Architecture

Garden-topped megatower shoots for the stars

Developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group, the H700 Shenzhen Tower would rise to a height of 739 m (2,424 ft)
Developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group, the H700 Shenzhen Tower would rise to a height of 739 m (2,424 ft)
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The project is one of a cluster of tall skyscrapers planned for Shenzhen’s Caiwuwei financial and commercial area
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The project is one of a cluster of tall skyscrapers planned for Shenzhen’s Caiwuwei financial and commercial area
A flyover would potentially be link the tower to another nearby planned megatall skyscraper
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A flyover would potentially be link the tower to another nearby planned megatall skyscraper
It would be taller than all current skyscrapers in height except the Burj Khalifa
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It would be taller than all current skyscrapers in height except the Burj Khalifa
Developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group, the H700 Shenzhen Tower would rise to a height of 739 m (2,424 ft)
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Developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group, the H700 Shenzhen Tower would rise to a height of 739 m (2,424 ft)

Plans have been submitted for a new mixed-use megatall skyscraper in China that would rise almost half a mile high. Designed by bKL Architecture, the H700 Shenzhen Tower is still in the early stages of development, but would reach a height of 739 m (2,424 ft), surpassing all current skyscrapers in height except the Burj Khalifa and the work-in-progress Jeddah Tower. It would also easily eclipse the current second-tallest skyscraper in the world, China's 632 m (2,073 ft) Shanghai Tower.

Developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group, renders depict a sleek, tapered building topped by a large sky garden. Extensive landscaping includes a plaza with retail, civic, and institutional areas.

A flyover would potentially be link the tower to another nearby planned megatall skyscraper
A flyover would potentially be link the tower to another nearby planned megatall skyscraper

The project is actually just the most interesting of a larger plan for Shenzhen's Caiwuwei financial and commercial area, and would potentially be linked by flyover to another nearby megatall skyscraper, itself rising to a not-inconsiderable 680 m (2,230 ft). This unnamed tower would also be developed by the Shenzhen Kingkey Group.

We can expect to learn a lot more about the H700 Shenzhen Tower in the coming months, if indeed it does get the green light to move forward.

Source: bKL Architecture

3 comments
ScottBaker
What ever happened to the 200-story Skycity proposed by Broad Group? Is this more "cloud-ware"?
VincentWolf
So when is the USA going to build something noteworthy? It feels like living in a 3rd world country with our out dated engineering accomplishments lately. Nothing over 1760 feet high is depressing. How about building a 5280 foot high tower at Mile High so that your 2 miles high?
Derek Howe
VincentWolf - What's depressing is you don't even know when your country was founded, I'll save you the Wiki search...the answer is 1776.