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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Shanghai Tower crowned world's second tallest skyscraper

It's official! The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has deemed our fair city's 632-meter tallShanghai Tower the second tallest skyscraper in the world. Suck on that Saudi Arabia!

The result of a six-year-long construction, Shanghai's tallest landmark was actually completed last year, and was the world's second tallest anyway a year before that. It stands at 632 meters tall and boasts 400,000 square meters of floorspace. Its 128 floors will comprise mostly of fancy office space, with the odd retail areas and hotel rooms, topped off by an observation point on the roof.

Already worth US$2.4 billion, the tower apparently could have cost $58 million more--if it weren't for international firm Gensler's economical design of twisting 120 degrees upwards, thereby reducing both materials needed and effects of wind by 24%.

posted in Client Feedback at Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:33:53 +0000

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