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Video Released of Skybridge Being Lifted Into Place at Raffles City Chongqing

15 February 2019 | Chongqing, China

In the megacity of Chongqing another piece of architecture has been added to the city’s skyline. The “Sky Corridor,” also known by its official name Raffles City Chongqing T3N can be described as a horizontal skyscraper. It stretches over four vertical towers near the Yangtze riverside in the Western Chinese municipality of Chongqing.

The Sky Corridor is elevated 250 meters above the ground and has a length of 300 meters. It is part of the Raffles City Chongqing complex, which is undergoing construction where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers meet.

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The Sky Corridor is 30 meters wide and offers a height of 22.5 meters, and is curved and accordion shaped. The towers that it will be resting upon are also curved in form. It has been designed by the famous Italian-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie. Moshe Safdie is also known for his work on the design of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Once the Sky Corridor is completed, it will also serve as a viewing deck featuring an infinity pool, sky gardens, and different eateries.

The design of the Raffles City Chongqing complex is inspired by the idea of gigantic sails along the Yangtze River. The Raffles City Chongqing occupies a 9.2-hectare plot and will offer 230,000 square meters of shopping arcade, 160,000 square meters of office space along with a 1,400-room luxury hotel in the shape of eight skyscrapers that vary in height from 350 to 230 meters. The total floor area for the Raffles City Chongqing complex is 1.1 million square meters.

The investment for this project has been made by a realty conglomerate that is based in Singapore, called CapitaLand.

In our 2019 predictions report, CTBUH predicted that the building will have completed significant construction progress by the end of the year.

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