Sea Goddess-Shaped Skyscraper Planned for China

21 July 2010 (Last Updated July 21st, 2010 18:30)

A 258.8m-tall skyscraper, Strait Pearl, will be built next year in Xiamen, China. The 55-storey office building, shaped like China's sea-goddess Mazu's Jade Ruyi, will cover an area of 199,124m² and will feature a helipad on the top floor. The skyscraper, valued at 1.2bn

A 258.8m-tall skyscraper, Strait Pearl, will be built next year in Xiamen, China.

The 55-storey office building, shaped like China's sea-goddess Mazu's Jade Ruyi, will cover an area of 199,124m² and will feature a helipad on the top floor.

The skyscraper, valued at 1.2bn yuan ($177m) has been designed in accordance with the international standard for office buildings.

Work on the scheme will begin in 2011 and is scheduled to be complete by 2014, reports China's Xiamen Daily.