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" Recently, according to the official platform of Hangzhou Cloud City, the West Railway Station South and North Plaza complex will be listed at the end of January, with a total construction area of 1.3 million square meters, including a new landmark building in Hangzhou with a height of 399 meters."
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Move over Shenzhen, now Hangzhou doesn't care about round numbers either! First a 299 meter building, and now a 399 meter building!
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Probably because they don't like the number "4". :cool:;)
Trust me, If allowed, Chinese developers would like to build supertalls at the height of "666"metres and "888"metres. (those are very auspicious numbers in Chinese culture)
Although "666" would be ominous in Western culture.
 

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Probably because they don't like the number "4". :cool:;)
Trust me, If allowed, Chinese developers would like to built supertalls at the height of "666"metres and "888"metres. (those are very auspicious numbers in Chinese culture)
Although "666" would be ominous in Western culture.
I'm pretty sure it's 399 meters because of the tried and true H E I G H T L I M I T S
 

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Hangzhou probably has the toughest height restriction among all major Chinese cities in order to protect the West Lake Cultural Landscape (A UNESCO World Heritage Site).
By the way, this West Railway Station Area is approx. 14.6km away from the West Lake in West Hangzhou.





The Hangzhou West Railway Station is currently under construction
 

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Probably because they don't like the number "4". :cool:;)
Trust me, If allowed, Chinese developers would like to build supertalls at the height of "666"metres and "888"metres. (those are very auspicious numbers in Chinese culture)
Although "666" would be ominous in Western culture.
China has 7 buildings that are 288 meters tall, though!
 

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I thought Hangzhou had a city wide height limit. Good to see they can build up close to 400m so far away from city center though.
 

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the station design looks super cool, I wish they would keep it!
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That's the final/winning design by Hangzhou-based local architects CCTN (中联筑境).
The railway station is currently under construction according to the design.


So that’s why Hangzhou had no supertalls. I really thought China didn’t care about this stuff before the ban.
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Yes, those areas adjacent to the West Lake have the height limit at 25 metres.
The Old downtown in general has the building height limits varied from 80 metres to 100 metres, although the newly approved Project Hang Lung Westlake 66 (西湖恒隆广场) will have the roof height at 150 metres which recevied lots of criticism.
Even the Qianjiang New CBD on the north bank of the Qiantang River which is far away from the old downtown area has the height limit at 300 metres.

Beijing also poses strict 45 metres building height limit on its ancient downtown area (within its 2nd Ring Road).
Other ancient cities and towns have similar building height regulations. For Instance, Lijiang, Pingyao, Dali Old Town, Suzhou Old Downtown and Xi'an Old Downtown, etc.
Nanjing seems to be an exception.
 

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Hangzhou probably has the toughest height restriction among all major Chinese cities in order to protect the West Lake Cultural Landscape (A UNESCO World Heritage Site).
By the way, this West Railway Station Area is approx. 14.6km away from the West Lake in West Hangzhou.
The Hangzhou West Railway Station is currently under construction
dear little universe, I think Hangzhou should also have developments to the east, so the city can be merged to Ningbo in some far future :love: ;)
 

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dear little universe, I think Hangzhou should also have developments to the east, so the city can be merged to Ningbo in some far future :love: ;)
Ningbo is ambitious, but Shaoxing is only 40 km away!
 
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