Raffles City Chongqing boasts ‘world’s highest sky bridge’
June 07, 2018 - Yuzhong
Singaporean developer CapitaLand has completed the first section of a “sky park” that will form an aerial bridge between four 250-meter-tall towers at Raffles City Chongqing.
The mixed-use project is developed jointly with Singapore real estate developer Ascendas-Singbridge at Chaotianmen riverfront in Chongqing.
The 400-meter-long “Conservatory” will overlook the Yangtze River, and will include a viewing deck, sky gardens, swimming pools, restaurants and pubs.
The RMB24 billion ($4.9 billion) Raffles City Chongqing sits on a site area of 9.2ha, and was designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, who was also responsible for Marina Bay in Singapore, which used the same structural idea on a smaller scale.
Construction began in 2012, and to date five towers have topped out. When completed, the mixed-use scheme will include 1,400 residential units (Raffles City Residences), 160,000 sq m of Grade-A office space and 230,000 sq m of retail space. There will also be a 201-unit serviced residences branded Ascott Raffles City Chongqing and a luxury hotel.
Marketing of Raffles City Residences has begun. Of the 215 units launched in Jialing One tower, 70% have been sold, while 40% of the 285-unit Yangtze Two tower, which debuted later, has been taken up.
Handover of the office component is expected to begin end of this year, with the entire development to open in phases from 2019.
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