Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is a 128-storey and 632-meter megatall skyscraper with an elegant spiraling cylindrical shape. It is a tower with 121 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. It is a mixed-use structure, with office space, a hotel, exhibition halls and both business and tourism functionalities.

Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest structure and the second-tallest building in the world.

• Shanghai Tower is on FACEBOOK
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Shanghai Tower is located at the core of Pudong’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Area in Shanghai. The tower gradually spirals up with a 120-degree inclination, its curved façade and spiraling form symbolizing the dynamic emergence of modern China.

Let’s mention the neighbours for indeed they are quite unusual: the 420-meter Jin Mao Tower and the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai Tower is the city’s new beacon, defining the skyline together with surrounding landmarks such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

• Developer: Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.

With a RMB 8.6 billion registered capital, the company is jointly funded by Shanghai Chengtou Corporation (51%), Shanghai Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Co., Ltd. (45%) and Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd. (4%).

• Architectural firm: Gensler
• Gensler Design on FACEBOOK

The main construction contractor for the project was Shanghai Construction Group, a member of the consortium that owns the tower.

• Main contractor: Shanghai Construction Group

Construction started November 2008 and the project was completed in 2015.

• 29 November 2008: The construction of Shanghai Tower broke ground
• 1 July 2009: The pile foundation of the main building was finished
• 20 June 2011: Shanghai Tower exceeded 100 meter
• 6 December 2011: Shanghai Tower exceeded 200 meter
• 16 May 2012: Shanghai Tower exceeded 300 meter
• December 2012: Shanghai Tower exceeded 400 meter
• 11 April 2013: Shanghai Tower exceeded 500 meter
• 3 August 2013: Shanghai Tower topping out
• 3 August 2014: Shanghai Tower reached the designed height of 632 meter

Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The Word (April 2017)

1. Burj Khalifa | 829.8 m | 163 floors | Built 2010
2. Shanghai Tower | 632 m | 128 floors | Built 2015
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower | 601 m | 120 floors | Built 2012
4. Ping An Finance Centre | 599 m | 115 floors | Built 2016
5. Lotte World Tower | 555 m | 123 floors | Built 2016
6. One World Trade Center | 541.3 m | 104 floors | Built 2014
7. CTF Finance Centre | 530 m | 111 floors | Built 2016
8. Taipei 101 | 508 m | 101 floors | Built 2004
9. Shanghai World Financial Center | 492 m | 101 floors | Built 2008
10. International Commerce Centre | 484 m | 118 floors | Built 2010

Related Online Information:

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