Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower is a skyscraper that is under construction at the junction of Jinsui Road/Zhujiang Avenue West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China. The lead architect is Gordon Gill: formerly of the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and now partner in the firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. It will be 309.6 metres tall with 69 floors and a total floor area of 212,165 .

Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, construction started in 2006 and completion is planned for autumn 2009. It is intended for office use and will be occupied by the China National Tobacco Corporation.

The building is being designed with energy conservation in mind, including wind turbines and solar, humidity and rainwater collectors and arguably will be one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the world. Indeed, it is intended that the systems will generate more energy than operation of the building will use.


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