Zifeng Tower

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Zifeng Tower
Zifeng Tower 2017.jpg
Zifeng Tower in September 2017, with Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain in the background
General information
TypeMixed use
Location1 Zhongyang Road
Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Coordinates32°03′44.9″N 118°46′41″E / 32.062472°N 118.77806°E / 32.062472; 118.77806Coordinates: 32°03′44.9″N 118°46′41″E / 32.062472°N 118.77806°E / 32.062472; 118.77806
Construction startedMay 2005
CompletedJanuary 2010
Opening18 December 2010[1]
Cost5 billion RMB
Architectural450 m (1,480 ft)[2]
Roof381 m (1,250 ft)
Top floor316.6 m (1,039 ft)[2]
Observatory271.8 m (892 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count66 (+5 basement floors)[2]
Floor area1,480,350 sq ft (137,529 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectAdrian Smith at SOM
Structural engineerSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
Main contractorShanghai Construction Group
Other information
Zifeng Tower compared with other tallest buildings in Asia.
Zifeng Tower
Simplified Chinese大厦
Traditional Chinese紫峰大廈
Literal meaningPurple Peak High-rise
Greenland Center/Square-Zifeng Tower
Simplified Chinese绿地中心/广场·紫峰大厦
Traditional Chinese綠地中心/廣場·紫峰大廈
Nanjing Greenland Financial Center
Simplified Chinese南京绿地金融中心
Traditional Chinese南京綠地金融中心

Zifeng Tower (Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, formerly Nanjing Greenland Financial Center)[3][4] is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) supertall skyscraper in Nanjing, Jiangsu. The 66-story building completed in 2010 comprises retail and office space in the lower section. The floors near the top feature a hotel, numerous restaurants, and a public observatory. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections.[3] The building is currently the tallest in Nanjing and Jiangsu province, the sixth tallest in China and the fourteenth tallest in the world.

Architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the building, led by Adrian Smith.[3][5][6] The Tower occupies an area of 18,721 square metres. The Nanjing Greenland InterContinental Hotel is located within the tower.


  1. ^ 紫峰大厦开业庆典. Greenland Group. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Zifeng Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
  3. ^ a b c d "Zifeng Tower (formerly Nanjing Greenland Financial Center)". Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Zifeng Tower Official website (English version)". Greenland Group. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Zifeng Tower". Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Nanjing Greenland Financial Center". Emporis. Retrieved 31 January 2009.

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