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Chongqing Tianhe Tower

Chongqing, China

Nestled between two mountain ranges at the intersection of the Yangtze and Jialong Rivers, Chongqing is famous for its natural beauty.  Here, the rivers’ numerous tributaries meander through the city, creating an elaborate web of canals that gives the illusion of a city floating on water. Inspired by this natural beauty, Gensler’s design of Tianhe Tower mimics Chongqing’s iconic geography, while also reflecting the powerful growth of the city. Bold features and lyrically-expressive angles join to create a soft symmetry along the building’s exterior, demonstrating the integration of strength with natural fluidity.