China is an underdeveloped country but its whooping population is making it the highest populated country in the world. With an approx population of 1.44 billion, China is surpassing the list with hard-working residents who are giving tough competition to some well-developed countries across the globe. The backbreaking work of China has been seen through the town’s high towering building it has. In every state and town in China, there is a superstructure that shows the excellent skills of the engineers. Therefore in total China has more than 100 marvelous engineered buildings that play a major role in the development of the country.
After the second world war, China has invested all its capital in the development of the country, and nowadays it has everything from super military power to the largest floating solar power plant in the world. But these gorgeous skyscrapers in China are the pride of the country. So, it will be beneficial to know in detail about these Chinese glorious skylines that are entitled as the best skyscrapers in the world for their antique design.
List of best Chinese skyscrapers that will leave the rest of the world in a shade
1. Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is leading the list of Best skyscrapers in China with a praiseworthy height of 632 m with 131 floors. Though it’s still unable to surpass the height of the tallest building in the world and comes third in the list of the tallest buildings in the world. The multi-tiered Shanghai Tower has nine different zones that are allocated for different uses. From the office to commercial space and residential to leisure use there is everything in the Shanghai Tower to fulfill the varied needs of customers. The main attraction of the Shanghai Tower is the observation deck located on the 121st floor.
The world’s second-fastest elevators have been installed in the Shanghai Tower that moves with the top speed of 20.5 meters per second to provide smooth lateral movement to the passengers.
Address: China, Shanghai, Pudong, Lujiazui Lujiazui, No. 501 Yincheng Middle Road
Height: 632 m
Opened in: 2 February 2015
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2. Ping An Finance Centre
Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen city is considered to be the second tallest building in China possessing a height of 599 m till the tip. It is one of the best-engineered marvels in the country. The best civil engineers from an American architectural firm named Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates precisely worked on the design and took 7 years to make their dream a reality. This building is famous for its observation deck that is recorded to be the highest until now, built at a height of 562 m (1,844 ft).
Address: China, Shenzhen, Futian District
Height: 555 m, (599 m to tip)
Opened: 28 March 2017
3. Chongqing World Financial Centre
Chongqing World Financial Centre is another tall and dignified skyscraper in China completely reserved for the financial sector of the country. There are a total of 78 floors in the building, all of which are owned by multinational financial companies. The design of Chongqing World Financial Centre was first proposed in 1999 however it took 7 years to complete this building with magnificence. The basic structure was getting ready in 2007 but the construction of the glass and steel portion was completed in 2014. It was the time when the building was finally ready to be taken over by companies.
Address: China, Chongqing, Yuzhong District, No. 188 Minzu Road
Height: 310 m, 339 m to tip
4. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
It is another towering financial tower of China located in the Guangzhou province in Tianhe District. The construction of this 11-floor multi-story building started in September 2009 and got completed in October 2016. This building comprises an enormous shopping mall, extremely lavish apartments, spacious offices, an enormous hotel on top 16 floors, and a podium with a glass roof. Each one of these spaces is separated with a mechanical floor in between them. In total there are 355 duplex apartments and 251 hotel rooms entirely owned by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Tianhe District, Huacheng Blvd, Southside of Huacheng Avenue
Height: 530 m
Opened: October 2016
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5. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
CTF Finance Centre in Tianjin is undoubtedly the most impressive building in the country endowed with a height of 530 m. Though this is not the tallest in the city the impressive architecture makes us included in this list. Actually, Goldin Finance 117 is the tallest building in Tianjin city. This massive building consists of 97 floors all assigned to hotels, apartments, offices, and maintenance areas. It took almost 10 years for an Architecture firm to complete this astonishing building with excellence.
Address: China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Tianhe District, Huacheng Blvd, China
Height: 530 m
6. China Zun
China Zun is a famous skyscraper in China specifically located in Beijing. This building get its name due to its unique structure that can be referred to as a traditional Chinese wine vessel. The construction of China Zun got completed in 2018 with 109 floors above ground and more than 8 floors under the ground for parking of visitors. This giant building has surpassed the World Trade Center Tower III by 190 meters in height and become the tallest superstructure in Beijing. We recommend t visit this amazing building in China to see how Chinese architecture is surpassing the famous one in terms of distinctiveness.
Location: Z15 plot, Guanghua Road, Beijing CBD, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Height: 528 m
Opened in: 2018
7. International Commerce Centre
Located in Hong Kong, China, International Commerce Centre is a skyscraper building in China that holds a height of 484 m. After facing multiple years of delay, the building gets opened for ordinary customers in 2010. The main attraction of the International Commerce Centre is a five-star hotel named The Ritz-Carlton located in-between 102 to 118 floors. The top floor (i.e. 118th floor) has a massive Swimming pool which is said to be the highest swimming pool in the world and an OZONE bar which is said to be the best bar in the town. Apart from this, the observation deck is located on the 100th floor named Sky100 which was opened for the public in April 201i just one year after the inauguration of the building.
Location: 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Height: 484 m
Opened in: 2010
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8. Wuhan Greenland Centre
Wuhan Greenland Centre is an under-construction building located in Wuhan but its impeccable height of 476 m forced us to include it in the list of top skyscrapers buildings in China. The construction of the Wuhan Greenland Centre was initially started on 28 June 2012, but due to certain delays, the work is still incomplete. Though this amazing skyscraper is about to open soon for the residents of China still the fingers are crossed for the good.
Address: Building S6, Greenland center, 66 Jiankang St, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height: 476 m
9. Suzhou IFS
Suzhou IFS is a 95-floor unblemished building located in Jiangsu town, just east of Jinji Lake. This building comprises luxurious apartments, splendid hotels, and huge office spaces across the floors. It takes around 7 years to complete the construction work of Suzhou IFS. Nowadays, it is the tallest building in Suzhou, China, encompassing an area of 393,200 m2 with 62 superfast lifts installed in it. If you are in China then you can visit this amazing building to see how the Chinese civil industry is using modern technologies to transform the overall aura of the country.
Location: Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu
Height: 450 m CTBUH
10. Zifeng Tower
Zifeng Tower was formerly known as Nanjing Greenland Financial Center is a 450-meter (1,480 ft) supertall building located in Nanjing, Jiangsu. This is one of a kind skyscraper in China that features several hotels, office spaces, restaurants, and an observation deck for the skyline view of the city. The tower has a total of 94 floors among which 41 floors are allocated for office space and retail stores. From floor 49 to 71 there are luxurious hotels and multicuisine restaurants to provide a comfortable stay experience to the visitors. On the 72nd floor, there is an observatory deck from which the public can get a clear skyline view of Nanjing and Jiangsu province as it is the tallest building there.
Zifeng Tower is the eleventh tallest building in China and comes in the 21st position in the world.
Location: 1 Zhongyang Road; Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Height: Top floor: 316.6 m (1,039 ft)
Opened: 18 December 2010
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The infrastructure of China is racing to match the pace of its economic growth. In the past few years, China has constructed so many civil architectures that are renowned to be the best in the world. If you are fascinated with skyscrapers and want to know about Chinese engineering marvels then this blog has everything that you are looking for. Read about the tallest building in China from where you will get the best view of the city without any hindrance to your eye.