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Ping An Finance Center Structurally Topped Out in Shenzhen

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


The Vermont Tops Out in LA

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03 Jul 2013, Los Angeles, United States

JH Snyder's The Vermont project topped out in Los Angeles last week, on Thursday, June 27. The 464-unit project features 23- and 29-story towers, 40,000 square feet (3,700 square meters) of retail, as well as a quarter-acre central courtyard and a sky lobby on the seventh floor. Read more.


Cheesegrater Tops Out in the City of London

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20 Jun 2013, London, United Kingdom

A ceremony marking the topping-out of The Leadenhall Building was held on Tuesday, June 18, attended by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Owned by the joint venture of British Land and Oxford Properties, the building has been under construction since early 2011 and is due to complete in summer 2014. Read more.


One World Trade Center Tops Out

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10 May 2013, New York City, United States

The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing, design and construction, after the destruction of the original World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Read more.


Chile’s Tallest Building Nears Completion

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13 Dec 2012, Santiago, Chile

South America’s future tallest building, the 70-story Gran Torre Costanera Center in Santiago, Chile, is attracting controversy, the AFP reports. The $1 billion Cesar Pelli-designed structure topped out in February 2012 and is expected to be completed in March 2013. Read more.


Jordan’s Future Tallest Tower Tops Out

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07 Dec 2012, Amman, Jordan

DAMAC Properties has announced its tower in Amman, Jordan is now topped out. The Heights, which will be the tallest residential tower in the country when it is completed, is a 35-story project in Al Abdali, the new downtown district of Amman. Read more.


Moscow Tower Overtakes The Shard

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01 Nov 2012, Moscow, Russia

Construction on the 75-story Mercury City Tower in Moscow has surpassed the height of The Shard as the structure topped out at 339 meters this week. The 306-meter Shard will be the tallest building in Europe when it is completed next year. Read more.


Toronto’s Tall Building Boom Continues With 'L' Tower Topping Out

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10 Oct 2012, Toronto, Canada

Studio Daniel Libeskind will host a ceremony tonight in Toronto to celebrate the topping out of the 58-story ‘L’ Tower, the latest addition to Toronto’s tall building boom. Toronto is home to more than 80 percent of Canada’s tall building construction. Read more.


ZHA Hong Kong Innovation Tower Tops Out

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09 Oct 2012, Hong Kong, China

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) has topped-out the 76-meter-tall Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower. On completion, Innovation Tower will be home to the School of Design and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. Read more.


Future Tallest Hotel Tower Tops Out

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05 Oct 2012, New York City, United States

A new hotel development that will be the tallest hotel building in the Western Hemisphere, 1717 Broadway, has topped out at 753-feet (230-meters), the tower’s developer Granite Broadway Development announced Thursday. Read more.