Why China Banned Skyscrapers

The Chinese government has banned the construction of any buildings over 500 metres in height and called time on architectural plagiarism – here’s why. For more by The B1M subscribe now –

Full story here –

Go Behind The B1M. Click “JOIN” here –

The B1M Merch store –

Narrated by Fred Mills. Additional footage and images courtesy of Carlos Barria, N509FZ, NBBJ, Gensler and ECADI.

View this video and more at –
Follow us on Twitter –
Like us on Facebook –
Follow us on LinkedIn –
Follow us on Instagram –

#construction #architecture #skyscraper

We welcome you sharing our content to inspire others, but please be nice and play by our rules:

Our content may only be embedded onto third party websites by arrangement. We have established partnerships with domains to share our content and help it reach a wider audience. If you are interested in partnering with us please contact

Ripping and/or editing this video is illegal and will result in legal action.

© 2020 The B1M Limited

Written by The B1M


  1. It might have something to do with their reputation for building crap that soon starts to deteriorate and the difficulty in dealing with that at extreme heights.

  2. سبحان الله🌨💛
    – [ ] الحمد الله 🌨💛
    – [ ] لا اله الا الله🌨💛
    – [ ] الله اكبر🌨💛
    – [ ] استغفر لله🌨💛

    – [ ] بسـم الله الرحمن الرحـيـم. (1)
    – [ ] الحمدلله رب العالمين (2)الرحمن الرحيم (3)ملك يوم الدين(4)إياك نعبد وإياك نستعين (5)اهدنا الصراط المستقيم (6)صراط الذين انعمت عليهم غير
    – [ ] المغضوب عليهم ولا الضالين(7). __________________________________
    – [ ] يارب ارحم كل مسلم و مسلمه ،. وادخلهم الجنه يارب،. واحمهم من كل عين وحسد واذأ يارب،. وحقق لهم مايتمنونه عاجلًا ليس بأجلً🤍🕊💛
    – [ ] ___________________________________/
    – [ ] /——————————————-
    – [ ] اللهم صلي وسلم على نبينا محمد🕊💛

    – [ ] لاحول ولاقوة الا بالله العلي العظيم 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] لا اله الا انت سبحانك اني كنت من الظالمين 💛🌨🕊

    – [ ] سبحان الله وحده لاشريك له له الملك وله الحمد وهواء على كل شي قدير 💛🌨🕊

    – [ ] سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] أشهد ان لا اله الا الله 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اللهم قنا من عذاب النار اجمعين يارب 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] الحمد الله على كل حال 💛🌨🕊

    – [ ] اعوذ بالله من النار 💛🌨🕊

    – [ ] اعوذ بالله من النار 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اعوذ بالله من النار 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اللهم اقرب لي الجنة💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اللهم اقرب لي الجنة💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اللهم اقرب لي الجنة💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] ‏استغفر الذي لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم وأتوب إليه💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] الله يحفظ كل مسلم ومسلمة ويوفقكم يارب ويحقق لكم الي تتمنونه يارب تجعل كل يوم سعادة يارب 💛🌨🕊
    – [ ] اشهد ان لا اله الا الله وشهد ان محمد رسول الله 💛🌨🕊

    – [ ] . أسأل الله الكريم بفضله
    – [ ] أن يحقق لك كل ماتتمنى .
    – [ ] وأن يوفقك لكل خير.
    – [ ] وأن يكفيك كل شر .
    – [ ] وأن يرفع عنك كل بلاء .
    – [ ] وأن يشفيك من كل مرض .
    – [ ] وأن يشرح صدرك.
    – [ ] وأن ييسر أمرك.
    – [ ] وأن يفرج همك .
    – [ ] وأن يعصمك من الفتن .
    – [ ] وأن يثبتك على الحق والخير .
    – [ ] وأن ينصرك على من ظلمك .
    – [ ] وأن يصب عليك الرزق صباً
    – [ ] ويبارك لك فيه.
    – [ ] وأن يسعدك في الدنيا والآخرة .
    – [ ] وأن يبعد عن عينك هم الدنيا وضيقتها
    – [ ] وأن يجعل حياتك مليئه بالسعاده والفرح
    – [ ] وأن يبعد عنك كل أوجاع الدنيا و أحزانها
    – [ ] وأن يفرج عنك كل هم يسكن قلبك

    – [ ] اللهم آمين

    ﷺ ﷺ ﷺ

  3. Finally a channel with a very well articulated speech. Easier to understand for non native English viewers. Thank you for the job.
    Very good images, not moving too fast, pleasant to watch.
    And last but not least, extremely interesting topics.
    Usually I post negative critics, but when it's good, it's just good.

  4. China’s skyscraper boom was always a gigantic lie, and a desperate attempt to imitate the US… it’s really sad that instead of preserving their historic architecture, they decided to waste public funds in replicating tall buildings that no one needed. All of that to show off, and it’s the people who will pay for it

  5. ghastly grammar. How can someone write such a very poor script? I refuse to believe that the British school system could turn out such ignorance.

  6. I would imagine part of the reason would also be due to the increasing density that comes with skyscrapers, particularly residential ones. The transportation networks may be becoming saturated.

  7. I think they came to the conclusion they were building copies of western cities, and more precisely following the anglo-saxon model for city centers, like we see in the US, Australia, I think they decided that their cities should have their own identity from now on and follow their own cultural heritage.

  8. I am sad that they seem to be following the North American model, where lot's of historical neighbourhoods and old buildings get destroyed to make place for these monstrosities.
    In Dubai they have the decency to build the skyscrapers out in the desert and leave the old town intact.
    People like to visit European cities from all over the world, but then destroy their own history and heritage.

  9. Seriously, local government and development companies destroyed my area Panyu/GZ,GD. Can't fucking get from point A to point B without a Car. Just came back from Shanghai, so much more well maintained. Realize what a disgrace the city planning here is. Seriously with all humility, the Europeans got it right, no more Dubai-ification please.