This time lapse video from December 2017 shows part of the week-long process of lifting the sky conservatory at Raffles City in Chongqing. Hoisting the 10,000 square meter platform in sections was another engineering challenge in this landmark project. Contractors employed a synchronous hydraulic lifting technology to hoist the center section, which weighs 1,100 metric tons. When complete, the conservatory will link four of the 250-meter tall towers in the eight tower development.
Video and top image courtesy of China Central Television.
This panorama was taken from atop the conservatory after it was secured into place.