Emporis Skyscraper Award 2006

Hearst Tower wins Emporis Award

The seventh annual Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Hearst Tower, New York City's first officially certified "green" office building, whose environmentally friendly innovations and intelligent design set a high standard for skyscrapers of the 21st century. The 42-story building was built using a "diagrid" frame in which vertical steel beams are replaced by interlocking diagonals that use about 20%% less steel.
The award was presented in December 2007 in New York City. The Emporis Skyscraper award is presented every year to a building over 100 meters tall which was completed in the previous year. The winner is selected on the basis of its architectural and functional distinction.
The second and third place winners are The Wave in Gold Coast City, Australia, and Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia.

#1 Hearst Tower (U.S.A.)

83
597 ft
46
New York City

#2 The Wave (Australia)

61
364 ft
34
Gold Coast City

#3 Eureka Tower (Australia)

59
975 ft
91
Melbourne

#4 1180 Peachtree (U.S.A.)

48
657 ft
41
Atlanta

#5 Hesperia Tower (Spain)

27
344 ft
28

#6 Beetham Tower (United Kingdom)

26
555 ft
50
Manchester

#8 10 Holloway Circus (United Kingdom)

12
427 ft
39
Birmingham

#8 Palms Fantasy Tower (U.S.A.)

12
458 ft
40
Las Vegas

#8 Aurora (Australia)

12
679 ft
69
Brisbane