China World Trade Center Tower III

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China World Trade Center Tower III
China World Trade Center III.jpg
General information
Type Office, hotel and retail
Coordinates 39°54′39″N 116°27′08″E / 39.9109336°N 116.452176°E / 39.9109336; 116.452176Coordinates: 39°54′39″N 116°27′08″E / 39.9109336°N 116.452176°E / 39.9109336; 116.452176
Construction started 2005
Completed 2010
Height
Architectural 330 m (1,083 ft)[1]
Top floor 311.8 m (1,023 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 74 (+5 basement floors)[1]
Floor area 280,000 m2 (3,013,900 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators 41, made by Schindler Group[1]
Design and construction
Architect United States Skidmore, Owings and Merrill[1]
Structural engineer United Kingdom Arup[1]
References
[1][2][3][4]

China World Trade Center Tower III is a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors, 4 underground floors, and 30 elevators in Beijing, China. It is the third phase of development of the China World Trade Center complex in Beijing's central business district of Chaoyang at the junction of the East Third Ring Road and Jianguomen Outer Street (Jian Guo Men Wai Dajie). The building topped out at 330 m (1,083 ft) on 29 October 2007[5] and completed in 2010. The building bears an uncanny resemblance to One and Two World Trade Center in New York, New York, which were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 Attacks. It is the tallest building in Beijing.

It is used for office and hotel space, with retail at its base. The building houses a 278-room 5-star hotel, a 1,600-seat grand ballroom and a carpark. The office space is located on floors 1 to 55. Floors 64 to 77 are occupied by the hotel with a lobby on the 64th floor. Floors 79 to 81 are used for a restaurant and an observation deck. The four elevators that lead directly from the lobby to the 64th floor are Schindler 7000 and reach a maximum speed of 10 metres per second.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "China World Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ "World Trade Center III - Schindler". Archived from the original on 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  3. ^ "China World Trade Center Phase 3 Project Brief Introduction". Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  4. ^ "China World Trade Center". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  5. ^ Beijing's tallest building topped off
  6. ^ Wright, Herbert (2008). Skyscrapers - Famous buildings that reach for the sky. 

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