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12 Jan 2016, New York City, United States
TEN Arquitectos‘ 286 Ashland Place, a 384-unit, 32-story mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn, has topped out. The building’s 45,148 square feet (4,200 square meters) of community space will host several cultural offerings. Read more.
02 Dec 2015, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One of the tallest buildings under construction in the United Arab Emirates reached a major milestone after the developer, Damac, confirmed that its 94-story Damac Heights tower in Dubai has topped out. Read more.
16 Nov 2015, Adelaide, Australia
Vue on King William, set to become Adelaide’s tallest residential building, is nearing completion with the building officially topping out the week of November 9. The sold-out tower will open in May, 2016. Read more.
22 Oct 2015, Montreal, Canada
The first phase of a two-tower mixed-use development known as Icône Condos has recently topped out at 39 floors, rising 146 meters above street level. Completion of this phase is currently scheduled for early 2016. Read more.
15 Oct 2015, New York City, United States
Construction has topped out at 252 East 57th Street in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. The design of the 65-story residential tower features a concave slice that runs through the three street-facing façades. Read more.
07 Oct 2015, New York City, United States
In the first of many height-related milestones at Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards has officially structurally topped out. However, more work needs to be accomplished before the 52-story commercial building reaches its full height of 268 meters. Read more.
02 Oct 2015, Jersey City, United States
New Jersey’s tallest residential tower has topped-out at 700 feet (214 meters). URL Harborside 1 is a new multi-family tower on the Jersey City waterfront that will bring 763 rental residences to the city. Read more.
24 Sep 2015, Tianjin, China
Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China, has topped out at 597 meters. The building is among the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in China, ranking third among completed or topped-out structures. Read more.
11 Sep 2015, Sydney, Australia
The joint owners of 200 George Street held a topping-out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structural works for their landmark office building in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.
09 Sep 2015, Bogotá, Colombia
The BD Bacatá skyscraper, under construction in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, has now surpassed the height of the 196-meter Torre Colpatria in the same city. It is the world's first crowdfunded skyscraper. Read more.
01 Sep 2015, Brighton, United Kingdom
A 162-meter-tall observation tower being built in Brighton, UK, has reached its full height in just 10 weeks. The $72 million Brighton i360 project utilized an innovative construction method to achieve such speeds. Read more.
29 Jul 2015, Rottweil, Germany
On July 29, after less than ten months of construction, ThyssenKrupp and Züblin held the topping-out ceremony for their unique elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany. The concrete tube of the tower has reached its full height of 232 meters. Read more.
30 Jun 2015, Beijing, China
A topping-out ceremony has been held for Chaoyang Park Plaza, a mixed-use project located in Beijing's central business district. The scheme reaches a total height of 120 meters and is expected to complete in 2016. Read more.
04 May 2015, Shenzhen, China
On April 30, developers and designers of the Ping An Finance Center celebrated the structural topping out of the megatall building, meaning that the highest primary structural element has been put in place. Read more.
30 Apr 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
Pace Development Corporation has announced the successful topping off of MahaNakhon’s core at 77 floors. When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Thailand at 314 meters. Residents will begin moving in by the end of 2015. Read more.
25 Feb 2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Developers have announced that Damac Esclusiva and Damac Tower by Paramount have topped out in the heart of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, less than two years into construction. Handover is expected in 2016. Read more.
28 Jan 2015, New York City, United States
Downtown’s new tallest residential building is nearly topped out, and 30 Park Place certainly holds its own on the New York skyline. Per building permits, the skyscraper will stand 937 feet (286 meters) tall, totaling 67 floors. Read more.
24 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
Construction has topped out on 1N4th, the newest luxury tower along the East River in Williamsburg, soaring 41 stories with 509 rental residences. Leasing has begun and occupancy is set for January 2015. Read more.
19 Dec 2014, Miami, United States
The first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre has topped out. The tower will house the project's luxury lifestyle hotel "EAST, Miami", and is on schedule to open in winter 2015. Read more.
04 Dec 2014, New York City, United States
A topping out ceremony was held for 605 West 42nd Street, a 60-story high-rise that represents the largest rental development currently under construction in Manhattan, containing 108,000 square meters. Read more.
07 Nov 2014, New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has topped out construction on 625 West 57th Street (West57). A final bucket of structural cement was hoisted to the top of the 450-foot (137-meter) building on October 31 to mark the completion of the superstructure. Read more.
30 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada
Construction is nearing completion at The Heathview, a pair of twin 30-story rental towers currently topped out at the corner of Heath and Tweedsmuir in Forest Hill. The visually identical towers will feature both luxury and affordable units. Read more.
15 Oct 2014, New York City, United States
The core of the luxury New York apartment building 432 Park Avenue reached 1,396 feet (426 meters). The condominium's height now surpasses that of the Empire State Building (381 meters) and the Chrysler Building (319 meters). Read more.
04 Aug 2014, Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story tower is expected to open in the middle of 2015. Read more.
31 Jul 2014, Boston, United States
Mayor Marty Walsh and other dignitaries gathered on July 29 for the topping-off ceremony that put the last beam in place at the $185 million Troy Boston, set to open in 2015. Pre-leasing kicks off in August 2014. Read more.
23 Jun 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
DAMAC Properties has announced the topping out of the $300 million DAMAC Tower residential high-rise in Beirut’s Solidere area. The 28-story DAMAC Tower was introduced as the first Versace Home-branded residential tower in the region. Read more.
13 Jun 2014, Nanchang, China
The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza is the 100th supertall (300 meters or higher) building to be topped out or completed around the world. There are now 80 completed supertalls. Read more.
06 May 2014, Cambridge, United States
CBT Architects, working with HYM Investments and John Moriarty & Associates to develop NorthPoint TWENTY|20, celebrates the topping out of the 20-story multi-family residential tower in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Read more.
09 Apr 2014, Tel Aviv, Israel
The luxurious Meier on Rothschild residential tower has set a move-in date for tenants as March 2015. The tower is emblematic of the continuously rising value of real estate in Israel. Read more.
02 Aug 2013, Shanghai, China
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core is now complete, designed by Gensler, will measure 632 meters (2,073 feet) and feature the world's fastest elevators, traveling the building's entire height in one minute. Read more.