We’re only halfway through 2012, but these below have been named as some of the best tall buildings erected this year.*
|"Sydney's 1 Bligh Street was named the best tall building in Asia & Australasia. This 28-story elliptical tower stands out from the boxy structures nearby," said the jurors.|
|"Qatar 's 46-storey Doha Tower in was named the best tall building in the Middle East and Africa."|
Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the Doha Tower was completed in March 2012 |
There is no central core, maximizing the interior space available for tenants."
|"Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi was named the most innovative tall building in the world."|
* According to the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a group of architects, structural engineers, and builders of tall buildings that monitors tall building projects around the world.(Images and captions from Business Insider)