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Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011

New York City's 8 Spruce Street recipient of Emporis Skyscraper Award

The results of the 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award are now in: 8 Spruce Street in New York City is the winner of the renowned architecture prize for new skyscrapers. The winners were chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011.

8 Spruce Street, the first skyscraper by the architect Frank Gehry, and also known as The Beekman or New York by Gehry, won over the jury with its magnificent undulating stainless steel facade. Commenting on the choice, the jury said: "8 Spruce Street stands out even in Manhattan's already remarkable skyline. It is a major new architectural landmark for New York."

The sculptured form of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Al Hamra Tower earned it second place in the ranking. Despite its great height, the skyscraper fits harmoniously into Kuwait City's urban landscape. DBI Design's Etihad Towers were voted into third place, the jury praising the complex as a particularly harmonious ensemble of buildings.
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#1 New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street (U.S.A.)

35
870 ft
76
New York City
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#2 Al Hamra Tower (Kuwait)

23
1,352 ft
80
Kuwait City
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#3 Etihad Towers (United Arab Emirates)

21
Abu Dhabi
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#4 KK100 (China)

16
1,449 ft
100
Shenzhen
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#4 Victoria Tower (Sweden)

16
386 ft
34
Stockholm
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#4 Great American Tower (U.S.A.)

16
665 ft
41
Cincinnati
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#7 F&F Tower (Panama)

14
797 ft
52
Panama City
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#8 Northeast Asia Trade Tower (South Korea)

13
1,010 ft
68
Incheon
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#10 Tianjin Global Financial Center (China)

11
1,105 ft
72
Tianjin