Beijing Yintai Centre - Park Tower Download PDF


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Figures

Height: Architectural 249.9 m / 820 ft
Height: Occupied 227 m / 745 ft
Height: To Tip 249.9 m / 820 ft
Floors Above Ground 63
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 22
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 113,000 m² / 1,216,322 ft²
Development GFA 350,000 m² / 3,767,369 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,672

Facts

Official Name Beijing Yintai Centre - Park Tower
Name of Complex Beijing Yintai Centre
Other Names Park Tower, SilverTie Center Tower 2, Yintai World Trade Center Tower 2
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Beijing
Street Address & Map 2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material steel
Proposed 2001
Construction Start 2002
Completion 2008
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #268 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #143 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Beijing

Companies Involved

Owner Beijing Urban Construction Design Institute
Developer Beijing Yintai Property
Architect
• Design John Portman & Associates
• Architect of Record China Electronics Engineering Design Institute
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) John Portman & Associates; LeMessurier Consultants
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited; Newcomb & Boyd
Project Manager Bovis Lend Lease; John Portman & Associates
Main Contractor Beijing Urban Construction Design Institute
Other Consultant
• Wind RWDI
• (not specified) Shenzhen JianShengHe Steel Structure; Shanghai Grand Tower Steel Structure
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

About Beijing Yintai Centre - Park Tower

Beijing Yintai Centre, with architectural details that suggest ancient Chinese architecture in a contemporary way, is a comprehensive mixed-use complex located in Beijing’s Central Business District. The three towers, square in form, are studies in simple, straightforward design. Park Tower, the focal point of the project, is the residential tower. Flanked by twin office towers, it features a five-star Park Hyatt hotel.

Topping Park Tower is a majestic cube that recalls a Chinese lantern. Express elevators sweep guests to the top of the building where the hotel registration area is located within this lantern. The cube is a stately symbol of Chinese culture by day, and a glowing landmark at night.

On top of the podium, a landscaped roof garden ties Park Tower together with the rest of Beijing Yintai Centre. Rather than attempting to copy a traditional Chinese garden, elements of historic Chinese gardens are incorporated in a symbolic way. The cool greenery and the sound of water create a welcome antithesis to the urban surroundings while also highlighting the forms of the architecture.

CTBUH Initiatives

Beijing Regional Tour Report: Transforming China's Capital
21-22 Sep 2012 – Tour Report

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Journal Paper

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30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
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Research Papers

30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2007
Dec 2007 – CTBUH Research