CITIC Plaza ( ) is a
skyscraper built in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Its structural height is 391 m (1,283 ft)
80 stories including two tall antenna-like spires on the top.
Completed in 1997, it is the tallest concrete building in the
world. Currently, it ranks as the
fourth tallest building in China
, seventh in Asia, and eighth
Located in the growing and expanding Tianhe District, it is part of
a complex of the same name which also consists of two 38-story
residential buildings. Its proximity includes a new train station
which serves the extremely busy Guangzhou-Shenzhen and
Kong railways. A new metro
station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games was held and parts of
the upcoming Asia games 2010 will be held. It is on the same Axis
as two new building developments in Guangzhou, the first being the
East and West Towers in Zhujiang New City and
the Pearl Observation tower.
It is surrounded by other tall
buildings and is a symbol of Guangzhou's growing wealth and