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Height: Occupied
448.8 m / 1,472 ft
Height: To Tip
604 m / 1,982 ft
Height: Architectural
604 m / 1,982 ft
Canton Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
488 m / 1,601 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
10 m/s
Tower GFA
114,054 m² / 1,227,667 ft²


Official Name Canton Tower
Other Names Guangzhou TV Tower
Structure Type Tower
Status Completed
Country China
City Guangzhou
Street Address & Map Yiyuan Road
Building Function telecommunications / observation
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2010
Official Website Canton Tower

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Guangzhou New TV Tower Co., Ltd.
Design Information Based Architecture
Structural Engineer
Design Arup
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor Guangzhou Municipal Construction Group JV; Shanghai Construction Group
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

CTBUH Initiatives

A New Leader for Telecom Towers
19-19 Feb 2014 – CTBUH Research Report

Research Papers

Tall Buildings in Numbers: World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III

Tall Buildings in Numbers: A New Leader for Telecom Towers
Jun 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II

Hybrid Mass Dampers for Canton Tower
Feb 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I


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