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A successful city ought to continuously invest in its facilities. What large-scale projects are now happening in your city?

For example, Ground Zero is a significant development project going forward in New York :



In Hong Kong, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be home to a number of museums :



In Shanghai, Pudong is being touted as the city's new financial centre, with a development plan spanning several decades :




 

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Well there are several new community mega-projects around Chicago with both high-rises and low-rise buildings.

The ones that I can think of:

Central Station- 21 new highrises with many more surrounding it


Lakeshore East- 16 new highrises, a park, school, and market


Kingsbury Park- 12 completed, 2 U/C, 1 proposed

Erie on the Park

River East- 7 complete, 2 proposed

Opposite of Lakeshore East

Riverside Park

62 acres of retail and residences

University Village


Kinzie Station- 1 complete, 3 proposed


Roosevelt Collection- hard to tell how many towers there are going to be


Franklin Point- well over 1000 units, still in planning stages
 

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Manila always come to my mind when we talk about large scale developments like Fort Bonifacio, Filinvest Corporate City, Eastwood City or Rockwell Centre.

Another one for HK,

Vision City (Tsuen Wan)



 

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Luckily this is NOT under the proposed ban on skyscrapers over 3 stories ;)

Cork docklands masterplan:




If talking about development on the largest scales then Dubai's the first that comes to mind
 

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One thing, alot of docklands are or were commercially redeveloped like the one in London and a plan for Melbourne.
 

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I think alot of the large scale developments are within waterfronts whether it's a river or sea.
 

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WANCH said:
Another one for HK,

Vision City (Tsuen Wan)
Vision City is extremely small by Hong Kong standards. There are far bigger projects happening in southeast Kowloon (Kai Tak Airport redevelopment) and the waterfront (new government headquarters and Central-Wan Chai bypass).

 

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Vision City is extremely small by Hong Kong standards. There are far bigger projects happening in southeast Kowloon (Kai Tak Airport redevelopment) and the waterfront (new government headquarters and Central-Wan Chai bypass).
It is small but they have the tallest building outside a city centre.
 

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It is small but they have the tallest building outside a city centre.
One tall building in Tsuen Wan will not equal the tens of skyscraper residentials slated for Kai Tak and the scale of development for the new government headquarters in Tamar and the continuous waterfront. The scale of the two latter projects is far larger.
 

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One tall building in Tsuen Wan will not equal the tens of skyscraper residentials slated for Kai Tak and the scale of development for the new government headquarters in Tamar and the continuous waterfront. The scale of the two latter projects is far larger.
Anyway, I think HK is having alot of redevelopements and it's happening in every part of the city from HK Island to The New Territories.
 

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Anyway, I think HK is having alot of redevelopements and it's happening in every part of the city from HK Island to The New Territories.
A lot of the redevelopments, especially in the core Kowloon areas, are small-scale. Even the ones in the New Territories are fairly small (ie. Ma Wan). The largest ones by far (and also the most controversial) are Kai Tak, the harbourfront, and the West Kowloon Cultural District. Then there are the large-scale infrastructure projects such as Stonecutters Bridge and the Deep Bay Link (perhaps the Macau & Zhuhai link soon).
 

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The main ones in Zurich - the city undergoes a dramatic change, the biggest since 100 years:

Neu Oerlikon (u/c - half of the picture is still in contruction, but a lot has been built already)

See also: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=352140

Stadtraum HB with Underground station Löwenstrasse:


Zürich-West with new Tram-lines, skyscrapers (Prime Tower will be the highest in the country) and functionally mixed blocks


Leutschenbach (also an older pic - Sunrise Towers are finnished (I am just here 100m from them ;)) and the meadow in the upper left corner is already haveway u/c)


Sihlcity (with offices, flats and shopping mall, u/c - nearly completed)


Science City (ETH Hönggerberg - in planning phase, dark grey: existing buildings)
 

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Dream City in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. It consists of 50 residential towers of around 50 storeys high and providing ~21500 units, making it as one of the largest residential project in Hong Kong.









Phase One, with five towers of 180~210m, is currently under construction.
 

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Here's just one of the Redevelopments going up in cities across Africa... Ill post others later.



Tangiers, Morocco

Tangiers City Center project



FADESA and ANJOCA signed the agreement for the development of the Tangiers City Center project, a large residential, tourist and leisure complex in the north of Morocco. The event, which was held in Tangiers, was presided over by the Moroccan Minister for Tourism, Adil DOUIRI, accompanied by the presidents of FADESA and ANJOCA, Manuel Jove and Ángel Jove, respectively, and it was held within the framework of the 6th Moroccan Tourism Conference.

Last June, the Moroccan Government awarded FADESA and ANJOCA the Tangiers City Center project, which has the objective of putting new energy into the Moroccan city.

With a forecast global investment of 89.45 million Euros, the complex covers a development area of 236,443 square metres and has a completion deadline of five years. It is located facing the Bay, right next to the beach, on the City's main boulevard. With an avant-garde design, the project also incorporates typical features of the local architecture, offering a contrast which will give the city centre a new image.

The residential area of Tangiers City Center will include approximately 850 homes, distributed in three blocks, which will cover a constructed area of 97,782 m2. Likewise, the new development includes two four or five-star hotels which will offer around 1000 beds. The project is completed with a large office building of 10,161 square metres, a shopping and leisure centre of 32,000 square metres and a car park of more than 56,000.
 

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My favourite urban regenration in London right now, out of a fair few such as Greenwich peninsula/Paddington etc has to be the Battersea Power Station Redevelopment.



The Battersea Power Station site is set to be transformed into a dynamic newentertainment and events, cultural and commercial focus for London. It will become a platform for innovation, a place of inspiration where new thinking and new ideas will thrive.

Hotels and apartments, offices and galleries, commercial and leisure spaces combine to create a new hub of energy and activity on the riverfront. In location, size, features and personality the Power Station will have the energy to become a major international destination. To ensure visitors get to and from the site in comfort and security by road, river and rail a significant investment will be made to enhance the existing local transport infrastructure.

As a whole the development will provide new opportunities for work and business in London . Around 3,000 jobs will be created during construction followed by a further 9,000 new jobs when the project is fully operational.

With self sufficiency in energy and nearly a quarter of the site dedicated to landscaped open space this will also be one of the greenest developments of its kind.

 

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Hamburg:

U/C: Hafencity (redevelopment of 155 hectares of dockland)


Planned: project "Altona 2015" (redevelopment of 25 hectares of railyard sites, the red areas in the map)


Planned: Fischereihafen Altona (redevelopment of 17 hectares port area)


U/C: Hafenkrone St.Pauli (redevelopment incl. construction of three highrises of an abandoned brewery site)


Planned: redevelopment of barracks in Neugraben-Fischbek (up to 62 hectares) into a new (suburban) living-quarter and a sports park.

smaller ones:
U/C: Westend Ottensen (construction of a new small living quarter)


U/C: Channel Harburg and Schlossinsel Harburg (redevelopment of port area)
 

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Currently the top 3 in Jakarta,Indonesia

Rasuna Epicentrum (20+ Tower)

Masterplan:



Mega Kuningan (Jakarta's New Rising CBD)


SCBD
 
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