Shanghai Tower

No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

4.5
The Shanghai Tower (Chinese: 上海中心大厦; pinyin: Shànghǎi Zhōngxīn Dàshà; Shanghainese: Zånhe Tsonshin Dasa; literally: "Shanghai Centre Tower") is a 632-metre (2,073 ft), 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai.. 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 metres per second (74 km/h; 46 mph). It is the world's second-tallest building by height to architectural top. 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 Centre. 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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  • gabriel garcia

    5
    - 31 August 2018 -

    Talk about an impressive skyscraper even just standing at the base with the Bottle Opener and Jin Mao towering as well. Unfortunately I only had a 24 hour layover and the observation deck was closed due to horrible weather. The staff was extremely nice

  • Marcin M.

    3
    - 26 August 2018 -

    The view from the tower is really a great experience. The service is still quite primitive: the ticket office without proper information, not clear that you can buy a ticket in at least 2 different places. We got ticket to the top which is not the top of tower and the lady did not explain that there is a higher deck to visit (how the tourist would know that the top doesn't mean the top of tower?). On the medium deck you can't buy an additional ticket to the real top observatory (very strange). The glass glares, so makes making photos quite difficult.

  • Zohra Kajee

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    It's a great viewpoint to go to view the stunning city of Shanghai. It's good to plan to go at around sunset so not only can you see the sunset high up, but you can also catch both the day and night views of the city. Shanghai during the night with all its bright lights is definitely a must see. And the que was not bad in the last few hours before closing. Watch out for long ques on public holidays and during the holiday season.

  • Mi Bome

    5
    - 18 July 2018 -

    What an amazing architecture! It must take the best engineering in the world to construct such a design. The twisted shape, the slim inner core that holds all the weight of the 630m tall structure, the 1000 tons (!) heavy damper on top, the completely free standing outer glass facade that is as high as the tower and that is not mounted on the actual tower, the huge atriums between the inner and outer facade, the amazing light illumination, the design themes inside the building, and, and, and. I do not know any comparable building. And then there is the speed and record time in which it was built and completed, as if it was the easiest thing in the world to build such a monumental tower. In fact I cannot even start to comprehend how much excellence it requires to put such a dream into reality. Cudos!

  • Kyung Cho

    5
    - 11 July 2018 -

    If you saw the amazing view of the iconic skyline and the Shanghai Tower from The Bund, what are you waiting for? Go across the river to the Pudong District and take the one of the fastest elevator ride to the top of the Shanghai Tower. You are able to experience a bird's eye view of the city from the tallest building in Shanghai, and the second tallest skyscraper in the world. The view from the Shanghai observation deck will make you fall in love with the city...

  • Kai Pirttiniemi

    5
    - 10 July 2018 -

    Excellent views over the city when the weather was absolutely great. I'd say Shanghai Tower is far better than the Pearl TV Tower which is a lot shorter and a lot more crowded. Definitely recommend the Shanghai Tower 上海中心!

  • Rokko Lombardo

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    Amazing experience. We went there on Saturday,, but the queue at the entry was not very long. Before going up, there is a really nice museum about skyscrapers, really interesting. The fastest elevator in the world goes up to 108th floor with an speed of 18m per second.

  • Scott Vaughan

    5
    - 19 April 2018 -

    Awesome experience. I believe this is the second tallest building in the world. The elevator ride is really fun and fast. The views for the top are amazing. I went up on a clear night and you could see lights forever.

  • Dhananjay Kumar

    5
    - 21 December 2017 -

    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.

  • Xiaofan Li

    5
    - 21 December 2017 -

    The observatory has good view and is relatively new. It costs 150RMB to go up (your ear will pop). Make sure to go on a clear day tho.

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