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The 10 winners of the Emporis Skyscraper Awards

By Newinhomes on Dec 14, 2018

The Emporis Skyscraper Awards for 2018 have been awarded to the top 10 completed towers, and no buildings in Canada made the list this year. Still, we’d like to highlight the top three and share the incredible photos of the rest of the top 10 skyscrapers! 

Tim Griffith (as well as feature image)

Taking the top spot this year is Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. It is the tallest completed tower in Seoul, standing at 555 metres. It features the highest glass-bottomed observation deck in the world and also has a record breaking elevator that travels 600 metres per minute. 

"The design combines modern elements with classical forms from Korea's art and cultural history, making Lotte World Tower a particularly harmonious skyscraper," says the jury. The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. 
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Hufton+Crow

The second spot is taken by Generali Tower in Milan, which was designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The tower is known as “Lo Storto,” which translates to the “Twisted One.” Qualifying for LEED Platinum, Lo Storto is highly energy efficient with features like a double skin facade and sophisticated sunscreen. 
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Tom Rossiter

Placing third is 150 North Riverside in Chicago, designed by Goettsch Partners. This tower found its way into the top three mostly because it’s a “masterpiece of structural engineering.” The narrow site that it occupies was thought to be impossible to develop for years because of its small size, but Goettsch figured it out!

See below for the rest of the winners of the Emporis Skyscraper Award:
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Seth Powers
Raffles City Hangzhou 
Hangzhou, China 
845 feet 
61 and 59 storeys
UNStudio  
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Royce Douglas
The Ellipse 
Jersey City, USA 
444 feet 
41 storeys
Arquitectonica, Haines Lundberg Waehler
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Erez Gitai
Azrieli Sharona 
Tel Aviv, Israel 
782 feet 
57 storeys
David Azrieli Group, Moshe Zur Architects and Town Planners Ltd.
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Tom Rossiter
River Point 
Chicago, USA 
730 feet 
52 storeys 
Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc.
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Tim Griffith
Ping An International Finance Center 
Shenzhen, China 
1,965 feet 
116 storeys 
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, China Construction Design International
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Erez Gitai
Arena Tower 
London, UK 
489 feet 
45 storeys
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
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Samuel Ndegwa
Britam Tower 
Nairobi, Kenya 
656 feet 
31 storeys 
GAPP Architects Western Cape, Triad Architects

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