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Toronto condo ranked one of world's best skyscrapers

Toronto condos take a fair bit of criticism for being bland glass boxes, but a recent ranking of the world's best new skyscrapers has showered accolades upon the city's ICE II condo, the taller of two towers that make up the ICE development on York Street.

The Emporis Skyscraper Awards highlight the top 10 buildings over 100 metres in height built in a given year. ICE II just snuck into the rankings in tenth place. Still, it's in lofty company (no pun intended). Emporis editors considered over 300 buildings for this year's award, which looked back on buildings completed in 2015.

China's Shanghai Tower took top spot, while Russia's Evolution Tower and Italy's Il Dritto rounded out the top three.

Aside from its height at 67 storeys, the most noteworthy feature of this architectsAlliance-designed building is its Swiss cheese-like roof structure, which attracted Toronto photographers even before the building was complete. The massive slab of concrete with circular cut-outs is most stunning from above, but also adds a dramatic feature to the city's skyline.

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