Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides nine separate zones divided between office, retail and leisure use.[5][7][14]. [48] By the end of 2012, the tower had reached the 90th floor, standing approximately 425 meters (1,394 ft) tall. This allowed the construction team to use considerably less steel. It is the second tallest (after Burj Khalifa) building in the world. Standing proud along the [46] In the first months of 2012, cracks began appearing in the roads near the tower's construction site. Architecture with a twist. The Shanghai Tower’s design firm proclaimed the building as “the greenest super high-rise building on earth.”. [60], In 2020, major water leaks broke out from the 60th to the 9th floor of the tower which damaged a large quantity of office equipment and electronics. At last, two designs came from Gensler and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill were shortlisted for the final election, the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's design showing a pinnacle shaped tower while in the design of Gensler the tower is twisted in s… Each 2-level sky lobby serves as a community center for that zone of the building, with such amenities as food and beverage and conference rooms. The flowing spiraling form of the tower was generated from a rounded triangular plan. Shanghai Tower can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. [17] Since opening the tower has had significant maintenance issues and remains largely unoccupied. State-backed developer Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co. views the modern design as … SHANGHAI: The world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist — a 120-degree twist, to be exact. At 2,073 feet tall, Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China, and the second tallest in the world. It’s the second tallest building in the world. [42][43] A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 29 November 2008, after the tower had passed an environmental impact study. 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. [61] According to the local newspaper Shanghai Observer [zh], there were misinformation videos circulating online showing that the tower's ceiling was collapsed, but was in fact from a shopping center in Nanning 2016. [29] The tower's sub-levels provide parking spaces for 1,800 vehicles.[3]. [56] The tower's interior construction and electrical fitting-out were completed in late 2014. [6], A repetitive slip-forming process was used to construct the tower's core floor by floor. [9] It is the world's second-tallest building by height to architectural top and it shares the record (along with the Ping An Finance Center) of having the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m.[10] It had the world's second-fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second (74 km/h; 46 mph) until 2017,[11][12] when it was surpassed by the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, with its top speed of 21 meters per second (76 km/h; 47 mph). This rounded triangle was derived from the relationship between the curved bank of Huangpu River, Jin Mao Tower, and the Shanghai World Financial Center. [52], In January 2014, the tower's crown structure passed the 600-meter (2,000 ft) mark when its construction entered its final phase. Shanghai: The world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist a 120 degree twist, to … The Shanghai Tower has an elegant design that twists a full 120 degrees to mitigate the effects of punishing winds. Completion Date: 2017. [20], The Shanghai Tower is owned by Yeti Construction and Development, a consortium of state-owned development companies which includes Shanghai Chengtou Corp., Shanghai Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone Development Co., and Shanghai Construction Group. Although the building was originally scheduled to open to the public in November 2014, the actual public-use date slipped considerably. [25], Both layers of the façade are transparent, and retail and event spaces are provided at the tower's base. Shanghai (AFP) - The world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist -- a 120-degree twist, to be exact. Designed by international design firm Gensler and owned by the Shanghai Municipal Government,[2] it is the tallest of the world's first triple-adjacent supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai Tower is in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone of Pudong, with Shanghai World Financial Center to the east and Jin Mao Tower to the north. These were blamed on ground subsidence, which was likely caused by excessive groundwater extraction in the Shanghai area, rather than by the weight of the Shanghai Tower. In the event of a fire or other emergency, the building's shuttle elevators are designed to evacuate occupants from specially-designed refuge floors located at regular intervals throughout the height of the tower. The Tower opened in 2015 and features 127 stories that rise above the clouds in spiral form that is at once romantic and practical, shedding huge wind forces while resembling a dragon’s serpentine tail. "[54] Gu Jianping, general manager of the Shanghai Tower Construction Company, expressed the firm's wish "to provide higher quality office and shopping space, as well as contribute to the completeness of the city skyline's and the entire region's functionality". For the design of Shanghai Tower, many international architectural firms had proposed many different designs, these firms includes Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Gensler, Foster + Partners and the local firm Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design. This attractive and distinctive form will be a milestone in Shanghai city for representing China as a global financial power. [5] The transparent façade is a unique design feature, because most buildings have only a single façade using highly reflective glass to reduce heat absorption, but the Shanghai Tower's double layer of glass eliminates the need for either layer to be opaqued. Floor Count: 80. [26] The tower can accommodate as many as 16,000 people daily. At 2,073 feet, the Shanghai Tower rises above SOM's pagoda-like Jin Mao Tower (1,381 feet) and KPF's World Financial Center (1,615 feet) with its cutout top. Shanghai Tower is the winner of the Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize of 2018. Shanghai Tower (simplified Chinese: 上海中心大厦; traditional Chinese: 上海中心大廈; pinyin: Shànghǎi Zhōngxīn Dàshà; Shanghainese: Zånhe Tsonshin Dasa; lit. Box 205 Working closely with Gensler's design and technical teams to create a highly efficient core, Edgett created an elevator system in which office floors are served via 4 sky lobbies each served by double-deck shuttle elevators. Suite 10.03, 31, Market Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. ", "CNN: China unveils world's fastest elevator", "Hitachi reaches 1,260 m/min, the World's Fastest*1 Speed with Ultra-High-Speed Elevator", "Shanghai Tower Tops Out as Megatower Construction Presses On in China", "Taking Education to New Heights: Alum Designs Tallest Building in China", "Tallest Chinese building features indoor gardens", "Integrated design of technology and creative imagination on supertall building", "The Shanghai Tower: The Beginnings of a Green Revolution in China", "Shanghai Tower: A 'thermos flask' to the sky", "Shanghai Tower J Hotel on course to set the world record", "Shanghai Tower: World's second tallest skyscraper's lift opens travelling 18m a second", "World's fastest elevator: in China, but made in Japan", "Mitsubishi Electric Improves Speed of World's Fastest Elevators to 1,230 Meters per Minute", "Mitsubishi Electric to Install World's Fastest Elevators in Shanghai Tower", "The Shanghai Tower: One of World's Most Sustainable Skyscrapers", "World's Second-Tallest Building Opens With a Whimper After Delay", "Glass walls technological first for new tallest tower", "Shanghai draws up plan for nation's tallest building", "Construction of high-rise "Shanghai Center" to start", "Still building, China readies world's second-tallest skyscraper", "Shifting foundations threaten to undermine China's cities", "Huge, huger, hugest: Shanghai skyscrapers walking tour", "Tallest Lujiazui tower reaches 425 m, still growing", "Shanghai Tower Construction Continues Despite Rumors of salt in concrete sand", "Topping-out ceremony held for China's tallest building", "Gensler Tops Out China's Tallest Tower in Shanghai", "Shanghai Tower Reaches its Full Height of 632 Meters", "Shanghai Tower Fails to Meet High Leasing Hopes", China's tallest skyscraper is facing rental woes, reflecting wider issues in the market, https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/shanghais-ghost-tower-55-vacant-floors-44753/, "Video shows Shanghai Tower spring massive leak", "Shanghai Tower, China's tallest skyscraper, soars into the record books", No. [57] Following a report in June 2017, approximately 60% of its office space has been leased, but only 33% of those tenants have moved in, leaving entire floors of the tower empty; the luxury J hotel has also yet to open. … Filming in the middle of the world’s most populous city–not to mention getting on top of such a massive mega-structure–was no easy feat, but it was irresistible. Mindtree Limited , 1 Fullerton Road #02-01 049213 Singapore. Shanghai Tower rises to the sky like a tree, with a “trunk” made of a concrete core surrounded by steel super-columns, and “branches” to support mechanical and refuge floors at the base of each zone. Dream Big takes an up-close look at Shanghai Tower’s stunning glass façade, which twists in a triangle through 120 degrees as it soars, an elegant means of battling one of the biggest problems all super-tall buildings face: their vulnerability to fierce gusts that can stress the structure and cause upper floors to take on a dizzying sway. [21] The tower had an estimated construction cost of US$2.4 billion. [7] This reduced the amount of construction materials needed; the Shanghai Tower used 25% less structural steel than a conventional design of a similar height. Construction crews laid the final structural beam of the tower on 3 August 2013, thus topping out the tower as China's tallest, and the world's second-tallest, building. [7] The building is designed to capture rainwater for internal use, and to recycle a portion of its wastewater. [49] By 11 April 2013, the tower had reached 108 stories, standing over 500 meters (1,600 ft) tall and thusly exceeding the heights of its two adjacent supertall skyscrapers, the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center.[50]. [37] Construction practices were also sustainable. 2 High School Attached to East China Normal University, Pudong Foreign Languages School of Shanghai International Studies University, Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong, Wellington College International Shanghai, China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong, Shanghai China Merchants Plaza Office Building, Shanghai Property Information Exchange Center, Category:Buildings and structures in Shanghai, Guiyang International Financial Center Tower 1, Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1, Abenobashi Terminal Building Skyscraper (Abeno Harukas), List of architects of supertall buildings, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shanghai_Tower&oldid=988712324, Buildings and structures completed in 2014, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Articles containing simplified Chinese-language text, Articles containing traditional Chinese-language text, Articles with Chinese-language sources (zh), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, J Hotel Presidential Suite, Super Deluxe Room, Theme Restaurants, Luxury Boutique Wine Cellar, Banquet Hall, Swimming pool, Sky Lounge, Bar, Sky Gardens, Shanghai Center Grand Ballroom, Boutique Office Lobby, shops and restaurants, Office lobby, hotel lobbies, shops and restaurants, Sightseeing Floor entrance, shops and restaurants, Subway station entrance, shops and restaurants, Parking, cargo handling areas, hotels logistics, mechanical layer, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 20:39. [15], The design of the tower's glass façade, which completes a 120° twist as it rises, is intended to reduce wind loads on the building by 24%. Construction work on the tower began in November 2008[9] and topped out on 3 August 2013. The project team designed the tower’s glass outer façade – which has a 120° twist as it rises – to reduce the effects of wind on the building by up to 24%. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. [58] P.O. Its 258-room hotel, located between the 84th and 110th floors, is to be operated by Jin Jiang International Hotels as the Shanghai Tower J-Hotel, and at the time of its completion it will be the highest hotel in the world. The 128-floor tall building located in the Lujiazui region of Shanghai city of China. [2][6] Funding for the tower's construction was obtained from shareholders, bank loans, and Shanghai's municipal government. [7], The Shanghai Tower was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, with Shanghainese architect Jun Xia leading the design team. The Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world, features significant technological innovations, including a tapering asymmetrical form designed to reduce wind loads and a double curtain wall that creates an interstitial space for a series of garden atrium sky lobbies. Height: 984 feet. The W Hotel is just one component within Kemper Development Company’s 1.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use Lincoln Square Expansion project in Bellevue’s Eastside community. [59] As of 2019, 55 floors stood empty. [19] The first of these, the Jin Mao Tower, was completed in 1999; the adjacent Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) opened in 2008. Emporis, a real estate data mining company, just announced the winner of its 2015 Skyscraper Awards — not a typo, the company judges towers built in a given year the year after — and crowned the twisting Shanghai Tower as its winner. SHANGHAI: The world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist — a 120-degree twist, to be exact. The latest issue of AR explores the intimate elements of this giant, spiralling structure. [5][24] Each of these nine areas has its own atrium, featuring gardens, cafés, restaurants and retail space, and providing panoramic views of the city. The W Hotel is part of the 1.5 million square-foot mixed-use Lincoln Square Expansion project … The design of the tower’s glass facade, which completes a 120° twist as it rises, is intended to reduce wind loads on the building by 24%. The interior is a high/low extravaganza of color and pattern, like the lake house repository of a family’s cast-off treasures or the garage band’s flop house, all with a technical, modern twist. [iii] Gensler Company designed the tower according to three main components that are parametrically modified and twisted: The vertical transportation system of Shanghai Tower was designed by an American consultant, Edgett Williams Consulting Group, with principal Steve Edgett as a primary consultant. 2 / 16. 2-21 … [55] The tower's crown structure was completed in August 2014, and its façade was completed shortly after. Dream Big takes an up-close look at Shanghai Tower’s stunning glass façade, which twists in a triangle through 120 degrees as it soars, an elegant means of battling one of the biggest problems all super-tall buildings face: their vulnerability to fierce gusts that can stress the structure and cause upper floors to take on a dizzying sway. Shanghai Tower is the tallest building of China. [22][23], The tower takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other that total 128 floors, all enclosed by the inner layer of the glass facade. [5] Between that and the outer layer, which twists as it rises, nine indoor zones provide public space for visitors. Gensler's 632-metre-high Shanghai Tower is the world's tallest twisted building The tallest of these is Gensler's 632-metre-high Shanghai Tower – currently the second tallest building in the world. [15], The tower has faced problems attracting tenants due to the absence of all the necessary permits from the local fire department, and consequent impossibility to obtain the official occupancy permit (eventually obtained at end of June 2017). Mitsubishi supplied all of the tower's 149 elevators,[30] including three high-speed models capable of traveling 1,080 meters (3,540 ft) per minute (64.8 kilometers (40.3 mi) per hour). Local zones are served by single-deck elevators throughout the tower, and the observation deck at the top of the tower is served by three ultra-high-speed shuttle elevators that travel at 18 meters per second (40 mph), the highest speed yet employed for commercial building use. The building completes a 120-degree twist, and this, according to Gensler, is the “optimal rotation for minimising wind loads”, which will be cut by 24 per cent. 'Shanghai Center Building') is a 128-story, 632-meter (2,073 ft)-tall megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. The world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist -- a 120-degree twist, to be exact. The exterior was completed in summer 2015,[8][14] and work was considered complete in September 2015. To capture some of China’s forward-looking engineering in action, the MacGillivray Freeman team took a head-spinning excursion to the tallest skyscraper in China and the world’s 2nd tallest building: the Shanghai Tower. We used drone shots to get that birds-eye view of its amazing shape and design.”. [37] By early September 2012, the core had reached a height of 338 meters (1,109 ft). [13] The 828-metre Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, UAE, is the inspiration behind the design of 632-meter Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest, and the world’s second tallest tower. See all 206 Shanghai Tower tickets and tours on Tripadvisor. [5][36] In 2013, a Gensler spokesman described the tower as "the greenest super high-rise building on earth at this point in time". [40] Furthermore, rain and waste water are recycled to flush toilets and irrigate the tower's green spaces. [54], The principal architect of the project, Jun Xia, said: "With the topping out of Shanghai Tower, the Lujiazui trio will serve as a stunning representation of our past, our present, and China’s boundless future. By incorporating best practices in sustainability and high-performance design, by weaving the building into the urban fabric of Shanghai and drawing community life into the building, Shanghai Tower redefines the role of tall buildings in contemporary cities and raises the bar for the next generation of super-highrises. This reduced the amount of construction materials needed; the Shanghai Tower used 25% less structural steel than a conventional design of a similar height.

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