GZ's New Television Tower Named Canton Tower
The name of Guangzhou's new television and sightseeing tower was finally unveiled yesterday (Sep. 28) at a press conference. The 600-meter tower shall be called "Canton Tower" not "Haixin Tower" as was previously expected.
The tower shall open on October 1st although visitors shall only be able to go as high as the 84th floor (433 meters) until the facilities on the sightseeing platforms are completed. Up to 6,000 people per day are expected to visit the tower.
Tight security has been set-up on the tower with an extraordinary fire fighting system comprising two large water tanks located on the 84th floor which hold 1,200 tons of water. Four high-speed elevators carry visitors up to the viewing platforms at a speed of 10 meters per second.
(By Hong Yin, David Keyton, photo by Guangzhou Daily)
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