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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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South Tower at Deansgate Square Tops Out in Manchester


16 Nov 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

A topping out ceremony was held for the 200.5-meter South Tower at Deansgate Square, a four-tower development in Manchester that ranges in height from 38 to 66 stories and incorporates 1.1 hectares of public space. Read more.

One of North Sydney’s Tallest Office Developments Tops Out


29 Oct 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 35-story commercial tower, which is slated to become one of the tallest in North Sydney, has officially topped out. The building will deliver 42,100 square meters of office space, 63 percent of which has already been leased. Read more.

Toronto's 411 Church Street Topping Out as Exterior Finishes Progress


25 Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada

Toronto’s 411 Church Street condominium tower is topping out at 122 meters as its exterior finishes, with its honeycomb-like balcony enclosures becoming more visible as cladding reaches above the 29th floor. Read more.

New York City’s One Seaport Tops Out


18 Sep 2018, New York City, United States

One Seaport, in New York City’s Financial District, has topped out. The 204-meter building is notable for its protruding balconies wrapping around its smooth, rectilinear glass façade. Read more.

Milwaukee's Potawatomi Casino Tops Off New Hotel Tower


23 Aug 2018, Milwaukee, US

The second hotel tower at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has topped out, and the new addition will rise 19 stories and add 119 rooms. The Milwaukee-based venture is also adding 6,503 square meters of event space.Read more.

Tallest Tower of Gold Coast’s Jewel Development Tops Out at 170 Meters


20 Aug 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

The tallest tower of a $731 million development on the Gold Coast waterfront has topped out, with the complex’s other two towers quickly approaching that status. The 47-story tower features a glass façade inspired by a local quartz crystal. Read more.

One Manhattan West’s Steel Installation Reaches Top Floor in New York City


16 Aug 2018, New York City, United States

Steel installation has officially reached the highest floor of a 303-meter building rising in New York City’s Midtown. The structure, which is the tallest of the Manhattan West development, will facilitate 195,096 square meters of office space. Read more.

Boston’s Third-Tallest Building Officially Topped Off


10 Aug 2018, Boston, United States

A 227-meter hotel and residential tower has officially topped off in Boston. The 61-story structure, which will become the city’s third-tallest building, includes 215 hotel rooms and 160 serviced condominiums. Read more.

Tallest Tower in New York’s Hudson Yards Development Tops Out


05 Jul 2018, New York City, United States

A 73-story tower, the tallest in New York’s Hudson Yards mega-development, has officially topped out. The high-rise will feature a public outdoor observation deck on its cantilevered terrace which will also offer a restaurant, bar, and event space. Read more.

High-Rise Condo Building Tops Out in Austin


28 Jun 2018, Austin, United States

A 34-story condominium tower in Austin is progressing towards completion after topping out. The high-rise includes 164 units and a 1,858-square meter amenity deck on the 10th floor that will resemble a park. Read more.

37-Story Tower in London’s Chelsea Waterfront Scheme Tops Out


25 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

The tallest tower in a decade-long development along London’s Chelsea waterfront has topped out. The 122.5-meter building will be joined by a 25-story tower and several low-rise blocks, to deliver 700 new residences. Read more.

Residential Supertall 35 Hudson Yards Tops Out


21 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

A 308-meter-tall high-rise has topped out in New York City. The project, part of six tower development at Hudson Yards, includes 137 residences, a 217-room hotel, retail space, a sky lobby, and spa amenities. Read more.

Commercial Tower Tops Out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour Precinct


18 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 20-story commercial office tower has topped out in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The project is the latest of 23 buildings erected within the six-hectare sector since 2004. Read more.

Office High-Rise Tops Out in Shenzhen


14 Jun 2018, Shenzen, China

An office high-rise designed by WOHA has topped out in Shenzhen. The 150,000-square-meter scheme will include extensive landscaping at various heights to echo the area's topography, rising up to 246 meters. Read more.

Miami’s Midtown 8 Has Topped Off


08 Jun 2018, Miami, United States

A 28-story residential tower and accompanying 10-story parking garage and retail center designed by Stantec have topped off in Miami's Midtown district. The two structures will be connected by seven bridges. Read more.

'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out


04 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An 18-story, 133-unit residential tower in New York City has topped out. The high-rise incorporates punched windows and a “prismatic corner” of glass, which reflects a collage depicting the diversity of the neighborhood. Read more.

Collins Square Nears Completion in Sydney


12 Apr 2018, Sydney, Australia

The final high-rise in the five-tower Collins Square development in Sydney has topped out. The AU$126 million tower, designed by Woods Bagot and built by Multiplex, has reached its final height of 33 stories and 117 meters. Read more.

New Photos Show Ho Chi Minh City’s Upcoming Tallest Skyscraper Has Topped Out


09 Apr 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Photos reveal that Vincom Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, set to become Vietnam’s tallest building upon completion, has architecturally topped out. The mixed-use tower, which rises 81 stories and 461.2 meters, was designed by Atkins. Read more.

Clarence Street Residential Tower Tops Out in Sydney


12 Mar 2018, Sydney, Australia

A 25-story residential tower has topped out in Sydney’s CBD. The building features 220 apartments and ground-floor retail outlets. The developer has reportedly sold 95 percent of its first and final release of apartments. Read more.

277 Fifth Avenue Officially Tops Out in New York City


09 Mar 2018, New York City, United States

The Rafael Viñoly-designed 277 Fifth Avenue has topped out in New York City at 202 meters tall. The 55-story residential high-rise contains 130 one- to four-bedroom condominiums, with prices starting at $1.9 million. Read more.

Melbourne Quarter’s First Tower Tops Out


08 Mar 2018, Melbourne, Australia

The first tower in Lendlease’s Melbourne Quarter development has topped out at 13 stories, two months after the developer was given the green light to develop its third and final tower in the new AU$1.9 billion precinct. Read more.

New York’s Fifteen Hudson Yards Tops Out


28 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

15 Hudson Yards, a 279.5-meter-tall residential building in New York City’s Hudson Yards mega-development, has topped out. According to developer Related Companies, more than half of the tower’s 285 units have sold. Read more.

Amara Signature Hotel Opens in Shanghai


22 Feb 2018, Shanghai, China

Amara Hotels & Resorts has opened a new luxury hotel in Shanghai. The 30-story, five-star hotel tower contains 343 rooms, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows as well as a 1,100-square-meter ballroom. Read more.

One Taikoo Place in Hong Kong Tops Out


21 Feb 2018, Hong Kong, China

Swire Properties has announced the topping-out of its newest office tower, One Taikoo Place. More than half of the 92,903-square-meter building, located in the heart of the Taikoo Place development, has been leased to major tenants. Read more.

Grand Hyatt Hotel Opens in The Philippines’ Second-Tallest Building


20 Feb 2018, Taguig City, Philippines

The 461-room Grand Hyatt Manila has officially opened in the second-tallest skyscraper in the Philippines. One of the hotel’s three restaurants occupies some of the highest floors in the building, offering guests panoramic views. Read more.

One Thousand Museum in Miami Tops Out


20 Feb 2018, Miami, United States

One Thousand Museum, a 61-story residential skyscraper in Miami designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has topped out. The 213-meter tower features a curved exoskeleton made of lightweight glass-fiber reinforced concrete. Read more.

Melbourne Residential Tower Tops Out Ahead of Schedule


12 Feb 2018, Melbourne, Australia

A 167-meter residential tower currently under construction in Melbourne’s CBD has topped out ahead of schedule. The developers cite their use of a new construction methodology in getting the tower topped out earlier than planned. Read more.

New York City’s 250 West 81st Street Condo Tower Tops Out


08 Feb 2018, New York City, United States

The Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed 250 West 81st Street condo tower in Manhattan’s Upper West Side has now topped out. Standing at 72.8 meters tall, the 18-story building will feature 31 apartments. Read more.

Tech Giant’s Seattle Headquarters Opens Rainforest Spheres


31 Jan 2018, Seattle, United States

The world’s largest online retailer has opened The Spheres complex on its high-rise campus in Seattle. The Spheres’ three glass domes house some 40,000 plants and contain walkways and unconventional meeting spaces for employees. Read more.

Spire Installation at the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg is Complete


30 Jan 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia

The installation of the Lakhta Center’s spire has been completed. The 462-meter-tall, 86-story high-rise in St. Petersburg will be the tallest building in Europe once complete, which developers expect to happen by the end of 2018. Read more.