Located in the Futian District of Shenzhen, the Ping An Finance Center is a centerpiece of the urban landscape. Completed in 2017, the building is 1,965 feet tall with 115 floors, and has been described as the pinnacle of modern Chinese skyscrapers — tall, dense and extremely connected.
The building seamlessly integrates with the surrounding landscape, as well as the city’s high-speed rail line. To combat the salty coastal climate of the city, Ping touts the world’s largest stainless steel facade, which includes nearly 1,700 tons of steel.
The tower has also become a symbol of the area’s immense urban growth. In the 35 years since Shenzhen became China’s first Special Economic Zone, the population has jumped from 300,000 people to nearly 10 million.