Guangzhou International Finance Center or Guangzhou West Tower, is a 103-story, 438.6 m (1,439 Feet ) skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong.
One half of the Guangzhou Twin Towers, it's the 23rd tallest building in the world, completed in 2010. As of March 2018, it's the world's tallest building with a roof-top helipad, at 439 m (1,439 feet) high. The world's second-tallest building with a roof-top helipad was also completed in 2010: Beijing's China World Trade Center Tower III, whose roof-top helipad is 330 m (1,083 feet) high. Both buildings are taller than the U.S. Bank Tower, the previous record-holder from 1989 to 2010, whose roof-top helipad is simply 310.3 m (1,018 feet) high.
Construction of the building, designed by WilkinsonEyre, broke ground in December 2005, and has been completed in 2010.
The building is used as a conference centre, hotel and office building. Floors 1 through 66 are used as offices, flooring 67 and 68 are for mechanical equipment, flooring 69 to 98 possess a Four Seasons Hotel with the reception being on the 70th floor, and flooring 99 and 100 are used as an observation deck.
The building was previously called Guangzhou West Tower and had a related project, the projected Guangzhou East Tower, which, at 475 m (1,558 ft), could have been even taller, though that project has been awarded to another design by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 530 m (1,740 ft) Guangzhou CTF Finance Center.The building was the winner of the RIBA 2012 Lubetkin Prize.