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; 46 mph ). 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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  • As my opinion, there's no need to buy the ticket to see the view at 100th floor, coz it's too crowded. Many people sit on the floor. You can't even have a closer view at the window. The best way is to...  more »
  • It is a high rise building-high world no. 2. 632 m. Fast locate at up to 118-floor Observatory 180 yuan. Incredible height is a stained glass window views on what kinda muddy to be sorry. I think 180 climbed on the stories, but also feel little more than Nice.
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  • Amazing 360 degree view of the city day and night, going up in the elevator the world's fastest and highest observatories.
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  • Great observation deck. I advise to see it. The best idea is to go there during day and stay till sunset to see the city then sunset over Shanghai and how city is illuminated during night. Awesome!
  • The observatory deck is opened to the public since Aug 26. I had a trip to visit the building last weekend. The building is one the tallest one in Shanghai and offer the fastest speed lift to the upper deck. The weather was great when we visited and certainly can see far far away. The view was stunning! Highly recommend to go if the weather was good!
  • It is an amazing mega tall skyscraper in Shanghai. From the observatory desk of this tower, we can see the top of the “Shanghai World Financial Center” tower which is the 9th tallest building in the world. The elevator works at high speed, but there is no dinginess during up or down travel. The full city view of Shanghai at the height of around 561 meter is mind boggling visual treat to eyes.
  • Magnificent and beautiful building. World second tallest building currently. The observatory deck provides a great view of Shanghai city.
  • As per my views observatory deck is really amazing The elevator of the tower is very fast @ 6 meter per second makes your ear pop well organised building no queues . This is the tallest tower in Shangai ( Pudong) total height 632 meter.

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