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06-06-2012 > Rival Designs Compete For Key Istanbul Plot

Akasya Silics, IstanbulThe Turkish city of Istanbul could soon find itself with a new high-rise project in its Umraniye area of the town if proposals are decided on and approved. Currently two designs have been floated for the project named Akasya Silics which will cover the 150,000 square metre site.

15-03-2012 > Dubai Project Modestly Restarts

Jewel of the Creek, DubaiSigns of the damage done by the global credit crunch are to be seen with the resumption of work on one of Dubai's large-scale projects, The Jewel of the Creek.

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05-01-2012 > A Bondian Tower In Batumi

Ad Astra Tower, BatumiInternational architecture and design practise, Atkins, has designed a new concept skyscraper for the seaside resort of Batumi in Georgia, that is perhaps something straight out of a James Bond movie.

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05-01-2012 > Libeskin Gets Greenlight For Jerusalem Tower

Oriya JerusalemDaniel Liebskind has secured planning permission for what could be the second tallest building built in the city of Jerusalem.

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01-11-2011 > Bioclimatic Dreams For Istanbul Tower

Number 1 Commercial Centre, IstanbulNumber 1 Commercial Centre is a particularly interesting attempt by architect Emre Arolat to retain the slab office block, but update it for the 21st century.

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31-05-2011 > Wounded TAO Tower

TAO Tower, IstanbulNothing seems capable of stopping the skyscraper boom of Istanbul, with new proposals continuing to flood in, the latest of which features a dramatic flesh wound.

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21-04-2011 > Skyscrapers Dock At Port Baku

Port Baku, AzerbaijanEnriched by oil and gas revenues, Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan has experienced a massive construction boom, something that shows little indication of slowing down. One of the latest high-rise projects to be rising in the region is called Port Baku, so called partly because it is located near the waterfront of the city.

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01-12-2010 > Fosters Arabian Feathers

Zayed National Museum, Abu DhabiRecently unveiled jointly by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HRH Queen Elizabeth II were the designs for the Zayed National Museum - conceived of in memoriam to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, founder of the UAE - currently under construction on Saadiyat Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

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16-06-2011 > 3Beirut Breaks Ground

3Beirut, LebanonFoster + Partners has seen work begin on what is the first project in Lebanon. Since the civil war finished there, Beir

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26-04-2011 > Baku Towers Clean and Bright

Edelweiss, BakuApproval has been given to a huge and exclusive new project in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan. Named the Edelweiss Residence the project is the work of the immodestly named Mega Holdings, and like the rare flower it takes its name from promises to be only for the elite.

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07-02-2011 > Istanbul Spine Tower Shows Back Bone

Spine Tower, IstanbulWith everyone else reduced to counting the coppers, from the penny jar Turkey's skyscraper boom is still flourishing with construction underway on a new tower for the city of Istanbul.

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11-11-2010 > Riyadhs Metallic Dune Sea

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center , RiyadhCurrently rising out of the Riyadh desert is the gracefully space-age King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC), designed by 2010 Stirling Prize winner Zaha Hadid.

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