Shanghai Tower, China


The Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Designed by Gensler, it will be the tallest of a group of three supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Upon its completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft).

At the time of its completion, the Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It will also become China's tallest structure of any kind, surpassing the 600-metre (2,000 ft) Canton Tower in Guangzhou. However, it will be exceeded in height by another Chinese skyscraper, the Ping'an International Finance Center, which is planned to reach a height of 660 metres (2,170 ft) upon its completion in 2016.


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