Cities with construction boom

  1. Chicago, Ill., metro area
    M.S.A.: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $2.4 billion
    Change, year-over-year: -5%
    2012 Construction Starts: $7.1 billion
    Change from 2011: 14%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: The Loews Chicago hotel-condominium tower.
  1. Boston, Mass., metro area
    M.S.A.: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $2.6 billion
    Change, year-over-year: 28%
    2012 Construction Starts: $6.7 billion
    Change from 2011: 13%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: UMass Boston General Academic Building Number 1 (Dorchester, MA)
  1. Phoenix, Ariz., metro area
    M.S.A.: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $2.6 billion
    Change year-over-year: 8%
    2012 Construction Starts: $6 billion
    Annual Change from 2011: 10%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Liv North Gateway Apartments (Gilbert, AZ)
  1. Miami, Fla., metro area
    M.S.A.: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL
    2013 Construction Starts: $2.8 billion
    Change year-over-year: 36%
    2012 Construction Starts: $6 billion
    Annual Change from 2011: 77%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Dezer Properties’ Porsche Design Residences (Sunny Isles Beach, FL)
  1. Los Angeles, Calif., metro area
    M.S.A.: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $3.2 billion
    Change, year-over-year: -4%
    2012 Construction Starts: $7.9 billion
    Change from 2011: 23%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Renovation of Delta Terminal 5 (Los Angeles, CA)
  1. Atlanta, Ga., metro area
    M.S.A.: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $3.6 billion
    Change, year-over-year: 80%
    2012 Construction Starts: $4.9 billion
    Change from 2011: -3%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Baxter Blood Plasma Fractionation Plant at Stanton Springs (Covington, GA)
  1. Washington, D.C., metro area
    M.S.A.: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $4.6 billion
    Change, year-over-year: 23%
    2012 Construction Starts: $9.6 billion
    Change from 2011: 15%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Alterations to the International Monetary Fund Headquarters.
  1. Houston, Texas, metro area
    M.S.A.: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX
    2013 Construction Starts: $4.8 billion
    Change year-over-year: 8%
    2012 Construction Starts: $11.1 billion
    Change from 2011: 23%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: MD Anderson Pavilion (Houston, TX)
  1. Dallas, Texas, metro area
    M.S.A.: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $5.2 billion
    Change, year-over-year: 21%
    2012 Construction Starts: $11.1 billion
    Change from 2011: 22%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Addition at T5@ Dallas Data Center (Plano, TX)
  1. New York, N.Y., metro area
    M.S.A.: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
    2013 Construction Starts, January to May: $8.5 billion
    Change, year-over-year: 16%
    2012 Construction Starts: $20.5 billion
    Change from 2011: 11%
    Largest 2013 Project Started, to date: Phase 1 of the Prudential Financial Office Tower (Newark, NJ)
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