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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #61
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Generalisation is not the way. You can't say all old skyscrapers are better than new ones, and vice versa.

Anyway...
1. 8 Spruce Street, aka Beekman Tower
2. Pearl River Tower
3. Shanghai IFC
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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #62
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1. BEEKMAN TOWER, New York City - imo, just stands out among the glass-clad towers.
2. ABSOLUT, Mississauga
3. F&F TOWER, Panama City

* I must say though there is an absolute lack of variety. It seems like each tower is just the same tower with a little tweak.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #63
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Absolute Towers Mississauga Ont. Canada



(One of them is still under construction).
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Old January 24th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #64
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people use to say that old stuff is better than new one.......after watching this thread I can say....is bullshit
Huh? Looking at this thread this has been a pretty mediocre year compared to the building orgy we had the last 10 years.
And in all honesty in reality the buildings in Paris or grand cathedrals of Europe are far more impressive than these soaring glass structures when you see them with your own eyes.
Anyway my vote goes to the pearl river thingy in Shangai.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #65
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Huh? Looking at this thread this has been a pretty mediocre year compared to the building orgy we had the last 10 years.
And in all honesty in reality the buildings in Paris or grand cathedrals of Europe are far more impressive than these soaring glass structures when you see them with your own eyes.
Anyway my vote goes to the pearl river thingy in Shangai.
In Guangzhou
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #66
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I nominate Reflections at Keppel Bay:
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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #67
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1. 8 Spruce Street
2. Absolute Towers Mississauga
3. Reflections at Keppel Bay (If that doesn't work, then Shanghai IFC)
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #68
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Absolute Towers in Toronto and 8 Spruce Street in NYC.
I am not impressed with any of the other candidates.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #69
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Absolute Towers in Toronto and 8 Spruce Street in NYC.
I am not impressed with any of the other candidates.
Me too but it is not the contest, only a nomination!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #70
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Absolute world in Mississauga is awesome!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #71
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1. F&F Tower, Panama.
2. Intercontinental Hotel West Bay, Doha.
3. The Uptown Residences, Toronto ON.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #72
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I second that one!
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #73
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Okay, thanks guys. Based on your input we got a list of 16 popular best of the rest. Because the scope of the nominees came down to 12 buildings, 4 were added as a wild card.

The field of the 2011 Tournament comprises of:

Top 16 tallest buildings in 2011
1. Kingkey 100 (Shenzhen, 442 meter)
2. Al Hamra Firdous Tower (Kuwait City, 413 meter)
3. Tianjin Global Financial Center (Tianjin, 337 meter)
4. The Torch (Dubai, 337 meter)
5. Longxi International Hotel (Jiangyin, 328 meter)
6. Wenzhou Trade Center (Wenzhou, 322 meter)
7. Etihad Towers (Abu Dhabi, 305 meter)
8. Northeast Asia Trade Tower (Incheon, 305 meter)
9. Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A, 301 meter)
10. Khalid Al Attar Tower (Dubai, 294 meter)
11. Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower (Panama City, 293 meter)
12. Haeundae I Park Marina Tower (Busan, 292 meter)
13. Marina Pinnacle (Dubai, 280 meter)
14. Etihad Towers (Abu Dhabi, 278 meter)
15. Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza (Nantong, 273 meter)
16. Lvjing Tower (Shenzhen, 273 meter)

Top 16 other popular buildings
1. 8 Spruce Street (New York)
2. Pearl River Tower (Guangzhou)
3. F&F Tower (Panama)
4. Reflections at Keppel Bay (Singapore)
5. Absolute World South (Mississauga)
6. Shanghai IFC North Tower (Shanghai)
7. Imperia Tower (Moscow)
8. Tour First (Paris)
9. Heron Tower (London)
10. Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower (Hanoi)
11. Zoofenster (Berlin)
12. United Tower (Kuwait)
13. Burj Qatar (Doha)
14. Nation Towers (Abu Dhabi)
15. U-Bora Tower (Dubai)
16. Riviera TwinStar Square (Shanghai)

The 2011 Tournament starts Monday!
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:56 AM   #74
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #75
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correction: will start Tuesday!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:07 AM   #76
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1. Kingkey Tower
2. Al Hamra
3. Pearl Tower

Some pretty good stuff was built in 2011.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:21 PM   #77
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I expect to see Kingkey 100 vs 8 Spruce Street in the final, and justifiably so.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #78
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F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama 230mts


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Old February 6th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #79
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absolute world towers, missisauga, (suburb of toronto) ontario, canada




both by jasonzed posted here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...169251&page=14
lol thanks, here's one I can add to the ugly skyscrapers thread
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Old February 10th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #80
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Reflections (Singapore) - One of the top Residential high-end Condo in Singapore. Waterfront Living. Just Completed Dec 2011/Jan 2012

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