Absolute World is a striking residential condominium skyscraper complex located in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. Its curving hourglass structural profile has given it a nickname the Marilyn Monroe Building. The twin towers are considered as currently the tallest buildings in the city of Mississauga.
Absolute World Towers History
Absolute World Towers got its first start when the mayor of the city announced in November 28, 2006 that an international design competition for the construction of the fourth tower of Absolute World aims to become the landmark tower for the whole complex. The design competition was the first time in 40 years that such a competition was held in the city. It attracted over 600 participants in over 70 countries. Eventually, around six were chosen as the finalists.
The finalists of the design competition created the final design submission for a tower that would be taller than 50 storeys and would become the tallest building in Mississauga when completed. The winning design came from Yansong Ma, founder of the MAD office in Beijing, China. The Absolute World Towers was constructed in June of 2007 and was completed in 2011.
Absolute World Towers Features
The Absolute World Towers are designed after the structural expressionism architectural style. Concrete and aluminum are the primary materials used for constructing the building. It stands at 179.6 meters or 589 feet. It has 56 floors above ground with an additional six floors below ground. The towers are also serviced by a total of six elevators. The tower twists up to 209 degrees from the building base going to the top. Its design and style is similar to the Turning Torso located in Malmo, Sweden.