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Citic Plaza – World’s Tallest Concrete Skyscraper

Posted by Jae on January 17, 2009

Citic Plaza

Citic Plaza

CITIC Plaza is a 1997 completed, 80-story, 391 m skyscraper built in Guangzhou, China. Its structural height is 391 m including two tall antenna-like spires on the top (kinda seems like they are antennas and not spires to me but emporis accepts them as architectural.) It is the tallest concrete building in the world. Currently it ranks as the tallest skyscraper in Guangzhou, 4th tallest in China, and 11th tallest worldwide.

Its proximity includes a new train station which serves the extremely busy Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Guangzhou-Hong Kong railways. It is on the same axis as two new building developments in Guangzhou, the first being the East and West Towers in Zhujiang New City (which will take the title as the tallest buildings in Guangzhou at their completion) and the Pearl Observation tower.

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