Cutting Down on 'Vanity Projects'

René Ammann
1. November 2021
In July, China’s top planning agency also banned new skyscrapers taller than 500 meters in larger cities like Shanghai. If the three existing supertall towers in Shanghai's Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone were proposed today, only the 632m Shanghai tower (right) would not be allowed. (Photo: Milkomède/Wikimedia Commons)

Maximum height skyscrapers in Chinese cities counting less than 3 million people can be built, to reduce energy consumption and as part of a broader crackdown on "vanity projects": 250 meters

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