Emporis RSS - Press Releases https://www.emporis.com/press/press-releases/rss Read the latest press releases from Emporis. Emporis is a global provider of building-related information. EMPORIS - Building data and construction projects worldwide https://www.emporis.com/img/logo.png https://www.emporis.com The skyscraper of the year: Prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/42/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-prestigious-emporis-skyscraper-award-goes-to-lakhta-center-in-st-petersburg Hamburg, November 10, 2020 – The Emporis Skyscraper Award, one of the world’s most renowned prizes for high-rise architecture, goes to a project in Russia for the very first time in its 20-year history. The 462-meter-high Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, designed by GORPROJECT and RMJM, is not only the tallest building in Russia, but is the tallest building in Europe and the fourteenth tallest building in the world. Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:49:16 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/42/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-prestigious-emporis-skyscraper-award-goes-to-lakhta-center-in-st-petersburg 2020-11-10T11:49:16 Outstanding architecture: The year's best new skyscraper stands in Macau //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/41/outstanding-architecture-the-years-best-new-skyscraper-stands-in-macau This year the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the MGM Cotai in Macau. The impressive $3.4 billion casino-hotel-resort was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and is located on the Cotai Strip, the heart of Macau’s gambling industry, which today generates three times more revenue than the Las Vegas' casinos. The MGM Cotai was picked as the winner by an international jury of experts from almost 500 skyscrapers located all around the world that have a minimum height of 100 meters and were completed in the previous calendar year. The long-running award is presented by Emporis, the leading provider of building information, for the 19th time this year. Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:36:11 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/41/outstanding-architecture-the-years-best-new-skyscraper-stands-in-macau 2019-10-29T13:36:11 The Skyscraper of the year is Korean: Lotte World Tower wins Emporis Skyscraper Award //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/40/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-is-korean-lotte-world-tower-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award The world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Every year Emporis' (www.emporis.com) expert international jury choses the top ten skyscrapers that have been completed in the previous calendar year. The award is being given out for the 18th time. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/40/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-is-korean-lotte-world-tower-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award 2018-12-13T10:00:00 Best new skyscraper stands in New York City //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/39/best-new-skyscraper-stands-in-new-york-city Hamburg, November 30, 2017 – The winner of the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award for the best new Skyscraper of the year is spectacular 34-story residential building VIA 57 West in New York City, USA. The winner was picked by an international panel of experts from a worldwide pool of more than 700 eligible skyscrapers which were completed in 2016 and are at least 100 meters tall. The award, given by Emporis (www.emporis.com), the leading international provider of building data, is being presented for the 17th time this year. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/39/best-new-skyscraper-stands-in-new-york-city 2017-11-30T12:00:00 The year's best new skyscraper is located in China for the second year in a row //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/38/the-years-best-new-skyscraper-is-located-in-china-for-the-second-year-in-a-row The winner of the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to the Shanghai Tower this year. Currently the second tallest building in the world and the tallest skyscraper in Asia was chosen by an international panel of experts from over 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters height and which were completed in 2015. China manages to take the crown for the second time in a row since the Emporis Skyscraper Award was established in the year 2000. The award, given by Emporis (www.emporis.com), the international provider of building data, is now into it's 16th year. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:29:50 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/38/the-years-best-new-skyscraper-is-located-in-china-for-the-second-year-in-a-row 2016-11-01T08:29:50 The Skyscraper of the Year: China wins Emporis Skyscraper Award for the first time //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/37/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-china-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award-for-the-first-time The winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award is finally official: The building complex Wangjing SOHO in Beijing was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis is now into its fifteenth year. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:20:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/37/the-skyscraper-of-the-year-china-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award-for-the-first-time 2015-09-29T13:20:00 High-cost High-rises – The World's 10 Most Expensive Skyscrapers //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/36/high-cost-high-rises-the-worlds-10-most-expensive-skyscrapers All over the world, we are seeing gigantic high-rise projects coming into existence that try to outdo each other in height. It is not just in terms of their physical dimensions, however, that skyscrapers are constantly setting new records – the costs of the buildings, too, are continuously reaching new and dizzying heights. The smartest designs and most sustainable concepts; luxurious and fancy features; the latest materials, technologies and systems – all this consumes astronomic sums in some cases. Emporis has now compiled a list of the world's ten most expensive skyscrapers. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/36/high-cost-high-rises-the-worlds-10-most-expensive-skyscrapers 2014-12-02T10:00:00 Departures from the Norm – The World's Most Spectacular Train Stations //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/35/departures-from-the-norm-the-worlds-most-spectacular-train-stations Rail travel typically only starts to become an experience during the journey itself. Sometimes, though, the adventure begins before even leaving the platform. Increasing numbers of cities are adorning themselves with eye-catching station buildings that, with their unconventional roof structures, bright colors and extravagant shapes, become unique architectural landmarks of those cities. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the world's most spectacular train station buildings. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/35/departures-from-the-norm-the-worlds-most-spectacular-train-stations 2014-09-30T15:00:00 The Shard brings the Emporis Skyscraper Award back to Europe //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/34/the-shard-brings-the-emporis-skyscraper-award-back-to-europe The Emporis Skyscraper Award this year goes to London. The tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis, is now into its fourteenth year. Tue, 20 May 2014 08:30:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/34/the-shard-brings-the-emporis-skyscraper-award-back-to-europe 2014-05-20T08:30:00 Europe on the Up, Up, Up – The Tallest Skyscrapers Currently Under Construction //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/33/europe-on-the-up-up-up-the-tallest-skyscrapers-currently-under-construction Nowhere in Europe are taller buildings going up than in Russia. St. Petersburg is currently witnessing the construction of the continent’s future tallest skyscraper, Lakhta Center. At a height of 463 meters, the tapering, pointed supertall will surpass the current record-holder, Moscow’s Mercury City, by no fewer than 124 meters. Emporis has compiled a list of the ten tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in Europe. In addition to Lakhta Center, the list contains a further six projects from Russia, all of whose construction sites are located in Moscow. Tue, 06 May 2014 09:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/33/europe-on-the-up-up-up-the-tallest-skyscrapers-currently-under-construction 2014-05-06T09:00:00 Grade A Architecture: The World's Most Spectacular University Buildings //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/32/grade-a-architecture-the-worlds-most-spectacular-university-buildings Lecture halls at dizzying heights, libraries with glass-domed roofs or crooked seminar rooms with slanting walls – it is not just in the field of learning that universities have plenty to offer, but on an architectural level, too. Emporis has compiled a selection of the most spectacular university buildings from around the world. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/32/grade-a-architecture-the-worlds-most-spectacular-university-buildings 2014-02-25T09:00:00 Music to the Eyes: The World's Most Spectacular Concert Halls //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/31/music-to-the-eyes-the-worlds-most-spectacular-concert-halls Be they home to opera, ballet or musicals, modern concert halls no longer just rely on outstanding performances: These days they also have remarkable architecture offering audiences a great show even before they have taken their seats. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the most spectacular concert halls to be found around the world. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/31/music-to-the-eyes-the-worlds-most-spectacular-concert-halls 2014-02-06T09:00:00 High-rise construction in North America: Toronto continues to lead going into 2014 //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/1/high-rise-construction-in-north-america-toronto-continues-to-lead-going-into-2014 Toronto remains North America's high-rise boomtown going into 2014. With its impressive total of 130 projects, the city heads a ranking compiled by Emporis of the North American cities with the most skyscrapers and high-rises currently under construction. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/1/high-rise-construction-in-north-america-toronto-continues-to-lead-going-into-2014 2014-01-21T10:00:00 Simply Divine – The World's Most Spectacular Churches //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/2/simply-divine-the-worlds-most-spectacular-churches Angular, asymmetrical, colorful and just plain extraordinary, there are modern churches that will have one looking in vain for a traditional steeple. All around the world, architects are designing ever more eye-catching houses of worship – chapels and synagogues whose shapes and colors will be impressing visitors long after the upcoming holiday season has passed. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the world's most spectacular churches. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/2/simply-divine-the-worlds-most-spectacular-churches 2013-12-17T10:00:00 Ever Onward, Ever Upward: The History of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/3/ever-onward-ever-upward-the-history-of-the-worlds-tallest-skyscrapers Whether the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Tower of Babel, humankind has always been reaching for the sky. Beginning with the start of the 20th century and the construction of the first modern skyscrapers, man has come a few hundred meters closer to achieving that aim. Emporis now presents the towers that have so far been entitled to proudly bear the title of "World's Tallest Building". Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/3/ever-onward-ever-upward-the-history-of-the-worlds-tallest-skyscrapers 2013-11-28T10:00:00 An end to gray monotony – The world's most colorful high-rises //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/4/an-end-to-gray-monotony-the-worlds-most-colorful-high-rises High-rises don't have to get lost in the gray concrete jungle: some are a real riot of color, with vivid facades in scarlet, turquoise or canary yellow – or even combining all the colors of the rainbow. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/4/an-end-to-gray-monotony-the-worlds-most-colorful-high-rises 2013-11-13T10:00:00 The Sky’s the Limit – The World’s Tallest Residential Buildings //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/5/the-sky-s-the-limit-the-world-s-tallest-residential-buildings Dubai currently dominates the market for living above the clouds. Seven of the ten tallest residential buildings in the world are located in the city on the Persian Gulf. The desire for recognition and prestige, plus the demonstration of economic growth, are the most significant factors leading to the boom in construction, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, of such gigantic apartment palaces. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/5/the-sky-s-the-limit-the-world-s-tallest-residential-buildings 2013-10-29T10:00:00 The Architecture of Money – The World's Most Spectacular Bank Buildings //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/6/the-architecture-of-money-the-worlds-most-spectacular-bank-buildings Occupying smart offices with sheer endless views over the skyline, banks do not just speculate high, but even work in palaces above the clouds. Leading banks administer our money from impressive company headquarters that fulfill the latest standards in sustainability, design and functionality. The most imposing and innovative designs have now been compiled by Emporis. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/6/the-architecture-of-money-the-worlds-most-spectacular-bank-buildings 2013-10-15T10:00:00 Catching the Wave: Blobitecture's liquid forms are changing our cities //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/7/catching-the-wave-blobitectures-liquid-forms-are-changing-our-cities Gigantic, alien-looking buildings are taking over the city centers of the world. These strange structures call to mind images such as a melted guitar, a mushroom-like parasol, or a UFO that has landed among us. Emporis has now compiled a list of the most spectacular examples of Blob Architecture, or Blobitecture. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/7/catching-the-wave-blobitectures-liquid-forms-are-changing-our-cities 2013-10-02T10:00:00 Emporis Skyscraper Award 2012: The year's best new skyscraper is located in Canada //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/8/emporis-skyscraper-award-2012-the-years-best-new-skyscraper-is-located-in-canada The world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes this year to the Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Canada. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/8/emporis-skyscraper-award-2012-the-years-best-new-skyscraper-is-located-in-canada 2013-09-17T10:00:00 The world's future tallest skyscrapers: who will be first to break the 1,000-meter mark? //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/9/the-worlds-future-tallest-skyscrapers-who-will-be-first-to-break-the-1-000-meter-mark No sooner has the global economy steadied itself a little than new skyscrapers are shooting out of the ground all over the world and reaching dizzying heights that would have seemed unimaginable only a few years ago. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/9/the-worlds-future-tallest-skyscrapers-who-will-be-first-to-break-the-1-000-meter-mark 2013-08-20T10:00:00 Media Facades: Multi-faceted 21st-century communicators //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/10/media-facades-multi-faceted-21st-century-communicators Media facades have become a firm feature of the 21st century metropolis, increasingly bathing gray cities in an imposing play of light and color. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/10/media-facades-multi-faceted-21st-century-communicators 2013-07-30T10:00:00 Green, not gray: Plants are taking over architecture //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/11/green-not-gray-plants-are-taking-over-architecture In times of climate change and a shortage of resources, environmentally-responsible construction, sustainability and energy efficiency are increasingly gaining in importance. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/11/green-not-gray-plants-are-taking-over-architecture 2013-06-25T10:00:00 Art and Architecture: The World's Most Spectacular Museums //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/12/art-and-architecture-the-worlds-most-spectacular-museums That time-honored institution, the museum, is gradually being superseded. Increasingly, instead of old-fashioned exhibition rooms, it is gigantic event and experience locations that await the visitor. Tue, 28 May 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/12/art-and-architecture-the-worlds-most-spectacular-museums 2013-05-28T10:00:00 The World's Highest Observation Decks //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/13/the-worlds-highest-observation-decks The taller, the bigger, the more eye-catching the better: more and more companies around the world are investing millions in spectacular corporate buildings in a desire to express their identity through architecture. Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/13/the-worlds-highest-observation-decks 2013-05-02T10:00:00 The World's Most Spectacular Corporate Buildings //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/14/the-worlds-most-spectacular-corporate-buildings The taller, the bigger, the more eye-catching the better: more and more companies around the world are investing millions in spectacular corporate buildings in a desire to express their identity through architecture. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/14/the-worlds-most-spectacular-corporate-buildings 2013-04-09T10:00:00 The Heights of Hospitality: The World's Highest Hotels //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/15/the-heights-of-hospitality-the-worlds-highest-hotels The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, opened last week, may hold the new record for the world's tallest hotel building, but the true leader in sky-high accommodations remains the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/15/the-heights-of-hospitality-the-worlds-highest-hotels 2013-03-05T10:00:00 Vertical Velocity: Taiwan Home to World's Fastest Elevators //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/16/vertical-velocity-taiwan-home-to-worlds-fastest-elevators The elevators currently the fastest in the world were manufactured by the Japanese corporation Toshiba. Passengers are catapulted at a speed of 1,010 meters per minute, or 60 km/h, from the fifth to the 89th floor of Taipei 101. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/16/vertical-velocity-taiwan-home-to-worlds-fastest-elevators 2013-01-23T10:00:00 New York City's 8 Spruce Street recipient of Emporis Skyscraper Award //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/17/new-york-citys-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. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/17/new-york-citys-8-spruce-street-recipient-of-emporis-skyscraper-award 2012-12-04T10:00:00 Toronto, North America's new high-rise metropolis //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/18/toronto-north-americas-new-high-rise-metropolis Nowhere else in North America are more high-rises currently being built Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/18/toronto-north-americas-new-high-rise-metropolis 2012-10-24T10:00:00 Moscow is the new European capital of skyscrapers //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/19/moscow-is-the-new-european-capital-of-skyscrapers Five out of the ten tallest skyscrapers in Europe are currently located in Moscow, including the tallest building in Europe, called Mercury City. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/19/moscow-is-the-new-european-capital-of-skyscrapers 2012-09-18T10:00:00 China leading race of world’s Top 10 future skyscrapers //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/20/china-leading-race-of-world-s-top-10-future-skyscrapers Nine out of the ten future skyscrapers are located in Asia. Nevertheless, Dubai is no longer booming with construction, instead China is now leading therace with 6 of the 10 tallest skyscrapers currently being built. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/20/china-leading-race-of-world-s-top-10-future-skyscrapers 2012-07-17T10:00:00 “Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA” tops spa ranking //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/21/ritz-carlton-spa-by-espa-tops-spa-ranking The spa in the world’s highest hotel, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, has been selected by Emporis’ architecture experts as having the best view in the world. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/21/ritz-carlton-spa-by-espa-tops-spa-ranking 2012-04-24T10:00:00 10 spectacular Japanese designs //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/22/10-spectacular-japanese-designs The worldwide editors of Emporis have chosen 10 buildings in Japan for their spectacular architecture Mon, 16 Apr 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/22/10-spectacular-japanese-designs 2012-04-16T10:00:00 Die höchsten Gebäude Deutschlands //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/23/die-hoechsten-gebaeude-deutschlands Deutsche Wolkenkratzer im internationalen Vergleich sehr klein Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/23/die-hoechsten-gebaeude-deutschlands 2012-03-28T10:00:00 Les plus hauts bâtiments en France //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/24/les-plus-hauts-batiments-en-france La Défense est le centre français d’architecture de gratte-ciel Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/24/les-plus-hauts-batiments-en-france 2012-02-23T10:00:00 World's biggest shopping malls //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/25/worlds-biggest-shopping-malls The economic boom in Asia is reflected in the development of modern temples of consumerism. Nine out of ten of the world’s biggest shopping malls are located in Asia. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/25/worlds-biggest-shopping-malls 2012-02-07T10:00:00 The most spectacular churches of the world //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/26/the-most-spectacular-churches-of-the-world The top 10 most spectacular modern churches worldwide were chosen by a committee of building experts from Emporis. The jury valued novel design, original materials and groundbreaking building techniques. Only churches built after 2000 were judged by the jury. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/26/the-most-spectacular-churches-of-the-world 2011-12-19T10:00:00 World's best skyscraper is in Barcelona //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/27/worlds-best-skyscraper-is-in-barcelona The winner of the renowned Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010 is Hotel Porta Fira in Barcelona. An expert committee annually presents this award to an exceptional building at least 100 meters tall completed within the award year. The critically acclaimed prize for global architecture is now in its 11<sup>th</sup> year. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/27/worlds-best-skyscraper-is-in-barcelona 2011-07-26T10:00:00 ICS acquired Emporis, Provider of Global Building Information //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/28/ics-acquired-emporis-provider-of-global-building-information ICS, an internet holding company based in Hamburg/Germany, announced that it has acquired the privately-held Emporis GmbH. Emporis is a leading provider of building information on a global basis. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Frankfurt/Germany, the company runs the world´s largest website about buildings. Emporis was formerly known as Skyscrapers.com. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/28/ics-acquired-emporis-provider-of-global-building-information 2011-01-05T10:00:00 Chicago’s “Aqua” selected as 2009 Skyscraper of the Year //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/29/chicago-s-aqua-selected-as-2009-skyscraper-of-the-year The jury of the Emporis Skyscraper Award has announced Aqua, an 81-story residential and hotel tower in Chicago, as the winner of the 2009 Skyscraper of the Year. The award, now celebrating its tenth year, is given annually to a building at least 100 meters tall and completed within the award year. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/29/chicago-s-aqua-selected-as-2009-skyscraper-of-the-year 2010-02-23T10:00:00 Tokyo's Cocoon Tower selected as 2008 Skyscraper of the Year //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/30/tokyos-cocoon-tower-selected-as-2008-skyscraper-of-the-year Frankfurt, 19 January 2009: With an impressive score of 77 voting points, the world's most renowned architectural prize for high-rise buildings, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower in Tokyo. This university building in Tokyo's Shinjuku district has been selected out of 384 eligible buildings worldwide over 100 meters tall which were completed in 2008. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:00:00 UTC //www.emporis.com/press/press-release/30/tokyos-cocoon-tower-selected-as-2008-skyscraper-of-the-year 2009-01-19T10:00:00