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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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New York’s 55 Hudson Yards Tops Out


22 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Shortly after new renderings of 50 Hudson Yards were released, the building’s sibling at 55 Hudson Yards has now officially architecturally topped out, standing at 51 floors and 780 feet (237 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

Miami's Avant at Met Square Structurally Tops Off


08 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

The fourth and final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami project, the 43-story mixed-use Avant at Met Square, has reached structural completion with the topping off of its concrete shell. Read more.

First Tower at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale Tops Out


28 Jul 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

The development, sales, and construction teams responsible for Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale converged at the site of the two-building complex to mark the structural completion of the 17-story north tower. Read more.

54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York


14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to Open in Summer of 2017


10 May 2017, Shenzhen, China

Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will house 258 rooms, varying in size and layout. Rooms will feature a mix of the brand's usual music-inspired décor as well as modern Chinese elements. Read more.

Jarvis Street Residence Tops Out in Toronto


09 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 30-story Jarvis Street Residence has been steadily growing upwards since reaching grade in mid-2016. Roughly one year since this milestone was met, the building is now topped out at its final height. Read more.

Oak Park High-Rise Tops Out and Gets Another New Name


04 May 2017, Oak Park, United States

Crews have topped out a new mixed-use tower next to the central transit hub of Oak Park, a close-in Chicago suburb. The project, which consists of a 20-story tower and a five-story low-rise component, is expected to open in late 2017. Read more.

Miami’s Aria on the Bay Tops Out with 80 Percent of its Units Sold


02 May 2017, Miami, United States

Aria on the Bay has become Miami’s latest luxury condominium to top out, with the 648-unit tower rising to 53 stories in Edgewater. The development is 80 percent sold and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018. Read more.

New York City’s 606 West 57th Street Tops Out


24 Apr 2017, New York City, United States

By late January, progress on the 111,500-square-meter development at 606 West 57th Street reached a couple of dozen stories above ground. Just three months later, construction has officially topped out on the residential project. Read more.

Topped Out Optima Chicago Center Nearing Completion


18 Apr 2017, Chicago, United States

Optima Chicago Center II has structurally topped out following nearly three years of construction. With just a few stories of cladding to go, exterior work on the building is nearly complete, with completion expected in 2018. Read more.

World Trade Center 3 Tops Out in Jakarta


12 Apr 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

World Trade Center 3 has officially topped out. It is the latest development at the prestigious World Trade Center Complex. When complete in early 2018, the tower will complement the existing buildings in the complex. Read more.

San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tops Out


06 Apr 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developer Boston Properties has announced that Salesforce Tower has topped out almost precisely four years and two weeks after the project broke ground. The soon-to-be-tallest building in San Francisco has now reached its full height. Read more.

Samsung China Headquarters Tops Out in Beijing


23 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

The Samsung China Headquarters, designed by smdp and located in Chaoyang, central Beijing, has architecturally topped out at 57 stories and 260 meters. The tower forms a central component of Beijing’s newest CBD. Read more.

Façade Installation Underway at the Stratosphere in London


23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom

The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.

Zinnia Towers Complex Tops Out in Quezon City


16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines

DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.

One Mission Bay Tops Out in San Francisco


12 Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States

Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Read more.

43-Storey Rental Tower Tops Out at 561 Sherbourne in Toronto


16 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada

Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above ground, having recently topped out. Read more.

Forge Apartments Tower Tops Out in Melbourne


12 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Construction of the USD$150 million, 30-story Forge Apartments residential tower in Melbourne’s Yarra’s Edge riverside community has reached new heights, with the final level of the tower now topped out. Read more.

Hanking Center Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen


06 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China

With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a height of 1,148 feet (350 meters). Read more.

Liverpool, Sydney’s Future Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out


16 Nov 2016, Sydney, Australia

The first stage of Skyhaus – Liverpool, Sydney’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower – recently reached a construction milestone with its topping out. Construction has now reached the top of the 31-story tower located at 420 Macquarie Street. Read more.

The Bryant Tops Out in New York


27 Oct 2016, New York City, United States

On October 19, HFZ Capital Group announced the topping out of The Bryant, the first large-scale residential project in New York designed by David Chipperfield Architects. Forty percent of units have been pre-sold. Read more.

Los Angeles Skyscraper Tops Out as Tallest Building in Western US


06 Sep 2016, Los Angeles, United States

Construction workers on September 3 placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower, which is now architecturally topped out and poised to become the tallest building in Los Angeles and the western United States. Read more.

Topping Out Ceremony Held for Sydney’s 333 George Street


20 Jul 2016, Sydney, Australia

A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.

Marina One Tops Out Ahead of Scheduled Completion in Singapore


11 Jul 2016, Singapore, Singapore

The mixed-use Marina One’s main tower has officially topped out in the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial District, ahead of its anticipated completion date of early 2017. Read more.

Topping Out Ceremony Held for Phnom Penh’s Exchange Square


29 Jun 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Exchange Square, a mixed-use development in Phnom Penh’s emerging financial district, was formally topped out at a ceremony attended by government officials and project stakeholders. The tower is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Read more.

3 World Trade Center Structurally Tops Out in New York


24 Jun 2016, New York City, United States

The 3 World Trade Center project in Manhattan has structurally topped out. More than 1,000 construction workers, the architects, and dignitaries watched as the final bucket of concrete was hoisted to the top of the 69-storey tower. Read more.

Core Condos Tops Out in Toronto


21 Jun 2016, Toronto, Canada

A topping out ceremony was held for Core Condos after the 26-story tower rose to its final height on June 20, 2016. Cladding now climbs nearly two-thirds of the way up the tower, warranting a targeted fall completion date. Read more.

Generali Tower Tops Out at 44 Floors in Milan


10 Jun 2016, Milan, Italy

Zaha Hadid’s twisting Generali Tower has topped out in Milan. Once complete, the 44-story skyscraper will be one of three towers slated for the CityLife development master planned by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Read more.

Cladding Goes Up on Midtown Five in Miami


06 Jun 2016, Miami, United States

The residential Midtown Five is rising quickly in the Midtown neighborhood of Miami. Offering scenic views of Biscayne Bay, South Beach, and Downtown Miami, the 24-story tower will hold 400 apartment units of varying sizes and layouts. Read more.

32-Story Volumetric Modular Building Topped Out in Brooklyn


16 May 2016, New York City, United States

461 Dean Street has topped out in Brooklyn, New York. Designed by SHoP architects, the 32-story structure is set to become the first residential building to open at Pacific Park, a nine-hectare site undergoing rapid redevelopment. Read more.