Shanghai World Financial Center becomes Tallest Building in the World in 2 categories

September 02, 2008 |

The Shanghai World Financial Center in China has opened for business, and in doing so, is officially recognized by the CTBUH as the Tallest Building in the World in two of its four categories; ‘Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Roof.’

The tower, strategically located in the heart of Pudong’s Lujiazui district is destined to become a symbolic icon of Shanghai; representing the city’s status, China’s arrival and a new era unfolding in Asia. Its basic form is that of a square prism, 58 meters on a side, intersected by two sweeping arcs to form a vertically-evolving six-sided shape in plan, ultimately tapering into a single diagonal line at the apex, 492 meters above the base. The building is mixed-used, with sophisticated urban retail spaces at the base, a 174-room luxurious five-star hotel at the top, and sixty-two office floors with cutting-edge specifications between. Above the hotel, at the 94th to 100th levels, there will be a visitor’s center and observatory.

Shanghai World Financial Center

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