Oriental Pearl Tower

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Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower
东方明珠广播电视塔
Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.jpg
The Oriental Pearl Tower in December 2014
General information
Type Communication, hotel, observation, restaurant
Location Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°14′31″N 121°29′42″E / 31.242°N 121.495°E / 31.242; 121.495Coordinates: 31°14′31″N 121°29′42″E / 31.242°N 121.495°E / 31.242; 121.495
Construction started 30 July 1991 (1991-07-30)[1]
Completed 1 October 1994 (1994-10-01)[1]
Height
Antenna spire 467.9 m (1,535 ft)
Top floor 350.0 m (1,148 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd.
Developer Shanghai Oriental Group Co. Ltd.

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower [2] is notable because it was was the tallest building in China from 1994 to 2007. This tall building in Shanghai, China is used to broadcast television. The tower is 468 meters tall.

The tower is in the Lujiazui neighbourhood in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai. At the bottom of the tower, there are three large columns. There are also eleven spheres in the tower of different sizes. The tower is supposed to make the viewer think that pearls are dropping onto an jade plate.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower". Shanghai Highlights. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. Chinese: 东方明珠塔; pinyin: Dōngfāng Míngzhūtǎ; Shanghainese: Tonfon Mintsyta, official name: 东方明珠广播电视塔
  3. "The Oriental Pearl Tower". Shanghai Guide. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 

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