Gate to the East tower a 300 meter high skyscraper by British architects RMJM, has been described by the architects as an “iconic gateway” to Suzhou, 45 miles west of Shanghai.
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The two-legged Gate to the East tower, inspired by the combined Chinese traditions and western influences, lately has received a lot of criticism by the local media.
The project is due to be completed by the end of the year.
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“The Gate to the East introduces a dramatic iconic ‘gateway’ to the city of Suzhou and represents the significance of the China in the world today. As the focal point of the new central business district, the Gate to the East has drawn inspiration from the historic and cultural references of the traditional famous Gardens of Suzhou and the curtain wall overlays the tower like the local Suzhou silk.
The 340,000sqm. Gate to the East will stand almost 300m high and sits directly above a major underground rail interchange which will be fully integrated into the completed building.”