Tag: Skyscrapers

Brief history of skyscrapers

Toronto downtown skyscrapers
Posted on 5 December, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Misc

Early skyscrapers date back to the 19th century when large building developments started to evolve with modern times. The results of creativeness throughout the 19th century and the introduction of the safety elevator saw skyscrapers appearing in big... Read More

City of London to review Skyscraper Policy

Posted on 9 September, 2015 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

In the wake of the Walkie Talkie’s Carbuncle Cup award, the City of London is about to review its policy regarding tall building development bdonline (Building Design) reports. Many have expressed concern about the impact of skyscrapers on... Read More

Is the City about to get a new Mega Tower?

Posted on 6 July, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments

Plans for the Square Mile’s tallest skyscraper have been submitted to the City of London Corporation, according to the Telegraph. At 997ft, the proposed office tower will fall just short of The Shard in terms of its height, making it the second tallest... Read More

Bangkok Super Tower set to Scale New Heights

Posted on 1 November, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Developments, Top Properties, Worldwide Property News

A Thai developer’s ambitious 125-storey skyscraper,which is being constructed as part of Bangkok’s central business district, will be completed in 2019. At 2017 ft, Grand Canal Land’s ‘Super Tower’ will be the tallest building in the... Read More

Skyscraper marks South Africa’s Return as a Global Player

Posted on 11 June, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Worldwide Property News

Cape Town has opened South Africa’s first high-rise office building for more than two decades. It’s hoped the completion of the 32-floor Portside Tower will now trigger a return of international business investment to the republic. “Investing in... Read More

City Skyscrapers Command Premium Rents but is the Era of the Glass Tower drawing to a Close?

Posted on 28 May, 2014 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

Recent data assembled by Knight Frank reveals that The City’s office skyscrapers are able to command higher rents than their low-rise neighbours. The figures show that the premium paid for space in towers has risen to 8.3 per cent, compared with 4.5 per... Read More

Battle over London Skyline Escalates

Posted on 7 April, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

But butterflies can’t break beanstalks says property writer The battle over the future of London’s skyline has escalated with warnings that the current rash of high-rise development schemes will cause irreparable harm to the character of the... Read More

Skyline or Skyscraper: The Debate dividing Londoners

Posted on 1 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

The London skyline is easily one of the most recognisable and impressive of any city in the world. However, a number of public figures have now launched a campaign in response to what they see as a threat to the existing skyline, which could potentially see... Read More

View from the Shard files £5m Pre-Tax Profit

Posted on 21 March, 2014 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

But visitor numbers fall below expectations The Shard may not be fully let but, according to figures filed with Companies House, the operators of the building’s 800 ft high viewing platform made a pre-tax profit during 2013. The figures cover the... Read More

Walkie-Talkie almost 90% let as Sky Garden approaches Completion

Posted on 17 February, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group’s 20 Fenchurch Street is now almost 90 per cent let or under offer, with the first tenants due to move into the property in April. The opening of the City tower – popularly known as the Walkie-Talkie - will be marked... Read More