China to house world’s next tallest tower

China to house world’s next tallest tower

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New tower in China will be 172 meters taller than the Burj Khalifa.

Wuhan – the capital of Hubei province in central China – is all set to be host to the world’s tallest building. This announcement comes less than a year after the construction of  the ambitious 838-meter tower in Changsa – central China –  was halted.

Phoenix Towers

The towers will be the tallest in the world if they are completed on schedule in 2017/18. Architects have revealed thier ambitions for the towers’ futuristic and environmental friendly designs.

Laurie Chetwood from the UK based design firm said that the towers will be pink and  will “reflect the spectacular colors of the sunset in the region.”

The towers are going to be designed to sit in a lake and will stand 172 meters (564 feet) taller than the Burj Khalifa – currently the tallest building in the world – in Dubai.

However, the project is still waiting an approval nod from the government, but if everything goes as per plans, the new towers will compete with the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Wuhan is located in  proximity to the Yangtze river and has a population of 9.7 million according to the figures in 2012. The city is also a major transportation hub for China.

Photo Credits; Guardian