Ping An Financial Center in Shenzhen boasts nearly half million square meters of floor area and a stunning height of 600-meter. It is the second tallest building in China at the conclusion of phase 1, and will become the tallest building in the country (660M) if the second phase is ever carried out. I was in charge of the re-design of the top of tower (TOT) in 2014 to comply with Shenzhen airport's final approach required obstacle clearance. The originally planned spire was removed and reserved for the second phase (Yes! It was so tall it threatened air traffic safety!). The TOT consists of the Dome and the Pyramid. The Dome encapsulates the Ping An Club at L117 and L118, the MEP mezzanine, and the BMU loft. At the tower's apex, the Pyramid includes the diamond-shaped lighting loft, hoist machine, and abseiling BMU. The re-design posed major challenges to building maintenance unit layout and structural coordination. Heroic efforts were put up to both meet design expectation and construction deadline, while the design was under intense scheduling pressure as the floors of the lower portion were going up day by day.
Ping An Financial Center was officially completed in March 2017 and has since won multiple international awards.
Phase 1 @ 600M, completed 2017
Phase 2 @ 660M, completion time TBD