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Ping An Financial Center is among CNN’s Most Anticipated Buildings for 2016

The recently topped-out tower will be the fourth tallest in the world.

KPF’s Ping An Financial Center in Shenzhen, China has been named among CNN’s “9 New Buildings Set to Define Cities in 2016”.

The recently topped-out tower will be Shenzhen’s tallest building, and the fourth tallest in the world at its completion. With 100 floors and a large podium containing retail and conference program, Ping An will become the physical center of Shenzhen’s burgeoning Central Business District. Sheathed in glass and stone, the tower is defined by a large central atrium, which will serve as both a public vestibule and a sun-lit space for meeting, shopping and dining. Five floors of retail shops and the tower’s terrace form a large amphitheater-like public space. The tower has been LEED Gold pre-certified.

Other projects on CNN’s list includes Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York; Jean Nouvel’s The Louvre Abu Dhabi; and Herzog and de Meuron’s Tate Modern Extension in London.