CITIC Plaza

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CITIC Plaza
Guangzhou CITIC Plaza DSC02461.jpg
Alternative names Sky Central Plaza
China International Trust & Investment Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Location 33 Zhongshan 3 Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Coordinates 23°08′40″N 113°19′10″E / 23.14444°N 113.31944°E / 23.14444; 113.31944Coordinates: 23°08′40″N 113°19′10″E / 23.14444°N 113.31944°E / 23.14444; 113.31944
Construction started 1993
Completed 1996
Height
Architectural 390.2 m (1,280 ft)
Roof 321.9 m (1,056 ft)
Top floor 296.9 m (974 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 80
Floor area 205,239 m2 (2,209,174 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 36
Design and construction
Architect Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers
Developer China International Trust and Investment
Structural engineer Maunsell AECOM Group
Main contractor Kumagai Gammon Joint Venture
Hong Kong Construction
References
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China International Trust and Investment (CITIC) Plaza (simplified Chinese: 中信广场; traditional Chinese: 中信廣場; pinyin: Zhōngxìn Guǎngchǎng) is an 80-storey, 391 m (1,283 ft) skyscraper in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Its structural height includes two antenna-like spires on the top. Completed in 1997, it is the tallest concrete building in the world. Currently, it ranks as the eighth tallest building in China, 11th in Asia, and 16th worldwide.

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 which serves the extremely busy Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Guangzhou-Hong Kong railways. A new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games and parts of the 2010 Asian Games were 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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All Nippon Airways operated its Guangzhou Office in 2605 CITIC Plaza until May 2, 2011. On May 3, 2011 and since then, it has been in Tower A of Victory Plaza.[5]

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