146
Global
Height rank

Fortune Center

Guangzhou
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

309.4 m / 1,015 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

309.4 m / 1,015 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

292 m / 958 ft
1 2 3 Fortune Center Outline
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

68
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4
Height 309.4 m / 1,015 ft
Floors 68
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Fortune Center

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Pearl River New City B2-10 project, Yuexiu Financial Tower

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2015

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

China

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Guangzhou

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite

Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Concrete Filled Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

309.4 m / 1,015 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
309.4 m / 1,015 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
292.0 m / 958 ft
Helipad
Height, measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance, to the building's helipad.
309.0 m / 1,014 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

68

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

210,477 m² / 2,265,556 ft²

Rankings
#
146
Tallest in the World
#
92
Tallest in Asia
#
78
Tallest in China
#
7
Tallest in Guangzhou
#
55
Tallest Office Building in the World
#
37
Tallest Office Building in Asia
#
32
Tallest Office Building in China
#
5
Tallest Office Building in Guangzhou
#
88
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
76
Tallest Composite Building in Asia
#
70
Tallest Composite Building in China
#
6
Tallest Composite Building in Guangzhou
Construction Schedule
2008

Proposed

2011

Construction Start

2015

Completed

Architect
Collaborative

The Collaborative Architect is an additional organization that is brought in, usually at the request of either the client or the main design architect, to collaborate on the design of the building.

MEP Engineer
(not specified)
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Developer
Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust
Architect
Collaborative

The Collaborative Architect is an additional organization that is brought in, usually at the request of either the client or the main design architect, to collaborate on the design of the building.

MEP Engineer
(not specified)
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

CTBUH Initiatives

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Research

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About Fortune Center

Located in Guangzhou’s Pearl River New City Development, Fortune Center is sited across the street from a large central park above a subterranean shopping mall which serves as the center piece of the city’s premiere central business district. The tower has a bowed form to provide a distinction between it and other office towers with a more rigid form and meets the ground with a public plaza rather than being perched upon a podium as is typical with tall buildings in China.

The tower footprint is rotated 30 degrees relative to the street network to minimize reflective glare on the tower’s southern exposure while maximizing views and creating a mirrored relationship to the Pearl River Tower, located across the park to the west and standing in at the same height. Fortune Center features a number of green design concepts including an on-site chiller plant creating ice in the evening hours and using the chilled water in the climate control system, reducing overall energy usage.

The Fortune Center was rises from a 4 story basement stretching across the site into a composite structure framed with a reinforced concreted core and a perimeter of large hallow steel columns. The corners feature large box columns framing the edges of a truss network which runs vertically along both of tower’s narrower ends. The column free office floorplates are then framed in steel as well and attach the outer perimeter of columns to the tower’s core. The entire exterior is then clad with a glass curtain wall façade.

The Fortune Center’s location alongside the center of the Pear River New City Development will ensure the tower remains a highly visible fixture on Guangzhou’s rapidly changing skyline.