Chinese city plans country’s tallest skyscraper

22 August 2011 (Last Updated August 22nd, 2011 18:30)

The Wuhan Planning and Design Institute has announced its plan for a 666m skyscraper on the site of the Hanzhengjie Market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The skyscraper, which would cost $750m, would be the tallest building in China, 34m taller than the under-construction Shanghai Cen

The Wuhan Planning and Design Institute has announced its plan for a 666m skyscraper on the site of the Hanzhengjie Market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The skyscraper, which would cost $750m, would be the tallest building in China, 34m taller than the under-construction Shanghai Centre.

The building would house luxury hotels, offices, high-end stores and apartments and the construction of the building is slated to finish in five years.

An official at the Wuhan Planning and Design Institute told China Daily that the design is complete, but there is some doubt as to whether it can be achieved.