It's all over the news by now. We're certain that you've noticed.
The Absolute Towers in Mississauga have been named some of the best tall buildings in the world this year by the non-profit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Designed by Beijing architect Yansong Ma, the curvaceous, Marilyn-Monroe-esque towers join three other international winners including 1 Bligh Street in Sydney, Australia, Palazzo Lombaridia in Milan, Italy, and Doha Tower/BurjQuatar in Doha, Qatar.
"With Absolute we see the entire building twisting to achieve the organic form, creating a beautiful new landmark for a developing urban area,” says David Scott, head of structural engineering at Laing O'Rourke.
The 2012 winner for the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” will be named at the CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on October 18.
“Words cannot express how proud we are of this accomplishment,” says Sam Crignano, president of Cityzen Development Group. Thank you to everyone for their support. Let's show the world that we can put Canada on the architectural map over and over again.
If you haven't watched the video on Absolute, see it now!