International Tall Buildings Awarded

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners of its regional “2009 Tall Building Awards.” The four buildings are Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg, Canada for the Americas region; The Broadgate Tower in London for Europe, Tornado Tower in Qatar for the Middle East and Africa and the Linked Hybrid Building in Beijing for Asia and Australasia.
Of these four buildings, one will be announced the “2009 Best Tall Building Overall” at the Council’s 2009 awards dinner, which will be held on October 22. Manitoba’s Hydro Place is an office and retail building that was completed in December of 2008. It has 22 floors and a total height of 377 feet with 690,000 square feet of space. The building uses the environmental data for its location to enable it to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
The Broadgate Tower in London has 35 floors and rises 585 feet in the air. It has a total of over 1.1 million square feet of office space and was completed in 2008. It has a unique design and feel that presents an innovative landmark for the northern gateway to London. The ground level has a covered Galleria for shops and restaurants as well as high-quality public space.
Finally, the last regional winner of this year’s competition is the Linked Hybrid Building in Beijing. This 21-floor building rises 223 feet and has a total of 2.3 million square feet of mixed use space. The building is adjacent to the old city wall and is pedestrian oriented with openings to all sides. It has a very unique look with multiple towers rising above the ground, all linked by a series of skybridges.
For more information on the Tornado Tower in Qatar, please click here.

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