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Frank Gehry tops the tables for 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award

Every year, a dedicated jury selects the top ten tall towers completed in the previous calendar year for the Emporis Skyscraper Award. Of the 220+ skyscrapers entered for the 2011 round, the crème de la crème have now been hand-picked with Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street (also known as ‘New York by Gehry’ and ‘The Beekman’) taking first place. The jury detailed: “8 Spruce Street stands out even in Manhattan’s already remarkable skyline. It is a major new architectural landmark for New York.”

The top ten is as follows:

8 Spruce Street - Gehry Partners LLP
Al Hamra Tower - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Al Jazera Consultants
Etihad Towers - DBI Design (Pty Ltd)
KK100 - Terry Farrell & Partners; HuaSen
Victoria Tower - Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Great American Tower - HOK
F&F Tower - Pinzón Lozano & Associates Arquitectos
Northeast Asia Trade Tower - Kohn Pedersen Fox; Heerim Architects & Engineers
Reflections at Keppel Bay - Studio Daniel Libeskind; DCA Architects Private Limited
Tianjin Global Financial Center - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; ECADI

More details can be found here.

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