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Height: Occupied
301.1 m / 988 ft
Height: To Tip
320.4 m / 1,051 ft
Height: Architectural
320.4 m / 1,051 ft
Nina Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
151.7 m / 498 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground


Official Name Nina Tower
Name of Complex Nina Towers
Other Names Nina Tower I
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address & Map 8 Yeung Uk Road
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 1997
Construction Start 1999
Completion 2006
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #56 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #29 Tallest in Asia
National Ranking #24 Tallest in China
City Ranking #6 Tallest in Hong Kong

Companies Involved

Developer Chinachem
Design Arthur CS Kwok; Casa Design International; Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN)
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC)

About Nina Tower

The Nina Tower Development consists of two towers. The taller of the two buildings, called Teddy Tower, was originally intended to stand 200 meters (656 feet) higher than it does currently and would have been the tallest building in the world at the time of concept planning. However, the height was restricted by the Government due to the proximity of the tower to the nearby Chek Lap Kok Airport.

To stand against strong typhoons in Hong Kong, the Teddy Tower is stabilized by two levels of steel outriggers. It acts together with a reinforced concrete core wall and perimeter composite columns. A post-tensioned concrete flat slab with perimeter beam makes up the floor structure. Tailor-made table system formwork for the floor, and climb form for the core wall were used and thus sped up the construction cycle.

A shopping mall and exhibition spaces occupy the lower stories of the development, which is topped by 30 stories of offices in the Teddy Tower. The smaller tower (dubbed the Nina Tower) and the top 40 stories of the Teddy Tower house a five-star hotel. The two towers are connected by a Skybridge at the top of the shorter building. The Skybridge linking the two towers is curved in plan and the struc-ture comprises two 3-meter (10-foot)-deep triangular space trusses.

The Nina Tower Development plays an essential role in continuing to bring Hong Kong into a new era of modern architecture and development. It also serves to provide an exciting, state of the art destination for visitors and at the same time offers a magnificent office and hotel facility for local businesses.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Research