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An artist’s rendition of the proposed 220-storey Sky City tower in the central industrial city of Changsha, China.
An artist’s rendition of the proposed 220-storey Sky City tower in the central industrial city of Changsha, China.
(Broad Group)

REAL ESTATE

World’s tallest tower plan raises eyebrows

It should be no surprise that China – the world’s emerging superpower – wants to be next to boast the world’s tallest building, and build it at record speed.

But does the country, already strewn with barely-occupied shopping centres, apartment buildings and offices, really need the 220-storey Sky City tower in the central industrial city of Changsha?