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CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou

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CITIC Plaza
Guangzhou, China


HEIGHT: 391 meters/1,283 feet
FLOORS: 80 floors
COMPLETION: 1997
ARCHITECT: DLN Architects and Engineers

The development, in the Tien Ho district of Guangzhou is of a large scale and has become a major landmark in the city. Two blocks of serviced apartments and an eighty-storey office tower are located at the intersection of major boulevards and form the focus of large-scale town planning in the vicinity of the Guangzhou's main railway station. The overall height of the building is 390 meters.

Building materials and construction are both straightforward and economical, comprising curtain walling, glazed ceramic tiles and anodized aluminum-framed windows. The scheme design and detailing combines a generally modern aesthetic with refinements inspired by traditional Chinese architecture in key areas.











 

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Very,very impressive to me. I like buildings that follow some sort of proportional formula, and seem to have alot of balance in thier design. I also like how the top of it looks vaguely like a Norman Keep, thus evoking an image of strenth, security and fortitude. If I was personally designing a sleek, ultra modern tower, this just might be what it looks like... I personally like this one almost as much as the BOC or Central Plaza in HK...


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By Spirit
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9/10

:eek: :eek:
Those pictures are just so enchanting....
Sleek, simple and classy!
(btw this building resembles another favourite of mine which looks flat when viewed face front)
 

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Don't be that guy!
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dayum! What a nice majestic thing. 9/10
 

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Glass boxes usually don't get high points in my book, but for some reason I really like this tower! 9.5/10 :)
 

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nice, I like it at night
 

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Glassy nice!
10/10
 

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The huge sign on top makes it look like a package that you would open to find a better skyscraper inside.
 
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The glass on the corners makes it look a bit intimidating and faceless, but it is mediated by the texturing in the middle. Also, any building with lights on top and outlining in neon gets extra points in my book. Overall a very impressive design! 7/10
 
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