The tower shaft is made of a central core surrounded by tubular structural elements creating a hyperboloid structure. The construction of the tower was part of the Zhengdong New Area large-scale city-building project with the participation of the Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The tower's observation deck has an amorphous form, with several separate conical forms forming the glazed platforms. The glass surfaces are repeatedly interrupted by golden facade parts. In the third and fourth floor of the observation deck, is the largest panoramic painting in the world, recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, with a height of 18 metres, 164 metres in length and a surface of 3,012 square metres. A steel lattice mast, used for antennas, rises directly from the observation deck roof.
The tower is on a 141-hectare (350-acre) site and has an area of 58,000 square metres. It is designed to radiate up to 36 radio and television services within a radius of 120 kilometres.