Chinese steel supertall tops out

A 350m skyscraper designed by Los Angeles-based Morphosis has topped out in Shenzhen, as the firm claims it will become the “tallest steel building in China”.

The slab forming the 62nd floor of the Hanking Center Tower has been put in place, meaning the skyscraper has reached its full height.

Led by architect Thom Mayne, Morphosis designed the 190,000m2 building for Nanshan, west Shenzhen. It will provide offices, shops and restaurants.

The base of the building will comprise a faceted podium surrounded by a plaza, while its tapered tower will feature a detached core containing technical services and circulation spaces, to offer office tenants more layout flexibility and healthier workspaces with light and airflow.