Singapore-based developer CapitaLand has completed the first section of a ‘sky park’, that will form part of an aerial bridge between four skyscrapers in the Chinese city of Chongqing.
The 400 metres long ‘conservatory’ has been dubbed the world’s longest horizontal skyscraper and will overlook the Yangtze river from a viewing deck, sky gardens, swimming pools, restaurants and bars.
The US$3.8 billion development is part of the Raffle City Chongqing urban district and will also include two apartment towers that will become China’s tallest residential buildings at 350 metres tall.
CapitaLand’s president Lim Ming Yan said the sky bridge was the culmination of five years of work.
“The hoisting of the conservatory is not only a significant moment for Raffles City Chongqing, it marks a global milestone in the field of architecture and engineering,” he said.
“Some of the world’s most advanced construction and engineering techniques have been deployed to install this megastructure.”
Work on the conservatory is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.