The famous “horizontal skyscraper” Chongqing first opened for visitors

In China, work continues on the building project Raffles City Chongqing city Chongqing, but his most prominent landmark, the “horizontal skyscraper” – is already open to visitors. Unusual skyscraper is an air bridge with a glass deck and inner Park.

The project is Raffles City Chongqing is estimated at 4.8 billion dollars, and includes a cluster of eight skyscrapers. Four of them support a horizontal structure, which is the official name of the Crystal and is located at an altitude of 250 metres. Crystal has 300 m in length and weighs 12 000 tons. Most of the elements were set in place with the help of time-consuming manipulations using a variety of cranes.

Visitors to the observation deck of the Crystal start your tour from the first floor of the complex, where the exhibition that was created in tandem with National Geographic and tells the story of the Chongqing project. Then high-speed Elevator for 50 seconds lifts guests on the upper floor, where they will wait for the next installation – this time on the future of human life on Mars.

After that, visitors enter the inner Park, and then on the open observation platform, the purpose of the whole climb. The platform has a transparent floor and provides fantastic views of down town and the confluence of two nearby rivers. Also inside the Crystal is a private club with two swimming pools, restaurants and bars, but it will be completed in the coming months.

Tickets for the tour of the Crystal are $ 25.

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