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23 Feb 2017, Beijing, China
The Samsung China Headquarters, designed by smdp and located in Chaoyang, central Beijing, has architecturally topped out at 57 stories and 260 meters. The tower forms a central component of Beijing’s newest CBD. Read more.
23 Jan 2017, London, United Kingdom
The Stratosphere – a project in London's Stratford area consisting of two towers of 38 and 12 stories – has reached its structural high point, with the façade of the taller tower sealing in the bones of what will be a 307-apartment complex. Read more.
16 Jan 2017, Quezon City, Philippines
DMCI Homes recently held a topping out ceremony to mark the structural completion of its South Tower, a 45-story condominium high-rise in their Zinnia Towers complex, continuing the project’s timely delivery. Read more.
12 Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States
Developers CIM Group and Miami-based architects Arquitectonica recently topped-out construction on a 16-story condominium tower complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Read more.
16 Dec 2016, Toronto, Canada
Sited between two existing apartment buildings, the new Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects-designed rental tower at 561 Sherbourne Street now stands 43 stories above ground, having recently topped out. Read more.
12 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia
Construction of the USD$150 million, 30-story Forge Apartments residential tower in Melbourne’s Yarra’s Edge riverside community has reached new heights, with the final level of the tower now topped out. Read more.
06 Dec 2016, Shenzhen, China
With the slab for the top floor now in place, the major structure for Shenzhen’s Hanking Center Tower has topped out. Designed by Morphosis, the skyscraper soars to a height of 1,148 feet (350 meters). Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.