"China Zun", designed to be 528 meters in height, aims to become Beijing's new landmark building. Image: ifeng.com
Ten tallest buildings in the world in as of January 2014. Image: emporis.com
Construction of Beijing's tallest building will be finished by next July in Beijing. A new skyscraper, located in central business area of Chaoyang District, is gently rising and curving with resemblance of an ancient Chinese ceremonial vessel called "Zun", which is the inspiration for the building's name - "China Zun". \
Designed to be 528 meters in height, China Zun will be the tallest building in Beijing, the 8th in China and the 13th in the world according to a scheduled list of the future tallest buildings in the world.
Started construction in July 2013, the skyscraper will have 7 floors underground and 108 floors above ground once completed. Currently, the pouring of concrete for 50 floors has been completed and the structure has reached 267 meters in height.
The tower housing office space, hotel accommodation, a high-end shopping mall and offer state-of-the-art facilities, will be ready for use in October 2018, according to the manager of the engineering department of the building.
Currently, Shanghai Tower, which opened to public this year, is the tallest building in China with a height of 632 meters (2073 ft). It will be soon outshone by the Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province with 4 meters higher (636 m). When it comes to the world ranking, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to be at 1,000 m (3,300 ft) when completed in 2019, will be the world's tallest building, according to the world's future tallest buildings list.