Wuhan showcases plans for Phoenix Towers, world’s tallest building

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 July, 2014, 7:00pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 July, 2014, 7:22pm

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Phoenix Towers, a showpiece twin-skyscraper project planned for construction in China’s Wuhan, will be the tallest pair of buildings in the world when completed in 2018.

Designed by London-based Chetwoods Architects, the one-kilometre tall Phoenix Towers will cost about 12.75 billion yuan to build and will consist of two buildings representing the male and female dualistic aspects of Chinese culture.

The taller tower, Feng, will have about 100 floors for residential living, offices and retail space while the slightly smaller Huang tower will contain what’s said to be “the world’s tallest garden”.

The towers will be constructed on a 7-hectare island set in a lake, as part of a 47-hectare site at the end of a long avenue running into central Wuhan.