The 10 best new skyscrapers in the world

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Wangjing SOHO in Beijing, China was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
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Jan Martin

Out of all the incredible new buildings around the world, these 10 skyscrapers stand apart.

Based on their sustainability, efficiency, and clever design, they represent the top contenders for the 15th annual Emporis Skyscraper Award.

While this year’s top prize went to a Zaha Hadid project in Beijing, New York has finally reappeared on the list after a two-year absence.

Keep scrolling to see all of world’s best new skyscrapers.


10. KKR Tower

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Mathias Beinling

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architects: GDP Architects


9. Infinity Tower

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Tim Dickson

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Architects: DBI Design Group


8. One57

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Royce Douglas

Location: New York, NY

Architects: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, Frank Williams & Partners


7. Soyak Kristal Kule

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Igor Butyrskii

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Architects: Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, Has Mimarlik


6. Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

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Ralf Roletschek

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Architects: Foster + Partners


5. The Leadenhall Building

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Michiel van Dijk

Location: London, UK

Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


4. One World Trade Center

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Royce Douglas

Location: New York, NY

Architects: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill


3. Tour D2

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Thomas Pichereau

Location: Courbevoie, France

Architects: Agence d’Archecture Anthony Béchu, ATSP


2. Bosco Verticale

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B Plessi

Location: Milan, Italy

Architect: Studio Boeri Architetti


1. Wangjing SOHO

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Location: Beijing, China

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects