2014′s Best New Skyscrapers
Whether we like expansive and extensive city skylines or not, they’re here to stay. Skyscrapers are the future home and workplace of generations to come. So each year, we keep getting a little more creative with these masterpieces among the clouds. This year, some of best skyscrapers yet are popping up around the world; here’s the countdown according to Emporis.
10. Nanfung Commercial
Located in Guangzhou, China it offers exhibition space, offices, and a hotel with the city’s biggest ballroom.
9. AZ Tower
Located in downtown Brno, Czech Republic, the tower houses retail and residential spaces.
8. Ardmore Residence
The residential building located in Singapore uses energy and water-efficient systems.
7. Mercury City
A 75 story building that is designed to use less water and electricity by collecting melting water. It is also the tallest building in Europe and features two high-speed elevators that travel 23 feet per second. Scary stuff.
6. Flame Towers
The tallest skyscrapers in Baku Azerbaijan are covered in LED lights.
5. One Central Park East
The building features vertical gardens on each floor in Sydney, Australia.
4. Cayan Tower
The 80 story building located in Dubai has a twisted shape to reduce wind forces on the tower.
3. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort
In Huzhou, China the Sheraton hotel and resort has 19,000 LED lights that illuminate at night. Its unique shape allows all the rooms to have balconies and views.
2. DC Tower 1
The tallest building in Vienna has water-saving showers and restrooms; it runs entirely on green electricity.
1. The Shard
The building located in London is 87 stories high, making it the tallest building in the European Union.
By Roberto Garcia