Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (also
Greenland Square Zifeng Tower) is a supertall skyscraper
currently topped-out in Nanjing, China with completion expected in 2009.
89-story building will feature office space and retail space in the
lower section, and restaurants and a public observatory near the
top, which will be topped off with a spire. The tower’s stepping is
functional, helping separate these sections.
The mixed-use tower which overlooks Xuanwu
became the second
tallest building in China
and the 5th tallest building in
when topped out in 2008. An observation deck on
the 72nd floor, above ground, will provide an unobstructed,
panoramic view of Nanjing and the nearby Yangtze River, two lakes and the Ningzheng Ridge
Marshall Strabala and Adrian Smith, who also worked
together to design Burj
Dubai, designed the competition winning building for the
Nanjing Greenland Financial Center.
The design was taken
over by Gordon
under the guidance of Adrian Smith throughout the
post-competition design of the building complex. The complex was
designed while all three of these architects worked at Skidmore, Owings and