Tianducheng

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广厦天都城
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Tianducheng
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Paris II
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广厦天都城
Location in China
Coordinates: 30°23′23″N120°14′32″E / 30.38972°N 120.24222°E / 30.38972; 120.24222 Coordinates: 30°23′23″N120°14′32″E / 30.38972°N 120.24222°E / 30.38972; 120.24222
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Area
  Total30 km2 (12 sq mi)
  Land31 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
  TotalAround 30,000
Time zone China standard time

Tianducheng (Chinese:天都城), also called Sky City, is a housing estate in the suburbs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. [1] Construction at Tianducheng began around 2007. Its central feature is 108-metre-tall (354-foot) replica of the Eiffel Tower and 31 km2 (12 sq mi) of Parisian style architecture, fountains and landscaping. It opened in 2007, and can accommodate more than 10,000 residents. [2] Initial occupancy was low, with an estimated 2,000 people living in the development by 2013, [3] leading some to label it a ghost town. [4] However by 2017, it was reported that the population in the area had grown to 30,000 and the development was expanded several times. [5] In addition, an under construction Hangzhou Metro station on Line 3 will serve the area and is expected to open in 2021. [6]

Aerial View of Tianducheng TianduChengMap.png
Aerial View of Tianducheng


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