Beijing Yintai Centre - Park Tower

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Height: Architectural 250 m / 820 ft
Height: Occupied 227 m / 745 ft
Height: To Tip 250 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


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 #493 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #308 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #7 Tallest in Beijing

Companies Involved

Owner Beijing Urban Construction Design Institute
Developer Beijing Yintai Property
Design John Portman & Associates
Architect of Record China Electronics Engineering Design Institute
Structural Engineer
Design John Portman & Associates
Engineer of Record LeMessurier
MEP Engineer
Design Newcomb & Boyd; Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Project Manager Bovis Lend Lease; John Portman & Associates
Main Contractor Beijing Urban Construction Design Institute
Other Consultant
Façade Heintges & Associates
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Ceiling Armstrong World Industries
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Steel China Construction Steel Structure Corporation; Shanghai Grand Tower Steel Structure; Shenzhen JianShengHe Steel Structure

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

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018 – CTBUH Research

Beijing Regional Tour Report: Transforming China's Capital
22-23 Sep 2012 – Tour Report

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


30 Years in China: An Architect/Developer’s Perspective
19 Sep 2012 – John Portman, John Portman & Associates

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

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