Goldin Finance 117

Goldin Finance 117, also known as China 117 Tower, (Chinese: 中国117大厦) is a skyscraper under construction in Tianjin, China. The tower is expected to be 597 m (1,959 ft) with 117 stories. Construction began in 2008, and the building was scheduled to be completed in 2014, becoming the second tallest building in China, surpassing the Shanghai World Financial Center. Construction was suspended in January 2010, but resumed in 2011, with completion estimated in 2020. The building was topped out on September 8, 2015,[1] but it is still currently under construction. If completed on schedule in 2020, Goldin Finance 117 will be the 5th tallest building in the world.

Goldin Finance 117
Goldin Finance 117 under construction 2017
Alternative namesWalking Stick
General information
StatusTopped-Out/On Hold
LocationXiqing District, Tianjin, China
Coordinates39°05′21″N 117°04′49″E / 39.0890682°N 117.0802259°E / 39.0890682; 117.0802259Coordinates: 39°05′21″N 117°04′49″E / 39.0890682°N 117.0802259°E / 39.0890682; 117.0802259
Construction started2008
Completed2020 (Scheduled)
Height596.6 m (1,957 ft)
Technical details
Floor count117
Floor area370,000 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft)


Goldin Finance 117 is built to resemble a walking stick, hence its other name, "Walking Stick" The top was supposed to be a fin-like shape. Many years later, the fin-like shape was replaced by a diamond which will make it the tallest flat roofed building.

Urban explorationEdit

In 2015, two Russian and Chinese urban explorers climbed the tower and construction crane.[2]

In 2016, a Russian couple of Ivan Beerkus (Kuznetsov) and Angela Nikolau climbed the under-construction tower through stairs and climbed out to a crane on the tower's top. The climb video[3][4][5] received over 600k views as of September 2016 and attracted worldwide media attention.[6] It was claimed in the video that "No one has ever climbed it", which is apparently incorrect in view of the earlier climb in 2015.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Oncer. ONTHECRANE of 117 vimeo video". Alex Okulovsky. 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Couple Climbs The Highest Construction Site in the World 640M youtube video". Travel Ticker. 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ Nikolau, Angela (22 August 2016). "Climbing Goldin Finance 117 instagram video".
  5. ^ "Tianjin Crane Climbing 600 m - Drone video". Alex DeLarge. 26 August 2016.
  6. ^ "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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