Canton TowerAfter 6 years of design and building works, on October 1st 2010 the Canton Tower in Guangdong, China has opened its doors to the public.

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Architects: Information Based Architecture
Location: Guangdong, China
Engineer: Arup
LDI: Guangzhou Design Institute
Height: 600m
Project area: 114,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Courtesy of Information Based Architecture

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Mark Hemel + Barbara Kuit and their Amsterdam firm, Information Based Architecture, designers of the tower, are pleased to announce that world’s tallest TV and Sightseeing tower is now a fact. The Canton Tower is Guangzhou’s most important new building and will represent the 10 million inhabitants counting metropolis as a cool, progressive and exciting city. Guangzhou is now ready to host the Asian Games that will take place in November 2010. The world’s tallest TV tower – reaching 600m in height, is bypassing Toronto’s CN tower, and is hoped to attract 10 000 visitors daily.

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via archdaily