Gallery of CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2012 - 2
2012 Best Tall Building Americas: Absolute Towers / MAD architects Dubbed the “Marilyn Monroe” building, due to its sexy curves, Absolute Towers has added a new landmark to the skyline of Mississauga, the fast-growing suburb of Toronto.
The Case For Tall Wood Buildings- Michael Green is calling for a drastic paradigm shift in the way we build.Use wood to erect urban skyscrapers. In a 240 page report – complete with diagrams, plans, renders and even typical wooden curtain wall details – Green outlines a new way of designing and constructing tall buildings using mass timber, all the while addressing common misconceptions of fire safety, structure, sustainability, cost and climate concerns.
Al Hamra Firdous Tower...The Al Hamra Tower is a topped out skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the tower became the tallest building in Kuwait on completion in 2011 at 412.6 meters. Wikipedia
The Petronas Towers, built in 1998 (also known as KLCC), they represent the central landmark of the new downtown development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. It has 88 floors and is 452 meters (1,483 ft) tall.
The tower reaches 265 meters (870-feet) high, making New York by Gehry the 11th tallest residential tower in the world and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere as of September 2012.
The Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Designed by Gensler, it will be the tallest of a group of three supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Upon its completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft).