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Towers rise in US cities as condos make a comeback

First-time home- owners flocking to urban settings are helping fuel demand

Published Wed, Jun 11, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[LOS ANGELES] For the first time since the US housing crash, new condominium towers are sprouting in downtown Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles as developers bet on the return of the riskiest type of residential real estate.

Buyers are signing deals to reserve units in two new high-end projects in Boston. A 41-storey tower rising in Seattle is the first phase of the largest condo development ever in the city. In Los Angeles, a 22-floor building is slated for construction later this year, the first ground-up high-rise condo project downtown since 2005.

Construction cranes also spike the skylin…

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