The Emporis Skyscraper Awards name the 10 best new skyscrapers around the world – and they include some incredible architectural feats. The winners were chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011. Check them out...
10. Tianjin Global Financial Center, Tianjin, China
The pleated glass cladding that encloses the tower represents the structure and lightness of Chinese paper arts, architects say.
Details: 72 storeys, 337m
9. Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore
Each pair of the skyscrapers at Reflections at Keppel Bay is linked by a skybridge, and all six skyscrapers have steel crowns filled with tropical greenery.
Details: The highest is 178 metres, and the buildings range from 24 to 41 storeys.
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8. Northeast Asia Trade Tower, Incheon, South Korea
This tower became the tallest building in South Korea when it was completed last year. There is a restaurant and observatory with great views over the city on levels 63 to 65.
Details: 68 storeys, 308m
7. F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama
The building's design rotates the upper 39 storeys around a central axis to make it appear like a screw.
Details: 52 storeys, 243m
6. Great American Tower, Cincinnati, US
A building inspired by a photograph of a tiara worn by the late Diana, Princess of Wales seemed a good fit for a city nicknamed Queen City. It's made of steel tubes and weighs 400 tons.
Details: 41 storeys, 203m
5. Victoria Tower, Stockholm, Sweden
Eight different types of glass are distributed at random over the surface of this striking hotel and office building.
Details: 34 storeys, 118m
4. KK100, Shenzhen, China
The curved shape of this building is designed to mimic a spring or fountain to symbolise Shenzhen's wealth and prosperity.
100 storeys, 442m
3. Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This complex has three residential towers, one office tower and one hotel tower which houses the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers luxury hotel.
Details: 56-79 storeys, 305m high
2. Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City
The deep sculpted, angled windows in the south wall offer views across the city and peninsula to the desert.
Details: 80 storeys, 412m
1. 8 Spruce St, New York City, US
10,500 stainless steel panels, some flat and some undulating, clad this NYC newcomer. The five storeys at the foot of the tower have a brick facade as the architect wanted it to be in keeping with neighbouring buildings.
Details: 76 storeys, 265m