Last Friday, I had important meeting at the Grant Hyatt in the Jin Mao Tower. I was told of the meeting in the morning, and directly rushed to the tower. (I was actually sent an email 22:00 PM or later the previous day, while I was at 5G Review).
I found it is long before my last time taking random pictures while I move in the city. Maybe Dan Li is right. I suffer from burnout a little bit, so I don’t have time to pay attention to the details of life. The May holiday is not far. So… I believe I can have a good rest in that 7 days.
Shanghai World Financial Center
Before entering Jin Mao tower, I noticed (obviously) that the Shanghai World Financial Center is much taller than the last observation
It is around 20 floors so far. It is not a short building already, but it is only at its very early stage in the 101 floor plan.
From the second floor (where the big conference room and ball rooms reside) of the Jin Mao Tower, looking east, you get this great scene:
The taller neighbor of Jin Mao Tower is growing taller and taller.
Jin Mao Tower in the Previous Night
Look at the moon between the Jin Mao Tower (on the left) and the meeting facility buliding on the right.
Life in a City with Many High-Raising Building
Many people like high-raising buildings. So do I. I was keen to learn the name of all skyscapers, and metrics about the building. However, recently, I mean in the last one year, I start to get bored of the high buildings. Just like the Moon by Jin Mao Tower picture shows, it is not as pleasant to me as the picture of a Chinese ancient-style garden.
More than 6000 tall buildings (more than 11 floors) were built in Shanghai between 1990 and 2004.
Here is the list of top 50 higest buildings in Shanghai by Emporis.com:
02. Jin Mao Tower
04. Plaza 66
05. Tomorrow Square
11. Maxdo Centre
14. Raffles Square
15. Changfeng Hotel
18. King Tower
22. Lippo Plaza
30. Bund Center
32. The Center
36. CITIC Square
38. Bao’an Tower
43. Aurora Plaza
45. Ciro’s Plaza
46. Union Square I
47. Union Square II
49. Citigroup Tower
very nice pic of the moon.
when the building is complete how many feet will it be? Will it be taller than the soon to be freedom tower? thanks.
Thanks for your insightful coverage. I have blogged some of this info on http://shanghaiwfc.biz/. I am a graduate student in Portland, Or, USA majoring in sustainable development, international (asia-focused) business, logistics, and Chinese (hard).
I am fascinated by the expanding market occuring in China and this building in particular as it a great example of the whole environment of growth and expansion and economic movment.
I will be there with my Graduate program in March–“PSU MIM”–hopefully we can meet then!
I was thinking of looking up some of them newspaper websites, but am glad I came here instead. Although glad is not quite the right word let me just say I needed this after the incessant chatter in the media, and am grateful to you for articulating something many of us are feeling – even from distant shores.