Goldin Finance 117

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, it remains unfinished and unoccupied.

Goldin Finance 117
Wide-angle photograph of a building under construction
Goldin Finance 117 under construction in February 2018
Alternative namesWalking Stick
General information
StatusOn hold
LocationXiqing District, Tianjin, China
Construction startedAugust 2008
Construction stoppedJune 2018
Architectural596 m (1,955 ft)
Top floor584.1 m (1,916 ft)
Observatory578.7 m (1,899 ft)
Technical details
Floor count128
Floor area370,000 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft)

Construction historyEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]


Artist's rendering showing the "walking stick" design

Goldin Finance 117 is designed to resemble a walking stick, and has that as its nickname.[citation needed] Earlier designs resembled the shape of a fin and a diamond. It was planned to be the tallest flat-roofed building in the world.[citation needed]

Urban explorationEdit

In 2015, two Russian and Chinese urban explorers climbed the tower and the construction crane.[4]

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.[5][6][7][8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Goldin Finance 117 - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Chan, K. G. (2019-12-12). "Wuhan skyscraper fails to rise to great heights". Asia Times. Archived from the original on 2020-03-23. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  4. ^ "Oncer. ONTHECRANE of 117 vimeo video". Alex Okulovsky. 6 December 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Couple Climbs The Highest Construction Site in the World 640M youtube video". Travel Ticker. 22 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ Nikolau, Angela (22 August 2016). "Climbing Goldin Finance 117 instagram video". Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Tianjin Crane Climbing 600 m - Drone video". Alex DeLarge. 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Couple Climbs World's Tallest Construction Site Without Harnesses: 'I'm Not Afraid of Getting Caught'". Inside Edition. 22 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016.

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