The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the final height of the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China at 530 metres.
This height makes the building China’s second tallest skyscraper and the world’s fifth tallest building.
The Top Ten tallest buildings in the world, as listed by the CTBUH, has therefore changed – but only in the middle. The Taipei 101 in Taipei now ranks sixth, at 508 metres, while the first three positions have not changed: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 828 metres, followed by the Shanghai Tower at 632 metres and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca at 601 metres.
The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox was completed in 2016 and opened to the public in October. The architects designed a solid that changes shape slightly as it rises to adapt to the needs of the different functions it contains (shopping centre, offices, apartments and a hotel). The skyscraper is one of the Guangzhou Twin Towers, which is why it is known as the "East Tower", while the "West Tower" is the Guangzhou International Finance Centre across from it, on the other side of the main road in the financial district of Guangzhou.
Images courtesy of CTBUH, credit by K11 / New World Development