CITIC Plaza

CITIC Plaza

CITIC Plaza is an 80-story high-rise building or skyscraper built in Guangzhou ,It is located in the growing and expanding Tianhe District, it is part of a complex of the same name which also consists of two 38-story residential buildings. Its proximity includes a new train station, a new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games was held. Its proximity includes a new train station, a new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games was held.
Its structural height is 391 m (1,283 ft) including two tall antennas like spires on the top. When it was completed in 1997, it was the tallest building in the world outside of New York and Chicago. Currently, it ranks third in China, behind Jin Mao Building in Shanghai and Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, and seventh worldwide in the high-rise ranking. It is, however, the tallest concrete building in the world.
The shopping mall is filled with the usual assortment of stores and restaurants. Just outside of the plaza and bridging an underground gap between the car park entrance is ‘Backstreet’, a cheaper and more colourful mini-shopping parade.
A new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games was held and parts of the upcoming Asian Games 2010 will be held. It is on the same Axis as two new building developments in Guangzhou, the first being the East and West Towers in Zhujiang New City and the Pearl Observation tower. It is surrounded by other tall buildings and is a symbol of Guangzhou’s growing wealth and importance.

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