This building should also become an observation tower for tourists arriving in the city and attract up to 10,000 visitors every day. It is planned to complete its construction by the 2010 Asian Games, which will be held in Guangzhou.
At its core, it is a mesh hyperboloid structure, a geometric body obtained by rotating two ellipses. Thus, the Dutch architects, together with the Arup engineers, used the ideas of V.G. Shukhov, used by him in the construction of his tower on Shabolovka.
The lattice of the Guangzhou TV Tower structure consists of diagonally oriented rings and vertical, slightly curved supports. They are connected by more than 1,100 nodal points, each of which is not similar to the others. Therefore, during the development of the project, a new type of connection of metal structures had to be invented, which could be adapted to different angles of inclination and degrees of curvature of the trusses.
The "technical floor" of the construction in Guangzhou is hidden in the podium of the tower, communications will be laid there and units will be installed, which should ensure not only the life of the TV tower itself, but also the museum, numerous cafes, shops, a garage, and television studios located in it. There will also be a 4-D cinema and Hanging Gardens.
Visitors will be delivered to the observation platforms by two "double-deck" elevators: one with panoramic glazing, and the second with a closed high-speed elevator.