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Height: Occupied
592.8 m / 1,945 ft
 
Height: To Tip
729 m / 2,392 ft
Height: Architectural
729 m / 2,392 ft
 
Suzhou Zhongnan Center Outline
Height: Observatory
592.8 m / 1,945 ft
Floors Above Ground
137
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
93
Top Elevator Speed
18 m/s
Tower GFA
500,000 m² / 5,381,955 ft²
# of Apartments
706
# of Hotel Rooms
276
# of Parking Spaces
1,500

Facts

Official Name Suzhou Zhongnan Center
Name of Complex Century Plaza
Other Names Century Plaza South Tower, Jin Ji Tower
Structure Type Building
Status On Hold
Country China
City Suzhou
Street Address & Map Suhui Road
Building Function hotel / residential / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2021

Companies Involved

Developer Zhongnan Group
Architect
Design Gensler
Architect of Record ECADI
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
Engineer of Record ECADI
Peer Review Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineer
Design Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Peer Review China Team Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Main Contractor China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Corp., Ltd.; Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Other Consultant
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
Façade ALT Limited
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Interiors DDA International Hotel Consulting
• Lighting Brandston Partnership, Inc.
• Property Management Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
• Sustainability Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
• Vertical Transportation Edgett Willams Consulting Group Inc.; Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
• Wind China Academy of Building Research

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Suzhou Regional Tour Report
19-20 Sep 2014 – Tour Report

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2014 Shanghai International Conference - Opening Plenary - Q & A
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Design and Environmental Protection Measures During Excavation
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Multi-Constrained Outrigger Optimization
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