Rapidly rising population levels means real estate is, and forever will be, a hot commodity. Chongquing, one of the world’s fastest growing and most populated cities (with an ever-increasing population of around 30 million), is doing something to combat that.

The opening of ‘The Crystal’ — a 300 meter-long horizontal skyscraper situated nearly 250 meters above ground — presents a new type of architecture never before seen at this type of scale.The newly opened architectural masterpiece features beautiful gardens, an open event space and bar, several eateries, a residential clubhouse, and an infinity pool among other cool things.The project was completed by Safdie Architect Group.