Ground was broken last Friday on Kunming's first skyscraper – the 72-story, 316-meter South Asian Gate (南亚之门) building – which will be located in the Tuodong Lu Central Business District, according to Kunming media reports.
Upon its completion, which is scheduled for four to five years from now, the building will be home to a five-star hotel, serviced apartments, grade-A office space, residential apartments, a commercial area plus leisure and entertainment facilities. It will be the largest building in Yunnan province.
The building is a joint project between Jiangsu World Group (江苏天地集团) and Yunnan Zhongju Group (云南中炬集团). In addition to being a local landmark and the dominant feature in Kunming's skyline, the building is expected to serve as a hub for business between China and South and Southeast Asia.
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