Top 10 Tallest Buildings or Skyscrapers in China

China has the largest number of tall buildings in the world, currently China has more than 1800 skyscrapers that exceed 150 meters tall, surpassing other countries such as the United States and Japan. Between 2003 and 2016 in China were built more than 1,100 buildings that exceeded 150 meters in height and currently 5 of the 10 tallest buildings in the world are located in China.

In 2019 were completed two new skyscrapers that are between the 10 tallest in China, these are Tianjin CTF Finance Centre and Suzhou IFS.


1. For this list only the buildings that have been completed until the date of update of this post have been taken into account. If a building is completed and is among the top 10 tallest buildings in China, it will be added to the list as soon as possible.

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Below is the list of 10 tallest buildings or skyscrapers in China.

Skyscrapers in China: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in China

10. Zifeng Tower

Height: 1,476 ft (450 m)
Floors: 66
Building Function: Hotel and Office
Firm: Owings and Merrill LLP
Location: 1 Zhongyang Road
Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Construction Start: 2005
Completed: 2010

Zifeng Tower (Chinese: 绿地广场·紫峰大厦; also known as Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, and previously known as Nanjing Greenland Financial Center) is a 1,480-feet (450 m) supertall skyscraper in Nanjing, Jiangsu. Currently is the 8th tallest building in China.

9. Suzhou IFS

Height: 450 m (1,476 ft)
Floors: 95
Building Function: hotel, office, serviced apartments
Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
City: Suzhou
Construction Start: 2012
Completed: 2019

Suzhou International Financial Square (Chinese: 苏州国际金融中心), is a 92-storey, 450-meter skyscraper in the Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, located to the east of Jinji Lake. It is a multi-purpose building which includes apartments, hotels and offices. The Suzhou International Financial Square was completed in 2019 and it became the 9th tallest building in China.

8. Changsha IFS Tower T1

Height: 1,483 ft (452.1 m)
Floors: 94
Building Function: Hotel and Office
Firm: Wong Tung & Partners
Location: Furong District, Changsha, Hunan
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2018

Changsha IFS Tower T1 (Chinese: 长沙国际金融中心; previously known as Hunan Province Twin Towers) is a supertall skyscraper in Changsha, Hunan. It is 1,482.9 feet (452 metres) tall. Its construction started in 2013 and completed in 2017.

This twin-tower development features two skyscrapers, with Tower 1 rising 452 meters and Tower 2 rising 315 meters.

7. International Commerce Centre (ICC)

Height: 1,588 ft (484 m)
Floors: 118
Building Function: Hotel and Office
Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Location: 1 Austin Road West
West Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Construction Start: 2002
Completed: 2010

The International Commerce Centre (Chinese: 環球貿易廣場) is a 118-storey, 1,588 feet (484 m) commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project on top of Kowloon Station.

It was the fourth tallest building in the world (third in Asia) when its construction was completed in 2010. It is currently the twelfth tallest building in the world, the tallest in Hong Kong and the sixth tallest building in China.

The buildings below are the 5 tallest in China and are also part of the 10 tallest in the world.

6. Shanghai World Financial Center

Height: 1,614 ft (492 m)
Floors: 101
Building Function: Hotel, Offices and more
Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
with Mori Building with Irie Miyake Architects and Engineers
Location: 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Construction Start: 1997
Completed: 2008

The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) (Chinese: 环球 金融) is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. It’s the 5th tallest building in China and the 10th tallest in the world.

5. CITIC Tower (China Zun)

Height: 1,731 ft (527.7 m)
Floors: 109
Building Function: Offices
Firm: TFP Farrels with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Location: Z15 plot, Guanghua Road, Beijing CBD, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2018

The China Zun Tower (chinese: 中国尊), also known as its formal name CITIC Plaza. The nickname China Zun comes from the zun, an ancient Chinese wine vessel which inspired the building design, according to the developers. It is the 4th tallest building in China and the 8th tallest in the world.

4. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Height: 530 m (1,739 ft)
Floors: 97
Building Function: hotel, serviced apartments, office
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Location: Tianjin, China
Construction Start: 2013
Completed: 2019

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre (Chinese: 天津周大福濱海中心) is a supertall skyscraper in Tianjin, China. ts construction started in 2013 and was completed in 2019. At 530m (1,739 ft), the tower is the second tallest building in Tianjin, fourth tallest building in China, eighth tallest building in the world, and the tallest building with less than 100 floors.

3. Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

Height: 1,739 ft (530 m)
Floors: 111
Building Function: shopping mall, offices, apartments, and a hotel
Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Location: Zhujiang East Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Construction Start: 2010
Completed: 2016

The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre (Chinese: 广州周大福金融中心; also called East Tower) is a 1,739-foot (530 m) tall mixed-use skyscraper in Guangzhou, Guangdong, which was completed in October 2016. It is the tallest completed building in Guangzhou, the third-tallest in China, and the seventh-tallest in the world.

2. Ping An Finance Center

Height: 1,965 ft (599 m)
Floors: 115
Building Function: Offices
Firm: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Location: No. 5033 Yitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Construction Start: 2010
Completed: 2017

Ping An International Finance Centre (Chinese: 平安国际金融中心; also known as the Ping An IFC) is a 115-storey supertall skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The building was commissioned by Ping An Insurance and designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

It was completed in 2017, becoming the tallest building in Shenzhen, the 2nd tallest building in China and the 4th tallest building in the world. It also broke the record of having the highest observation deck in a building at 562,2 meters.

1. Shanghai Tower

Height: 2,073 ft (632 m)
Floors: 128
Building Function: Hotel and Offices
Firm: Gensler
Location: 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai
Construction Start: 2009
: 2015

Shanghai Tower (Chinese: 上海中心大厦; previously known as Shanghai Centre) is a 2,073 feet, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world.

Among its numerous records has the record (along with the Ping An Finance Center) of having the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m, and the world’s second-fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second (74 km/h; 46 mph).

See also: Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the United States