Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

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Standing at a height of 492 m (1,614 ft), Shanghai World Financial Center represents the second tallest building in mainland China to date. Completed in 2008, the landmark skyscraper contains first-class commercial centers, a luxury hotel, over 20 multinational business institutions, and exhibitions of art created from all over the world. Not only can the skyscraper withstand a severe earthquake, typhoons, lightening, and other hazards, but it holds the title as one of most ingenious modern architectural marvels. As you enter, check the vast map of the building to see what facilities you want to explore. You can also purchase a ticket to visit the sightseeing glass platform and hall. To visit Shanghai World Financial Center on your holiday in Shanghai, and find out what else Shanghai has to offer, use our Shanghai planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Many people confuse SWFC and Shanghai Tower so worth quoting the reference site..."In 2013, the SWFC was exceeded in height by the adjacent Shanghai Tower, which is China's tallest structure as of 201...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The CDB is beautiful Taxis everywhere Shanghai is much safer now So its ok to walk around alone or with friends  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    These buildings are located the offices of the main companies of Shanghai, especially the financial sector. Huge buildings, modern dispute which is the highest in this region.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It’s a real experience to go up there. Even with all the smog you can see a lot and it’s truly breathtaking. And don’t be scared if it’s cloudy, if you’re lucky you can get an a amazing view with a view clouds. Just look at the picture I took ;)
  • July 21, 2017
    The Shanghai World Financial Center is a wonderful piece of architecture on the outside. However, one catch is that the observation decks only face east and west, so a 360 degree view of Shanghai is absent. The glass was cloudy too and the Shanghai Tower had better views.
  • October 6, 2017
    You'll thank yourself if it is a clear day and you love big cities. Great views.
  • June 19, 2017
    This building is nuts!!!! so high in the sky, definitely not for the faint hearted. Seriously impressive building and can see the whole city from above. Give it a go and see how you feel once u get to the top and walk across the glass floor hundreds of metres up in the air!
  • September 24, 2017
    Very amazing building. A world of food and bars inside, also some great Google offices.

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