is a very modern city, yet it is called "the City of
Flowers,” as each of its spectacular skyscrapers is
surrounded by grand green spaces and flower beds. Although
it currently only contains 7 structures at over 200 metres
tall, there are plenty of other high-rises, each
displaying a design that stands out in its own respect.
Many new supertalls are under construction and in 2007
alone 4 buildings topping 190m were built. The 391 metre,
80-floor, CITIC Plaza which appears transparent against
the (unusually) clear blue sky is a aesthetically pleasing
city is considered the 8th tallest in the world, but smog
is a persistent problem here.