CHICAGO – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners of its annual "Best Tall Building" awards for 2009, recognizing one outstanding tall building from each of four geographical regions: Americas, Asia & Australia, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. This year’s winners are:

  • Manitoba Hydro Place, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Linked Hybrid, Beijing
  • The Broadgate Tower, London
  • Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar

The CTBUH also announced the winners of its two "Lifetime Achievement" Awards. This year’s recipient of the Lynn S. Beedle Award will be John C. Portman, Jr. of John Portman & Associates, Inc. This year’s recipient of the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal will be Dr. Prabodh V. Banavalkar of Ingenium, Inc.

The awards will be presented at the 2009 CTBUH Awards Dinner, to be held in conjunction with the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference: Evolution of the Skyscraper. From October 22-23. For more information visit