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Tianjin Property Insight - June 2015

​Why does Tianjin need tall buildings?

China has been in a decade’s long building boom for everything from basic infrastructure such as road and rail to residential property and shopping malls. Office buildings and residential towers are now changing the skylines of Chinese cities and capturing the public’s imagination. Originally, these super tall buildings (above 300 meters) were limited to Beijing and Shanghai, but we are long past that point.  Now even second and third tier cities are competing for the title of having “the tallest buildings” in China. Tianjin, the largest coastal city in northern China and a city with exceptional GDP growth rate, is currently right in the middle of this race for the honour as well. But why are these buildings needed in this city, which is famous for its low-rise and beautiful colonial architecture?

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