Stunning photos of the 10 best skyscrapers in the world

The pyramid-shaped VIA 57 West is changing NYC’s skyline. Courtesy of Emporis/Copyright: Nic Lehoux

The best new skyscraper of the year doesn’t look much like a skyscraper at all — at least, not in the traditional sense.

On Thursday, real estate research company Emporis announced the winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award, the world’s most renowned prize for high-rise architecture. To qualify for the award, skyscrapers had to be at least 100 meters (or about 328 feet) tall and completed in 2016.

VIA 57 West, a pyramid-shaped luxury residential building in New York City, took home the grand prize for its ground-breaking design. It’s joined by a tower in Toronto and a hotel in Singapore, among others, on Emporis’ list of the top 10 best new skyscrapers of the year.

Take a closer look at the stunning buildings below.

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