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Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Construction on the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Shinjuku Building project in Tokyo began in early August, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building, designed by Nikken Sekkei, will deliver about 100,000 m2 on a 6,295-m2 site. The building will have 23 floors at 129 meters and will house offices, retail, childcare facilities and parking.…

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Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has submitted plans for a 24-story office building in the City of London, which the architect said “tackled head-on” the challenge of meeting net zero, Building reported in August. The 116-m, 66,867-m2 building will contain a variety of office spaces above retail and community uses and will have four basement levels. Rather than…

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Residential High-Rise Coming to Metrotown, Canada

Residential High-Rise Coming to Metrotown, Canada

By Elevator World | August 12, 2021

Qualex-Landmark’s 24th residential community, Artesia, designed by Ramsay Worden Architects, will feature 247 one-, two- and three- bedroom residences in a 31-story high-rise building on the quieter side of Metrotown in Burnaby, Canada, according to a press release in Burnaby Now. A lobby will sit upon an aquatic base, forming a gateway to 5,300 ft2 of interior…

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Designs for Greece’s First Green High-Rise are Released

Designs for Greece’s First Green High-Rise are Released

By Elevator World | July 12, 2021

Designs for Marina Tower, the first green high-rise building in Greece, have been released, Foster + Partners announced in July. Developed by Lamda Development, Marina Tower will also be the tallest building in Greece at 200 m. It will provide 200 apartments across 45 floors, with dominant green and water features, unobstructed sea views and natural…

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Skanska Invests In Office Development Project In Houston

Skanska Invests In Office Development Project In Houston

By Elevator World | July 9, 2021

Skanska, a contracting company based in Stockholm, Sweden, has invested in a US$525-million office development project in downtown Houston, Construction Global reported in June. The building, called 1550 on the Green, will be 28 floors and 34,800 m2, and located at 1550 Lamar Street. It is the first part of a three-block plan by Skanska to turn…

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Campaigners Pledge to Boycott Proposed Towers In London

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

Developer Ariel Real Estate is proposing to partly demolish the Walnuts Shopping Centre on High Street in Orpington, London, and build in its place residential units to be spread across 19-story and 24-story buildings, along with 1,000 flats. The redevelopment would transform the town center, but a petition, already signed by 500 people, claims the…

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Façade Work Progresses on Parcel G in Hunters Point South

Façade Work Progresses on Parcel G in Hunters Point South

By Elevator World | May 3, 2021

Façade work is progressing on the topped-out superstructure of “Parcel G,” a 34-story tower in Hunters Point South, Queens, NYC, New York YIMBY reported on April 24. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the building will hold 443 residential units, a portion of which will be dedicated to affordable housing. Included will be a lower-level community facility for…

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Construction Launches on Amazon's Bellevue 600 Tower

Construction Launches on Amazon’s Bellevue 600 Tower

By Elevator World | April 5, 2021

Construction has begun on Amazon’s new Bellevue 600 office building, a tower that sees the company expanding its footprint on the Eastside, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on March 31. Demolition crews have begun dismantling an existing parking garage on the lot at 600 108th Avenue N.E., a signal that Phase 1 of the project has finally kicked…

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