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Old December 1st, 2009, 02:26 PM   #901
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Remember that rumor about the 505m twin tower megaproject in Beijing a few years ago? Fanhai International Twin Towers.

We never managed to confirm it. But it seems there is indeed some real Fanhai proposal.

I don't know what to think. No dates, maybe it is a stale proposal and it's been in this website for years and nobody noticed.

The tallest tower has around 70 floors and a big crown, probably 300m+. The other two are around 53 floors.





Fan Hai International Centre, China

Northeast of Beijing’s Central Business District, and framed by Chao Yang Park, the new Fan Hai International Centre will form the crown of the Chao Yang District. As the tallest building located within the District, the new Centre will be very influential on the future development of the area.

The project will serve as a landmark not only for the Chao Yang District, but the entire city. Inspired by icons of Beijing’s traditional architecture, the design endeavours to unify the city’s significant cultural aspects with modernity and innovative technology. The project will reinforce Beijing’s existing texture, and encourage connectivity within the city, while also becoming its own distinct destination.

The project consists of two office towers, a serviced apartment/hotel tower and a retail exhibition area organised around a central arrival plaza - the proximity of the elements ensures a highly interactive environment.

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Please z0rg don't raise any further hopes that crash very quickly and ofcourse sadly .I am still not over the dissapointment of not yet seeing the foundation party for the Pingan international finance centre at shenzen .
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 10:34 PM   #903
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Urban Forest by MAD architects brings together nature and the urban metropolis
Posted by: Aditi Justa | Dec 1 2009




After vertical farms, now it’s time to see urban forests standing high. Deriving inspiration from mountainous Chinese landscapes, MAD architects have planned to build a commercial high-rise structure in Chongqing, China. Dubbed the ‘Urban Forest’, the tall building brings nature and open space together in a crowded and compact manner. The 70 story building is made up of curved, abstracted shaped floors which have been layered slightly off-center from one another. A core cylindrical structure connecting the floors supports and hosts the mechanical systems and elevators.



Each level of the structure from bottom to top is protected by full-length glass windows providing the perfect city view. It also incorporates varying size balconies, crystal-clear pools, beautiful trees and amazing courtyards. The floors are a mix of open spaces and offices or residential space. The urban forest is the beautiful amalgamation of nature and the urban metropolis.
















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Old December 3rd, 2009, 05:27 AM   #904
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I soo want to see that built. Would be a famous icon for CQ.
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Huge project in Shenyang we didn't know about. I'll open a thread if I can find any press release or developer, etc.

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Hunnan Redevelopment Project - SHENYANG, CHINA | Google Earth

I use the picture that zOrg post about this project, and I put this one in Google Earth.

Starting with a complete view of Shenyang city.










Now a comparison between the picture that zOrg post and two more pics without this.


This one is from April 13rd, 2007


And this one from September 21st, 2008
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Too bad the proposal is from 2006, so maybe it was never accepted or they are planning something different. Who knows. By the way, Kowloon Development purchased several large plots in the area in 2009, but I can't find which ones. We'll have to wait a long time before making sure they are really planning something there I guess.

KDC website is completely useless. I can't find any info about their projects in Shenyang, Tianjin, etc. They are planning a supertall in Tianjin too.
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hmm, so this will not be part of the other CBD, so strange to have it built next to a toll station. Also, they are demolishing the paved open area?
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A possible supertall project in Changzhou? (if you know anything, inform us!) by Daemons & Daemons. These two renders are visualized by Luxigon.



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Urban Forest

By the end of 2009, MAD has completed the concept design of a 385 meter high metropolitan cultural complex in the city center of Chongqing – The Urban Forest.



This is the third skyscraper designed by MAD following the Absolute Towers in Toronto and the Sinosteel International Plaza in Tianjin, China.



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Urban Forest by MAD
December 10th, 2009

Beijing architects MAD have designed a skyscraper for Chongqing, China, with gardens at each level.

Rather than consider the project vertically, the architects envisage a stack of floors, each slice shifted horizontally to create spaces for gardens and patios.

The 385 metre-high building will be called Urban Forest.

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Urban Forest

By the end of 2009, MAD has completed the concept design of a 385 meter high metropolitan cultural complex in the city center of Chongqing – The Urban Forest.

This is the third skyscraper designed by MAD following the Absolute Towers in Toronto and the Sinosteel International Plaza in Tianjin, China.

MAD proposes a new architectural concept for the course of Chinese urban development – to actualize a sustainable multidimensional high-rise within China’s youngest municipality, where nature reincorporates into the high-density urban environment in the near future, to evoke the affection for nature once lost in the oriental ancient world and bring to the modern city dwellers.



In the year of 1997, Chongqing became the fourth direct municipality in China.



As an important pole of the growing economy in western China, the city area of Chongqing is more than twice of those of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin combined.



Such macro-scale urbanization should not only pushes economic growth and material prosperity, but also foster the evolution of the city’s cultural essence. Chinese cities have gone through the process of once starting from nothing, to following contemporary Western civilization urban pattern. Now, the overall economic infrastructure has oriented the direction of future development towards inland China.



What lies in the future of cities? How should one grasp the concept of emerging high-density cities of China in the context of a scenic town such as Chongqing? How does one discuss the future of architecture in Chinese cities on the base of Eastern Naturalist perspective and in the new context of China’s unique economic, social environment and globalization background? How to engage the city dwellers with an experience of nature when its presence of steadily diminishes in the face of the ever intensifying concrete jungle.



Throughout the process of contemporary Western urbanization, skyscrapers were the symbol of technological competitions, prime capitals and the formal enslavement of the powerful and the rich. Sustainable ecology became more of a demand for comfort; while the yearning of a return to nature was left ignored. The Urban Forest draws inspiration from the perspective of nature and the man-made in Eastern Philosophy, and ties the urban city life with the natural outdoor experiences.



The shape of the architecture mimics mountain range, shifting in a dynamic and yet holistic rhythm, and becomes a continuation of nature. Unlike its preceding counterparts, The Urban Forest no longer emphasizes on vertical force, instead it concentrates on the multidimensional relationships within complex anthropomorphic spaces: multilayer sky gardens, floating patios and minimal and yet well lit nesting spaces, the architectural form dissolves into the fluid spatial movements between air, wind, and light. In this environment, people encounter nature filled with unexpected surprises.



The fusion between Eastern humanism spirit and urban public spaces pioneers in the making of a sustainable multidimensional city – The Urban Forest will not be a piece of mediocre urban machinery, but an artificial organ that lives and breathes new life in the steel-and-concrete-filled city center.



Chongqing, the youngest municipality in China, holds great potential in its urban planning and construction and has the capability to be built into a most livable city, a city of pleasant environments, a traffic-jam-free city, even into a city that runs into a complete urban forest. A city with aspiration and vitality shall be courageous in envisioning and designing its great future. – Bo Xilai (Mayor of Chongqing)



In October 2009, The Urban Forest from MAD debuted in the Heart-Made, Europalia exhibition at the 2009 Europalia China. It represents the most challenging dream of the contemporary Chinese architecture — a type of urban landmark that rises from the affection for nature. It is no longer a static icon but an organic form that changes all the time with people’s perception.



Director in Charge: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun
Design Team: Yu Kui, Diego Perez, Zhao Wei, Chie Fuyuki, Fu Changrui, Jtravis B Russett, Dai Pu, Irmgard Reiter, Rasmus Palmqvist, Qin Lichao, Xie Xinyu

Location: Chongqing, China
Typology: Commercial, Office, Hotel
Site Area: 7,700 sqm
Building Area: 216,000 sqm
Building Height: 385 m
Architectural Design: MAD Ltd
Structural Design: ARUP Group Ltd



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http://www.dezeen.com/2009/12/10/urban-forest-by-mad/
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lol MAD have gone mad..

their description wiht this tower is pretty good.
Still, this tower... idk if i will like it.
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In ss.cn they have posted that Henderson Land is planning a new 400m+ project in Guangzhou. 恒基海珠广场项目/Henderson Haizhu Plaza Project. Hope we can confirm this.

They announced a huge project 2 years ago, maybe they want to re-launch it?


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Old December 26th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #914
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Poly wants to build a 300m tower in Chengdu. No images or anything.
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GUANGZHOU | J2-2 Plot Project | 300m~. Concept proposal – Long term plan. The design for this project hasn’t been started. Expected height is around 300m.
Ground breaking ceremony has taken place. Still no images.

J2-2项目开工 局校荣春总经理出席开工仪式并致辞
作者:邓英 文章来源:政工部 点击数:106 更新时间:2009-12-29

12月26日下午,广州珠江新城J2-2地块彩旗飞扬、锣鼓喧天,由广州合景泰富集团、广州万洲房地产有限公司、广州万基隆置业有限公司联合开发的广州第九座300+超高层建筑——广州珠江新城J2-2项目举行了隆重的开工仪式。合景泰富集团董事孔健楠、合景广州公司总经理刘志美、万洲房产董事长苏苗、万基隆置业董事长苏盟、中建八局总经理校荣春、局广州办事处主任许啟新、广州公司总经理宗小平、党委书记于金伟等公司领导及机关、项目施工管理人员参加了开工仪式。
珠江新城J2-2工程位于广州城市核心区珠江新城,设计楼高371米、共87层,工程建成后将成为广州城市建设的又一商业地标。该工程工期紧、任务重、技术含量高,本次由我局负责基坑支护和土方开挖工程施工,日历工期120天。

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The afternoon of December 26, Guangzhou Zhujiang New City J2-2 Block flags flying craft slice KWG Group from Guangzhou, Guangzhou, 10000 Island Real Estate Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, 10000 Keelung, jointly developed by Guangzhou Land Company Limited 9th Block 300 + high-rise building - Guangzhou Pearl River New City J2-2 Project held a grand ceremony. KWG Property Group Managing Kong Jian Nan, Hopewell Jing Liu, general manager of Guangzhou, the United States, 10000 Island real estate chairman Su Miao, Wan Su, chairman of Keelung and home League, the general manager of the school building Baju Hideharu, the Council Hsu, director of the Guangzhou office and new were Xiaoping, general manager of Guangzhou, party secretaries in companies such as leadership and authority Jinwei, project construction management staff attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
Pearl River New City J2-2 project is located in Guangzhou's urban core area of Zhujiang New City, Design 371 meters tall, a total of 87 layers, the project is completed will become another commercial building in Guangzhou city landmark. The project schedule tight, the task heavy, high technical content, this time that I is responsible for foundation pit, and earth excavation works, the calendar schedule 120 days.

http://www.cscecgz.com/Article/ShowA...ArticleID=1887


Height: 371m
Floors: 87
Developer: KWG Property
Architect: Unveiled
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Possible new project designed by GMP. 深圳商贸中心大厦/ Business and Trade Center Shenzhen (weird name, I know, but that's how it's called in the renders). No official news, we can only wait and see.

http://www.fdcsky.com/ziliao/316.html

Proposal 1. 420m, 88 floors.










Proposal 2, 380m, 88 floors.










Proposal 3, 380m, 83 floors.








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ZHUHAI | Shizimen CBD Tower | 680m. Proposed – Under design. Architect: HOK. In late 2009 HOK won an international competition to design a global landmark for Zhuhai’s new business area. Currently China’s tallest confirmed proposal, but likely to be a long term project. Project thread.


WUHAN | Wangjiadun JH030902Q JH030904Q Plot Project | 660m, 138 floors. Concept proposal. Still an unclear proposal, Wuhan’s local government is known to be planning a megatall tower bidding for the title of China’s tallest skyscraper.


SHENZHEN | Ping An International Finance Center | 646m, 115 floors; 307m, 66 floors. Construction – Ground works. Architect: KPF. Developer: Ping An Securities. This project is located at the plot B116-0040 in Shenzhen CBD and will host Ping An’s global headquarters, currently China’s second largest insurance company. The design has been chosen from a list of international contestants including Foster, SOM and Nikken Sekkei. The design is still provisional, and the spire could be scrapped reducing the height to 588m. Project thread.


SHANGHAI | Shanghai Tower | 632m, 128 floors. Construction – Foundation works. Architect: Gensler. Developer: Shanghai Tower Construction and Development. Located at Lujiazui’s Z-32 plot, the Shanghai Tower will become Lujiazui’s third supertall and the tallest structure in China when completed by 2014. The design was chosen from a wide range of proposals including several first tier international architecture firms like KPF, SOM, Foster and RTKL, as well as several national studios such as SIADR. Foster and Gensler became the two finalists in mid-2008 and the final design was released in the fourth quarter of that year. The underground floors should be filled in the first half of 2010. The long-awaited megaproject will culminate the construction of Lujiazui as China Mainland’s largest CBD, whose development started in 1990. Project thread.


TIANJIN | Goldin Finance 117 | 597m, 117 floors. Construction – Foundation works. Architect: P&T. Developer: Goldin Properties. Currently Tianjin’s tallest approved supertall, this project will become the main landmark of the newly re-developed Huayuan Industry Park area. The master plan includes tens of residential highrises and two twin towers around 70 floors. The vague appearance of the available renders and the lack of information concerning the architectural layout may indicate that the actual tower is still under design, and therefore will be probably very different from the known images. Ground breaking ceremony took place in December 2007 and the piling works been progressing since early 2009. Project thread.


SHANGHAI | Shanghai World Trade Center | 550m+, 120 floors. Proposed – Announced.Released in mid 2009, Puxi’s tallest building shall be constructed in Changning. No image has been released by the moment, and it is likely to be a long term project.


JIANGYIN | Dragon Tower | 538m, 118 floors. Proposed – Announced.This twisting supertall was announced in early 2009 and has very few chances as it is proposed in a little town, not far away from the construction site of the Farmer’s Apartments project.

GUANGZHOU | East Tower | 530m, 116 floors. Construction – Ground works. Architect: KPF. Developer: New World Land. Soon after the new developer purchased the project in December 2008, a new design was announced breaking the symmetry of the former twin project. Several proposals were released through 2009, but the actual layout wasn’t known till the day of the ground breaking ceremony in September 2009. Since there are still very few details available, the height of the building may not be final Project thread.


TIANJIN | Chow Tai Fook Center | 530m, 96 floors. Approved. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Developer: Chow Tai Fook. Ground breaking ceremony took place in November 2009 after the developer dismissed the former 356m design by Atkins. The new, much taller project is scheduled to be completed within 2014. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | Baietan District Supertall | 500m+, 118 floors. Concept proposal. The Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau is planning to develop the second major CBD in town in this area once the Zhujiang Xincheng CBD is completed. According to some preliminary proposals, the new area will host a huge tower around 118 floors.


SUZHOU | The Wharf Supertower | 500m+, 100 floors. Approved. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Developer: The Wharf Holdings. This landmark project will be located at the core of Suzhou East Lake new CBD. Still without an official height, the project is very likely to surpass the 500m mark as it has a big structure over the top floor that should boost the total height far above 500m. However the design is still provisional, meaning that it could be changed again. The originally completion date of 2013 is unlikely to be fulfilled. Project thread.


WUHAN | Wuhan International Business Center | 500m, 100 floors; 400m+. Concept proposal – Plots on sale. This huge proposal is conceived as the gate of the new Wangjiadun CBD, called to be Wuhan’s largest business area. The area will host many skyscrapers according to concept plans, several of them will be likely to reach the supertall status. This skyscraper core is scheduled to be developed along the next decade and is set to be completed within 2020.


CHONGQING | Jiangbei CBD Supertalls | 500m, 380m, 360m. Concept proposal – Plots on sale. The second core of Chongqing CBD will be located in Jiangbei. In late 2007, the government raised the maximum heights for its 3 key plots from 300m, 350m and 240m, located respectively at plots A13, A07 and A11. In late 2009 it was known that several large Chinese banks are planning branch headquarters in this new district. The Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank may develop the A07 plot, while The Wharf has purchased the A11.Most plot proposals in the new CBD are expected to go official within 2010.


TIANJIN | Yujiabao Financial Area Supertalls | 500m. Approved – Under design. Architect: SOM. This tower will be located at the core center of Yujiabao new area, the main skyscraper cluster of Binhai, the Tianjin’s district called to become a new Pudong or Shenzhen for the coming two decades, focusing a period of ultrafast development in the whole region of Bohai Rim. Preliminary models of Yujiabao show a number of supertalls in addition to SOM’s project, but the overall planning remains unclear. Soon after the master plan by Henning Larsen Architects got elected in mid-2008, the local government announced that SOM was designing the main landmark tower for the new district, whose preliminary height would be at 500m. According to some rumors, the tower will seek to become China’s tallest skyscraper. Project thread.


SHENZHEN | Shenzhen International Trade Center | 500m~. Approved – Under design. Developer: Greater China Group. This proposal has been redesigned for several times. In early 2009 it was announced that the final design would reach 600m. Other sources claimed that it would be just around 430m. The former design had 500. Project thread.


TIANJIN | Xiaobailou Union Plaza | 488m, 108~ floors. Approved. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Approved in 2008, construction start hasn’t been announced. The former design had only 300m and was designed by RSP architects. In late 2009 a new, incredibly taller design by César Pelli’s studio was released. Project thread.


NANJING | Hunan Lu Plots 4&5 Development | 485m, 105 floors. Approved. Architect: AEDAS. Developer: Suning Real Estate. This is the third supertall project released by Suning for its home city. Though it was announced in mid 2009, construction schedule remains unknown. Project thread.


CHONGQING | ASE Center | 486m, 88 floors; 320m~, 61 floors. Under construction - Foundation works. Architect: Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects. Developer: ASE Group. In 2009 Chongqing’s tallest projects kept revising its heights upwards. Once again, ASE has started the new year as the tallest proposal after ASE’s general manager unveiled during an interview in December 2009 that the top height will be 486m instead of the 468m previously announced. ASE, from Taiwan, is the world’s largest semiconductor company, and has managed to defeat all the real estate titans that competed for the title in the last years. Revision after revision, the project has been raised from just 300m to 486m, and the number of towers has varied along the time. Finally, the height for the secondary highrises has been reduced in favor of the two main skyscrapers. The final project has five towers to be constructed in two phases. The first phase is composed by the towers R1, R2 and R3, all residential. They have 193m, 55 floors; 202m, 58 floors and 235m, 69 floors respectively. The two main towers have 486m, 88 floors and around 330m, 61 floors respectively. The figures for the two big ones may be incorrect as it is unclear whether the crystal structure on the roof is included. ASE may be hiding the total height either as a strategy to guarantee the first position in the height race. After years of ultraslow progress, construction speeded up from mid 2009, completing the podium (a shopping mall) in late 2009, and setting the façade of the R1 tower, topped out for more than 1 year. Project thread.


CHONGQING | Jialing Fanying | 468m, 105 floors. Under construction – Ground works. Architect: KPF. Developer: Shui On Land. This is the main skyscraper of the Chongqing Tiandi masterplan, located at Hualongqiao district. The main project is composed by three towers erecting on a huge podium. The other two have 260m and 198m. The final version was unveiled in January 2008 after dismissing the former layout by SOM, whose height stood at 398m. Since then, both the ASE Center and the Jialing Fanying have revised its heights upwards for many times in order to keep the title of Chongqing’s tallest skyscraper. Both projects were tied at 468m for most of 2009 till ASE announced a new revision to 486m.Since not even the foundation works have been started, further upwards revisions are still possible. Project thread.


NANJING | Nanjing Tower | 450m, 118 floors. Approved. Architect: AEDAS. Developer: Suning Real Estate. This tower is called to become the main landmark project of Nanjing’s new Hexi CBD. The height could be drastically reduced according to unsourced rumors, and the final project could be just around 350-400m. Project thread.


TIANJIN | TEDA First Street Project | 450m, 96 floors. Proposed. Architect: Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects. Formerly a proposal for COFCO Tower plot, this proposal was transferred to TEDA zone in early 2009. However, it remains unclear whether this project is not just a different proposal for the Chow Tai Fook tower.


CHONGQING | Sun Valley Tianhe Tower | 450m~, 95~ floors. Construction – Ground works. Developer: Yingli Properties. Tough it was released in 2008, very few details have been unveiled about this large multi-tower development as not even the architect , the height or the final proposal have been announced. The masterplan has another 4 big towers, being 3 of them clearly above 200m. The second tallest tower is known to have 288m. Ground clearing works are taking place at a very decent speed at the location of the main tower. Newly released renders indicate that the height could be just slightly above 300m. Project thread.


BEIJING | CBD Eastwards Extension | 450m~, 380m~, 2x300m+. Approved. Architect: SOM. In October 2009 SOM’s proposal was chosen from a list of international contestants as the masterplan for the second phase of the main CBD of Beijing. The designs for the main towers themselves are likely to be changed as the plots are sold, and the current layouts are just preliminary designs used for the masterplan. The whole plan shall be completed within a decade, meaning that it may take years before any of these towers is started.Project thread.


SHENZHEN | Kingkey Finance Center | 439m, 97 floors. Under construction - Rising. Architect: Terry Farrell. Started in early 2008, this tower is scheduled to be completed within 2010. Located in Luohu district, this sharp supertall will become Shenzhen’s tallest skyscraper when finished. It started rising in early 2009. Project thread.


WUHAN | Wuhan Evergrande Center | 438m, 112 floors. Proposed – Under design. Developer: Evergrande Real Estate. The largest developer in China Mainland launched two supertalls in the second half of 2009. The one in Wuhan has been proposed at Qiakou Area and has no design by the moment, but in September 2009 they announced that it will have 438m, a height likely to be preliminary.


CHONGQING | Chongqing International Financial Center | 431m, 102 floors. On hold. Architect: ECADI. Developer: Bloomage Group. In spite of the countless height revisions, the project formerly known as Marriott Center is the big loser of the height race that has taken place between the main projects in Chongqing for the last years, as it is the only one that will remain below 450m. In the last years, the height was revised from 168m to 276m, 298m, 335m, 339m, 330m, 320m, 357m, 375m, 377m, 398m and finally 431m. Construction work, currently around the 8th floors, has been on hold for several times due to the design changes and needed reconfigurations. Officially under construction once again, it remains unclear whether they will tear the current structure down and restart the whole tower or resuming it from the existing podium. Though the project has remained on hold for many years, resumption related news have been released once and again, and a new schedule is expected to be released anytime within 2010.Project thread.


CHONGQING | Financial Street Project | 430m, 81 floors. Approved – Clearing works. Architect: KPF. Developer: Financial Street Holdings. Released in early 2008 and located in Jiefangbei area, this monster project is composed by a row of 7 towers, 6 of them above 200m. The second tallest may reach 300m thanks to the spire. Project thread.


FOSHAN | Lingan Tiandi | 430m. Approved – Under design. Architect: SOM. Developer: Shui On. This project will be developed in several phases starting in 2010 and it is scheduled to be completed within 2020. The main tower is under design and not much information has been unveiled about it besides the preliminary height.


WUHAN | Wuhan Center| 428m, 88 floors. Approved – Ground works. Architect: ECADI. This project was announced in January 2009, the final design was chosen from a list of contestants including SOM and CADREG and the ground breaking ceremony took place in September that year. It is the first important project released for the new CBD of Wangjiadun, that shall be completed within 2020.Project thread.


SHENYANG | Shenyang International Finance Center | 427m, 89 floors. Approved. Architect: I. M. Pei & Partners and AEDAS. Developer: Henderson Land. Though the ground breaking ceremony took place in May 2008, no activity has taken place since then. In late 2009 it was announced that construction will start in 2010.Project thread.


SHENYANG | Richgate City | 426m, 96 floors; 350m, 90 floors; 350m, 80 floors. On Hold – Ground works. Architect: Gensler. Developers: Huarui Group and SRE Group. The ground breaking ceremony of this huge project finally took place in December 2008, but it wont be started till 2010. The height has been revised upwards for several times, and though one of the four major towers was dismissed, the other three will be far taller than preliminary expected. The plan also includes 6 residential towers above 150m. Completion date remains unknown. Project thread.


TIANJIN | R&F Tower | 415m | 93 floors. Orange – Ground works. Developer: R&F Properties. This highrise will be the tallest landmark tower at the newly developed Xiangluowan CBD in Binhai new area. Both the architect and the final height for this tower remain unveiled. We only know that Goettsch & Partners designed one of the proposals, probably the chosen one. Thanks to the spire, the total height should be easily above 450m. Ground breaking ceremony will take place in late 2009 according to recent news.Project thread.


KUNMING | Haiya Group Project | 400m+, 98 floors. Proposed. Developer: Haiya Group. A 98 floor tower was announced in September 2009 by Haiya Group. There isn’t any info available about the design by the moment.


WUHAN | Jinshen Business Center | 400m+, 90 floors. Proposed. No details have been released about this project but the preliminary number of floors. It will be built in Hankou district along the Changjiang riverside. According to a brief press release It will be completed within the end of 2013.


CHONGQING | Yangjiaping Area Supertall| 400m+. Concept proposal. The concept masterplan for Yangjiaping district by the local government show a huge tower close to the Changjiang riverside. Likely to be a long term project.


SUZHOU | Suzhou Twin Towers | 2x400m+. Concept proposal. Twin tower project proposed at West Lake CBD. Official plot planning shows that the height will be above 400m.


TIANJIN | West Station CBD Supertall | 400m+. Concept proposal. A huge tower close to the new West Station has been displayed on the city models. No info at all about the actual project by the moment, likely to be a long term plan.


SHENYANG | Shenyang Eton Center | 2x400m, 90 floors Approved. Developer: Eton Properties. Located in Shenhe district, next to Hang Lung Plaza twin towers, the ground breaking ceremony took place in September 2009. Surprisingly, both known proposals by NBBJ and John Portman respectively were dismissed. Instead, they will build two almost identical twin towers. The tallest will have 90 floors according to the latest press release and at least 400m, and the shorter one looks slightly shorter. Project thread.


CHANGSHA | Meixi Lake Eco-city Project | 400m. Approved. Architect: KPF. Developer: Gale International. This huge mid-long term masterplan was approved in June 2009 and will be completed within 2020. The tallest tower will have 400m, and according to the preliminary renders several towers may reach 300m too, but anyway the designs of the towers are likely to be conceptual by the moment.. Project thread.


KUNMING | Yuxi Future City | 2x400m~, 88 floors. Approved – Under design. Though the ground breaking ceremony of this project took place in March 2009, the actual works are not expected to be started anytime soon. The available design isn’t likely to be the final design either. Project thread.

GUANGZHOU |Guangzhou Evergrande Center | 400m~. Proposed. Architect: Atkins. Developer: Evergrande Real Estate.One of the two supertall projects released by Evergrande in 2009. No details have been released about the height, etc, but both the advs and the district models show that they may rescue Atkins’ proposal for the East Tower, whose height should be easily above 400m.Unsourced rumors claim that it will be taller than 600m..


CHONGQING | Urban Forest | 385m, 85 floors. Approved. Architect: MAD Studio. Developer: Xinhua Group. MAD studio designed 3 proposals for Chongqing Jiefangbei. In December 2009 the final design was designed and the project is expected to start construction works in 2010.


CHONGQING | Shidai Twin Towers | 2x385m. Proposed – Under design. Developer: Shidai Group.This project was announced by its developer in July 2008.The twin towers would be built in Dadukou district, where the local government plans to develop a new major business district.


SHENYANG | Hang Lung Plaza Twin Towers | 384m, 75 floors; 350m, 67 floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Architect: KPF. Developer: Hang Lung Properties. Foundation works started in mid-2008 and the first crane was finally erected in March 2009. The project will be completed in November 2011. The project is located at Shenhe district, next to Eton Center development. The plan also includes another two towers around 200m. Project thread.


DALIAN | Dalian Eton Center | 383m, 80 floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Architect: NBBJ. Developer: Eton Properties. Foundation works of this project started in late 2008 and both towers will start rising easly 2010 after the underground floors were completed along 2009 Project thread.


NANJING | Xinjiekou Plaza | 380m. Approved. Developer: Suning Real Estate. One of the three supertall projects to be developed by Suning Group at its home city. No details have been released about this project, but it is rumored that the maximum height may surpass 400m. The design may be changed anyway.


SHANGHAI | Xujiahui Center | 380m. Proposed – Under design. Very old project re-launched for several times. Formerly a 459m proposal by John Portman, it became on hold in late 1990’s. Around 2006,new versions by SOM and Foster were launched, no approval was confirmed though. The local government announced in October 2008 that the new height will be 380m, but the new design remains unveiled. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | J2-2 Plot Project | 371m, 87 floors. Approved – Under design. Developer: KWG Property. The ground breaking ceremony of this tower took place in the last week of 2009, but no image has been released by the moment. It will be built next to the East Tower. Project thread.


WUHAN | Wuhan Zhengan Industrial Building| 371m. Proposed. This project was announced in mid 2009, but almost no detail has been unveiled by the moment.


SHENZHEN | World Finance Center | 368m, 68 floors. Approved. Architect: AUBE. This tower would be located at B105-31 plot in Futian CBD. The final design was officially released in September 2008. Project thread.


SHIJIAZHUANG | Shijiazhuang International Convention and Exhibition Center | 365m, 85 floors. Proposed – Design contest. This project was released in November 2008 at the urban planning and exhibition center of Shijiazhuang. There are three proposals. Proposal A has 330m and 85 floors, proposal B has 270m and 66 floors and proposal C has 365m and 85 floors. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | The Pinnacle | 360m, 60 floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Zhujiang New City CBD’s third tallest project. After being approved in December 2007, ground works started immediately and foundation started one year later. Completion date is scheduled for 2010. Project thread.


CHONGQING | PYI International Center | 360m. Proposed – Design contest. Developer: PYI Corporation. Though a preliminary press release claimed that the main tower would have 360m, there are more than 20 proposals for this project, called to become Chongqing’s gateway landmark. Some proposals are just around 250m and others include several supertalls. Project thread.

TIANJIN | Sino-Steel Tower | 358m, 82 floors. Under construction – Ground works. Architect: MAD. Ground breaking ceremony took place in August 2008 and proper construction is scheduled to be started in 2010. This supertall will become Xiangluowan CBD’s second tallest project. No completion date has been released. Project thread.


NANJING | International Finance Center | 357m, 82 floors. Approved. Architect: Goettsch and Partners. The second phase of Nanjing IFC has been delayed for unclear reason. The final height remains unknown too as the design has been slightly revised for several times. Project thread.


WUHAN | Gezhouba International Plaza | 355m, 69 floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Developer: Gezhouba Group. Approved in March 2008. Construction works started in September that year and foundation works have advanced at a pretty decent speed since then. Project thread.


HANDAN | Handan International Culture Tower | 350m+, 88 floors. Proposed – Under design. Hebei’s tallest proposal was released in January 2009. No images were released and there is almost no information about this project. As this city is quite unimportant, it is very likely to become a never-built supertall.


HEFEI | Anfu International Tower | 350m+, 88 floors. Proposed – Under design. This supertall was proposed in mid 2009, but no images have been released. Likely to be revised downwards.


QINGDAO | Huiquan Dynasty Hotel | 350m+, 80 floors. Proposed. Developer: Huiquan Dynasty Hotels. This hotel chain announced an 80 floor tower in October 2009, but no further details have been released by the moment.


WUHAN | Optical Valley Project | 350m+. Proposed. Several proposals have been released in the second half of 2009 showing a supertall landmark in this square of Wuchang area. There isn’t clear information available yet.


SHENYANG | Kerry Center | 350m+. Approved – Under design. Architect: SOM. Developer: Kerry Properties. One of the several huge multi-tower developments approved in Shenyang. The final layout remains unveiled, but it is rumored that the at least one of the towers will be far above 300m. The masterplan also includes several highrises above 200m. Ground breaking ceremony took place in August 2009 and the whole complex will be built in phases and it is scheduled to be finished within 2016. According to some renders the supertall tower may be scrapped in the final plan.


CHONGQING | Tianrun Group Project | 350m+. Approved – Under design. Developer: Tianrun Land. Formerly the Yuzhou Hotel project, this tower is under redesign after the plot was sold to the new developer. Crang & Boake and KPF are known to be among the possible designers of the final design. The new height will be between 350 and 400m according to the developer. Project thread.


WENZHOU | Lucheng Plaza – Landmark Tower | 350m, 71 floors. Under construction – Ground Works. Architect: SOM. Ground breaking ceremony took place in December 2007. The main tower hasn’t been started, but some towers within the complex are rising already. Project thread


WUXI | Center 66 Phase 3 | 350m~. Proposed. Developer: Hang Lung Properties. The third phase of this project would be a supertall tower opposite the phases I and II according to preliminary designs. The layout of the third phase is still very vague though.


WENZHOU | Wenzhou World Trade Center | 348m, 68 floors. Under construction – Topped out. Architect: RTKL. After changing the design for several times, Zhejiang’s first supertall started rising in 2007 showing a quick progress since then. In early 2009 the final height for the spire was released at 348m. The tower will be completed within 2009. Project thread.


TIANJIN | COFCO Tower | 340m. Approved – Under design. Developer: COFCO. Displayed in the city models at the Tianjin planning and exhibition center, this skyscraper is likely to become Hedong district’s tallest supertall. The actual design remains unknown.


WUXI | The Wharf Times Square | 339m, 68 floors. On hold – Ground works. Developer: The Wharf Holdings. Though started in late 2007, it has remained on hold for more than one year. A new design was released in 2009 and a second ground breaking ceremony took place in December that year. The new architect remains unclear, but it is known that both AEDAS and Hassell studios are involved in the new design. Project thread.


QINGDAO | Qingdao Olympic Tower | 339m, 78~ floors. Approved. Developer: Shimao Group. The ground breaking ceremony of this project took place in August 2009 and the plot hasn’t showed any progress since then. Since releasing fake supertall proposals that in the end become much shorter is a tradition when talking about Shimao’s projects, the result of this tower is very uncertain. Project thread.


NANJING | Deji Plaza Phase 2 | 339m, 70 floors. Construction – Foundation works. This project was resumed in 2009 and the underground floors were mostly completed by the end of the year. However, the new design hasn’t been released yet. Project thread.


TIANJIN | Tianjin World Financial Center | 337m, 76 floors. Under construction - Rising. Architect: SOM. Tianjin’s first supertall started rising in September 2008 and will be topped out within the end of 2009. It will be finished in early 2010 becoming one of the fastest-built supertalls ever.Project thread.


KUNMING | South Asia Gate | 2x333m, 81 floors. Construction – Ground works. Developers: Jiangsu World Group and Yunnan Zhongju Group. The ground breaking ceremony for Yunnan’s tallest tower took place in December 2008 and the project will be finished in 2012 or 2013. The deisng has been changed several times and the architect of the final version remains unclear. Project thread.


TIANJIN | Kerry Center | 333m, 72 floors. Under construction – Ground works. Developer: Kerry Properties. Architect: SOM. Intensive ground works started in early 2009 and the underground floors started construction in the second quarter. The project is scheduled to be completed within 2013. The design of the main tower could be changed though. Project thread.


CHANGZHOU | Modern Media Center | 332m, 57 floors. Approved. Officially released in mid-2008, not much information has been released since then. The final height was announced in February 2009. Project thread.


HANGZHOU | Hangzhou International Office Center | 331m, 71 floors. Approved. Developer: Zhong’an Real Estate. Ground breaking ceremony for this project took place in August 2008. However, almost no information at all has been released since then. Construction is scheduled to finish within 2012, and the design is likely to be only preliminary. Project thread.


CHONGQING |United International | 330m, 72 floors. Under construction – Rising. Developer: Lanko Group. This skyscraper has been revised upwards for several times since it was started in 1998. During these revisions, it remained on hold for several long periods. Finally, in 2007 the project was purchased by Lanko Group and the final design was released. Construction was resumed in late 2008. Project thread.


HAIKOU | The Bund Center | 330m. Approved. Developer: SRE Group. There isn’t almost any available information about the main tower of this huge multi tower development by the moment. Some of the shorter towers are rising alreadyProject thread.


KUNSHAN | Huaqiao International Business City Supertall | 330m. Proposed – Under design. Architect: SCP Consultants. This proposal was launched in March 2008 as the coming landmark tower for Kunshan’s new financial area. The project is likely to be a long-term plan a no actual approval is expected anytime soon. SCP is designing the masterplan.


SHENZHEN | Hon Kwok City Center | 329m, 80 floors. Approved. Architect: SOM. Developer: Hon Kwok Land. Located in Futian district, this supertall was announced in May 2008 and is scheduled to be started in the first half of 2009. Project thread.


WUXI | Farmers’ Apartments | 328m, 74 floors. Under construction - Rising. This bizarre residential tower is being built in the model rural town of Hexi, China’s rural town with the highest GDP per capita, located within the limits of Wuxi city. The project was conceived as an urban experiment by the local government. Project thread.


WUXI | Wuxi Suning Plaza | 328m, 68 floors. Under construction – Ground works. Architect: RTKL. Developer: Suning Real Estate. Released in May 2008, clearing works have progressed fast since then. Foundation works will start in early 2010. Project thread.

YANTAI | Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour | 323m, 57 floors. Under construction – Rising. Architect: Wong Tung Group. Developer: Shimao Group. This large multi-tower project was started in late 2007 and started rising in mid-2009. Project thread.


CHONGQING | Hongyadong Phase 2 | 320m+, 68 floors. Proposed – Under design. The second phase of this traditional style commercial development will include a supertall. Not much info about it by the moment, released in late 2007. Project thread.


CHONGQING | Chongqing World Financial Center | 320m, 73 floors. Orange – Ground works. Developer: Huaxun Group. After being changed more than 10 times, the final design was launched in mid 2009 and ground works have progressed quite fast since then. Foundation works are expected to start in the first quarter of 2010 after they finish digging the hole. Completion is scheduled for 2012. Project thread.


WUHAN | Wuhan Tiandi | 320m, 72 floors. Approved. Developer: Shui On Land. The final design for this supertall was released in October 2008. Completion is scheduled for 2014. Project thread.


HANGZHOU | Qianjiang Twin Towers | 2x320m~, 75 floors. Concept proposal. The current plot plan for Qianjiang CBD reserves a plot for a large twin project. The actual project hasn’t been announced by the moment.


TIANJIN | CATAIC Tower | 320m~. Proposed – Under design. Developer: CATAIC. Xiangluowan’s CBD third tallest project, the actual design is likely to be released within 2009. The final height may be lower than 300m as some plans show an alternative, far shorter project for the same plot by developed by COHL Group.


SHANGHAI | White Magnolia Plaza | 319m, 66 floors. Under construction – Ground works. Architect: SOM. Developer: HKC. After several revisions, the final height was launched in July 2008, and ground breaking ceremony took place two months later. However, the plot has showed almost no progress since then. Project thread.


CHONGQING | Yingli Tower | 318m, 72 floors. Under construction – Rising. Developer: Yingli Properties. After two years of countless design changes and extender clearing works, actual construction started in late 2008. It started rising in late 2009. Project thread.


CHENGDU | International Commerce Center | 318m. Approved – Under design. Developer: Shun Kung Kai Properties. Announced in late 2008, this supertall is scheduled to be completed within 2014, becoming Chengdu’s long-awaited first supertall. Project thread.


FOSHAN | Louvre International Headquarters Building | 314m, 62 floors. Approved. Developer: Louvre Group. This luxury furniture company is planning to complete its global headquarters within the end of 2010. Construction start was scheduled for January 2009, but actual works hasn’t been confirmed by the moment. Project thread.

GUANGZHOU | Pearl River Tower | 309m, 71 floors. Under construction - Rising. Architect: SOM. Developer: China National Tobacco. This revolutionary masterpiece conceived as one of the world’s greenest building and intended to generate more energy that it will use started rising in late 2008. It will be finished in 2010. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | B2-10 Plot Project | 309m, 68 floors. Approved – Design contest. This tower would become Zhujiang New City CBD’s latest supertall. There are currently two designs proposed, one of them by Kling Stubbins studio. The final height remains unknown, but it is expected to be the same as the Pearl River tower opposite it. Project thread.


SHENYANG | New World International Convention and Exhibition Center | 2x307m, 60 floors. Under construction – Foundation works Architect: DLN Architects Developer: New World LandThis large multi tower project was resumed in mid 2009 after being on hold for several years. Construction schedule hasn’t been announced. Project thread.


SHENZHEN | East Pacific Center | 306m, 80~ floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Developer: East Pacific Group. Shenzhen’s tallest residential project is being built in Futian district. Both the architect and the completion schedule remain unknown. The main tower hasn’t started rising. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | Park Hyatt Guangzhou | 305m, 66 floors. Approved. Architect: Goettsch and Partners. Developer: R&F Properties. Though this tower was originally scheduled to be completed within 2010 but construction hasn’t started yet. The height remains unclear as according to some sources it will have 285m only. Project thread.


SHANGHAI | Xintiandi Phase 3 | 305m~, 68 floors. Approved – Under design. Developer: Shui On Land. This tower will become the main landmark of the Taipingqiao Redevelopment project, being developed in phases. Though the main tower was approved in 2008, construction schedule remains unknown. Some renders have been displayed at the plot site, but the actual layout is likely to be under design still. Project thread.


LIUZHOU | Diwang International Fortune Center | 303m, 60 floors. Construction – Ground works. Developer: Shun Hing Group. Guangxi province’s tallest highrise was approved in early 2008 and ground breaking ceremony took place in March 2009. The completion schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but digging works have progressed at an ultrafast pace during 2009. Foundation works may start as soon as early 2010. Project thread.


GUANGZHOU | Leatop Plaza | 302m, 60 floors. Under construction - Rising. Architect: Murphy/Jahn. Developer: Leatop Real Estate. This highrise started rising in early 2009 and is expected to be completed within the second half of 2010. Former proposals included studios like Gensler, Dimarzio-Kato and Leo A. Daly. Project thread.


SHENZHEN | Project T106—0028 | 301m, 70 floors. Construction – Foundation works. Proposed several years ago as Nikko Tower, this project located in Nanshan started construction in early 2009. The new name remains unclear. Project thread.


SUZHOU | Gate of the Orient | 301m, 68 floors. Under construction – Foundation works. Architect: RMJM. Called to become the symbol of modern Suzhou, this gate-shaped tower was started in mid-2007 and foundation works have progressed at a very slow but constant speed since then. Completion is expected around 2011. Project thread.


HEFEI | Bashang Jie Project | 2x300m+, 80+ floors, 70+ floors. Approved. Architect: Woods Bagot. Developer: Glorious Property. The details of this huge projects remain unclear as some press releases claim that the two main towers could be drastically revised downwards. No height has been released as of the end of 2009. Project thread.


GUIYANG | Guiyang 7 Star Hotel Tower | 300m+, 77 floors. Approved. Architect: Atkins. Developer: China Resources. Guizhou’s first supertall was announced in April 2008. This unnamed 7 star hotel will become the main landmark building of a large tourist masterplan. Likely to be a long term plan.


CHANGSHA | Xiangjiang Century City | 300m+, 70+ floors. Proposed. Developer: Golden Resources. The main tower for this enormous masterplan will be built once the residential phases are completed. The final layout is very unclear as earlier concept designs varied significantly from one to another.


QINGDAO | Tsingtao Beer City | 300m+. 70 floors. Approved. Architect: Perkins+Will. Developer: SIIC Group. Still under design, this tower is called to become Qingdao’s tallest tower. Released in 2008. Perkins+Will is known to be one of the contestants, but it is unclear if their design is final or just a proposal. Project thread.


SHANGHAI | Zhenru Center | 300m+. 70 floors. Approved. Architect: AEDAS. Developer: Cheung Kong. This is the earliest large project released in Putuo district, where the government wants to develop a new large business and commercial area in the new decade of 2010. The project will be completed in phases within 2018. Project thread.


WUXI | Wuxi Politec Plaza | 300m+, 68 floors. Proposed. Developer: Poly Group. Proposed for many years, in late 2009 it was confirmed that the height will be above 300m. The current design is likely to be preliminary only.


SHENZHEN | Dachong Redevelopment | 300m+. Approved – Under design. Architect: RTKL. Developer: China Resources. Redevelopment masterplan in Nanshan district. Details remain unveiled. Project thread.


JINAN | Greenland Group Project | 300m+. Proposed. Developer: Greenland Group.This developer announced a 300m project in Jinan in early 2009, but no images have been released since then.


SHANGHAI | Songjiang Tower | 300m+. Proposed. Developer: Greenland Group. Another of the 300m+ towers proposed in 2009 by Greenland would be located in Shanghai Songjiang suburban district.


TIANJIN | South Station Cluster | 300m+. Proposed – Under design. Architect: KPF. Developer: Kowloon Development. The final layout for this cluster is extremely unclear. According to preliminary plans, it would host four towers around 70 floors, 300m each. In early 2008, the design got upgraded to a 420m twin project. However, in 2009 the latest models show a single supertall not much taller than 300m. The whole masterplan is still under design anyway.


SHANGHAI | Huangpu District Masterplan | 300m+. Proposed. Architect: Gensler. Not much information is known about this long term masterplan released in late 2009, likely to be launched during or after the 2010 Expo. Gensler is the only known proposal by the moment.


GUANGZHOU | Haizhu District Masterplan | 300m+. Concept proposal – Long term plan. Only one of the 3 proposals displayed at the local urban exhibition center include a supertall. Few chances.


SUZHOU | West Lake CBD Supertalls | 3x300m+. Concept proposal – Long term plan. The official plans in this developing financial area have four plots reserved for 300m+ towers.


SUZHOU | East Lake CBD Supertalls | 3x300m+. Concept proposal – Long term plan. Three plots for projects above 300m are reserved in Suzhou’s second CBD. One of the plots has been purchased by Shun Hung Kai Properties.


CHONGQING | Danzishi Area Supertall | 300m+. Concept proposal – Long term plan. Danzishi area will host the third phase of Chongqing’s main CBD after Jiefangbei and Jiangbei phases are developed. All the preliminary designs for this masterplan show a highrise clearly above 300m.


CHANGSHA | Binjiang New City | 300m+. Concept proposal – Long term plan. One of the plots of the masterplan for this new district is reserved for a 300m+ tower.


TIANJIN | Tianjin International Trade Center | 300m, 80 floors. On hold. After many years on hold, resumption was announced in early 2008 for Tianjin’s earliest supertall project. Completion schedule hasn’t been announced. Project thread.


CHANGZHOU | Run Hua Global Center | 300m, 67 floors. Approved. Developer: Run Hua Group It remains unclear whether the height of this tower approved in late 2009 will be 288 or 300m.


CHONGQING | Poly International Plaza | 300m, 60 floors. Under construction - Rising. Architect: ECADI. Developer: Poly Group. Started in 2007, this tower is currently rising in Jiefangbei district and completion is expected within the end of 2010, becoming Chongqing’s first supertall. Project thread.


CHANGCHUN | Changchun New City Project | 300m. Approved – Ground works. Developer: Greenland Group The final layout for this huge master plan remains unknown as the project is still under design. It seems clear that this huge development will host at least one supertall.


BEIJING |Wangjing Area Masterplan | 300m. Proposed. Only one of the three proposals for this area includes a supertall tower. Project thread.


TIANJIN | Hebei District Twin Towers | 2x300m. Concept proposal – Long term plan. Preliminary layout for a twin tower project released in early 2008.


WUXI | North Station Twin Towers | 2x300m~, 78 and 68 floors. Proposed – Under design. Coming twin tower project next to Wuxi’s new railway station. No specific info by the moment.

SHENYANG | Shenyang Lotte World | 3x300m~ | 78~ floors, 2x70~ floors. Approved – Under design. Architect: RTKL. Developer: Lotte World. Though the ground breaking ceremony of this project took place in late 2008, the first concrete design wasn’t found till late 2009, and it remains unclear whether RTKL’s design will be final. The layout includes 7 big skyscrapers, 3 of them likely to reach around 300m. The project isn’t expected to be started till late 2010 or maybe later. Project thread.


WUHAN | Aqua City Tower |300m~ | 74 floors. Proposed. This unclear proposal was released in mid 2009. Few chances.


WUXI | Jinkui Plaza | 300m~, 70 floors. Proposed – Under design. Still under design. Almost no information available about this project.


BEIJING| Fan Hai International Center | 300m~ | 70~ floor. Approved. Architect: Woods Bagot. Developer: China Oceanwide. This project released and approved in late 2009 is composed by 3 skyscrapers taller than 200m. The tallest one is likely to reach 300m, but no height has been released yet. Project thread.


HANGZHOU | Xiaoshan Area Supertall | 300m~. Concept proposal – Long term plan. According to the concept models for Hangzhou’s second CBD, there is a plot reserved for a 300m~ tower.


QINGDAO | Qingdao CBD Masterplan | 300m~. Concept proposal – Long term plan. In late 2008, some preliminary designs for the new financial district of Qingdao were released. The masterplan would include one supertall at least.


CHONGQING | Jiangjin Area Supertall | 300m~. Concept proposal – Long term plan. In 2008 the local government proposed a large skyscraper cluster in this satellite town of Chongqing. The whole masterplan is very unlikely to become real.


DANDONG | Riverside Redevelopment Masterplan | 300m~. Concept proposal – Long term plan. The layout of this masterplan in Dandong includes a tower very likely to reach 300m. Very few chances though.

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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:29 PM   #919
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In the coming days I'll add Google Earth links to every project whose location I can find (80%+ of them) and some additional lists with a summary of the projects released in 2009, upcoming projects we expect for 2010, etc. I have added more than 50 projects to the main list in 2009, that's 1 supertall a week. On the other hand I had to delete around 30 for different reasons. More details tomorrow night.
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In the coming days I'll add Google Earth links to every project whose location I can find (80%+ of them) and some additional lists with a summary of the projects released in 2009, upcoming projects we expect for 2010, etc. I have added more than 50 projects to the main list in 2009, that's 1 supertall a week. On the other hand I had to delete around 30 for different reasons. More details tomorrow night.
That's a very good idea, Zorg. Google Earth will probably make everything simpler and better. Just a suggestion. Is it possible to put more 3D buildings as well? I see that there are some 3D buildings in China but not comparable to New York.
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