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Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

Congratulation Al Hamra Tower #kuwait

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011

The sculptured form of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Al Hamra Tower earned it second place in the ranking. Despite its great height, the skyscraper fits harmoniously into Kuwait City’s urban landscape. DBI Design’s Etihad Towers were voted into third place, the jury praising the complex as a particularly harmonious ensemble of buildings.

#1 8 Spruce Street (U.S.A.)

Points: 35
Height: 265.18 m
Floors: 76
Location:New York City
Architect:Gehry Partners, LLP

#2 Al Hamra Tower (Kuwait)

Points: 23
Height: 412.00 m
Floors: 80
Location:Kuwait City
Architect:Skidmore, Owings And Merrill LLP

#3 Etihad Towers (United Arab Emirates)

Points: 21
Location:Abu Dhabi
Architect:DBI Design (Pty Ltd).

#4 KK100 (China)

Points: 16
Height: 441.80 m
Floors: 100
Location:Shenzhen
Architect:Terry Farrell and Partners

#4 Victoria Tower (Sweden)

Points: 16
Height: 117.60 m
Floors: 34
Location:Stockholm
Architect:Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

#4 Great American Tower (U.S.A.)

Points: 16
Height: 202.69 m
Floors: 41
Location:Cincinnati
Architect:Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

#7 F&F Tower (Panama)

Points: 14
Height: 242.90 m
Floors: 52
Location:Panama City
Architect:Pinzón Lozano & Asociados Arquitectos

#8 Northeast Asia Trade Tower (South Korea)

Points: 13
Height: 308.00 m
Floors: 68
Location:Incheon
Architect:Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

#8 Reflections at Keppel Bay (Singapore)

Points: 13
Location:Singapore
Architect:Studio Daniel Libeskind

#10 Tianjin Global Financial Center (China)

Points: 11
Height: 336.90 m
Floors: 72
Location:Tianjin
Architect:Skidmore, Owings And Merrill LLP

Winning Design

8 Spruce Street, the winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011, won over the jury with its facade. The building’s cladding is composed of 10,500 stainless steel panels, some flat, some undulating. The five stories at the foot of the tower have a brick facade since the architect wanted the base to be in the spirit of the neighboring buildings.
The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is 265 meters tall, has 76 floors and was completed in 2011 after a construction period of five years. The skyscraper is used as a residential building, but it also includes a school as well as doctors’ offices and shops.

source : http://www.emporis.com/awards/2011

Meet Peter Schmeichel @ 360 Mall, by VIVA #kuwait

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Kuwait on 66th place in corrupt countries #kuwait

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Kuwait on 66th place in corrupt countries

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. This year’s index includes 176 countries and territories.

RANKS
COUNTRY
SCORES
SURVEYS
LOWER
UPPER
1
New Zealand
90
7
87
94
1
Finland
90
7
85
95
1
Denmark
90
7
87
93
4
Sweden
88
7
85
91
5
Singapore
87
9
83
90
6
Switzerland
86
6
81
90
7
Norway
85
7
82
87
7
Australia
85
8
83
86
9
Netherlands
84
7
81
88
9
Canada
84
7
80
87
11
Iceland
82
6
75
89
12
Luxembourg
80
6
75
85
13
Germany
79
8
75
83
14
Hong Kong
77
8
74
80
15
Barbados
76
3
65
87
16
Belgium
75
7
71
78
17
United Kingdom
74
8
72
77
17
Japan
74
9
70
78
19
United States
73
9
66
79
20
Uruguay
72
6
70
75
20
Chile
72
9
69
76
22
Saint Lucia
71
3
70
73
22
France
71
8
67
75
22
Bahamas
71
3
70
73
25
Ireland
69
6
64
75
25
Austria
69
8
65
73
27
United Arab Emirates
68
7
61
75
27
Qatar
68
6
58
79
29
Cyprus
66
4
63
70
30
Spain
65
7
60
69
30
Botswana
65
7
62
68
32
Estonia
64
8
59
69
33
Puerto Rico
63
3
55
71
33
Portugal
63
7
59
67
33
Bhutan
63
3
57
69
36
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
62
3
53
71
37
Taiwan
61
7
54
67
37
Slovenia
61
8
55
67
39
Israel
60
5
55
64
39
Cape Verde
60
4
54
67
41
Poland
58
10
55
62
41
Dominica
58
3
55
62
43
Mauritius
57
5
51
63
43
Malta
57
4
53
61
45
Korea (South)
56
10
52
60
46
Hungary
55
10
49
61
46
Brunei
55
3
40
70
48
Lithuania
54
7
45
63
48
Costa Rica
54
5
43
66
50
Rwanda
53
5
42
63
51
Seychelles
52
4
38
65
51
Georgia
52
6
42
62
53
Bahrain
51
5
44
58
54
Turkey
49
9
45
52
54
Malaysia
49
9
44
55
54
Latvia
49
6
42
55
54
Czech Republic
49
10
44
53
58
Namibia
48
6
42
54
58
Jordan
48
7
43
54
58
Cuba
48
4
41
55
61
Oman
47
5
35
60
62
Slovakia
46
8
39
53
62
Croatia
46
8
41
51
64
Lesotho
45
5
38
53
64
Ghana
45
9
39
51
66
Saudi Arabia
44
5
34
55
66
Romania
44
8
38
50
66
Kuwait
44
5
37
50
69
South Africa
43
9
39
48
69
FYR Macedonia
43
6
35
51
69
Brazil
43
8
38
49
72
Sao Tome and Principe
42
3
34
50
72
Italy
42
7
38
46
72
Bosnia and Herzegovina
42
7
38
46
75
Tunisia
41
7
36
45
75
Montenegro
41
4
34
49
75
Liberia
41
7
35
47
75
Bulgaria
41
8
35
47
79
Sri Lanka
40
7
38
42
80
Trinidad and Tobago
39
4
32
47
80
Serbia
39
7
35
44
80
China
39
9
34
43
83
Peru
38
7
35
42
83
Panama
38
6
33
44
83
Jamaica
38
6
35
42
83
El Salvador
38
6
33
43
83
Burkina Faso
38
7
31
45
88
Zambia
37
8
32
42
88
Thailand
37
8
34
40
88
Swaziland
37
4
33
40
88
Suriname
37
3
31
42
88
Morocco
37
8
32
43
88
Malawi
37
8
34
39
94
Senegal
36
9
33
39
94
Mongolia
36
7
32
40
94
Moldova
36
8
31
40
94
India
36
10
33
40
94
Greece
36
7
30
42
94
Djibouti
36
3
22
50
94
Colombia
36
7
32
40
94
Benin
36
6
29
44
102
Tanzania
35
8
31
38
102
Gabon
35
5
32
38
102
Argentina
35
8
31
39
105
Philippines
34
9
30
37
105
Mexico
34
9
31
37
105
Mali
34
6
27
40
105
Kosovo
34
3
32
37
105
Gambia
34
5
22
45
105
Bolivia
34
7
28
40
105
Armenia
34
6
29
38
105
Algeria
34
6
29
40
113
Timor-Leste
33
3
23
42
113
Niger
33
5
28
38
113
Guatemala
33
6
28
37
113
Ethiopia
33
8
30
36
113
Albania
33
7
30
36
118
Madagascar
32
8
26
37
118
Indonesia
32
9
27
37
118
Egypt
32
7
27
37
118
Ecuador
32
6
28
37
118
Dominican Republic
32
6
28
37
123
Vietnam
31
8
27
35
123
Sierra Leone
31
8
28
34
123
Mozambique
31
7
29
34
123
Mauritania
31
5
25
36
123
Belarus
31
5
25
37
128
Togo
30
5
24
35
128
Lebanon
30
6
27
34
130
Uganda
29
8
25
32
130
Nicaragua
29
7
26
32
130
Côte d´Ivoire
29
8
25
33
133
Russia
28
9
25
32
133
Kazakhstan
28
8
21
35
133
Iran
28
6
20
35
133
Honduras
28
6
24
32
133
Guyana
28
4
25
31
133
Comoros
28
3
15
40
139
Pakistan
27
8
23
31
139
Nigeria
27
9
22
31
139
Nepal
27
5
23
31
139
Kenya
27
8
24
31
139
Azerbaijan
27
6
23
31
144
Ukraine
26
8
24
29
144
Syria
26
5
22
31
144
Congo Republic
26
6
20
31
144
Central African Republic
26
4
22
30
144
Cameroon
26
8
20
32
144
Bangladesh
26
7
20
33
150
Paraguay
25
5
20
29
150
Papua New Guinea
25
5
18
32
150
Guinea-Bissau
25
4
22
29
150
Eritrea
25
4
10
40
154
Kyrgyzstan
24
6
21
27
154
Guinea
24
7
19
28
156
Yemen
23
6
20
27
157
Tajikistan
22
5
15
28
157
Cambodia
22
7
17
27
157
Angola
22
7
20
25
160
Libya
21
6
14
27
160
Laos
21
3
19
23
160
Democratic Republic of the Congo
21
5
16
27
163
Zimbabwe
20
8
12
27
163
Equatorial Guinea
20
3
18
22
165
Venezuela
19
7
15
22
165
Haiti
19
5
14
23
165
Chad
19
5
15
23
165
Burundi
19
5
14
23
169
Iraq
18
4
14
22
170
Uzbekistan
17
6
14
20
170
Turkmenistan
17
3
12
22
172
Myanmar
15
4
9
21
173
Sudan
13
6
8
17
174
Somalia
8
4
4
12
174
Korea (North)
8
3
2
13
174
Afghanistan

source : http://www.transparency.org/cpi2012/results#myAnchor1