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Height: Occupied
561.3 m / 1,841 ft
 
Height: To Tip
632 m / 2,073 ft
Height: Architectural
632 m / 2,073 ft
 
Shanghai Tower Outline
Height: Observatory
561.3 m / 1,841 ft
Floors Above Ground
128
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
106
Top Elevator Speed
18 m/s
Tower GFA
420,000 m² / 4,520,842 ft²
Development GFA
521,000 m² / 5,607,997 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
320
# of Parking Spaces
1,100

Facts

Official Name Shanghai Tower
Other Names Shanghai Center
Structure Type Building
Status Topped Out
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address & Map Lujiazui Financial Center, Pudong New Area
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2015

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
Architect
Design Gensler
Architect of Record Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.; ECADI
Structural Engineer Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer Cosentini
Project Manager Shanghai Jianke Project Management Co.
Main Contractor Shanghai Construction Group
Other Consultant
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Landscape SWA
• Life Safety Arup
Vertical Transportation Edgett Willams Consulting Group Inc.
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co., Ltd.; Wuhan Lingyun Building Decoration Engineering Co Ltd.; Yuanda
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel Bao Steel Group; Jiangsu Huning Steel Mechanism Co., Ltd.

CTBUH Initiatives

Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
13-17 Oct 2013 – Tour Report

Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
21 May 2013 – Event Report

International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Feb 2013 – CTBUH Publication

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Shanghai Tower

Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
13-17 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
Young Professionals Committee Hosts Shanghai Tower Presentation
21 May 2013, Chicago – Event Report
The designers of Shanghai Tower presented to a capacity crowd at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, at an event hosted by the Young Professionals Committee.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Feb 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Tour Report
Scheduled for completion in 2014, the tour of Shanghai Tower offered a unique glimpse into the construction of the megatall building.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 3
Aug 2012, Shanghai – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 3 includes 10 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Shanghai Congress Important Steering Committee Meeting
Feb 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
A major meeting of the Shanghai Congress Local Steering Committee was held in the very appropriate setting of the Shanghai Tower construction site.
Shanghai 2012: Important Meetings
Jan 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
CTBUH Chair Timothy Johnson and Executive Director Antony Wood were in Shanghai recently for meetings with the Congress Steering Committee and other significant Congress partners.
The Tallest 20 in 2020
7 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
CTBUH Presents at Suzhou Elevator Expo
22 Mar 2011, Suzhou – Event Report
CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks presented on Global Tall Buildings Trends as part of the Expo Trade Fair.
Korea Chapter 2010 Conference
26 Aug 2010, Seoul – Event Report
The Korean CTBUH Conference 2010 was held at Seoul Olympic Parktel Olympia Hall and hosted by the CTBUH Korea.
Shanghai Expo and Meetings Report
May 2010, Shanghai – Tour Report
Executive Director Antony Wood visited China to attend and speak at the Shanghai Expo. While in China, the foundation was set for the CTBUH 9th World Congress.
Discovering Asia, from Moscow
22 Apr-1 May 2009, Shanghai – Tour Report
Elena Shuvalova, the CTBUH Country Representative for Russia reports on the 4th Russian Intellectual Business.

Global News

Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai

Vertical Development for Future Cities Proposed in Shanghai
3 Mar 2014 – Shanghai

Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai

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Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
4 Aug 2014 – Shanghai, China
The final steel beam was installed on China’s soon-to-be tallest building, Shanghai Tower, with the skyscraper reaching its designed height of 632 meters. The 137-story…
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Vertical Development for Future Cities Proposed in Shanghai
3 Mar 2014 – Shanghai, China
PinkCloud, an architecture collective in Copenhagen, has developed the proposal FLIP/CITY SHANGHAI, which vertically flips the horizontal urban streetscape, in the hope…
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Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
17 Feb 2014 – Shanghai, China
The two daredevils who scaled the under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower have prompted tighter security controls from tall building owners, who previously authorized…
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Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
28 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
Onward and upward, the Shanghai Tower has reached its final stages of construction, exceeding 600 meters, and is set to top off at 632 meters. Shanghai Tower will be one…
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Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
8 Jan 2014 – Shanghai, China
The state-owned developer of Shanghai Tower, China’s next tallest building, is hiring a leasing agent to sell space in the building, a highly unusual move in China,…
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FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
26 Nov 2013 – Shanghai, China
A recent article from The Financial Times delves into the Shanghai Tower and its implications to Chinese society and its much-talked-about sustainability. The Shanghai…
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Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
6 Sep 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai skyline has been transformed by the recently topped-out Shanghai Tower. At the 2013 Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, chief engineer Qing Ge of Shanghai…
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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
2 Aug 2013 – Shanghai, China
Topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower were held in the Jujiazui financial hub of Shanghai on August 2. The ¥15 billion (US$2.4 billion) tower, whose concrete core…
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Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
16 Apr 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial…
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Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
19 Feb 2013 – Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower, which is slated to be the world's second tallest building upon completion, is featured by Popular Science in a recent article. Engineers involved in…

Videos

Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out
Aug 2013 – Shanghai Television

Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
10 Jun 2013 – Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE

Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
10 Jun 2013 – Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott

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Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out
Aug 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Shanghai Television; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In honor of the topping out ceremonies for the Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Television broadcast this Chinese-language video, featuring Executive Director Antony Wood.
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
10 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting…
Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
10 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott
The next generation of tall buildings will be judged on more than sheer height or aesthetic appearance. In the context of sustainability, they will also be judged on more…
Fazlur Kahn Lifetime Achievement Medal: A Lifetime’s Engineering Collaboration
17 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Charles Thornton & Richard Tomasetti, Thornton Tomasetti
The partnership between Charles Thornton and Richard Tomasetti has provided the backbone for many of the most dramatic and innovative tall buildings around the world.…
Advanced Supertall Building Design in Hot-Summer and Cold-Winter Climates
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianqiang Li, ISA Architecture
Climate adaptive design is a prerequisite for designing sustainable tall buildings. This presentation seeks to investigate currently available advanced design techniques…
BIM Applications in the Shanghai Tower Construction
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Qing Ge, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The construction of supertall mixed-use projects is a complex and integrated activity which has been a significant challenge to construction management due to its wide…
High-rise Construction Risk Control Technology and Management
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yu Huang, Shanghai Jian Ke Engineering
Modern supertall buildings have become one of the most significant examples of iconic economic development and urbanization underway in mainland China as well as one of…
Interview: Public Space
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer
Robert Pratt of Tishman Speyer is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Robert discusses the changing wants of…
Mitsubishi Elevator Equipment in Shanghai Tower
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jack Qiao, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Inazawa Works
Shanghai Tower will contain 106 elevator units upon completion. Several world-records will be broken by the system, including: (1) the fastest single deck elevator at 18…
Interview: Biomimicry
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Kenneth Drucker, HOK
Kenneth Drucker of HOK is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Kenneth discusses biomimicry and its use in making…
Interview: Constructing the Shanghai Tower
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Jun Xia, Gensler
Jun Xia of Gensler is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Jun discusses the design and construction of The…
Interview: Management of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Tony Long, CBRE
Tony Long of CBRE is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Tony talks about the management of tall buildings and…
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jiemin Ding, CEO, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Shanghai Tower’s unique inner and outer curtain wall system, which creates an inhabitable “double-skin” zone, made the technical aspects of the façade a challenging task…
Interview: Design of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Jian Ping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
Jian Ping Gu of Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co Ltd. is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Jian…
Interview: Efficiency and Functionality in Building Systems
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design
Mehdi Jalayerian of Environmental Systems Design is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Mehdi discusses the MEP…
Interview: Marketing of Tall Buildings
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; William Murray, Wordsearch
William Murray of Wordsearch is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. William discusses the marketing of tall…
Interview: Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group
Jiemin Ding of Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co. is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Jiemin Ding…
Key Technologies in the Structure of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Gong, Shanghai Construction Group
The Shanghai Tower, at 121 floors and 632 meters, will be the tallest building in China when completed in 2015, and likely the second tallest building in the world. The…
Plenary 1: Asia Tall Q & A
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Plenary 1 panelists including Jianping Gu, President, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development and Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture take questions…
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging,…
Shanghai Tower: Re-thinking the Vertical City
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
More important than Shanghai Tower’s shear height is the innovation it delivers - in its twisting, crystalline form; in the vertical zones of rich multi-functions; in the…
Spatially Suspending and Twisting Curtain Walls’ Design Essentials
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; BaoLiGao MengGen, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry
Due to the multi-level flexible suspension system in the Shanghai Tower, as well as the project’s complex and twisting form, the requirements of the curtain wall design…
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti
The team behind Shanghai Tower faced a number of unique structural challenges which required innovative solutions in the design and construction of the 632m-tall tower.…
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower’s Form and Façade
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler
The realization of one of the most sustainable supertall towers in the world was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced…
Track 2: Shanghai Tower in Detail Q & A
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
Panel consisting of: Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler; Yi Zhu & Steve Zuo, Thornton Tomasetti; Jiemin Ding, Tongji Architectural Design Group; and Jian Gong, Shanghai…
Interview: Shanghai Tower and Ping An Finance Center
17 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti
Dennis Poon of Thornton Tomasetti is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Dennis discusses two megatall towers…
Interview: Tall Construction in China
17 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Timothy Johnson, NBBJ
Timothy Johnson of NBBJ is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Timothy discusses the future of tall construction…
Curtain Wall Design and Construction of Shanghai Tower
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Tony Wang, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering
An introduction to the curtain wall of the landmark building in Shanghai named Shanghai Tower, including the building composition; design key points, application of BIM…
Movements in The Worlds Tallest Double Skin Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Marshall Strabala, 2DEFINE Architecture
The Shanghai Tower: the world’s tallest double skin building creates a challenge that needs to accommodate an unprecedented amount of movement. This presentation will be…
Shanghai 2014: Vertical, Sustainable and Humane
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Benedict J. Tranel, Gensler
Density, complexity and sustainability are intricately interconnected in developing Chinese cities. Current horizontal development is destructive and unsustainable. Tall…
Sustainable World Cities: Shanghai Looking Forward
2 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Michel St. Pierre, Gensler
While the world notes Shanghai’s prosperity, the city’s vision may provide a model for other global cities to follow. The Shanghai 2010 expo theme emphasizes…
Interview: Shanghai Tower
21 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Arthur Gensler, Gensler
Arthur Gensler of Gensler Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Arthur talks…
Shanghai Tower: Completing a Supertall Trio
21 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Arthur Gensler, Gensler
Located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in the heart of Shanghai’s Pudong neighborhood, Shanghai Tower rises to complete a trio of towers including the adjacent…

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Closing the Gap between Fantasy and Reality: Pushing Current Technologies Into the Future
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III

Shanghai Tower: Re-Thinking the Vertical City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai

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Closing the Gap between Fantasy and Reality: Pushing Current Technologies Into the Future
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
The tall building is a discrete architectural type. The causal aspects of its evolution can assist in determining which aspects will be of the most benefit in pushing the…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239…
Shanghai Tower: Re-Thinking the Vertical City
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Ping Gu, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
The construction of the Shanghai Tower breaks through conventional design methods and explores the possibilities of future supertall architectural approaches. These…
Advanced Supertall Building Design in Hot-Summer and Cold- Winter Climates
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jianqiang Li, ISA Architecture
Climate adaptive design is a prerequisite for designing sustainable tall buildings. With rapid globalization and urbanization, different kinds of techniques and…
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jiemin Ding, Jiupeng Li, Zhijun He & Yin Hu, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji
The 126-story, 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is sited in Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, with a structural height of 580 meters. It will be the landmark of…
Key Technologioes in the Structure of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jian Gong, Shanghai Construction Group Co. Ltd; Hong Zhou, Shanghai No.1 Construction Co. Ltd
As the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower is a high-rise building with complicated structures which are very difficult…
Mitsubishi Elevator Equipment in Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Ikuo Nakazawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Inazawa Works
Shanghai Tower has a height of more than 600 meters above the ground and consists of five zones of skirt building zone, office zone, hotel zone, boutique office zone and…
Shanghai Tower’s Versatile Energy Management System
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Zhongli Chen & Lei Shi, ISA Architecture
This paper will discuss the idea of controlling and managing the central air conditioning system of skyscrapers during the entire building life cycle. Taking the Shanghai…
Spatially Suspending and Twisting Curtain walls' Design Essential
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bao Li Gao, Meng Gen, Shuguo Zhao, Yongjun Li & Hang Liu, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co.,Ltd.
The Shanghai Tower exterior curtain wall has a complex twisting form with a multi-level flexible suspended support system. The curtain wall design is unique and difficult…
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Steve Zuo & Guoyong Fu, Thornton Tomasetti
This paper discusses the structural challenges and solutions of the 632m tall Shanghai Tower. A unique “Core-Outrigger-Mega Frame” lateral system is used to meet China…
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower's Form and Façade
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jun Xia & Michael Peng, Gensler
The most sustainable super-tall tower in the world was only made possible by using innovative design ideas, integrated technology, and advanced tools. This paper is…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Elasto-Plastic Time-History Analysis of the Shanghai Tower Under Rare Earthquakes
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Hao Qin, Xianzhong Zhao, Yiyi Chen & Ben Wang, Tongji University
The Shanghai Tower, designed to be 124 stories of 636m height and currently under construction, will be the tallest building in China. The structure of the building…
Case Study: Shanghai Tower
Apr 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Jun Xia, Gensler; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; Douglas C. Mass, Cosentini Associates
As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall…

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