Thursday, 30 October 2008

Skyscrapers: Jin Mao Tower

The Jin Mao Tower (excuse the word "Mao") is one of China's tallest buildings. Located in the Pudong district of Shanghai along with the very recently completed Shanghai World Financial Centre, the tower rises 421 metres above the city, making for an amazing spectacle.

The Jin Mao Tower is 93 storeys high, containing 278,707 sq metres of floor space, much of which is occupied by the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, which is famous for its 115 metre high atrium. The tower is also used as an office building and a shopping mall.

The Jin Mao Tower, keeping with Chinese belief that the number "8" brings good luck, was officially opened on August 28, 1998, and celebrated its tenth birthday a few months ago.