Best Tall Buildings 2008

Best Tall Buildings 2008 : CTBUH International Award Winning Projects

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The design and construction of tall buildings has taken a global upswing, with the incomplete Burj Dubai already the world's tallest building and projects started or on the boards for the 150-story Chicago Spire; the 1,776-ft. Freedom Tower in New York City; and others for Moscow, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once completed, these buildings will not only dominate their skylines but will also serve as symbols of success and economic power around the world. As the race to transform the world's skylines continues, the criteria for rating these buildings have also evolved. Today, the project teams for these buildings must minimize the building's? effect on the natural environment through proper site utilization, innovative uses of materials, energy reduction, use of alternative energy sources, and reduced emissions and water consumption. The official guide to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2008 award winning tall building projects, Best Tall Buildings 2008 provides owner/developers, architects, landscape architects, contractors, and structural engineers with a unique look into the latest developments in all areas tall buildings rating and awards criteria. Beginning with the New York Times Building in the United States ending with 181 William Street in Melbourne Australia, this book outlines and recognizes excellence in design, construction, and operations for buildings in specific regions around the world (Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa, Australia, and New Zealand). The book provides eye-catching two to four page spreads of the award winners and nominees while the accompanying text offers readers valuable insight into the challenges of each project and how they were overcome. Each building is breathtakingly photographed and includes project details such as owner/developers, architectural firm, landscape architectural firm, contractor team, and structural engineering firm. Offers readers valuable insight into the tall buildings rating and awards criteria Provides a freeze-frame of tall building activity across the entire globe Recognizes excellence in design, construction, and operation in specific geographical regions Provides a unique look into the latest developments in tall buildings around the world Offers readers valuable insight into the challenges of each project and how they were overcome. Includes two to four fully illustrated descriptions for each project/individual projectshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 254 x 256.54 x 15.24mm | 748.42g
  • Architectural Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • Approx. 120 illustrations (100 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1856176746
  • 9781856176743
  • 1,866,659

Table of contents

Foreword CTBUH Award Chairman's Message Awards Jury Regional Tall Building Awards Americas New York Times Building 340 on the Park 7 World Trade Center Comcast Center One Rincon Hill San Francisco Federal Building Europe 51 Lime Street Covent Garden Het Strijkijzer Istanbul Kanyon Complex Madou Plaza SyV Tower Torre Espacio Unity Africa and Middle East Bahrain World Trade Center/ Aspire Tower Pearls of Umhlanga Asia Shanghai World Financial Center AIG Tower & Footbridge Fujian Electric Power Dispatching Communication Center Midland Square Newton Suites Nina Towers One Island East One Raffl es Quay Park Tower at Beijing Yintai Centre Poly International Plaza The Grandiose The Sail @ Marina Bay Tokyo Midtown Tower Australia and New Zealand Lumiere Residential Apts. 181 William Street Lifetime Achievement Awards Lynn S. Beedle Award: Cesar Pelli Fazlur Rahman Kahn Medal Award: William F. Baker About the Councilshow more