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Jin Mao Tower
金茂大厦
General information
Location Shanghai, China
Construction started 1994
Completed 1999
Height
Antenna spire 420 metres (1,380 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 88

The Jin Mao Tower is an 88-story (93 if counting the floors in the spire) landmark skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It contains a shopping mall, offices and the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel, which at the time of completion was the highest hotel in the world.

Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower it is part of the Lujiazui skyline seen from the Bund. It was the tallest building in China from its completion in 1999 until 2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center which is located close by. The Shanghai Tower, a 121-story building located next to these two buildings, surpassed the height of both these buildings in 2015.

Skywalk

Shanghai panorama 2006
A view from the Jin Mao Tower's Skywalk

The Skywalk, a 1,520 m2 (16,400 sq ft) indoor observation deck with a capacity of 1,000+ people, occupies the 88th floor of the building. In addition to the panoramic views of Shanghai, it offers a topside view of the hotel atrium below.

It also includes a small post office. Access is through two express elevators from the basement that travel at 9.1 m/s and take 45 seconds to reach the top.

Occupants

The 3-level basement has a food court, while the first two floors include the Hyatt's conference and banquet facilities. The first six floors include a shopping mall, restaurants, and nightclubs, include Pu-J's.

The lower 50 floors (in the first 4 segments of the tower) are made up of 123,000 m2 (1,320,000 sq ft) of offices, divided into 5 elevator zones (3-6, 7-17, 18-29, 30-40, and 41-50). Office spaces are open-plan (column-free), with a floor-to-floor gross height of 4.0 m (13.1 ft) and net height of 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in).

The hotel floors also feature:

  • The Piano Bar, a jazz club.
  • The hotel lobby and Grand Café, served by an express elevator from the tower's ground floor.
  • Canton, a high-end Cantonese restaurant that takes up the entire floor.
  • A collection of restaurants
  • Club Oasis, a fitness club featuring what was once the world's highest swimming pool.
  • The highest level of rooms in the hotel and elevators to the two levels above
  • Club Jin Mao, a Shanghainese restaurant.
  • Cloud 9, a sky bar with panoramic view.

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