Reportedly, China has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world. The total number of skyscrapers in China surpasses that of the United States, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Philippines and Thailand combined. For comparison, the aforementioned countries have a total number of approximately 2700 skyscrapers while China alone has 3000 skyscrapers or its thereabouts.
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Of the 3000+ buildings in China, here are the 10 tallest.
- Shanghai Tower in Shangai (height 632 meters)
- Ping An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen (height 599.1 meters)
- Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou (height 530 meters/111 storeys)
- Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in Tianjin (height 530 meters/97 storeys)
- China Zun in Beijing (height 527.7 meters)
- Shanghai World Financial Center in Shangai (height 492 meters)
- International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (height 484 meters)
- Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan (height 475.6 meters)
- Changsha IFS Tower T1 in Changsha (height 452.1 meters)
- Suzhou IFS in Suzhou (height 450 meters/95 storeys)
Top 10 tallest buildings in China in meters
Standing 632 meters high, Shanghai Tower holds the crown for the tallest building in China. The skyscraper is the second tallest in the world behind UAE’s Burj Kalifa.
Constructed at a cost of $2.2 billion and completed in 2015, the spiralling cylindrical-shaped Shanghai Tower is a 21st-century engineering marvel. The building design also helps it withstand typhoons.
An observation deck on the building’s 118th floor is the highest accessible point in Shanghai. It has become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in the city
Ping An IFC in Shenzhen
Located in Shenzhen, Ping An IFC stands 115 floors or 599 meters high and was completed in 2016. The structure was constructed at a cost of $700 million. It is the second tallest in China and the fourth in the world.
Ping An Finance Center was initially designed to stand 660 meters high, making it the tallest in China. The original design had a 60-meter spire at the top. The spire was later dropped off the plan during construction after concerns were raised about the security of a nearby airline.
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre, also called East Tower, it is a 530-metre-tall mixed-use skyscraper in Guangzhou, Guangdong. Completed in October 2016 the tower became the tallest building in Guangzhou, the third-tallest in China, and the eighth-tallest in the world.
The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre has a total of 111 floors above ground and five below ground. It houses a shopping mall, offices, apartments, and a hotel. The tower is situated on a 27,000 m2 lot along Zhujiang East Road in Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou’s central business district.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
Tianjin CTF Finance Center is a super-tall skyscraper located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area’s central business district of Binhai, Tianjin, China. Construction on the 530 meters tall building started in 2013 and was completed in 2019.
The tower is the second-tallest building in Municipal Tianjin after Goldin Finance 117, the eighth-tallest building in the world, and the tallest building in the world with fewer than 100 floors.
With a total of 97 floors, Tianjin CTF is located in the outer district of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.
China Zun Tower
China Zun is a supertall skyscraper in the Central Business District of Beijing, China. The 109-story, 528 meters building is the tallest in the city, surpassing the China World Trade Center Tower III by 190 meters.
The tower structurally topped out on 9 July 2017, fully topped out on 18 August 2017, and was completed in late 2018, making it the tallest completed building of 201.
Shanghai World Financial Center
The 492-meter-tall Shanghai World Financial Center is located in Pudong District, Shanghai. It is the fifth tallest in the country.
The country serves as a mixed-use building with hotels, conference rooms, offices, ground-floor shopping malls, and observation decks. It has 101 floors above the ground and three underground floors.
It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineer. China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. were the buildings’ main contractors.
The International Commerce Centre is a 108-story, 484 meters supertall skyscraper, on top of Elements, near Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
It is the world’s 13th tallest by height, 10th tallest by number of floors, and also Hong Kong’s tallest and the only building with over 100 storeys. The official height is 490 meters which is made by the 6 meters tall parapets on the roof.
ICC Tower in Hong Kong was the world’s 4th tallest and 3rd in Asia when it was completed in 2010. It is part of Hong Kong’s financial hub and one of the world’s leading financial centres.
Wuhan Greenland Center
Wuhan Greenland Center is a 476 metres tall skyscraper in Wuhan, China. The tower was originally planned to be 636 metres but it was redesigned mid-construction due to airspace regulations so that its height does not exceed 500 metres above ground level.
The building was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects. Thornton Tomasetti Engineers won the design competition to build the tower for Greenland Group, a real estate developer owned by the Shanghai city government
9. Changsha IFS Tower
Changsha IFS Tower is a pair of skyscrapers in Changsha, Hunan, China. Tower 1 rises 452 meters while Tower 2 rises 315 meters. Construction started in 2013 and was completed in 2017. The tower became the 16th tallest building in the world and the tallest in Hunan
This twin-tower development is based on Harbour City, a hyper-connected retail development in Hong Kong. The Changsha complex sports an underground network of linkages to an interchange hub (Wuyi Square Station) for Changsha metro lines 1 and 2.
10. Suzhou IFS
Suzhou International Financial Square is a supertall skyscraper designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in the Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, located to the east of Jinji Lake. It is a multi-purpose building which includes apartments, hotels and offices. It is also the tallest building in Suzhou.