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Unusual skyscraper will put eyes in the sky

• by Adam Williams

What we do know is that the country has at least one new skyscraper on the way, and it will be a striking building with decorative features on its facade that are likened to eyes by designer RMJM.

Created by RMJM's Shenzhen studio, the New Pingshan Eye skyscraper will reach a height of 250 m (820 ft) in Shenzhen's burgeoning Pingshan district. Its exterior will sport two of the "eyes," one of which will be situated roughly at the building's center, with another closer to the top.

"The design by RMJM Shenzhen focuses on resolving the two paradoxical concepts of 'Openness' and 'Enclosure,'" explains the firm. "The studio developed the concept of 'The Eyes of Pingshan,' which in combination form a unique visual feature, one that looks out onto the future of Shenzhen while at the same time appearing to peel back the facades to reveal the buildings within.