Reading architecture news often means parsing through proposed projects and potential buildings, visions of a future city years before ground is broken and concrete is poured. Realistic renderings and pre-building buzz can't keep anticipation from flagging when you have to wait longer than the congressional election cycle. But that lengthy hype cycle makes it all the more satisfying when the cranes finally move out, crews finish working, and a potentially game-changing project opens its doors. Here are buildings the Curbed staff is looking forward to seeing completed this year. Between towers that may reshape skylines and rewrite record books and renovations of classic designs, these are some of the newsworthy new buildings and renovations set be completed in 2016.