The first steel column hoisting construction of Jialing Fanying Tower started on November 9 in Hualongqiao, Yuzhong District, Chongqing. After completion, the 468-meter-high and 99-storey tower will be the highest landmark of Chongqing.
The Tower has 4 underground floors and 99 floors on the ground, which have a height of 440 meters and are constructed with nearly 70,000 tons of steel, planned to be completed in the first half of 2017.
The Tower has set a refuge floor every ten floors which has a large space and a stable structure. The refuge floor will be built with fire-proof materials and reinforced structure distributed in the whole tower.
The fire endurance rating of Jialing Fanying Tower is level-I, which enables the building to be used under a fire even lasting for three hours.