The Canton Tower has a slender asymmetric hyperboloid form created by drawing straight lines between two rotated ellipses. This allows for a fluid shape which is still structurally robust, and generates a form which (apparently) embodies feminine characteristics – according to the press release it is “complex, transparent, curvy and gracious”, even “sexy”.
The tower topped out in August 2009 and was completed in September 2010. It was officially renamed as Canton Tower, to represent the traditional European name of the city, and opened in October 2010.
Canton Tower, formerly known as Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, is an observation tower in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It was completed in 2009 and opened in September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The Canton Tower is the fifth tallest structure in the world and the second freestanding structure in the world.
Built in 2010 and standing at 600 meters high, this is the tallest structure in China, and besides offering some extraordinary views of old and new Guangzhou, there is plenty to keep young and old occupied: Bubble trams, Mega Drops, glas platforms to name a few.