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China restricts construction of skyscrapers in the country

China has restricted the construction of skyscrapers, according to a release published by the authorities of the Asian country this Wednesday.

The construction of apartment towers of more than 500 meters in height will be prohibited and the erection of buildings of more than 250 meters in height will be restricted in all Chinese cities with a population of more than three million people, the text says.

In turn, in less populated cities it will be prohibited to erect facilities of more than 250 meters, while buildings of more than 150 meters in height can only be built under strict restrictions.

In addition, the construction of skyscrapers in historic neighborhoods, places of interest and high traffic areas will be illegal. Likewise, all residential buildings over 80 meters high or public buildings over 100 meters high must comply with fire fighting regulations, so that the authorities give the green light to projects.

Officials who approve the construction of skyscrapers in violation of the new norm “will be held accountable for life,” informs Reuters citing China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

The measures go beyond the existing ban on building buildings over 500 meters.

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