Located in the center of Chengdu’s booming Dongcun district, the design was inspired by the unique ice mountaintopography around Chengdu, which symbolizes the city’s growth and promising future. “Like the mountain ridges reflecting the light of the sky and the valleys reflecting light from the earth, the iconic tower will perform as a light sculpture to diffuse light from 360 degrees, creating a connection between sky and earth,” the studio said.
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The design includes the maintower, two small towers and six-story podium, with a total building area of 395,305 square meters. The 100-story-high building is due to complete in 2018 and when it is done, it is expected to overshadow the city’s current tallest building, the Chengdu IFS Towers, by a whopping 200 meters.
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