Tips of the Shanghai Tower (left) and the Shanghai World Financial Centre peek above the fog cover in June 2020. Photo: VCG
Tips of the Shanghai Tower (left) and the Shanghai World Financial Centre peek above the fog cover in June 2020. Photo: VCG

China bans super skyscrapers, putting a ceiling over new buildings that exceed 500 metres, citing safety concerns

  • Buildings taller than 500 metres (1,640 feet) will no longer be approved, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
  • Towers over 250 metres must be limited, while buildings taller than 100 metres must match the scale and fire rescue capacity of their locations

Tips of the Shanghai Tower (left) and the Shanghai World Financial Centre peek above the fog cover in June 2020. Photo: VCG
Tips of the Shanghai Tower (left) and the Shanghai World Financial Centre peek above the fog cover in June 2020. Photo: VCG
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