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With a growing population of over 7 million people, the prefecture-level Foshan city has goals to establish itself as a high-tech development hub. The striking Foshan Opera house design will symbolize Foshan’s ambitious growth by pushing the boundaries of architectural design. The 469-foot-tall mixed-use high-rise will overlook a branch of the Pearl River and comprise conference areas, theater, an exhibition hall, and other commercial facilities.

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“The Cube Tower is set to be one of the most prominent landmarks in Foshan, and ThyssenKrupp is proud to be a part of mobilising this iconic project,” said Juergen Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp Elevator in China. The eye-catching structural skin will be made entirely out of welded steel and its playful porous patterns will allow crosswinds to ventilate the building. The project’s unique shape poses a number of engineering challenges; ThyssenKrupp Elevator expects to finish installation work by July 2015.

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