The Kingkey (KK)100 Height is also known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza. This is one of the tallest skyscrapers in China and currently located at Shenzhen under Guangdong province, and the tallest one for the town. The superstructure is the financial district of Guangdong with the soaring height of 1449 feet. The tower is made of 100 floors and the spaces are allotted for different organizations including office and luxurious and star rated business hotel.
History of Kingkey (KK)100 Height – The Skyscraper Center, Shenzhen:
The Kingkey 100 is one of the tallest structures in China, and the 14th tallest building in the world, and the most famous landmark in Shenzhen. The Kingkey 100 is located at the Guangdon province. The tower- Kingkey (KK)100 Height is located at Shenzhen, the financial district of Guangdong under China. Height of the building is 1449 feet. Among the 100 floors, over 60 floors are used for office. A six-star rated business hotel has occupied 22 stories of the building. In the remaining top floors, a couple of restaurants and beautifully decorated sky gardens are placed and are open for the entertainment of the people using the building for their respective purposes.
There is also a Kingkey shopping mall next to the Kingkey (KK)100 Height (at the lower level of the tower building). The star-rated hotel named the St. Regis Shenzhen is one of the attractive places for the tourists and visitors in China and occupies floor 75 to floor 98 of the main building. The world class business hotel was opened in 2011 and contains 290 rooms of various class and special suites. The entire structure is well decorated with attractive decorative items and collections.
The fountain before the main building provides a stunning view of the area, and the observation deck, near the top of the tower, is also an attractive space in the Kingkey (KK)100 Height. The tower is a bit curved to represent a spring or a symbolic fountain that points about the possessions and traditions of Shenzhen. The steel, cement and other construction materials used for building the tower are of higher thickness, strength and durability and the best one ever used in the province.
Travel Guide information of Kingkey (KK)100 Height:
Since the tower is a landmark in Shenzhen, it is accessible from every corner of the city. Metro, bus or walks are the best ways to reach the tower. If you ride on metro, ride off at the Grant Theatre station. Then take a short walk, you will reach the tower within a few minutes. Different bus routes are also available to reach the tower. Routes number 3, 12, 14, 101, 203, K204, 311 could be used to get there. The distance of the tower from the airport is about 40 minutes.
Some Tips when you visit on Kingkey (KK)100 Height:
It is a must visit in Shenzhen. Use the observation deck to watch the city of Shenzhen from the observation floor. The sky garden is a beautiful place for photography, and also the fountain before the main entrance. Take a snack from the rooftop restaurant and enjoy that sitting at the top of the building or at the VIP lounge located just under the ceiling of the Kingkey (KK)100 Height.
Culture & Customs of Kingkey (KK)100 Height:
Access to the tower is not absolutely free. The elevators reach to the observation deck within one minute which located at the 96th floor of the tower. Snack and coffee is provided with the observation deck ticket. Spitting here and there is prohibited inside the building. The entire Kingkey (KK)100 Height is a quiet building and noise is disallowed here to maintain the serenity and peaceful environment. Both the interior and the exterior of the building are decorated luxuriously.
Tourist Highlights for Kingkey (KK)100 Height:
100th Floor Obeservation Deck:
There is a popular observation deck and atrium on the 100th floor at 1,401 feet for sightseeing. There is a bar/drink station and you can look out the windows and sit at the little tables near the windows. You can see the 115-floor Ping An Finance Center that is about four kilometers away.
The St. Regis Hotel:
The St. Regis luxury hotel on floors 75 to 95 has restaurants and lobbies with good views. Tourists generally like going to the hotel and atrium area on the top floors with open views, lobbies, a variety of restaurants and bars, and gardens.
On the 96th floor and the floors above, you can enjoy marvelous views including the green scenery of Hong Kong in the distance. There is a lounge on the 96th floor.
On the 99th floor, there is an Italian restaurant that gets good reviews.
The KK Mall:
The adjacent KK Mall is considered the best in SZ. It’s glitzy with international luxury stores, restaurants, a gourmet supermarket, coffee shops, bakery, ice cream parlors, and fast food and snack restaurants. It has Shenzhen’s first IMAX theater. It is considered Shenzhen’s best upscale mall.
Address: KK100 (京基100), 5016 Shennan East Road, Luohu
Subway transport: Subway travel is convenient and fast since it is at Grand Theater Station 大剧院 地铁站 on Subway Line 1 (罗宝线) from Luohu border crossing and Subway Line 2 (蛇口线) that connects Shekou with Luohu.
Top Floor Tickets: Once entering the building, a ticket is required to get to the top floors. The ticket/restaurant voucher costs about 200 RMB (~33USD). The ticket allows you to enter the elevator to the 96th floor. You can use the voucher to pay for food or drinks in the upper floors.
The fast elevatortakes people to the 96th floor in a minute.
Features of Kingkey (KK)100 Height – The Skyscraper Center:
- A.K.A. Kingkey 100 and Kingkey Finance Center Plaza
- Chinese: 京基100 Jīngjī Yībǎi /jing-jee ee-beye/ ‘Capital Foundation 100
- Fifth tallest building in China (2015)
- 15th tallest building in the world (2015)
- Built: 2011 for 800 million USD
- 442 meters (1,449 feet), 100 floors
- 100th floor observation deck at 427 meters (1,401 feet)
Kingkey (KK)100 Height Tower Shenzhen – Building Information:
Building Name: Kingkey 100 aka KK100 Tower
Owner/Developer: Kingkey Group
Design Architect: TFP Farrells Limited (Led by Stefan Krummeck)
Local Design Institute: Huasen Architectural and Engineering Designing Consultants Ltd.
Structural & MEP Engineers: ARUP
Fire and Facade: ARUP
Landscape Architect: Adrian L. Norman Limited
Area: 210,000 sqm
Number of Floors: 100 floors above ground, 4 floors under ground.
Structure: Steel Reinforced concrete structure and steel framed Structure
Location: Luohu, Shenzhen, China
Total Development Area: 417,100 sqm
The curved shape of the building is a symbolic spring of wealth and prosperity it’s going to bring to Shenzhen. It’s well worth a visit and you will spot it right away!