Ping An Finance Centre

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Ping An International Finance Centre
平安国际金融中心
Ping'an IFC, 2014-12-21.jpg
Ping An Finance Centre under construction (December 2014)
General information
Status Under construction
Type Office & Retail
Location Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Coordinates 22°32′11″N 114°03′02″E / 22.536399°N 114.050446°E / 22.536399; 114.050446Coordinates: 22°32′11″N 114°03′02″E / 22.536399°N 114.050446°E / 22.536399; 114.050446
Construction started 2010[1]
Estimated completion 2016[1]
Cost $678 million
Owner Ping An Life Insurance Company of China[1]
Height
Antenna spire 600.0 m (1,969 ft)[1][2][3]
Roof 555.1 m (1,821 ft)[1]
Top floor 555.1 m (1,821 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 118[1]
Floor area 385,918 m2 (4,153,990 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators 76[1][4]
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates[5]
Developer Ping An Life Insurance Company of China[1]
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti[2]
Main contractor China Construction First Building Group[1]

Ping An International Finance Centre(also known as Ping An IFC) is a 118-story megatall skyscraper which is under construction in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.[1][6] The tower was commissioned by Ping An Insurance, and designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. It is expected to be completed in 2016,[1] and will at that time be the 3rd tallest building in the world, as well as the 2nd tallest in China.[7] The building complex also includes a planned retail bridge connecting to future developments in the south.[8]However, the total height of this grand building was cut by 60 metres to 600 metres (2000 ft) due to air traffic control from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport as the initially designed antenna has been removed, which leads to the building losing the status of the tallest building in China under construction.[9]

Elevators[edit]

The Ping An Finance Centre will be equipped with 33 "Schindler 7000" Schindler Double Deck Lifts[4] with its Destination Control and Transit Management System "PORT Technology" driving with a speed up to 10 m/s.

The installation of the office elevator section started in December 2013, with a completion date of April 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Ping An Finance Center". CTBUH. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ping An International Finance Center". Thornton Tomasetti. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ping An Finance Centre has been had a 60-metre-cut due to air traffic control". Sohu Focus. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Schindler to equip China’s tallest building". Schindler. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ping An Finance Center". Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pingan International Finance Centre". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Work on China’s 838-metre high 'Sky City' starts". Emirates 24/7. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ping An Finance Center: Pioneering China's Tallest - Efficiencies of Forms and Structures". CTBUH. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ping An Finance Centre has been had a 60-metre-cut due to air traffic control". Sohu Focus. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 

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