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The 10 Most Expensive Buildings in China
Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai
One of the tallest buildings in the world, Shimao International Plaza is the tallest skyscraper on the western bank of the Huangpu River that runs across Shanghai. The structure towers a total of 333.3 meters above ground, has 66 floors in total and a total area of 170,000 square meters. Total construction costs are calculated at around 7 billion RMB.
CCTV Headquarters, Beijing
The new CCTV building (CCTV is the third largest broadcast news entity in the world), was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Totaling 550,000 square meters, the striking (and often criticized) tower cost 5 billion RMB.
Hangzhou Bay Transoceanic Bridge
The Hangzhou Bay Transoceanic Bridge arches between Jiaxing city to the north and the Cixi City of Ningbo to the south in Zhejiang Province. The total span of the bridge is 36 km, and it shortens the road travel distance between Ningbo and Shanghai by 120 km. Costing around 11.8 billion yuan, Hangzhou Bay Bridge is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, overtaking America’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge (spans 27.2 km) to take first place.
Capital International Airport, Terminal 3, Beijing
The new terminal building was a major part of the expansion at Beijing International Airport for the Beijing Olympics. The new terminal building complex covers an area of 280,000 square meters and reaches a height of 45 meters, with two floors underground and five floors aboveground. Costs for phase one of constructions came to roughly 4.8 billion yuan.
Construction began on March 28th in 2004, and was completed in 2007, in time for the Beijing Olympics. The new terminal building alone is predicted to receive traffic of up to 35 million passengers annually by the year 2015, and the newly expanded Beijing International Airport is to become the busiest hub of air travel in the world – accommodating up to 60 million passengers and up to 1.8 million tons of air freight annually by the year 2015.
National Aquatics Center (Water Cube), Beijing
The Water Cube is located in the Olympic Green and is one of the monumental buildings constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It complements the Bird's Nest, which sits just to the west of The Cube. The allotted space for constructions totals 62,950 square meters, and the structure’s area measures 65,000-80,000 square meters. Total investments came to more than 100 million USD.
National Stadium (Bird's Nest), Beijing
Total construction costs for the Bird's Nest came to around 3.13 billion yuan. One of the main venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Bird's Nest has a total area of 258,000 square meters, and takes up a total space of 20.4 hectares; its top peak towers 69.21 meters above ground. The architecture has a readily recognizable oval shape and sports three layers of seating, accommodating audiences of up to 91,000.
Landsea International Plaza, Nanjing
The plaza spans a space of 32,778 square meters, with the buildings containing a total area of 22,000 square meters. The plaza is home to offices, hotels and business operations. Its main building measures a total height of 228 meters, with 45 floors above ground. The design for the buildings of the plaza follows a chic but simple trend. Total costs came to around 2 billion yuan.
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