CTBUH NAMES BEST TALL BUILDINGS FOR 2012
Four innovative towers in Canada, Qatar, Australia and Italy have named the best tall buildings in the world for 2012 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the international not-for-profit association.
According to the CTBUH, Palazzo Lombardia in Milano is the tallest building in Europe, with the height of 161 meters, With the height of 179,5 meters, the Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada was named the tallest in Americas. 1 Bligh Street, Sydney (Asia and Australia); Palazzo Lombardia, Milan (Europe); and Doha Tower in Doha, Qatar (Middle East and Africa) are also include in the list.
Additionally, Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi (145 meters) won the CTBUH's first Innovation Award for the project's computer sun-screen.
"The winners display remarkable creativity, as well as a respect for the environment, connection with place, and the urban surroundings," said Richard Cook, awards committee chairman and founding partner of Cook+Fox Architects.
CTBUH is annually updating the list of tallest buildings. In 2011, 10 skyscrapers from Frankfurt, Germany, USA, China and Dubai were named the tallest building by the CTBUH.
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- 1889 Birth of Yervand Kochar (painter, architect). He died in 1979.
- 1906 Opening of the Second Congress of Armenian Teachers in Tbilissi (Georgia). It founded the Teachers' Union.
- 1915 The Turkish government hangs 21 leaders of the Hnchak Party in Constantinople's Bayazet square.
- 1927 Death of commander Moorad Petrosian (Kronqtsi).
- 1960 Meeting of Communist Work Brigades and "Shock Labor Forces" in Yerevan.
- 1988 The Supreme Soviet of Soviet Armenia approves the 1988 02 20 petition by the Autonomous Region of Nagorno Gharabagh to rejoin Armenia and asks the Soviet Government to rule positively in this case.