Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center is a 101-storey mixed-use supertall skyscraper with a height of 492 m. The tower consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.

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It is one of KPF’s most highly recognized and award-winning projects. The building’s structure is nothing short of genius. The Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao Tower form the world’s first adjacent grouping of three supertall skyscrapers.

• Developer: Mori Building Company
• Architectural company: KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox)

On 30 August 2008, the tower’s observation floors were opened to the public. The highest observation deck, located on the 100th floor, is at an altitude of 474 m above the ground.

Shanghai Tower

Construction started in 1997 and the project was completed in 2008.

KPF is not just any company. The company has designed 5 of the skyscrapers on the top ten list of the tallest buildings in the world (April 2017):

Ping An Finance Centre (599m, 4th)
Lotte World Tower (555m, 5th)
CTF Finance Centre (530m, 7th)
Shanghai World Financial Center (492m, 9th)
International Commerce Centre (484m, 10th)

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

Online information:

Shanghai World Financial Center [Wikipedia]

Published 4 April 2017

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