Check Out Designs For China's Next Ridiculously Tall Building

china skyscraper wuhanThe 119-level Wuhan Greenland centre

Photo: Adrian Smith & Gordon Hill Architecture

China’s already home to half of the 10 tallest buildings on the planet, but apparently they’re still not satisfied.American architecture firm Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill announced Tuesday that the firm won a competition to design a new skyscraper in Wuhan, the most populous city in central China.

The 119-level Wuhan Greenland centre will be 1,988 feet tall, likely making it the fourth-tallest building in the world when it is completed in 2016, according to AS & GG.

It’s designed to be especially aerodynamic, reducing wind-resistance and minimising the material required for its construction, which will begin later this summer.

The building will be one of four mega-structures sprouting up across China in the next few years — Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin are all constructing 2,000-footers as well.

The 119-level Wuhan Greenland centre

The skyscraper's streamlined shape reduces wind resistance

Diagram showing the shape's effect on wind

The interior of the building

Maybe someone will actually occupy the building, unlike these entire ghost cities

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