Top 10 Tallest Buildings in China will show you the modern architecture marvels in China, which sprang up all over the country during the recent decades.
Canton Tower Guangzhou
Stood in Zhuhai District, Guangzhou , Canton Tower , formally known as Guangzhou TV astronomical and Sightseeing Tower, is a grand structure with a total height of 600 meters. To rebroadcast for the 2010 Asian Games, this project was partially completed in September, 2009, when it replaced the CN TV Tower of Canada and became the tallest completed tower in the world. In 2011, this record was broke by the Tokyo Sky Tree. But it still remains the title of the tallest building in China. It is also the 4th tallest freestanding structure in the world
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With a height of 508 meters, Taipei 101 or formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is the second tallest building in China and also of the world. Located in Xinyi District, Taipei, it is the outstanding landmark of the area, and also the ideal shopping and relaxing place for local. It comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. Within 37 seconds, the longest fast speed elevator can send people to indoor sightseeing stand on the 89th floor from the 5th floor.
Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial Center is the landmark located in Pudong District, Shanghai . This building towers 492 meters in height, which made it the 3rd tallest building of the world. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. It comprises 101 floors above ground and 3 floors underground. The building’s most distinctive architectural feature is the aperture at the building peak, which has a trapezoidal shape resembling a bottle opener.
Hong Kong International Commerce Centre
With a height of 484 meters, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre is currently the world’s fourth tallest building by height, world’s second tallest building by floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong and the 4th tallest construction in China. As the final phase of Union , it is a missed-use 118-floor skyscraper designed by well-known Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates（KPF）. The sightseeing platform is set up in the 100th floor, from where, tourists can enjoy a bird-view of great Victoria Harbor.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Located in the Pudong District, adjacent Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower with a height of 467.9 meters, is the 5th tallest building in China and the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World. Completed in 1995 to a highly innovative design, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favorite sight for tourists in Shanghai . The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m. The lower levels are at 263 m (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m level.
Nanjing Greenland Square Zifeng Tower
Nanjing Greenland Square Zifeng Tower located in central Nanjing , the Greenland Square, is a 450 m height building and outstanding landmark of Nanjing. Completed in 2010 with creative design, this skyscraper covers an area of 12,721 ㎡, and comprises 89 floors above ground and 3 floors underground. Retail and office space are set up in the lower section, while restaurants, a hotel, and a public observatory near the top. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections.
Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Also known as Canton West Tower, Guangzhou International Finance Centre is a 437.5 meters tall grand building located in the city’s Central Business District, with 103-floor. The building was topped out at the end of 2008, and completed in 2010. As a mixed-use building, it served as a conference centre, hotel and office building. Floors 1 to 66 are used as office, floors 67 to 68 are mechanical equipment, floors 69 to 98 as a Four Seasons Hotel and in floors 99 and 100 is an observation deck. The hotel lobby is located on the 70th floor.
Shanghai Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai Jin Mao Tower is the 8th supertall 88-floor building that located in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai . It is a comprehensive skyscraper which was completed in 1999 and opened to public in 28th August the same year. With a height of 420.5 meters, its postmodern form, whose complexity rises as it ascends, draws on traditional Chinese architecture such as the tiered pagoda, gently stepping back to create a rhythmic pattern as it rises. Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupied 53rd to 87th floors of the building and becomes the ‘highest hotel in the world’ till now.
Hong Kong International Finance Center
Facing Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong International Finance Center is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong ‘s Central District. Wit a height of 415.8 m, it is the prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island consists of two skyscrapers, the IFC Mall, and the 55-story Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Base on structure height, it is the 8th tallest building in the Greater China region and the eighth-tallest office building in the world.
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower , or Tianjin TV Tower in short, measures 415.2 meters, is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers that ranked 10th. It used primarily for communication, now it is a popular tourist attraction in southern part of Tianjin . Covered an area of 350,000 sq. meters, it was completed in 1991. The tower looks like a sword pointing to the sky amidst lakes of shining ripples. Approximately two-thirds up the tower is an observation pod with floor space 253m.
All these skyscrapers are the witnesses to the development of the cities. Besides, they are regarded as the landmarks of their cities. Travelers are be attracted to by their reputations as scenic spots all year around.