Buildings of Distinction

Established to honor distinguished tall building projects and the hard work of project stakeholders, the Buildings of Distinction program recognizes major achievements in the industry through a tangible on-site display, signboard ceremony, and significant press/media campaign.

Buildings of Distinction titles are bestowed to reflect a building's distinguishing features, such as height records, a distinguishing space or characteristic, or awards won through the CTBUH Awards Program.

One Tower

Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Tallest All-Residential Building in Latin America


Shenzhen, China
Tallest Building Completed in 2022


Milwaukee, United States
World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building

International Land-Sea Center

Chongqing, China
Tallest Building in Chongqing

Shenzhen Galaxy Twin Towers

Shenzhen, China
Tallest Twin Buildings of Equal Height in China

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin, China
Tallest Building in the North Region of China

Haitian Center

Qingdao, China
Tallest Building in Shandong Province, China


Shenzhen, China
Tallest All-Duplex Residential Building in Shenzhen

Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai, China
50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years


Brumunddal, Norway
Tallest All-Timber Building in the World

Ping An Finance Center

Shenzhen, China
World’s Tallest All-Office Building

One Shenzhen Bay

Shenzhen, China
World’s Highest Concert Hall

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou, China
Tallest Building in Jiangsu Province, China

Hanking Center

Shenzhen, China
Tallest Building in Asia with an All-Steel Structure

Torre Paseo Colón 2

San José, Costa Rica
Tallest Building in Costa Rica

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai, China
Tallest Building in China

23 Marina

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tallest Residential Building in the World

BSA Twin Towers

Mandaluyong, Philippines
Tallest Twin Towers in the Philippines


Taipei, Taiwan, China
World's Tallest Building


Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tallest Building in the Netherlands

Tornado Tower

Doha, Qatar
2009 Best Tall Building Middle East and Africa

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Chicago, United States
Tallest Building in the World with an All-Concrete Structure