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Shanghai World Financial Center
上海環球金融中心
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The Shanghai World Financial Center in March 2017
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, hotel, museum, observation, parking garage, retail
Architectural style Neo-Futurism
Location 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
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Construction started 27 August 1997
Completed 2008
Opening 28 August 2008
Cost RMB ¥ 8.17 billion
(USD $ 1.20 billion)
Owner Shanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd.
Height
Architectural 492.0 m (1,614.2 ft)
Tip 494.3 m (1,621.7 ft)
Roof 487.4 m (1,599.1 ft)
Top floor 474.0 m (1,555.1 ft)
Observatory 474 m (1,555.1 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 101 (3 below ground)
Floor area 381,600 m2 (4,107,500 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 91 + 33 escalators
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Developer Mori Building Co.
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP
Main contractor China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a 492 m (1,614 ft) high skyscraper in Shanghai, China. It has 101 storeys and is currently the third tallest building in the world, because Burj Khalifa is the tallest. Inside the building, there are offices, hotels and shopping malls.

This building's roof is actually higher than Taipei 101's roof, but Taipei 101 has a spire on top, making Taipei 101 taller than Shanghai World Financial Center.


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