Other cities may be able to lay claim to the world's tallest structures, but China seems to have a monopoly on the most stylish high-rises. Case in point: the new heart of an emerging business district in the southeastern Chinese city of Nanchang is this duo of towers by SOM, and what a heart it is. Tapering gently to a height of 303 meters (just shy of 1000 feet tall), the twin 59-story towers are sheathed in cold-bent glass, which allows for each tower's sinuous form. In addition to these skyscrapers, which spanned five years of development and construction, SOM also master-planned the area, which will soon be home to a complex with retail, offices, residences, and more.
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