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


05 Jul 2018, New York, 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, 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, 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.

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.