Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

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The Shanghai Tower is a 632m, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. As of 2015, it is the world's tallest building, by height to highest usable floor (Level 127, 587.4 m). It also has the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure (Level 121, 561.25 m), and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 m/s (74 km/h). It is the world's second-tallest building by height to architectural top (behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa, 828 m) and the world's third-tallest structure (behind Tokyo Skytree, 634 m).Designed by international design firm Gensler and owned by the Shanghai city government, it is the tallest of the world's first triple-adjacent super-tall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides nine separate zones divided between office, retail and leisure use.Construction work on the tower began in November 2008 and topped out on 3 August 2013. The exterior was completed in summer 2015, and work was considered complete in September 2015. Although the building was originally scheduled to open to the public in November 2014, the actual public-use date slipped considerably. The observation deck was opened to visitors in July 2016; the period from July through September 2016 was termed a "test run" or "commissioning" period. From April 26, 2017 onwards, the sightseeing deck on the 118th floor is open to the public.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Zhiqian to Shanghai of when waiting, Center big/Xianggang still no open put participation views, this year again to Shanghai, duel set to to 頂/f views light, when days to bought votes, 剛 good is Shanghai of Brigade game Jie, del Carmen votes 90RMB, almost is Yes folding, good fortunately chasing after, usually probably to 170RMB, received with pass over Ann 檢, row DUI, TV ladder, Ride the world's fastest electric ladder to 118/f just 55 seconds ... so fast. due to rise too fast. There is little ear = 鳴. 頂/f ... look out over night. beautiful. ...
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  • October 4, 2017
    During a tour of China with a stop of 4 days in Shangai son climbed the tower. Great emotion and fabulous view. To go absolutely.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Although it is the second building highest in the world (after the Burj Khalifa), it has the vantage point high turisticomas of the world.
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