Top 10 tallest buildings in China
China is one of the most densely populated areas on earth, with a population of 1,382,634,981 and set to rise. To accommodate the rising number of residents, China has become a hotbed for both old and modern constructions. Over 1,000 skyscrapers and towers dominate the skies, combining historical and inspirational builds alongside elaborate and impressive modern designs.
Whilst Shanghai has become the most developed area within China, Hong Kong has become one of the most influential areas in the world. With 59,307,596 visitors in 2015, this figure will only increase with the rise of various builds and affluent buildings needed accommodate this growing population.
Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong has become established into one of China’s most high-tech cities, with several companies inhabiting the space, such as Konka, Gionee, OnePlus and Tencent. Tall, inspiring architectural designs have been built to accommodate the number of companies which inhabit the space. Nanjing, the largest city within eastern China also has thriving industries in both IT and technology, attracting investors such as Panda Electronics, Siemens and Ericsson.
Falling behind Beijing and Shanghai is Guangzhou. With a population of 13,080,500, the city’s economy has grown at an exceptional rate, beside a highly developed infrastructure and transport links which are combined with a booming manufacturing industry. Tianjin, situated within north China is also strengthening links within Manufacturing and Logistics.
The top 10 tallest buildings, correct as of April 2016 is as follows:
- Shanghai Tower (2014), Shanghai, 2,073 ft. tall
- Canton Tower (2010), Guangzhou, 2,000 ft. tall
- Shanghai World Financial Centre (2007), Shanghai, 1,614 ft. tall
- Oriental Pearl Tower (1994), Shanghai, 1,535 ft. tall
- Zifeng Tower (2008), Nanjing, 1,480 ft. tall
- Kingkey 100 (2011), Shenzhen, 1,449 ft. tall
- Guangzhou International Finance Centre (2010), Guangzhou, 1,440 ft. tall
- Jin Mao Tower (1998), Shanghai, 1,381 ft. tall
- Tianjin Radio & Television Tower (1991), Tianjin, 1,362 ft. tall
- Central Radio & TV Tower (1992), Beijing, 1,329 ft. tall
Read the July 2016 issue of Construction Global magazine
UK Construction Week: winners revealed
The inaugural UKCW Construction Awards took place on the UKCW main stage this week at the NEC in Birmingham. The awards celebrate innovation and excellence for a range of large and small contractors architects, clients and suppliers. The winners were announced by architect George Clarke and main media partner Construction Buzz.
Contractor of 2019 - Sir Robert McAlpine
Construction Client of 2019 - Scape Group
Architectural Practice of 2019 - Grimshaw Architects
House Builder of 2019 - Swan Housing
Construction Supplier of 2019 - Ward
Construction Project of 2019 - Royal Opera House
Construction Employer of 2019 - Aylaa Exclusive
Digital Pioneer 2019 - Atkins
Modern Methods of Construction Pioneer 2019 - Mace
Production Innovation Award 2019 - Laing O'Rourke
Sir Robert McAlpine is celebrating its 150th anniversary and has stated: "Our 150th anniversary celebrations have been hard to miss on a number of sites across the country thanks to the presence of specially produced panels incorporated within our hoardings. This milestone year provided the opportunity to honour the vision and hard work of all those who have played their part in our long and successful history.
Nathan Garnett, event director at UK Construction Week, commented:
“We have wanted to host these awards for some time, but this year it was made possible by our industry Role Models who gave us their very honest and forthright views on who should receive these accolades.
“The businesses chosen as winners from a shortlist of more than 60 companies have convinced the toughest of judges – the people who are part of their delivery partners or supply chains, and the people who are inspiring others to join the construction industry.
“So it is great to be able to recognise the excellence we see all around us in this sector, and the businesses who are forging ahead on innovation despite the climate of uncertainty that is affecting construction so badly. They are beacons of light for the whole sector.”
UK Construction Week (UKCW) consists of multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber along with the newly launched Concrete Expo and Grand Designs Live. Next year's event takes place at Birmingham's NEC October 6-8.