Sky City Changsha

Sky City, a 208-storey skyscraper in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, aims to be the world's tallest building when it is completed in April 2014. At 838 metres, it is expected to be 10 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Developer Broad Group held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 20, 2013. The building is slated to open in May or June 2014.

A poster with the drawings of the planned 838-metre Sky City in Changsha. Photo: AFP

Party paper calls for end to tall building frenzy

The commentary in the People's Daily came amid controversy over the planned 838-metre Sky City in Changsha, Hunan, which would be the world's tallest building once it is completed. Last week, media reported on the topping-out ceremony for the second-tallest building in the world: the 632-metre Shanghai Tower.