Guangzhou – Zhujiang New City, Canton Tower
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China.
Zhujiang New City or Zhujiang New Town is a central business district in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is bounded by Huangpu Avenue on the north, the Pearl River on the south, Guangzhou Avenue on the west and the South China Expressway on the east.
The Canton Tower (广州塔), formally Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower (广州电视台天文及观光塔), is a 604-meter (1,982 ft)-tall multipurpose observation tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou (alternatively romanized as Canton). The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower briefly held the title of tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree. It was the tallest structure in China prior to the topping out of the Shanghai Tower on 3 August 2013, and is now the second-tallest tower and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.