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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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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.

Topping Out Ceremony Held for Miami’s Biscayne Beach


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.

Quezon City’s Magnolia Residences Tops Out Third Tower


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.

Asymmetrical Towers at 626 First Avenue Top Out in New York City


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.

Chicago’s 150 North Riverside Up for Sale 10 Months Before Completion Date


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.

40-Story Tower Tops Out at 2 North 6th Place in New York


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.

Future Tallest West Coast Skyscraper Structurally Tops Out in LA


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.

Platinum Tower Topped Out in Southbank, Melbourne


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.

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.