Shanghai plans 480-meter-tall landmark on North Bund

The view of Lujiazui area at the Bund in Shanghai, east China, January 6, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

SHANGHAI -- Shanghai plans to build a new landmark 480-meter-tall building on the North Bund, the extended shoreline of the Bund, local authorities said.

The plot of land planned for the high-rise building has officially entered the pre-application procedure for the transfer of state-owned construction land, according to the Hongkou District government in Shanghai.

The new block will be the highest on the west bank of Huangpu River. The tallest building in Shanghai as well as in China is the 632-meter-tall Shanghai Tower on the east bank of Huangpu River.

The new building on the west of Huangpu River and north of Suzhou River is planned for commerce and office use with a total above-ground floor area of about 350,000 square meters.

The building will drive the development of high-end industries and be home to the headquarters of global enterprises.