Skyscraper Tour Shanghai
May 24, 2019
Skyscraper Tour Shanghai
After flying a drone at Shanghai Bund this vlog gives a skyscraper tour of Shanghai City. Mega skyscrapers include the Shanghai Tower (2nd tallest in the world and No.1 highest viewing deck), Shanghai World Financial Center Tower (‘The Bottle Opener’), The Oriental Pearl Tower and The Jin Mao Tower. These are some of the most tallest and amazing skyscrapers in the world.
The Shanghai Tower
632-metre (2,073 ft), 124 stories, which is currently (at time of writing) the 2nd tallest building in the world. It has highest observation deck in the world, higher than Burj Khalifa. American firm, Gensler designed the building, with Shanghainese architect Jun Xia taking the lead on design. Jun Xia said, “It does not seek to be the world’s tallest, to be sure, but it certainly aspires to be the tallest green building.” LEED® Platinum Certification, though the building’s actual carbon footprint will depend on management. The tower collects and reuses rainwater for the heating and air conditioning, and reduces the need for AC by using double-layered glass. This architectural marvel is beautiful with its spiral-shaped design. There are tons of public venues that make the tower an amazing place to spend the day. Hit the Sky Gardens and Sky Museum as well as all the great shops throughout the building. Shanghai Tower has another record-breaking feat to its name–the world’s fastest elevator, which takes you from the lobby to the 118th floor in just 55 seconds. That’s 42.8 mph.
The Oriental Pearl Tower
Completed in 1994 was the highest structure at that time period in china at 468 m(1,535 feet). It took 4 years to build. An tv antenna at the top broadcasts TV and radio programs andextends the construction by another 118 m (387 ft) to a total height of 468 m (1,535 ft). The building designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin.The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night. The tower features 11 spheres, defferent sizes. The two largest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 m (164 ft) for the lower and 45 m (148 ft) for the upper. Three columns, each 9 m (30 ft) in diameter link the spheres.The entire tower is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.
The Shanghai World Financial Center
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineers. At 492 metres (1,614.2 ft) its the 9th tallest building in the world and the fourth tallest structure in Mainland China. The highest observation deck is on the 100th floor at 474 m (1,555 ft) high. The obvious feature of the building is this hole at the top. The original design created controversy so the design was then changed to how it is now. Foreigners and Chinese a like informally refer to the building as “the bottle opener”. Metal replicas of the building that function as actual bottle openers are sold in the tower’s gift shop.
Jin Mao Tower
An 93- landmark skyscraper . It is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Designed by the Chicago firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). Its postmodern form, whose complexity rises as it ascends, draws on traditional Chinese architecture such as the tiered pagoda, gently stepping back to create a rhythmic pattern as it rises.
The Shanghai World Financial Center, The Shanghai Tower and The Jin Mao Tower form the world’s first adjacent grouping of three supertall skyscrapers.
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Russell is a Chartered RIBA Architect from the UK living and working in Tanzania.
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