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32-Story Mixed-Use Downtown Brooklyn Building Tops Out


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.

Supertall Tower Tops Out in Dubai


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.

Adelaide’s Tallest Residential Building Tops Out


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.

First Phase of Icône Condos Tops Out in Montreal


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.

252 East 57th Tops Out in New York


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.

First Building in New York’s Hudson Yards Structurally Tops Out


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.

New Jersey’s Tallest Residential Tower Tops Out


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.

Goldin Finance 117 Tops Out in Tianjin


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.

Topping-Out Ceremony Held at 200 George Street in Sydney


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.

Bogotá’s Crowdfunded Skyscraper Architecturally Tops Out


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.

Brighton’s Vertical Cable Car Tower Topped Out in 10 Weeks


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.

Topping-out Ceremony Held in Rottweil for ThyssenKrupp Test Tower


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.

Chaoyang Park Plaza Tops Out in Beijing


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.

Ping An Finance Center Structurally Topped Out in Shenzhen


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.

Pace Development Tops Off Core of MahaNakhon in Bangkok


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.

Two Towers Topped Out in the Heart of Riyadh


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.

New York’s 30 Park Place Nears Topping-Out


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.

1N4th Joins the Waterfront Residential Boom in New York City


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.

Miami’s Billion-Dollar Brickell City Center Tops Off First Tower of Six


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.

Developers Celebrate the Topping Out of 605 West 42nd Street in New York City


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.

The Durst Organization Tops-Out Bjarke Ingels’ 137-Meter West57


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.

Cladding Nearly Complete on Toronto’s Heathview South Tower


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.

New York Superslim 432 Park Avenue Core Reaches 426 Meters


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.

Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch


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.

Boston’s Troy Tops Out


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.

Luxury Residential Tower Tops Out in Beirut


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.

Nanchang Twin Towers Mark 100th Topped-Out Supertall Project


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.

Northpoint Twenty Tops Off in Cambridge


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.

Meier on Rothschild to Open March 2015


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.

Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare


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.