North Bund plans Puxi's tallest tower


Shanghai plans to build a new landmark 480-meter-tall building on the North Bund, the extended shoreline of the Bund, local authorities said.

The new building will become the tallest structure in Puxi, surpassing the 320-meter-high Sinar Mas Plaza tower, the current tallest also on the North Bund and the third-tallest in the city, after the 632-meter Shanghai Tower and the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center in Lujiazui.

The plot of land planned for the high-rise building has officially entered the pre-application procedure for the transfer of state-owned construction land, according to the Hongkou District government.

The new block will be the highest on the west bank of Huangpu River. The tallest building in Shanghai as well as in China is the 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower on the east bank of Huangpu River.

The new building on the west of Huangpu River and north of Suzhou River is planned for commerce and office use with a total above-ground floor area of about 350,000 square meters.

The building will drive the development of high-end industries and be home to the headquarters of global enterprises. Other key projects near completion on the North Bund include the third Raffles City mall and the city’s first Broadway-style theater.