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Shun Hing Square

Shun Hing Square
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, parking garage, retail
Location 5002 Shennan Road East, Shenzhen, China
Construction started 1993
Completed March 1996
Owner Kumagai Gumi Company[1]
Architectural 384 m (1,260 ft)[1]
Roof 325 m (1,066 ft)
Top floor 298.1 m (978 ft)[1]
Observatory 298.1 m (978 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 69[1] (+3 basement floors)
Floor area 280,000 m2 (3,000,000 sq ft)[1]
Lifts/elevators 36[1]
Design and construction
Architect K.Y. Cheung Design Associates[1]
Developer Shun Hing Group
Structural engineer Maunsell AECOM Group[1]

Shun Hing Square (Chinese: 信兴广场), also nicknamed "Diwang Building" (Chinese: 地王大厦) is a 384-metre-tall (1,260 ft) skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.


  • Background 1
  • Records held 2
  • Image gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The building was built at a pace of four floors in nine days. The main tower is of office space, while an accompanying 120-metre-tall, 35-floor annex contains apartments, a car park and a 5-storey shopping arcade complex, four sets of escalators, five passenger lifts and two service lifts, and a floor area ranging from 3450 m2 to 4900 m2. On the top floor is the Meridian View Centre, an observation deck.[3][4] Its common nickname "Diwang Building" derives from the auction price for the piece of land it stands being the most expensive in Shenzhen at the time. 24,500 tonnes of steel were used in construction.

Records held

Currently, the building is

  • The second tallest in Shenzhen
  • 9th tallest building in mainland China
  • 17th tallest in the world
  • the tallest building in the world with fewer than 70 floors
  • the tallest all-steel building in China.
  • the tallest building in China from 1996 to the completionCITIC Plaza in Guangzhou in 1997.
  • the first skyscraper in China to be one of the ten tallest in the world (Bank of China Tower and Central Plaza, of Hong Kong, were constructed while Hong Kong was still under British sovereignty).[3]
  • tallest building constructed in Shenzhen in the 1990s.
  • tallest building in Shenzhen from 1996 to September 2011, surpassed by the nearby 441.8-metre-tall (1,449 ft) Kingkey 100.
  • With a width to height ratio of 1:9, it was the thinnest building in the world upon completion.[5]

Image gallery

See also

See Video: Meridian View Centre observation deck


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Shun Hing Square - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ "Shun Hing Square". Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Shun Hing Square". Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Shun Hing Square". Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  5. ^

External links

  • Shun Hing Square on CTBUH Skyscraper Center
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