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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.
20 Jun 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg's HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, 2017. With a final height of 110 meters, it will be the tallest building in the city. Read more.
17 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia
A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space offered to the market for lease. Read more.
14 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A contractor has been named for a pair of 27-story residential towers. Already 70 percent complete, both buildings should be finished by the third quarter of 2017 if construction remains on schedule. Read more.
09 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India
Located in Prabhadevi, the 51-story Sumer Trinity Vertical has officially launched sales. Currently under construction, the luxury residential tower is the third building to be added to the Sumer Trinity Towers complex. Read more.
08 Jun 2016, Changsha, China
Central China’s Hunan province finally announced a halt on its ambitious plan to build what was proposed to be, at the time of its 2012 inception, the next “world’s tallest tower” – Sky City – on the site of the Daze Lake wetland. 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.
02 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
The Jenga-like 56 Leonard Street has been captured by recent photographs ahead of its imminent completion. The 57-story tower appears largely complete, apart from a section of external elevator scaffolding remaining on one side. Read more.
01 Jun 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Currently rising at the corner of Seymour and Helmcken Streets in the heart of Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood, a 15-story social housing tower at 1107 Seymour has made significant construction progress. Read more.
31 May 2016, New York City, United States
The World Trade Center development is beginning to come together. One of the complex’s skyscrapers, 3 World Trade Center, has now reached supertall height, meaning it is taller than 300 meters, as defined by CTBUH. Read more.
25 May 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka has responded to a population boom by approving many new building projects, including the Banani DCC-Unique Complex. The 30-story, mixed-use tower is currently under construction in the city's business hub. Read more.
24 May 2016, Midrand, South Africa
The 26-story PwC Tower, which will be a focal point in the up and coming Waterfall City development, is currently under construction in Midrand, just north of Johannesburg. The tower is set to complete in 2018. Read more.
23 May 2016, Seoul, South Korea
One of the largest banks in South Korea is converting its old headquarters into an updated, 26-story building. To continue business as usual, the bank has temporarily moved its headquarters to the Gran Seoul Building in Changjindong. Read more.
19 May 2016, New York City, United States
Initially touted to open in April 2016, the William Vale hotel on 111 North 12th Street is now due to open on July 11. Climbing 21 stories, the $130 million hotel has already topped out at 250 feet (76 meters). Read more.
18 May 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The developer behind the one-kilometer-tall Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, has said that it is looking to get back up to speed after funding issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group caused delays. Read more.
18 May 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Brock Commons Phase 1 is beginning to take shape at the University of British Columbia. Beyond the concrete core, the structure will be composed of cross-laminated timber floor slabs, glulam columns, and steel connectors. Read more.
05 May 2016, Beijing, China
Recent photos show that the China Zun Tower in Beijing has made significant progress since construction began in 2012. If construction remains on schedule, the tower is expected to complete in 2018, becoming the city's tallest building. Read more.
22 Apr 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
Upon completion, Metropol Tower Istanbul is expected to be one of the tallest buildings in the city. Already structurally topped out, the 250-meter development, characterized by a curvy glass façade on one of its sides, is expected to complete in 2017. Read more.
12 Apr 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
The soon-to-be tallest building in Lebanon is rising above the vibrant streets of Beirut, its largest city. The tower's position in Beirut's Sodeco area puts it within arm's reach of numerous shops, theaters, and restaurants. Read more.
08 Apr 2016, Bogotá, Colombia
The BD Bacatá complex’s two towers – 216 and 260 meters in height – are the first skyscrapers to be built in Colombia in 35 years. More notably, the project is the very first in the world to be financed through crowdfunding. Read more.
08 Apr 2016, Montreal, Canada
In December 2015, YUL – a two-tower condominium development in Montreal – showed below-grade work progressing on the five-floor underground parking garage. Since then, the project has hit ground level. 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.
29 Mar 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Located in Brisbane's central business district, 1 William Street is a 260-meter commercial office tower that is currently under construction. Recent photos show that its pinnacle is nearly complete. Read more.
28 Mar 2016, Pasig, Philippines
Capitol Commons – a 10-hectare mixed-use development in Pasig – will include two residential towers, already under construction. Upon completion, The Royalton will stand at 65 stories while The Imperium will be 63 stories in height. Read more.
24 Mar 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
Now under construction on a plot of land steps away from the traditional central business district, the 34-story Kings Prism Tower is designed to accommodate the needs of international corporations. Read more.
18 Mar 2016, Mexico City, Mexico
Construction is progressing on the 246-meter Torre Reforma – characterized by its diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its sides – which is set to become Mexico's future tallest. Read more.
17 Mar 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
In the outskirts of Istanbul, steps away from the Seyrantepe subway station and the Türk Telekom Arena, a local developer is currently building a three-tower mixed-used complex known as Skyland Istanbul, designed by Broadway Malyan. Read more.
16 Mar 2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The planned one-kilometer tower has already reached the 37th floor and is on track for completion by 2018. Read more.
02 Mar 2016, Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Slated for completion in June 2016, 94 percent of the units in the 60-story Porsche Design Tower have already sold – 22 of them to billionaires. The building's selling-point is its unique hydraulic car lift. Read more.
29 Feb 2016, Abuja, Nigeria
The World Trade Center (WTC) Abuja complex, a mixed-use development consisting of luxury residences, AAA offices, and high-end retail, is among several high-profile real estate developments set to be completed in the city by 2016. Read more.