Building boom vaulting Toronto past Chicago in Skyscraper rankings

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A massive building boom in Toronto, Ontario is pushing the city beyond Chicago for second place in North America in the number of skyscrapers, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The council reports that Toronto has 67 buildings that are at least 492 ft. tall, but there are an additional 31 under construction and 59 proposed.  

With these numbers, the Canadian city will leapfrog past Chicago, where there are 126 tall skyscrapers, 19 under construction and 59 proposed, CTBUH reports.

Currently, New York City claims top spot for the tallest buildings, with 284 buildings over 492-feet already completed. So while Toronto is definitely growing up, it’s still a long way from catching NYC.

Bloomberg.com also reports that consulting firm Rider Levitt Bucknall Ltd. points to Toronto as the city with the most tower cranes among 13 major cities it surveyed.

Here are the tallest Toronto towers, either proposed or under construction. (Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

  1. CC3 (Commerce Court) 350 m.
  2. Mirvish-Gehry – West Tower 329 m.
  3. The Hub (Oxford Properties) 312 m.
  4. One Yonge Street Tower 1 307 m. 
  5. The One (under construction) 306 m
  6. 55 Lake Shore East Tower B 304 m.
  7. 55 Lake Shore East Tower C 304 m.
  8. Union Park 1 303 m.
  9. Mirvish+Gehry – East Tower 302 m.
  10. YSL residences (under construction) 299 m.

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