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The world's best new skyscrapers for 2015

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The world's best new skyscrapers for 2015

One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers named Best Tall Buildings by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

By BD+C Staff | June 23, 2015
The world's best new skyscrapers

One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat selected the winners of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of its 2015 CTBUH Annual Awards.

The four winners were selected from a pool of 123 entries by a panel of expert judges. The judges noted that this year's winners and finalists show a strong commitment to sustainability, with some structures exemplifying dramatic progress in the use of greenery to enhance the comfort of the building and to reduce the structure's environmental impact.

The four regional winners are: One World Trade Center in New York City, New York (Americas); CapitaGreen in Singapore (Asia and Australia); Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy (Europe); and Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Here's a look at the four regional winners (images and descriptions courtesy CTBUH):


One World Trade Center (Americas)

Location: New York City 
Height: 1,792 feet; 94 stories
Function: Office
Completed: 2014

Building Team
Owner: 1 World Trade Center LLC
Developer: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; The Durst Organization
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner; WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles
Project Manager: Tishman Construction; STV Group
Main Contractor: DCM Erectors Inc.; Tishman Construction
Other Consultants: AECOM; Benson Industries; Permasteelisa Group; Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth & Johnston; The Hettema Group; Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.; RWDI

© Marshall Gerometta/CTBUH



CapitaGreen (Asia and Australia)

Location: Singapore
Height: 794 feet; 43 stories
Function: Office
Completed: 2014

Building Team
Owner/Developer: CapitaLand; CapitaLand Commercial Trust; and Mitsubishi Estate Asia 
Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates Architects
Structural Engineer: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
MEP Engineer: Squire Mech Private Limited
Main Contractor: Takenaka Corporation



Bosco Verticale (Europe)

Location: Milan, Italy
Height: Torre E 382 feet, 27 stories; Torre D 279 feet; 18 stories
Function: Residential
Completed: 2014

Building Team
Developer: Hines Italia and Coima
Architect: Boeri Studio
Other Consultants: Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti; Francesco de Felice; Davor Popovic; Gianni Bertoldi; Alessandro Agosti; Andrea Casetto; Matteo Colognese; Angela Parrozani; Stafano Onnis



Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower (Middle East and Africa)

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Height: 1,251 feet; 93 stories
Function: Residential
Completed: 2014

Building Team
Owner/Developer: Aldar Properties
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer: BDSP Partnership
Main Contractor: Arabian Construction Company
Other Consultants: Arup; Lerch Bates; CNYD; Manntech; Santa Margarita

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