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Chongqing tops out new tallest building

By Deng Rui and Tan Yingzi | | Updated: 2022-06-21 20:34
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On Saturday, a new skyscraper in Southwest China's Chongqing, the main tower of the International Land-Sea Center, was successfully topped out.

With a total height of 458 meters, it was recognized as the tallest building in Chongqing by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat on the same day as its topping off.

It is also the tallest building that has been capped in western China, and is among the world's 20 tallest skyscrapers.

The International Land-Sea Center, or Chongqing 100, is located beside the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, in the city's Yuzhong district and is a landmark project of the municipality.

On Jan 25, Hualongqiao Station of Chongqing Rail Transit Line 9, which connects the center's podium building, started operation. It has become the city's second CRT station to have trains pass through a building and a popular attraction for residents and visitors alike.

According to China Vanke Co (Chongqing), the project's developer, the total building volume of the center is more than 500,000 square meters. The shopping center will be open for business at the end of this year, and the office building and hotels will be put into use in March 2024.

A light show on the skyscraper was staged on Saturday night to celebrate its topping off, as well as Chongqing's 25th anniversary since it became the fourth municipality in 1997, following Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.

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