Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Chinese provinces fall into line on super tall buildings ban, even when they have no plans to build any

  • President Xi Jinping recently warned that China’s mega cities ‘can’t expand infinitely’, months after the central government banned mega skyscrapers
  • The shift in attitudes towards urban development paves the way for a new lifestyle – with strict controls on erecting buildings taller than 250 metres

Topic |   Architecture and design
Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Heilongjiang, where the tallest building is 270 metres high, has fallen into line with a central government order not to allow the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images
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