Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop. Since 2000, the award has recognized newly-completed skyscrapers according to aesthetic and functional design criteria. Below, we have rounded up the top ten towers recognized by Emporis, including schemes by Zaha Hadid Architects, UNStudio, and SOM, spanning the globe from Italy to China, the USA to Kenya. You can see the results in more detail from the official Emporis website here.
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