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Official Name Canton Tower
Former / Other Name Guangzhou TV Tower
Type tower
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address Yiyuan Road (Map)
Building Function telecommunications / observation
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2004
Start of Construction 2005
Completion 2010
Global Ranking #3 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
National Ranking #1 tallest in China
City Ranking #1 tallest in Guangzhou
Official Website Canton Tower
Height: Architectural 600.0 meter / 1969 feet
Height: Occupied 448.8 meter / 1472 feet
Height: To Tip 600.0 meter / 1969 feet
Height: Observatory 488.0 meter / 1601 feet
Floors Above Ground 37
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 6
Top Elevator Speed 10 m/s
Tower GFA 114,054 m² / 1,227,667 ft²
Companies Involved
Owner/Developer Guangzhou New TV Tower Co., Ltd.
Architect Information Based Architecture
Structural Engineer Arup
MEP Engineer Arup
Main Contractors Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV; Shanghai Construction Group
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
Technical Papers
Hybrid Mass Dampers for Canton Tower
P. Tan (Guangzhou University), Y. Liu (Guangzhou University), CTBUH Journal

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CTBUH Report, 2012

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