CITIC Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Central Business District of Beijing, capital of China. It is known as China Zun (Chinese: 中国尊; pinyin: Zhōngguó Zūn). The 108-storey, 528 m (1,732 ft) building will be the tallest in the city, surpassing that of the China World Trade Center Tower III by 190 metres. On August 18, 2016, CITIC Tower surpassed China World Trade Center Tower III in height, becoming Beijing's tallest building. The tower structurally topped out on July 9, 2017, and fully topped out on August 18, 2017, the completion date is set to be in 2018.
The nickname China Zun comes from the zun, an ancient Chinese wine vessel which inspired the building design, according to the developers, the CITIC Group. The groundbreaking ceremony of the building took place in Beijing on September 19, 2011 and the constructors expect to finish the project within five years. After completion, CITIC Tower will be Northern China's third tallest building after Goldin Finance 117 and Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center in Tianjin.
Farrells produced the tower's land bid concept design, with Kohn Pedersen Fox assuming the project and completing a 14-month-long concept design process after the client had won the bid.
China Zun Tower will be a mixed-use building, featuring 60 floors of office space, 20 floors of luxury apartments and 20 floors of hotel with 300 rooms,there will be a rooftop garden on the top floor at 524m high.
Das Goldin Finance 117 (auch China 117 Tower genannt) ist ein im Bau befindlicher Wolkenkratzer, der bei seiner Fertigstellung eine Höhe von 597 Metern erreichen soll.
Der im Stadtbezirk Xiqing der chinesischen Stadt Tianjin stehende Wolkenkratzer, der 117 Etagen haben soll, würde mit seiner Höhe den Taipei 101 in Taipeh (ehemals höchster Wolkenkratzer der Welt) um 89 Meter, sowie das Shanghai World Financial Center (derzeit zweithöchstes Gebäude in China) um 105 Meter übertreffen. Nach dem Shanghai Tower (632 Meter) wäre er Chinas zweithöchstes Gebäude. Trotzdem wird er deutlich niedriger als der Burj Khalifa sein (828 Meter). Der Investor des aus Stahl, Glas und Beton gebauten Wolkenkratzers ist Matsunichi Hi-Tech Ltd. In den unteren Etagen soll sich ein Hotel befinden, während die oberen Stockwerke als Büros und Wohnungen genutzt werden.
Bis Anfang 2010 wurden aufgrund der derzeitigen Wirtschaftskrise jedoch nur wenige Wohnungen verkauft, daher wurden Ende Januar 2010 die Arbeiten am Gebäude gestoppt. 2011 wurde der Bau wieder fortgesetzt, wobei die Vollendung für das Jahr 2017 vorgesehen ist.
Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Beijing's city center, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District.The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. The airport's IATA Airport code, PEK, is based on the city's former romanized name, Peking.
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for Air China, the flag carrier of the People's Republic of China, which flies to around 120 destinations (excluding cargo) from Beijing. China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their hub.
Beijing Capital added Terminal 3 in 2008 in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, and the sixth largest building in the world by area. Beijing Capital International Airport covers 1480 hectares of land.
Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world's busiest airports in the past decade. It had become the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements by 2009. It has been the world's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic since 2010. The airport registered 557,167 aircraft movements (take-offs and landings), ranking 6th in the world in 2012.In terms of cargo traffic, Beijing airport has also witnessed rapid growth. By 2012, the airport had become the 13th busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic, registering 1,787,027 tons.
Beijing National Stadium, officially the National Stadium (Chinese: National Stadium; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùchǎng; literally: "State Stadium"), also known as the Bird's Nest (Bird's Nest; Niǎocháo), is a stadium in Beijing. The stadium (BNS) Was jointly designed by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG which was led by chief architect Li Xinggang. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics And will be used again in the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The Bird's Nest sometimes has some extra temporary large screens installed at the stands of the stadium.
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). In 2014 the dam generated 98.8 terawatt-hours (TWh) and had the world record, but was surpassed by the Itaipú Dam, which set the new world record in 2016, producing 103.1 TWh.
Except for the locks, the dam project was completed and fully functional as of July 4, 2012,when the last of the main water turbines in the underground plant began production. The ship lift was complete in December 2015.Each main water turbine has a capacity of 700 MW. The dam body was completed in 2006. Coupling the dam's 32 main turbines with two smaller generators (50 MW each) to power the plant itself, the total electric generating capacity of the dam is 22,500 MW.
As well as producing electricity, the dam is intended to increase the Yangtze River's shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods downstream by providing flood storage space. China regards the project as monumental as well as a success socially and economically,with the design of state-of-the-art large turbines,and a move toward limiting greenhouse gas emissions.However, the dam flooded archaeological and cultural sites and displaced some 1.3 million people, and is causing significant ecological changes, including an increased risk of landslides.The dam has been controversial both domestically and abroad.
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