Top 10 new skyscrapers in the world
Charles Renfro turned the elevated park in Manhattan’s Lower West Side into the world’s most talked-about park. He is a frequent visitor to Tel Aviv, but admits it’s not the buildings that attract him.
This year’s winner of a skyscraper architecture prize is the Shanghai Tower, at 2073 feet the second tallest building in the world.
The Emporis Skyscraper Award, overseen by the provider of international building data, recognized the Shanghai Tower for its “elegant spiraling cylindrical shape,” among other things, the press release says. The tower was designed by Gensler Architects.
Runners-up were Moscow’s Evolution Tower and Milan’s Il Dritto.
Eligible for the awards were more than 300 buildings of at least 100 meters height that were completed in 2015.
The two U.S. buildings in the top 10 are Miami’s Icon Bay and New York’s 436 Park, whose penthouse just sold for $87.7 million.
The award is in its 16th year. Most recent winners are Wangjing SOHO, Beijing (2014); The Shard, London (2013); and Absolute World Towers in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga (2012).
The tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, 2717 feet.