China bans super skyscrapers

Sandy Li   /  Source:  South China Morning Post

Buildings taller than 500 metres (1,640 feet) will no longer be approved, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Towers over 250 metres must be limited, while buildings taller than 100 metres must match the scale and fire rescue capacity of their locations.

China, home to almost half of the world’s 100 tallest buildings, has banned the construction of super skyscrapers amid fears that the race to push skyward over the past three decades may have compromised building safety and led to a glut of office space...

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