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Second-tallest building in the world near completion

15 August 2013 No Comment

The Shanghai Tower, which will be the world’s second-tallest building, is near completion, according to vancouversun.com.

The building, which utilises a skyscraper design, is set to reach 632 metres (2,073 feet) high. The tower (which will only be surpassed in height by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa) has been built in the city’s Pudong district.

Shanghai-Tower-Skyscraper-1Image source

Shanghai Tower has replaced the Shanghai World Financial Center as China’s tallest build

The final beam of the structure was said to have been placed on to the tip of the skyscraper on Saturday (August 3rd) accompanied by a flag-waving ritual. However although it is completed, the building is not expected to be open until 2015. It will contain a luxury hotel, as well as offices.

Shanghai-Tower-Skyscraper-2Image source

China’s booming economy has meant a number of construction projects have been able to take place in the country lately, with some of the world’s tallest structures being built. The Shanghai Tower has replaced the Shanghai World Financial Center as the country’s tallest building.

Group of super-tall skyscrapers

Shanghai-Tower-Skyscraper-3Image source

The tower will feature alongside many other skyscrapers in the district though, with ctvnews.ca reporting:

“The Shanghai Tower is the last piece in a group of super-tall skyscrapers in Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, which includes the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower, both among the tallest in the world.”

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 15 August 2013

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