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12 May 2016, Miami, United States
Biscayne Beach celebrated a major construction milestone with a topping out ceremony. The highly anticipated 51-story Miami beachfront condo development has already sold approximately 99 percent of all available units. Read more.
11 May 2016, Quezon City, Philippines
The developers of Magnolia Residences, a four-tower master planned condominium development, recently held a topping out ceremony for Tower C. The structural completion of the third tower signals its turnover of units by 2017. Read more.
30 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
A pair of asymmetrical, copper-clad towers at 626 First Avenue – a 35-story, 143-meter southeastern tower and a taller 46-story, 165-meter northwestern tower – have architecturally topped out. Read more.
25 Mar 2016, Chicago, United States
An office building along the Chicago River – 150 North Riverside – is going up for sale 10 months before its scheduled completion date, in a deal that could value the 53-story tower at around $900 million. Read more.
17 Mar 2016, New York City, United States
A tower on the Williamsburg waterfront officially topped out on March 16 at 2 North 6th Place. By the time construction wraps, the tower will hold 554 rental apartments and 512,755 square feet (48,000 square meters) of residential space. Read more.
09 Mar 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The future tallest West Coast skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand Center in downtown Los Angeles, hit a milestone on March 8 when crews hoisted the final beam to the roof of the tower’s upper-most story, structurally topping out the building. Read more.
26 Jan 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A major milestone has been reached on Salvo Property Group’s Platinum Tower. The building’s main contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, recently announced that they have topped out the 52-story residential apartment building. Read more.
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.