Developer: Changsha Skyscraper Project On Track

The developer of a record-breaking skyscraper in Changsha is denying media reports that it had not received the necessary approvals to proceed with the project, according to the South China Morning Post: Broad Group spokeswoman...

Sinking City Solution: Pump Groundwater Back?

The State Council recently ratified a five-year plan to address the sinking ground levels of over 79,000 square kilometres and more than 50 cities in China, which potentially threaten the stability of everything from high-rise...

Huaxi: The Village That Towers Above China

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts revisited the village of Huaxi ahead of the official unveiling of its new centrepiece, a 72-storey skyscraper housing a one-tonne, 300 million yuan solid gold ox. An incongruous new sight has...

Cities of the Future

On China Beat, Anna Greenspan reviews an exhibit at New York’s Skyscraper Museum about Shanghai: The most fascinating aspect of the current exhibit on Shanghai, however, is the show’s framing thesis. China Prophecy:...

Skyscrapers: Shenzhen vs Chongqing

Shenzhen vs Chongqing: One classic success from China’s 1979 Reform and Opening Policy vs One role model after 1999’s `Go West’ Strategy. Photos from skyscrapercity*forum:

Xinhua: Banning skyscrapers requires second thought

From Xinhua Online: For some Chinese, skyscrapers are seen as symbols of urban modernity and economic dynamism. It partially explains why many domestic cities seem to regard high-rises that dot their skylines as their claim to fame, and as a backdrop to their having arrived as truly metropolitan. Currently, Shanghai, China’s business hub, has more […]

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