Goldin Finance 117
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Goldin Finance 117, also known as China 117 Tower (Chinese: 中国117大厦), is an unfinished skyscraper in Tianjin, China. The tower is expected to be 596.6 m (1,957 ft) tall and has 128 stories. Construction began in 2008 but was twice halted, and as of December 2019[update], it remains unfinished and unoccupied.
|Goldin Finance 117|
Goldin Finance 117 under construction in February 2018
|Alternative names||Walking Stick|
|Location||Xiqing District, Tianjin, China|
|Construction started||August 2008|
|Construction stopped||June 2018|
|Architectural||596 m (1,955 ft)|
|Top floor||584.1 m (1,916 ft)|
|Observatory||578.7 m (1,899 ft)|
|Floor area||370,000 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft)|
Construction of the skyscraper began in 2008 and was scheduled for completion in 2014. However, work was suspended in January 2010 and eventually resumed in 2011 with the new estimated completion date said to be in the year 2021. The building was topped out on September 8, 2015. As of December 2019, the building remains unfinished and unoccupied. China State Construction Engineering Corporation, the contractor of the project, removed all on-site workers and left it unfinished.
Goldin Finance 117 is designed to resemble a walking stick, and has that as its nickname. Earlier designs resembled the shape of a fin and a diamond. It was planned to be the tallest flat-roofed building in the world.
In 2016, Russian couple Ivan Beerkus (Kuznetsov) and Angela Nikolau climbed the under-construction tower using stairs instead of the crane. Their video received over 880,000 views as of April 2020 and attracted worldwide media attention.
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