Shanghai Tower by Gensler Gets Finishing Touch

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The final steel beam was installed on Shanghai’s tallest building on Sunday, This super-tall, 632-meter tower will be sited in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, adjacent the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center.

The final steel beam is lifted to the top of the Shanghai Tower Photo: Xinhua

The final steel beam is lifted to the top of the Shanghai Tower – Photo: Xinhua

As the skyline’s most prominent icon, the tower’s transparent, spiral form will showcase cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set new standards for green community. Shanghai Tower will house Class-A office space, entertainment venues, retail, a conference center, a luxury hotel and cultural amenity spaces.

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Gu Jianping, president of Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd., said the company will now mainly focus on interior and exterior decoration.

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The tower will be registered for a high level of building certification from the China Green Building Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council.

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The Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui financial and trade zone in the city’s Pudong New Area is expected to open in the middle of next year.

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