Less than two years after Kunming's first skyscraper broke ground, plans for a 456-meter-high building in Dongfeng Square have been made public.
No details have been provided on which company will build the skyscraper, nor when construction is scheduled to begin.
The proposed skyscraper would sit on an 83,700 square-meter site and anchor a commercial and transportation hub with an underground complex of three to four stories of parking, a shopping center and a metro station. The current Workers' Cultural Palace (工人文化宫) will be demolished and rebuilt on Renmin Dong Lu.
If the proposed skyscraper were standing in Kunming today, it would be the second-tallest skyscraper in China, after the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is not clear whether the projected height of the Kunming building includes a spire or other thin projection off the top.
Three potential designs are currently on exhibit at the Urban Planning Museum on Tuodong Lu. Planners are asking the public to help guide the design process by voting on their favorite design before August 25.
Kunming's other skyscraper project, the 83-story, 333 meter South Asian Gate (南亚之门), broke ground in December of 2008 at the intersection of Tuodong Lu and Baita Lu, a few blocks southeast of Dongfeng Square. Construction on the South Asian Gate has yet to make substantial progress.© Copyright 2005-2020 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.