers.

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10-01-2016 > Finger Tower Plans Broached For Key NYC Site

6 Columbus Circle, New York City6 Columbus Circle is the latest in an increasing stream of incredibly slender towers proposed for sites in Manhattan that are often needle-thin.

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07-12-2015 > New Tallest For City Of London Revealed

1 Undershaft, LondonDesigns have been unveiled for what will be the tallest building in the City of London, 1 Undershaft.

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20-10-2015 > Renzo Piano Designs 224m Tall Paddington Tower

31 London Street, LondonWorking for Great Western Developments, a joint venture for Sellar Property Group and Hotel Properties Limited, Renzo Piano has designed this new skyscraper to sit on the Royal Mail site next to one of London's busiest railway stations.

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12-10-2015 > Red Road Flats Almost Bite The Dust

Red Road, GlasgowThe Red Road flats in Glasgow, perhaps the greatest symbol of high-rise mania in the city in the sixties and more recently how it all went wrong have been demolished. At least partially.

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09-01-2016 > Worlds Tallest Mooted For Basra

The Bride Tower, BasraPolitical troubles not withstanding Iraq should be a rich country, and one with the trappings of its neighbours which includes supertall buildings. Bearing this in mind the forward looking Provincial Council of Basra has hired Mott MacDonald to come up with a feasibility study for a city district that includes a 240 floor building that would be the tallest building in the world.

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23-11-2015 > Collective Invades Stratford

The Collective, StratfordSituated off Stratford High Street is another planned tall building for London's newest postcode, this time called The Collective.

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15-10-2015 > StockWool Pen More City Fringe Towers

Whitechapel Central, LondonStockWool, formerly Stock Woolstencroft, has designed a collection of new mid-rise residential towers to stand on the Whitechapel Central site on the fringe of the city of London for developer London & Quadrant.

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16-09-2015 > Urban and Civic Rejig Origin

Princess Street and Whitworth Corner, ManchesterOne of the most notable unbuilt developments of the last property cycle in Manchester was the three-block Origin, a collection of prismatically shaped buildings designed by Ian Simpson Architects.

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