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Best Tall Buildings 2008, 1st Edition

CTBUH International Award Winning Projects

 
Best Tall Buildings 2008, 1st Edition,Antony Wood,ISBN9781856176743
 
 
 

A Wood   

Architectural Press

9781856176743

128

189 X 246

Richly illustrated, this book recognizes excellence in design, construction, and operation for buildings around the world.

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Key Features

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 project

Description

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.

Readership

Architects
Owners/Developers
Construction Engineers
Construction Managers
Structural Engineers
Building Managers

Antony Wood

Best Tall Buildings 2008, 1st Edition

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 Council
 
 

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