GLOBAL ONE NEWS (G1) — The enormous “horizontal skyscraper” in southwestern China is expected to be finished this year.
Images show the structural completion of the sky bridge named Crystal, which sits atop of the 1.12-million sqm megastructure Raffles City Chongqing.
The six-year-old project is located at the centermost of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers intersection.
President of the project developer CapitaLand Group Lucas Loh said the “iconic architectural form” resembles “a powerful sail surging forward on the Chaotianmen site.”
The Chinese sailing vessel-inspired architecture amounting to $3.8 billion consists of eight skyscrapers — with Crystal being the last and the most distinct.
Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 250-meter-long Crystal is said to be one of the world’s tallest sky bridges.
When it opens, the ambitious complex will be home to thousands of luxurious spaces — including a 230,000 sqm shopping mall and 1,400 residential apartments.