CITIC Plaza is a skyscraper built in Tianhe District,Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. Its structural height is 391 m (1,283 ft) 80 stories including two tall antenna-like spires on the top. Completed in 1997, it is the tallest concrete building in the world. Currently, it ranks as the fourth tallest building in China, seventh in Asia, and 13th worldwide.
Located in the growing and expanding Tianhe District, it is part of a complex of the same name which also consists of two 38-story residential buildings. Its proximity includes a new train station which serves the extremely busy Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Guangzhou-Hong Kong railways. A new metro station, and the Tianhe Sports Center, where the 6th National Games and parts of the 2010 Asian Games were held. It is on the same Axis as two new building developments in Guangzhou, the first being the East and West Towers in Zhujiang New City and the Pearl Observation tower. It is surrounded by other tall buildings and is a symbol of Guangzhou's growing wealth and importance.
Official Name CITIC Plaza Former / Other Name Sky Central Plaza, China International Trust & Investment Plaza Type building Status completed Country China City Guangzhou
Building Function office Structural Material concrete Start of Construction 1993 Completion 1996
Global Ranking #16 tallest building in the world
Regional ranking #11 tallest building in Asia (excluding the Middle East)