In the traditional sense, the word “awful” had the precise opposite of its meaning today; something “awful” (or “awe-full”) created awe in the listener or viewer, rather than making one want to puke.
I suspect that “awe-full” was intended in the creation of this list. But as one who as World Emperor would impose a retroactive global ban on any structure taller than twenty floors, the list simply makes me want to head for the barf bag.
As far as I’m concerned, of course, “Ten Best Skyscrapers” could just as easily be “Ten Best Snakebites”. That this is an annual competition depresses me even more. Here’s one example, taken at random:
And, to add insult to injury, the “Tour Alto” (6th place) is in Paris.
Kill them all.