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Mirrored Facade Skyscraper Planned for Swiss Mountain Resort

Mirrored Facade Skyscraper Planned for Swiss Mountain Resort

Morphosis Architects has unveiled its design for a mirrored facade luxury high-rise hotel in Vals, Switzerland. The unveiling follows an international competition launched by 7132 Ltd last June, in which eight of the world’s leading architectural practices contended for the opportunity to design the hotel. Morphosis was selected by the client for the strength of […]

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Seattle Residential High-Rise Installs Biometric Access Control

Seattle Residential High-Rise Installs Biometric Access Control

Wood Partners has installed a biometric access control system in their new luxury high-rise building, Dimension by Alta, located in Seattle. Instead of having to fumble for cards or fobs, all residents have to do to enter and move through the secure property is scan their finger. Situated in Seattle’s vibrant Belltown district, this high-end […]

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Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Dubai to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Dubai to Focus on Energy Efficiency

The global march towards sustainable urban development is virtually all-pervasive. With more and more governments climbing on the sustainability bandwagon, energy efficiency has become the buzzword like never before, especially when viewed against the context of urban skyscraper development. Energy efficient high-rises and green buildings have become the principal requirement of urban planners, architects, builders […]

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Swift Energy Company Leases Top 6 Floors at Houston High-Rise

Swift Energy Company Leases Top 6 Floors at Houston High-Rise

Swift Energy Company, an oil-and-gas exploration company, is relocating its headquarters from Two Greenspoint Place to Five Greenspoint Place at 17001 Northchase Drive, in Houston. The firm is taking over 120,000 square feet including the top six floors. The 461,000-square-foot Five Greenspoint Place building was most recently the former headquarters of ExxonMobil and previously Anadarko. […]

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New L.A. Residential High-Rise Will Include a Drone Landing Pad

New L.A. Residential High-Rise Will Include a Drone Landing Pad

Trumark Urban has started construction on a new 25-story high-rise at 1050 S. Grand in Downtown Los Angeles with 151 residences. Named TEN50, the condominium development is located at the northeast corner of South Grand Avenue and 11th Street in South Park. It will be the first high-rise condominium tower to be completed there in […]

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JLL Selects Gensler to Revitalize Space at Chicago’s Aon Center

JLL Selects Gensler to Revitalize Space at Chicago’s Aon Center

JLL is putting its own workplace experts to work in coordination with Gensler’s architecture and design professionals to revitalize its five-floor headquarters office at Aon Center. Through the 24-month design and construction effort, JLL will embrace fresh and innovative concepts that appeal to its employees’ desires for an adaptable, flexible, sustainable and technologically-advanced work environment. […]

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Otis Selected to Provide Elevators for Hudson Yards Development

Otis Selected to Provide Elevators for Hudson Yards Development

Otis has entered into a multimillion-dollar agreement with Related Companies to supply elevator and escalator units for the new Hudson Yards development in Manhattan’s West Side. As part of its contract, Otis will provide 73 units for 30 Hudson Yards, a 92-story, 2.6 million-square-foot tower that will be among the first to be constructed at […]

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COPT Buys 250 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore for $63.5 Million

COPT Buys 250 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore for $63.5 Million

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) has acquired a 368,200 square-foot high-rise office building for $63.5 million from Dallas-based Tier REIT. The 24-story building is 95% leased and is located at 250 West Pratt Street, a premium office address in Baltimore, Maryland’s Pratt Street Corridor near the Inner Harbor. The property is 95 percent leased, including […]

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Sumitomo Corp. Acquires Retail Floors at its Central Loop Office Building

Sumitomo Corp. Acquires Retail Floors at its Central Loop Office Building

High Rise Facilities | March 20, 2015

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) has acquired two floors of retail space at 203 North LaSalle street in Chicago, a Class A office tower in Chicago’s Central Loop District. SCOA purchased already acquired the office space, on floors 13 through 27, in April of 2014. According to a statement from the company, this is the […]

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High-Rise at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston Sold for $280 Million

High-Rise at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston Sold for $280 Million

High Rise Facilities | March 19, 2015

100 Cambridge Street,  a 22-story high-rise in Boston, has been sold to Boston-based real estate company, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, for $280 million. Colliers International’s Investment Sales team in Boston, with support from their Retail and Downtown Office Leasing groups, brokered the leasehold interest sale between MassDevelopment and Intercontinental. Colliers International’s Douglas Jacoby and Scott […]

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The Kaufman Organization Sells Flatiron Office Building for $92.5 Million

The Kaufman Organization Sells Flatiron Office Building for $92.5 Million

High Rise Facilities | March 19, 2015

The Kaufman Organization and its partners have sold their 11-story office building at 27 West 24th Street in Manhattan’s Flatiron District for $92.5 million to an undisclosed buyer. NGKF Capital Markets was retained to source capital for the New York City-based buyer. NGKF’s Senior Managing Director Garett Stoffels and Managing Director Barry Berkowitz advised the […]

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Report: Manhattan Average Asking Rents Up 7% Compared to One Year Ago

Report: Manhattan Average Asking Rents Up 7% Compared to One Year Ago

High Rise Facilities | March 18, 2015

Manhattan office leasing totaled 2.25 million square feet during February, 4% higher than the five-year monthly average of 2.18 million sq. ft., according to a March “market snapshot” from CBRE Group. Monthly absorption nearly escaped negative territory this month, at negative 75,000 sq. ft. At 11.1%, Manhattan’s availability rate in February remained steady from January’s […]

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<span style= 'font-family: Open Sans Condensed, sans serif; background-color: #0A6C93; color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 0.8em;'> Elevate </span> GSA Recommends Aggressive Net-Zero Policy

 Elevate  GSA Recommends Aggressive Net-Zero Policy

Thermolite | March 18, 2015

A net-zero energy building refers to a building that produces as much energy as it consumes, resulting in a net-zero balance in terms of annual energy usage. With estimates that the US wastes at least 61% of its energy, according to a 2013 analysis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, it may seem impossible for […]

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New Broadcast Antennas Installed Atop One World Trade Center

New Broadcast Antennas Installed Atop One World Trade Center

High Rise Facilities | March 17, 2015

High atop One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, workers with wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), are installing a pair of trial antennas for television broadcasts. Topping out at 1,776 feet, the antenna support makes One World Trade the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, making it an ideal platform to […]

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DisruptCRE Brings Together Technology, Venture Capital, Commercial Real Estate

DisruptCRE Brings Together Technology, Venture Capital, Commercial Real Estate

High Rise Facilities | March 17, 2015

The DisruptCRE: New York Conference will take place March 26th, 2015, from 12:00-7:00 PM, in New York City’s Financial District. The event will include networking with world class technology innovators, educational and topical discussions, exhibitor showcase, and a unique pitch segment, where tech companies are challenged to present and debate the merits of their technologies. […]

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The Importance of Supplier Competition in Elevator Modernization

The Importance of Supplier Competition in Elevator Modernization

Robert S. Caporale, MSc | March 17, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld does a bit about the exorbitant prices that are charged for everything that is sold in airports. To quote he says, “Do the shop owners really not know how much this stuff costs everywhere else in the world?” I’ve always wondered the same thing and never understood why so many people are willing […]

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HNTB Leases Three Floors at Empire State Building

HNTB Leases Three Floors at Empire State Building

High Rise Facilities | March 16, 2015

HNTB Corporation, a transportation infrastructure firm, is moving its New York City operation into the Empire State Building, where the firm will occupy three contiguous floors. The move will take place in September 2015. “We selected the Empire State Building as our new home for a number of reasons, including that its enduring and powerful […]

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Hartford, CT High-Rise, 100 Pearl Street, Sold for $36.85 Million

Hartford, CT High-Rise, 100 Pearl Street, Sold for $36.85 Million

High Rise Facilities | March 16, 2015

New Jersey-based real estate developer, The Silverman Group, has sold 100 Pearl Street in Hartford, Connecticut to New York based Shelbourne Global Solutions, LLC for $36,850,000. CBRE’s Institutional Properties team represented the Silverman and also found the buyer. Built in 1989, 100 Pearl Street is a 281,000 square foot Class A office tower prominently located […]

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Foster-Designed High-Rise Will Be First WELL Compliant Office Tower

Foster-Designed High-Rise Will Be First WELL Compliant Office Tower

High Rise Facilities | March 16, 2015

L&L Holding is seeking to create New York City’s first WELL Core & Shell Compliant office tower at 425 Park Avenue. L&L Holding has officially registered its 425 Park Avenue development to pursue WELL Core & Shell Compliance by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) through its WELL Building Standard, which is the first building […]

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Texas State Representative Proposes High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Bill

Texas State Representative Proposes High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Bill

High Rise Facilities | March 13, 2015

Just two-and-a-half months after a fire killed eight senior citizens in the Wedgwood residential high-rise in Castle Hills, Texas Representative Rick Galindo has filed a bill that he says will prevent similar tragedies. HB 3089 would require all residential high-rise buildings in Texas to be fully retrofitted with fire sprinklers by September 1, 2021. Common […]

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Under Construction, Boston’s 60-Story Millennium Tower is 70% Sold

Under Construction, Boston’s 60-Story Millennium Tower is 70% Sold

High Rise Facilities | March 12, 2015

Millennium Partners’ most recent project, Millennium Tower Boston, is now 70 percent sold, achieving $650 million in sales in only four months. According to the developer, approximately 80 percent of sales have been to local buyers. Equally noteworthy, counting sales at Millennium Place and Millennium Tower Boston, Millennium Partners has dominated the market with nearly […]

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Designer Selected for Major Makeover of 1460 Broadway in Manhattan

Designer Selected for Major Makeover of 1460 Broadway in Manhattan

High Rise Facilities | March 12, 2015

The partnership of Himmel + Meringoff and The Swig Company, co-owners of 1460 Broadway, the 215,000-square-foot, mixed-use office tower steps from Bryant Park, announced it has selected New York City-based, internationally-renowned MdeAS Architects to redevelop and reposition the 16-story property acquired jointly last September, 2014. “We interviewed a wide variety of architectural firms, each of […]

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Washington D.C. High-Rise Installs Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System

Washington D.C. High-Rise Installs Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System

High Rise Facilities | March 11, 2015

The Tower Companies’ have installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on The Millennium Building, located at 1909 K Street NW in Washington, D.C. – the first of its kind inside the District. Tower hopes that the PV system will help improve the building’s environmental footprint and reduce operating costs. Built in 1973, The Millennium Building […]

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