Canton Tower is located at an intersection of Guangzhou New City Central Axes and Pearl River, facing directly Haixinsha Island where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sixteenth Asian Games were held and the 21st century new city CBD of Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town. It is currently the highest tower in China and the third highest tower in the world. The construction of Canton Tower was initiated on November 25th 2005. On September 28th 2010, Guangzhou Construction Investment Group held a press conference, releasing the official name of the tower – “Canton Tower”. In 2010, the spectacular lighting show and the splendid firework show of Canton Tower during the opening ceremony of the Sixteenth Asian Games won worldwide attention. Canton Tower was officially open to the public on October 1st, 2010.
Canton Tower is 600 meters high, with 450 meters of its main body and 150 meters of its antenna, which makes it the highest tower in China and third highest in the world. The tower shows a spirit of “dynamic Guangzhou welcoming challenges and embracing the world”. With its unique shape and design, Canton Tower has become a magnificent scene on the New City Central Axes, adding beauty and charm to the Pearl River. There is one smaller rotating ellipse at the top twisting up counterclockwise with the other larger rotating ellipse at the bottom, which creates a “slim waist” in the middle and makes it seem like a lady looking behind with full passion and emotion. The twisting shape leads to changing curves of the tower, by which one can see different pictures of the tower from different angles. Canton Tower is quite unique among all the towers worldwide in terms of both its height and appearance.
Canton Tower is not only a comprehensive sightseeing building with rich cultural connotation but also a world-famous tourist spot integrated with multi-functions of Sightseeing, F&B, Adventure, 4D Cinema, Wedding, MICE, Science and Technology, Education, and Shopping. The tower has broken several world records because of its unique design, the state-of-the-art technology as well as advantaged tourist resources, including the world’s highest horizontal ferris wheel Bubble Tram, the highest outdoor observation deck 488 Look Out, the highest heart-pumping vertical free fall Sky Drop, the world’s highest Revolving Restaurant etc. Moreover, Canton Tower has successfully become one of the privileged members of World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) and endowed with the charm of era for tower sightseeing.
As a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou, Canton Tower hopes to not only present the 2000-year history and culture of Guangzhou, but also communicate the development pace of Guangzhou becoming an international metropolis. Canton Tower is more than just a sightseeing TV tower, but a new symbol and image of Guangzhou. At Canton Tower, you will enjoy a unique magnificent experience – New Guangzhou, New Landmark.
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