Construction of Talan Towers in Kazakhstan Reaches Milestone

In a significant step for the Europe and Central Asia region, Turner has delivered its first project in Kazakhstan – the iconic Talan Towers. It is the first high-end, mixed-use development in Astana, offering a luxury office, residential, hotel and retail experience for the capital city. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Talan Towers is composed of a 30-story office tower and a 25-story residential and hotel tower linked by a three-story podium with a variety of luxury retail outlets. The hotel— Kazakhstan’s first Ritz-Carlton with branded apartments—features 157 guest rooms, including 32 suites and 27 residences, all with panoramic … Read more

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El Monte Gateway Development Team Celebrates Groundbreaking of Mixed-Use Development

SANTA ANA, Calif. – This month, El Monte Gateway celebrates a significant milestone in its ambitious transit-oriented development realization. On Thursday, Feb. 16, SVA Architects, the city of El Monte, California and the El Monte Gateway development team will celebrate the groundbreaking of a mixed-use apartment community, also known as Parcel 4. The project is composed of market-rate apartments with ground-floor commercial and retail uses; this new community is a key component of the El Monte Gateway Master Plan – a walkable and transit friendly district with linkage to bike trails along Rio Hondo River. Transit-oriented development El Monte Gateway … Read more

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Construction Begins on Mixed-Used Apartment Development

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sundt Construction, Inc. began construction this month to transform a surface parking lot into a 407-unit residential and retail mixed-use development in Tempe, Arizona. The yet-to-be-named project, previously known as University Square, covers an entire city block on the northwest corner of University Drive and Forest Avenue. The development will feature a cascading design with shorter portions of the building facing University Drive and 7th Street and taller elements located mid-block. The first tower will be 20 stories, and the second will be 12 with primarily studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The second tower will face 7th … Read more

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Residential Sector Continues to Dominate North American Construction Market

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Rider Levett Bucknall recently released the third edition of its North American RLB Crane Index. The report measures construction activity in major cities across North America and predicts the health of the U. S. construction industry. According to the new issue of the index, the residential market continues to lead construction activity in the industry. Other notable sectors that are experiencing growth and contributing to overall activity are mixed-use, commercial and hospitality projects. The North American RLB Crane Index reports that Calgary, Canada; Denver, Colorado; Honolulu, Hawaii; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington and Toronto, Canada are leading … Read more

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