Shanghai World Financial Center

Coordinates: 31°14′12″N 121°30′10″E / 31.23667°N 121.50278°E / 31.23667; 121.50278
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Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center in March 2017
Shanghai World Financial Center is located in Shanghai
Shanghai World Financial Center
Location within Shanghai
General information
TypeOffice, hotel, museum, observation, parking garage, retail
Architectural styleNeo-Futurism
Location100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Coordinates31°14′12″N 121°30′10″E / 31.23667°N 121.50278°E / 31.23667; 121.50278
Construction started27 August 1997
Opening28 August 2008
CostRMB ¥ 8.17 billion
(USD $ 1.20 billion)
OwnerShanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd.
Architectural492.0 m (1,614.2 ft)
Tip494.3 m (1,621.7 ft)
Roof487.4 m (1,599.1 ft)
Top floor474.0 m (1,555.1 ft)
Observatory474 m (1,555.1 ft)
Technical details
Floor count101 (3 below ground)
Floor area381,600 m2 (4,107,500 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators91 + 33 escalators
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pedersen Fox
DeveloperMori Building Co.
Structural engineerLeslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP
Main contractorChina State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a 492 m (1,614 ft) high skyscraper in Shanghai, China.[3] It has 101 storeys and is currently the third tallest building in the world, because Burj Khalifa is the tallest. Inside the building, there are offices, hotels and shopping malls.

This building's roof is actually higher than Taipei 101's roof, but Taipei 101 has a spire on top, making Taipei 101 taller than Shanghai World Financial Center.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shanghai World Financial Center – The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  2. "Shanghai World Financial Center". Retrieved 10 April 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Shanghai World Financial Center". Emporis. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  4. "Shanghai tops out world's third-tallest building". China Daily. 15 September 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2013.