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Official Name Absolute World Building D
Complex Name Absolute World
Former / Other Names Marilyn Monroe Tower 56
Absolue World Tower 1, Absolute World South, Absolute World 56
Type building
Status Completed
Country Canada
Province Ontario
City Mississauga
Street Address 60 Absolute Avenue (Map)
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Start of Construction 2007
Completion 2012
Regional Ranking #356 tallest in North America
National Ranking #31 tallest in Canada
City Ranking #1 tallest in Mississauga
Official Website Absolute World
Height: Architectural 175.6 meter / 576 feet
Height: Occupied 165.0 meter / 541 feet
Height: To Tip 175.6 meter / 576 feet
Floors Above Ground 56
Floors Below Ground 6
# of Elevators 6
Top Elevator Speed 3.6 m/s
Tower GFA 40,069 m² / 431,299 ft²
Development GFA 85,000 m² / 914,932 ft²
# of Apartments 427
# of Parking Spaces 954
Companies Involved
Owners Cityzen Development Group; Fernbrook Homes
Developers Cityzen Development Group; Fernbrook Homes
Design MAD Architects
Architect of Record Burka Architects
Structural Engineer Sigmund Soudack & Associates Inc.
MEP Engineers Stantec; ECE Group Limited
Project Manager MAD
Main Contractor Dominus Construction Group
About Absolute World Building D
While the typology of the skyscraper, typically a glass box, is usually associated with a large city, many suburban areas are now experiencing expansion which requires the implementation of high-rise buildings. As a bold step in this initial direction, the Absolute World Towers are the tallest additions to Mississauga's predominantly low-rise urban fabric; they are two of only six towers over 100 meters in the area, standing out as an organic and recognizable gesture along the skyline. Read more.
CTBUH Awards
2012 Best Tall Building Americas Winner
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Best Tall Building Americas: Absolute World Towers
2012 Awards Ceremony
New Form of Tower From Competition to Implementation
S.Crignano (Cityzen Development Corporation), CTBUH Chicago Conference
Out of the Box in China and Toronto
Y.Ma (MAD Design), Y.Hayano (MAD Design), CTBUH Chicago Conference

Technical Papers
Case Study: Absolute World Towers, Mississauga
Bas Lagendijk (MAD Architects), Anthony Pignetti (Dominus Construction Group), Sergio Vacilotto (Dominus Construction Group), CTBUH Journal

Other CTBUH Links
Absolute World Towers, Mississauga
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2013