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
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

Topic |   China property
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
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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