Project site, New Orleans waterfront.

River District Megadevelopment Moving Forward in New Orleans

The project, led by Gensler, will span 39 acres of residential units, retail, and cultural attractions.

June 22, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revealed: $2.2 Billion Redevelopment Plan for Philadelphia's Waterfront

The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.

September 9, 2020 - WHYY


A Development Bonanza in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the real estate interests with designs on remaking the Penn's Landing site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But the team's vision for the waterfront reaches far beyond a single parcel.

September 1, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Vessel

A Giant in an Era of Mega-Developments

In-depth reporting on the history and present of Related Cos., the developer of several of the largest mega-developments in the United States.

August 1, 2019 - Curbed


Another Mega-Project Coming to Downtown Toronto

Developers are betting on the continued shift of office work from the suburbs to downtown in Toronto, as the city experiences a building boom to support brisk business in the technology and financial-services industries.

June 29, 2019 - Bloomberg

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mega-Project Trades Trail Funding for Extra Height

In Philadelphia, the Liberty on the River development will transform the Delaware River waterfront.

May 18, 2019 - PlanPhilly


Hudson Yards as a Cautionary Tale

As the city of Philadelphia considers the prospect of building a massive private development called Schuylkill Yards, lessons from New York City's Hudson Yards are considered.

May 8, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

New York City Mega-Development

How Mega-Project Financing Tools Gerrymander Distressed Communities

The developers of Hudson Yards received $1.2 billion in financing from the EB-5 program, all made possible by a map that gerrymandered the project into the same neighborhood as Harlem public housing.

May 2, 2019 - CityLab

Chicago Mayor

Mayoral Election Likely to Have Consequences for Chicago Mega-Development

The most recent citywide election in Chicago was considered a referendum on the old way of operating the city. The $6 billion Lincoln Yards project, on the brink of approval, could be included in that referendum.

April 5, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Illinois

Proposed Mega-Development Would Expand Chicago's Skyline

The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.

March 16, 2019 - Chicago Tribune


Review: The Hudson Yards Mega-Development, Open to the Public Today

Curbed Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange provides everything you need to know about the $25 billion, "city within the city" that opened to the public in Manhattan today. Also, the review isn't exactly positive.

March 15, 2019 - Curbed

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Largest-Ever Tax Increment Financing District Approved for Lincoln Yards Development

The new TIF is expected to generate $900 million. Opponents wanted to wait until a new mayor is elected to decide on the TIF.

February 21, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

Mega-Project Moves Forward in Hollywood

The Crossroads Hollywood project overcame local opposition and ongoing scandal at City Hall to win approval from the Los Angeles City Council.

February 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Miami Worldcenter

$4 Billion Mixed-Use Development Opens in Miami

The Miami Worldcenter mega-development is entering the delivery phase.

February 5, 2019 - Globe St.

Cupertino, California

Google, Apple Expanding Around the Country, Spending Billions Along the Way

Both Apple and Google have announced expansions in recent days that required a ten-figure total to describe.

December 17, 2018 - The Washington Post

Major League Soccer

Plans Released for New $200 Million MLS Stadium in Cincinnati

The Major League Soccer Team FC Cincinnati is planning on building a stadium, along with attached mixed-use development, in the West End neighborhood of its hometown.

November 29, 2018 - CityBeat


Skyline Redefining Mega-Project Approved in Atlanta

The city of Atlanta has approved its largest development project since the 1960s.

November 8, 2018 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Details Emerging of Tampa's $3 Billion Waterfront Mega-Project

New renderings of two "New York-style" office towers give shape to the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project.

September 13, 2018 - The Architect's Newspaper

Opponents Want Less Development at S. Paul's Mega-Redevelopment Plan for the Ford Site

A master plan for the redevelopment of Ford's former Twin Cities Assembly Plant, set on 122 acres along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, is challenged by controversy.

September 10, 2017 - Star Tribune

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