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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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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.

Chicago’s One Bennett Park Tops Off


24 Jan 2018, Chicago, United States

One Bennett Park, set to be the tallest all-residential skyscraper in Chicago, has officially topped out. The 254-meter, 67-story tower will feature a mixture of 69 condominiums and 279 rental apartments with high-end amenities. Read more.

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tops Out


12 Dec 2017, Tianjin, China

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre has topped out in Tianjin, China, and is on pace to be completed in 2018. A striking new landmark, the 530-meter-tall, 96-story skyscraper will comprise office space, serviced apartments, and a five-star hotel. Read more.

Maryland's Tallest Residential Tower Now Topped Out in Baltimore


12 Dec 2017, Baltimore, United States

Baltimore's newest skyscraper has topped out, 44 stories above Light Street as it approaches its planned 2018 occupancy. 414 Light Street will be the tallest residential building in the state of Maryland. Read more.

570 Broome Street Tops Out in New York City’s Hudson Square


06 Dec 2017, New York City, United States

Construction is moving swiftly at New York City's 570 Broome Street, and the 25-story high-rise has officially topped out. The site is rising in Hudson Square, which is rapidly filling with new residential developments. Read more.

Comcast Technology Center Tops Out in Philadelphia


27 Nov 2017, Philadelphia, United States

After nearly four years of construction, the 341.7-meter Comcast Technology Center in Downtown Philadelphia has topped out. Photographs have documented the raising of the top piece on November 22, 2017. Read more.

64-Story 138 East 50th Street Tops Out in New York City’s Midtown East


22 Nov 2017, New York City, United States

Construction on 138 East 50th Street appears to have reached the parapet, 800 feet (244 meters) above the Midtown streets below. The building comprises 124 condominiums, as well as retail components to help round out the tower’s pedestrian sphere. Read more.

115 Delancey Street Officially Tops Out in New York City’s Lower East Side


13 Oct 2017, New York City, United States

The tallest of nine structures comprising the Essex Crossing development at 115 Delancey Street has officially topped out. The 26-story building will include 195 rental apartments, 98 of which will be affordable. Read more.

One Manhattan Square Tops Out in New York’s Lower East Side


29 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

One Manhattan Square has officially topped out at 847 feet (258 meters) and 72 floors, delivering New York City's "Lower" Lower East Side, a.k.a. Two Bridges, its first substantial skyscraper, which is slated to open by the end of 2018. Read more.

118 Fulton Street Tops Out At 63 Floors in New York’s Financial District


21 Sep 2017, New York City, United States

118 Fulton Street has been making swift progress over the past few months, and has topped out at 758 feet (231 meters). After foundation work had been completed, the 63-story building maintained a pace of over one floor per week. Read more.

Solstice on the Park Tops Out in Chicago’s Hyde Park


28 Aug 2017, Chicago, United States

Solstice on the Park in Chicago has structurally topped out and has begun installation of its angled glass façade. The 26-story residential tower in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood will deliver 250 rental apartments upon completion. Read more.

China Zun Tower Structurally Tops Out in Beijing


25 Aug 2017, Beijing, China

The 528-meter China Zun Tower has structurally topped out, with a ceremony held in Beijing on August 22. Once finished, China Zun will be the city's tallest tower, anchoring the under-construction central business district. Read more.

New York’s 55 Hudson Yards Tops Out


22 Aug 2017, New York City, United States

Shortly after new renderings of 50 Hudson Yards were released, the building’s sibling at 55 Hudson Yards has now officially architecturally topped out, standing at 51 floors and 780 feet (237 meters) to its rooftop. Read more.

Miami's Avant at Met Square Structurally Tops Off


08 Aug 2017, Miami, United States

The fourth and final phase of the $1 billion Metropolitan Miami project, the 43-story mixed-use Avant at Met Square, has reached structural completion with the topping off of its concrete shell. Read more.

First Tower at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale Tops Out


28 Jul 2017, Fort Lauderdale, United States

The development, sales, and construction teams responsible for Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale converged at the site of the two-building complex to mark the structural completion of the 17-story north tower. Read more.

54-Story Residential Tower Tops Out in Long Island City, New York


14 Jun 2017, New York City, United States

Construction has recently topped out on the 54-story, 790-unit residential tower under development at 43-22 Queens Street, located in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Completion is expected by the end of 2017. Read more.

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen to Open in Summer of 2017


10 May 2017, Shenzhen, China

Slated to open in the summer of 2017, the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will house 258 rooms, varying in size and layout. Rooms will feature a mix of the brand's usual music-inspired décor as well as modern Chinese elements. Read more.

Jarvis Street Residence Tops Out in Toronto


09 May 2017, Toronto, Canada

The 30-story Jarvis Street Residence has been steadily growing upwards since reaching grade in mid-2016. Roughly one year since this milestone was met, the building is now topped out at its final height. Read more.

Oak Park High-Rise Tops Out and Gets Another New Name


04 May 2017, Oak Park, United States

Crews have topped out a new mixed-use tower next to the central transit hub of Oak Park, a close-in Chicago suburb. The project, which consists of a 20-story tower and a five-story low-rise component, is expected to open in late 2017. Read more.