A groundbreaking ceremony took place for Beijing’s tallest building, the 510m China Zun developed by CITIC Group.
The 108-story tower will dwarf the nearby China World Trade Center Tower 3, a 330-meter-tall building that is currently the tallest in Beijing.
Inspired by Zun, an ancient Chinese wine vessel, the tower will serve as both an office building and a tourist destination.
The building’s top floor will contain a sightseeing platform and cafe with a panoramic view of Beijing’s CBD. The tower is expected to be completed in five years.