SEG Plaza

SEG Plaza (Chinese:赛格广场) is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Completed in 2000 and located at the junction of Shennan Road and Huaqiangbei Electronics Market, it originally stood 356 meters/ 1,167 feet tall including the height of the original antenna which has since been removed. It was the 21st tallest in China and the 72nd tallest in the world.[1] The observation floor at the 69th level used to offer views over Shenzhen and northern Hong Kong but has been converted to office space. It is the home of, and named after the Shenzhen Electronics Group (SEG). It can be reached by Huaqiang North Station and Huaqiang Road Station of the Shenzhen Metro.

SEG Plaza
SEG Plaza in Shenzhen2021.jpg
SEG Plaza is located in China
SEG Plaza
Location within China
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice, hotel
LocationShenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China
Coordinates22°32′39″N 114°04′57″E / 22.54417°N 114.08250°E / 22.54417; 114.08250Coordinates: 22°32′39″N 114°04′57″E / 22.54417°N 114.08250°E / 22.54417; 114.08250
Construction started1997
Completed2000
Height
Architectural291.6 m (957 ft)[1]
Antenna spireformerly 355.8 m (1,167 ft)
Roof291.6 m (957 ft)[1]
Top floor72/F
Technical details
Floor count71 (+4 basement floors)[1]
Floor area169,083 m2 (1,819,990 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHua Yi Designing Consultants
References
[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

ConstructionEdit

The tower comprises a steel-reinforced concrete core with external steel tube columns filled with concrete. It has four basement levels.[4]

It was constructed for Seg Plaza Investment and Development with investment from the Shenzhen SEG Group Co. Ltd. The tower was designed by Chinese architecture firm Hua Yi Designing Consultants Limited (Chinese: 华艺设计顾问有限公司).[5]

2021 shakingEdit

On 18 May 2021, the building began to shake, leading to an emergency evacuation.[6][7]

The building remained closed three days later while inspections were carried out.[8] An initial investigation ruled out an earthquake as the cause of shaking, with the main structure of the building safe without any cracks found at the building or the surroundings.[9]

Authorities later declared the shaking as a result of winds which caused a roof-top mast to vibrate. The mast was used for guiding aircraft and lightning protection. The mast has since been removed and replaced by an alternative structure providing the same functions.[10] The buildings new height is currently unknown, the original mast added 210 feet to the buildings height.

FloorsEdit

The roof height of the building is 292 m (957 ft). There are a total of 71 stories above ground (72 when counting the helipad) and 4 stories underground. The total floor space is 170,000 square meters. The four stories underground are parking levels.

SEG Electronics Market and the main buildingEdit

The floors from the 1st floor through to the 10th floor are taken up by the SEG Electronics Market, a major market of electronics components and finished products of international importance.[11][12][13][14] The names SEG Electronics Market and SEG Market are also sometimes metonymically used for the surrounding area, including other electronics markets in nearby buildings.

The 11th floor is a refuge floor. Floor M and 12th floors are European restaurants and a food supply center for the administration. Floors 13 through 69 are white-collar worker office floors (of which floors 19, 34 , 49 and 63 are emergency equipment cabinet and shelter levels); the 70th and 71st floors are observation decks (Closed) and the 72nd floor is a helicopter landing pad.

SEG Plaza's elevators are made by OTIS which can travel to 6 m/s (1181 FPM).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "SEG Plaza – The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23.
  2. ^ "SEG Plaza, Shenzhen". skyscraperpage.com.
  3. ^ SEG Plaza, Shenzhen
  4. ^ Han, Lin-hai (June 2001). "Fire performance of concrete filled steel tubular beam-columns". Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 57 (6): 697–711. doi:10.1016/S0143-974X(00)00030-4.
  5. ^ Binder, Georges, ed. (2001). Tall Buildings of Asia and Australia. Mulgrave, Victoria: The Images Publishing Group. p. 166-167. ISBN 978-1-86470-075-6.
  6. ^ "Shaking Shenzhen skyscraper sends people fleeing". 18 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Video: China skyscraper wobbles, spreading panic in downtown Shenzhen". 18 May 2021.
  8. ^ "'Shaking' SEG Plaza to stay closed for inspection". RTHK. 21 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Shenzhen skyscraper closed as officials seek cause of shaking". CNA. 21 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Swaying of Chinese Skyscraper Result of Winds Causing Vibrations on Roof-Top Mast".
  11. ^ "Global Geek Shenzhen: SEG Market mega post – Dangerous Prototypes".
  12. ^ "Akihabara, Eat Your Heart Out « bunnie's blog".
  13. ^ "Shenzhen Electronics Shopping – Huaqiangbei and SEG Electronics Market | Welcome to China". 28 May 2010.
  14. ^ "A visit to the electronics markets of Shenzhen | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories".

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