Beijing CITIC Tower

Beijing CITIC Tower (Chinese:北京中信大厦), also known as China Zun (Chinese:中国尊), is located in Beijing, China.

It is the headquarters building of China CITIC Group. It is located on plot Z15 in the core area of the Central Business District (CBD), east to Jinhe East Road, south to the planned green space, west to Jinhe Road and north To Guanghua Road.

Beijing CITIC Tower covers an area of 11,478 m², with a total height of 1731 ft (527.7 m), 108 floors above ground and 7 floors underground. It can accommodate 12,000 offices and has a total construction area of 437,000 m². Inside is the world’s first JumpLift elevator with a height of over 500 meters.

On June 8, 2014, Beijing CITIC Tower was named “Top Ten Contemporary Chinese Architecture”.

It total cost about 24 billion yuan (US $3 billion ).

Beijing CITIC Tower

Construction history

  • From September 15th to 19th, 2011, Beijing CITIC Tower laid the groundwork during the business festival.
  • Starting in September 2012, Beijing CITIC Tower began to drive underground piles.
  • On July 29, 2013, Beijing CITIC Tower started construction.
  • On December 10, 2014, the underground structure of Beijing CITIC Tower was fully capped.
  • In September 2015, the structural height of Beijing CITIC Tower exceeded 100 meters.
  • In March 2016, the structural height of Beijing CITIC Tower exceeded 200 meters.
  • In August 2016, the structural height of Beijing CITIC Tower exceeded 300 meters.
  • On August 18, 2016, Beijing CITIC Tower was constructed to the 70th floor, with a structural height of 333 meters, exceeding the third phase of Beijing International Trade Center and becoming the tallest building in Beijing. There are 38 floors away from its total height of 528 meters.
  • On November 9, 2016, the installation of the 68th section of the Beijing CITIC Tower’s steel-frame columns was completed, and the height of the project exceeded the 400-meter mark to 401.6 meters.
  • In December 2016, the Beijing CITIC Tower project has been constructed to the 82th floor.
  • On April 28, 2017, Beijing CITIC Tower was constructed to 104 floors, with a building height of 503 meters.
  • On August 18, 2017, the hoisting of the steel structure of the crown of the Beijing CITIC Tower was completed, the 106-story concrete pouring of the outer frame was completed, and the structure was capped.
  • In October 2018, Beijing CITIC Tower was fully completed.
  • On December 28, 2018, Beijing CITIC Tower began to be delivered gradually.
  • On November 22, 2019, Beijing CITIC Tower successfully passed the completion acceptance.
Beijing CITIC-Tower
Beijing CITIC-Tower

Architectural pattern

Beijing CITIC Tower covers an area of 11,478 square meters, with a total construction area of 437,000 square meters. Among them, 350,000 square meters above ground and 87,000 square meters underground.

The total height of the building is 528 meters, with 108 floors above ground and 7 floors underground (not including mezzanine), which can accommodate 12,000 people in office.

Beijing CITIC Tower is the tallest building under construction in an earthquake-resistant fortification zone of 8 degrees.

In order to meet the technical requirements of structural seismic and wind resistance, Beijing CITIC Tower adopts an outer frame tube containing giant columns, giant diagonal braces and transition trusses and a core tube containing composite steel plate shear walls to form a giant steel-concrete structure. Tube-in-tube structure system.

In order to match the building outline, the structural design uses BIM technology, especially structural parameterized design and analysis methods, which meets the requirements of building functions and achieves the unity of economy and safety.

China-zun Under construction
China-zun Under construction


The depth of the foundation pit of Beijing CITIC Tower is 38 meters, with some reaching 40 meters. The foundation slab is 136 meters long from east to west and 84 meters wide from north to south.

The floor thickness of the tower area and the transition area are 6.5 meters and 4.5 meters respectively, with a total volume of 56,000 cubic meters.

In order to realize uninterrupted pouring, the project used 200 concrete tankers and organized more than 2,000 builders to work together.

China Zun
China Zun

The pouring of the bottom plate and the lower 896 foundation piles form a solid and powerful foundation, which together support the 528-meter-high skyscraper.

The floor is the core part of the foundation of Beijing CITIC Tower. Its volume of 56,000 cubic meters poured at one time far exceeds records.

Landscape facilities

A sightseeing area is set on the top of the Beijing CITIC Tower project. After completion, visitors will be able to reach a height of 524 meters.

China Zun Top
China Zun Top

Beijing CITIC Tower Data

East Asia
In use
Official name
Other name(s)
China Zun, Zhongguo Zun
Z15 plot, Guanghua Road, Beijing CBD, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
CITIC HEYE Investment CO., LTD.
24 billion yuan (US $3 billion )
Sep-19, 2011
Construction end
Oct-01, 2018
Dec-28, 2018
1731 ft / 527.7 m
109 ( +8 below ground)
Core: Concrete Encased Steel Columns: Concrete Filled Steel Floor Spanning: Steel
Floor area
427,000 square metres (4,600,000 sq ft)

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