It might not look like much today, but all the construction and dust at Houhai Boulevard and Binhai Grand Avenue in Shenzhen will soon result in Shenzhen’s newest and most iconic highrise. The architectural masterpiece will be the new headquarters of tech giant Tencent, the maker of the popular QQ and WeChat messaging apps.
As seen in these pictures, the plan calls for two towers, one standing at 50 stories and 248 meters high, and the other standing at 41 stories at 194 meters high. The north tower is already finished.
The theme of the building design is “interconnectivity”, which explains the three middle sections that will connect the two buildings together. However, the theme is lost on netizens who bluntly ask why the building isn’t in the shape of a penguin, the company’s mascot, while another succinctly calls the construct a “handshake building”.
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