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Guangzhou, China

At 1,283 ft (391 m) tall, CITIC Plaza was the world's tallest structure made of reinforced concrete when it was completed in 1997. The 80-story CITIC Plaza is surrounded by two 38-story apartment buildings. The structure houses the China International Trade and Investment Corporation (CITIC), other financial institutions, and a shopping mall.

Fun Fact: CITIC Plaza was the tallest building in Asia until the Petronas Towers were built.

Photo source: Thomas Doerfer

Next: Shun Hing Square
Shenzhen, China


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