26 Sep '11, 3pm

Construction of Beijing’s tallest building starts

Construction of Beijing’s tallest building starts

Construction has started on Beijing ‘s tallest skyscraper , set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase , the state-owned CITIC group said Tuesday. The building is the latest in a surge of ambitious construction projects in the Chinese capital, which along with other cities in China is attracting cutting-edge international architects keen to push design boundaries. A groundbreaking ceremony on the planned 500-metre tall China Zun tower, named after a type of traditional Chinese wine vessel, took place in Beijing Monday. The state-owned investment giant said the tower would be both its office building and a tourist attraction. It would feature the latest energy-saving technology, and the top floor would encourage sightseeing from a platform and have a cafe with panoramic views. Online pictures show a slender glass and steel structure that appears to have an observation pl...

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