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Groundbreaking Starts On Wuhan Supertall

Groundbreaking today began on a new supertall skyscraper to stand in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Imaginatively named the Wuhan Center, the scheme features a 428 metre tall, 87 storey commercial building with 256,000 square metres of floor space that's been designed by Chinese architecture firm, ECADI.

To secure the scheme, ECADI won an international competition that was entered by a number of leading firms including finalists Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and CADREG.

The Wuhan Center has been designed with a basic square footprint at its base with gentle curves. As the tower rises the floorplates gradually shrink causing it to gently taper in. Near the top of the building some 410 metres above ground level there will be a new public observation deck.

The project is one of the first of the planned supertall skyscrapers to go up in what will be a new business district for the city, Wangjiadun. Wangjiadun has an eventual completion date of 2020 and once finished will have a further five supertall towers making it one of the densest collections of such buildings on Earth.

This includes the outline approval of a 436 metre tall mixed use tower by the city authorities very recently. Detailed designs of the development are yet to be released.
The Wuhan Center
The Wuhan Center