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Canton Tower
The Canton Tower is a 595.6 m high tower in Guangzhou (China). This tower has 37 floors and was built 2010.

Description

It formerly known as "Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower" and also known as "Guangzhou Tower". The Canton Tower is a 595.7-meter (1,954 ft) tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. It was the tallest structure in China prior to the topping out of Shanghai Tower on 3 August 2013. It is now the third tallest tower and the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.

Information

Name: Canton Tower

City: Guangzhou

Country: China

Height: 595.6 m (1,954 ft)

Status: Built

Built: 2010

Floors: 37

Use: Observation (communication, garden, hotel, museum, restaurant, showroom, cinema)

Construction time: 5 years (2005 - 2010)

Construction Types: Tower, Concrete core

SSP Image: Image

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