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China World Trade Center Tower III

China World Trade Center Tower III
China World Trade Center III.jpg
General information
TypeOffice, hotel and retail
Coordinates39°54′39″N 116°27′08″E / 39.9109336°N 116.452176°E / 39.9109336; 116.452176
Construction started2005
Completed2010
Height
Architectural330 m (1,083 ft)[1]
Top floor311.8 m (1,023 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count74 (+5 basement floors)[1]
Floor area280,000 m2 (3,013,900 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators41, made by Schindler Group[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectUnited States Skidmore, Owings and Merrill[1]
Structural engineerUnited Kingdom Arup[1]
References
[1][2][3][4]

China World Trade Center Tower III is a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors, 4 underground floors, and 30 elevators in Beijing, China. It is the third phase of development of the China World Trade Center complex in Beijing's central business district of Chaoyang at the junction of the East Third Ring Road and Jianguomen Outer Street (Jian Guo Men Wai Dajie). The building topped out at 330 m (1,083 ft) on 29 October 2007[5] and completed in 2010. The building bears a resemblance to the original Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, which were destroyed during the September 11th, 2001 attacks. It is the second tallest building in Beijing.

It is used for office and hotel space, with retail at its base. The building houses a 278-room 5-star hotel, a 1,600-seat grand ballroom and a carpark. The office space is located on floors 1 to 55. Floors 64 to 77 are occupied by the China World Summit Wing Hotel with a lobby on the 64th floor. Floors 79 to 81 are used for a restaurant and an observation deck. The four elevators that lead directly from the lobby to the 64th floor are Schindler 7000 and reach a maximum speed of 10 metres per second.[6]

The building was constructed by the architectural group: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill - the same company that is credited with the construction of One World Trade Center in New York City, which was constructed after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

In 2010 the China World Trade Center Tower III became the world's tallest building with a roof-top helipad, surpassing the US Bank Tower. Its helipad is 330 m (1,083 feet) high [7] compared to the US Bank Tower's helipad at 310.3 m (1,018 feet). As of Dec, 2018, China World Trade Center Tower III is the second tallest building with a roof-top helipad, with the tallest being the Guangzhou International Finance Center tower which is located in Guangzhou with a height of 439 m (1,439 feet) high.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "China World Tower - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
  2. ^ "World Trade Center III - Schindler". Archived from the original on 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
  3. ^ "China World Trade Center Phase 3 Project Brief Introduction". Retrieved 2008-10-18.
  4. ^ "China World Trade Center". Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  5. ^ Beijing's tallest building topped off
  6. ^ Wright, Herbert (2008). Skyscrapers - Famous buildings that reach for the sky.
  7. ^ "Tall Buildings in Numbers: Tallest Helipads". CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

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