The Raffles City Chongqing complex in Chongqing is known as the tallest horizontal building in the world and is a popular tourist attraction for its unique architecture and special structure.
Where is the tallest building in the world located?
Chongqing is a centrally-run city with a highly developed transport, economic and tourism system. This city in southwestern China has long been famous for its beautiful and strange architecture shown in many unique works famous throughout China in particular and the world in general. It was a train passing through an apartment building in Chongqing or an image of a bouncing road in the middle of a strange green hilly area.
And especially the Raffles City commercial complex with a huge building called The Crystal, which is located across 4 other buildings, recently launched, has attracted many domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Moreover, this work is also known as the tallest horizontal building in the world.
Raffles City Chongqing (Chongqing) is located at an altitude of 250m and is located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Gia Lang rivers. This is a prime location, and the surrounding scenery makes for a breathtaking sight of the city of Chongqing.
Unique structure of the tallest horizontal building in the world
The Raffles City Chongqing Complex (Chongqing – China) consists of 8 vertical skyscrapers, has just begun to open to visitors from the end of 2019 after 8 years of design and construction. According to the investor, the total capital of the project is more than 24 billion yuan (more than 80,000 billion VND) and the total construction area is more than 1.12 million square meters.
Overlooking, the building has a very unique design with a horizontal row of houses called The Crystal Bridge with a length of 300 meters, weighing up to 12,000 tons and more specifically being squeezed over or in other words being lifted. supported by 4 lower towers in total of 8 towers. This giant work is 250m from the ground.
More notably, the steel structure throughout this building weighs 12,000 tons and is surrounded by 3,000 glass panels and nearly 5,000 aluminum panels. The surrounding steel and glass material helps the building to capture more natural light and gives visitors a sweeping view and spoiled for a year-round view of the garden.
Architectural beauty of the tallest horizontal building in the world
Since its inception, Raffles City Chongqing in general and The Crystal have made many visitors think of another very famous architecture in Singapore called the Marina Bay Sands complex.
Following the same style of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore that Raffles City Chongqing has 4 out of 8 towers responsible for supporting a horizontal structure called Crystal lying at an altitude of 250 meters above ground.
Specifically, the tallest horizontal building in the world is 300 meters long and weighs 12,000 tons. Parts of this gigantic project are pulled up to impressive heights thanks to technical assistance from Arup Corporation.
The other interesting news is that just recently, as soon as China took control of the Covid-19 translation, the management of this complex inaugurated a center called The Explective Deck, more than 300 meters long in the building to capture. activities to stimulate tourism demand.