Introducing Shanghai Tower
Stands in the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings. The majestic high-rise boasts 127 floors above the ground and 5 floors below ground level. The whole project covers an area of 30,368 square meters. The building encompasses business, hotel, entertainment and sighting. With the height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower is now the tallest building in China, and the second in the world.
Shanghai Tower Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Shanghai Zhongxin Dasha 上海中心大厦
• Best Time to Visit: All year around
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 to 2 hours
• Things to Do: Photography, Architecture, Conferences
• Opening Hours: 09:00-18:30
• Entrance Fee: Free; ¥180/person for Top of Shanghai Exhibition Hall (B1) & Top of Shanghai Observatory (118F)
• Address: Lujiazui Financial Center, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
What to expect at Shanghai Tower
Placed in close proximity to Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower rises high above the skyline, its curved façade and spiraling form symbolizing the dynamic emergence of modern China. But its twisting form goes beyond just creating a unique appearance; wind tunnel tests confirm a 24 percent savings in structural wind loading when compared to a rectangular building of the same height.
More than a landmark, the mixed-use Shanghai Tower offers a sustainable way of living in a vertical city, with a unique mix of restaurants, shops, offices, and hotels spaced throughout the building. Shanghai Tower’s program is organized into nine vertical zones. Each of these vertical neighborhoods rise from a sky lobby, a light-filled garden atrium that creates a sense of community and supports daily life with a varied program catering to tenants and visitors. The sky lobbies function much like traditional town plazas and squares, bringing people together throughout the day. These civic spaces recall the city’s historic open courtyards, which merge interiors with exteriors in a landscaped setting.
Shanghai Tower is one of the most sustainably advanced tall buildings in the world. A central aspect of Shanghai Tower’s design is the transparent second skin that wraps around the entire building. The ventilated atriums it encloses conserve energy by modulating the temperature within the void. The space acts as a buffer between the inside and outside, warming up the cool outside air in the winter and dissipating heat from the interior in the summer. Shanghai Tower also notably employs a tri-cogeneration system, a grey water/rainwater system, and several renewable energy sources.
Visitor can explore the Top of Shanghai Exhibition Hall on B1 floor. The area is equipped with high-tech multimedia effects, where you will immerse in the mystery and wonder of the skyscraper. Take the fastest elevator to the 118th floor is the Top of Shanghai Observatory. At the 546-meter high observation deck, you can have a panoramic view of Shanghai ironic skyline. Visitors can also see the 1,000-ton damper that stabilizer tower on the 125th floor, and enjoy world class music with a special experience on the 126th floor.
How to get to Shanghai Tower
• Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station (Exit 6) or Dongchanglu Station (Exit 4).
• Take bus No. 82, 314, 454, 584, 607, 783, 796, 977 or Taigao Line to Pudong Nanlu Dongchanglu Station.
• Take bus No. 86, 795 or Hunan Line and get off at Pudonglu Dongchanglu station.
• Take bus No. 01, 85, 454, 584,783, 798, 799, 922, Tunnel Line 3 or Line 4 to Century Avenue Oriental Hospital Station.
Additional travel advice on Shanghai Tower
• At the reception desk of 1F and 2F, visitors can rent umbrellas, mobile chargers and inquire information.
• At the Customer Service Center of B2, visitors can borrow wheelchairs and baby strollers.
• FREE Wi-Fi environment covered in public area of the building with simply registration.