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Old December 29th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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2013 Cup: best skyscraper of year

Okay, it's that time again. Use this thread to nominate your three favorite skyscrapers which were completed in 2013. The 32 most nominated skyscrapers will go one one one to find out which skyscraper we think is the best of 2013.

The tallest 8 have already been accepted into the tournament. You don't have to nominate these:

- World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi
- Mercury City Tower, Moscow
- Modern Media Center, Changzhou
- Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai
- The Landmark, Abu Dhabi
- Deji Plaza, Nanjing
- Cayan Tower, Dubai
- East Pacific Center Tower A, Shenzhen

Please feel free to add images of your nominees which would make good images to go with the contest.

Mind that this thread is for nominating only, so please no discussions.

For inspiration, go here.

Thanks and happy nominating!
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Old December 29th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Not the best year, out of the top 5, 4 are pure kitsch, but the choice among the lower towers seems better, so here are my nominees:

Costanera Center (Gran Torre), Santiago

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DC Tower 1, Vienna

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Old December 29th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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Costanera Center, Santiago
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Lim Tower, Saigon
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Old December 29th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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wow these are pretty cool towers. also quite nice latest these year completed:JW Marriott Marquis Hotel tower two in dubai - 355 metres
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Old December 29th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Im not actually a massive fan of skyscrapers (stadiums are more my thing), but some of these towers are incredible. Other than the top 8 you have listed, these are my favourites:

DC Tower 1, Vienna

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Zlota 44, Warsaw

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Tour Carpe Diem, Paris

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Was the Shard opened in 2013? I thought it was 2012 so I didn't nominate it?

If I could have a 4th it would have been the Varyap Meridian Towers, in Istanbul
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #7
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Was the Shard opened in 2013? I thought it was 2012 so I didn't nominate it?
Opened in 2013, completed in 2012.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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1. Costanera center, Santiago
2. Zlota 44, Warzsaw
3. Tour Carpe Diem, Paris

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Old December 29th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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Vasco da Gama Tower, 150m - Lisbon, Portugal

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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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Costanera center, Santiago
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Costanera Center by trevor_donald, on Flickr

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Tour Carpe Diem, Paris
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Carpe Diem by Spacewil, on Flickr

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Wien, 22. Bezirk, Donaucity (DC Tower), top level of Vienna with a height of 220 meters, 60 floors and an overall weight of approximately 250.000 tons (Architect Dominique Perrault) by Josef Lex, on Flickr

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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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KKR Tower,Kuala Lumpur





DC Tower 1,Vienna

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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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Old December 29th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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The Rotterdam by Rem Koolhaas.

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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #14
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DC Tower, Vienna

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JW Mariott Marquis, Dubai

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Costanera Center/Gran Torre, Santiago

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1 - Torre Costanera Center (Santiago)
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2 - Ryungyong Hotel (Pyongyang)


3 - Mercury City (Moscow)
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Old December 30th, 2013, 02:17 AM   #17
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Guys, stop nominating buildings already in the list at the top!!!

1. 4WTC


2. DC Towers



3. De Rotterdam


@Ekumenopolis Ryugyong's cladding was finished in 2012, not 2013
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Old December 30th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #18
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Old December 30th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #19
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2 - Ryungyong Hotel (Pyongyang)
I usually have a hard time picking, but I can't see anything topping this one. Love it or hate it, this skyscraper is unique. We've never seen anything quite like it. 2013's best skyscraper: Ryungyong Hotel.
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I agree about the 'best skyscraper' but if you only count the external completion, it's from 2012.
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