Coming Soon: Shanghai & The Park Hyatt
© yohanes.budiyanto, 2008
One of the most spectacular city views in the world: Shanghai. What is interesting about Shanghai is its mixture of old and new, East and West; Colonial and Ancient Chinese; Classical and Modern architecture; all side-by-side amidst this bustling metropolis.
Pictured here is a sweeping view of Pudong area with its crowning landmarks: Jin Mao Tower and Oriental Pearl TV Tower; and on the background is the older part of the city, known as Puxi, most famous for its waterfront promenade aptly called The Bund.
This spectacular view is taken from the top floor of the Shanghai World Financial Tower (SWFC), which currently holds these titles temporarily until the Burj Dubai completed for official listing:
a. The World's tallest building, with the highest occupied floor (Level 101, at 474m)
b. The World's tallest building: height to the top of the roof (492m)
For abit of building comparison:
In Shanghai, the top floor of Jin Mao Tower on Level 88 is 366m only, and with its spire, Jin Mao's height is only at 421m.
The main observation platform at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is at 263m, with the highest observation level (Space Module) at 350m only. Total height of the tower is at 468m.
Now in comparison to current world's tallest building, Taipei 101, the top floor here is at 439.2m (SWFC is at 474m); while the roof is at 449.2m; and with its spire / antenna, it is at 509.2m.
See more here for towers comparison with other tallest buildings in the world