This article lists McGraw Hill Construction's top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas that are undergoing a building boom based on "Total Building" data and dollar values spent on new construction from January 2013 to May 2013, excluding public-works projects and construction of electric utilities. The New York City metro area topped the list with $8.5 billion in construction starts, a 16% rise year-on-year, and the Philadelphia metro area was number 20. Three cities in Texas also made the list.

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