CapitaLand has topped out the eighth and final skyscraper of Raffles City Chongqing, expecting to launch it in phases from the second half of this year.
This follows the completion of the 200m-high bridge The Crystal which connects six of the towers.
“The successful topping out of Raffles City Chongqing represents a new milestone in CapitaLand’s track record of building well-designed integrated spaces,” said Lucas Loh, president (China & investment management) of CapitaLand Group.
“After six years of construction using state-of-the-art engineering technologies, we are proud to present in Raffles City Chongqing an iconic architectural form resembling a powerful sail surging forward on the historic Chaotianmen site.”
Following Raffles City Chongqing’s structural completion, the group is now focusing on the interior fit-out works, including transplanting trees to enliven The Crystal sky bridge, which will feature the tallest observation deck across Western China.
The development’s five-storey shopping mall will house some 450 retailers of fashion, dining, lifestyle and entertainment.
Anchor retail tenants committed to date include Chinese electric vehicle company Nio, which will open its largest showroom there, a 1500sqm space also serving as an “exclusive clubhouse” Nio owners.
South Korean cinema chain CGV will open its 5600sqm flagship and popular bookstore Yanjiyou will open a regional flagship, featuring a lifestyle cafe and other creative and experiential offerings.
Ole’ will operate a gourmet supermarket with a food hall serving a wide range of fresh produce and international specialties.
In a tribute to the 3000-year-history of Chongqing, the mall will feature a dedicated zone to promote authentic Made-in-Chongqing products, such as local delicacies, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Occupying 9.2ha, Raffles City Chongqing brings together a 235,000sqm shopping mall, 150,000sqm of Grade A office space, about 1400 residential apartments, Ascott Raffles City Chongqing serviced residence and InterContinental Raffles City Chongqing hotel.