The Year's Best Skyscrapers

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has recognized the best tall buildings of 2013. The regional winners include The Bow in Calgary, CCTV in Beijing, The Shard in London, and Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi.
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"Highly distinctive towers in Canada, China, the UK and UAE have been named the best tall buildings in the world for 2013 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)," says a press release from the skyscraper organization. 

“The winners and finalists include some of the most striking buildings on the global landscape,” said Jeanne Gang, awards jury chair and principal of Studio Gang Architects. “They represent resolutions to a huge range of contemporary issues, from energy consumption to integration with the urban realm on the ground.”

"The CTBUH Best Tall Building Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a panel of industry executives. Projects are recognized for making an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and for achieving sustainability at the broadest level."

Full Story: CTBUH Names Best Tall Buildings for 2013

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