CTBUH names San Francisco's Salesforce Tower world's "best tall building" - architecture and design

CTBUH names San Francisco's Salesforce Tower world's "best tall building"



Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' Salesforce Tower has won the top prize at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's annual awards for high-rise structures, beating competition from BIG and David Chipperfield.
Tall buildings expert Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) gave the 1,070-feet-high (326-metre-high) tower "Best Tall Building Worldwide" in its 2019 architecture awards.
The cone-shaped Salesforce Tower in San Francisco received CBTUH's highest accolade this year. Photograph by Jason O'Rear
Salesforce Tower was selected ahead of a number of high-profile projects nominated across the programme categories to receive the highest accolade.
The 61-storey Salesforce Tower ? and San Francisco's tallest structure ? forms the headquarters of cloud computing company Salesforce, and connects to the city's new transport hub, and a 5.4-acre park on its roof. CTBUH celebrated it for its "multi-pronged focus on occupant health, sustainability, structural efficiency, and a significant level of integration with the surrounding urban habitat."

The winners were revealed during CTBUH's Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held in Shenzhen, China earlier this week. Twenty projects were awarded in total, representing 20 countries and 33 cities, across categories including best tall office building, best tall residential or hotel building and best tall mixed-use building.
BIG's Shenzhen Energy Headquarters, KPF's Ping An Finance Center and David Chip...
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