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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shanghai Tower will become the second tallest building in the world

With the placement of the last beam installed Saturday morning, the Shanghai tower has reached 632 meters, ranking it one step to become the tallest building in China and the second in the world, once be completed, as planned, by 2015. The iconic structure will only be surpassed by the tower Burj Khalifa in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 824 meters high and 124 floors, only three floors that the future Chinese skyscrapers. Now need to end the facade and details of the tower, which will become a symbol of unparalleled panoramic Shanghai, Fang said the chief engineer Qingqiang indicates Xinhua.

A symbol of the eastern metropolis

After installation of the beams held a ceremony at the Lujiazui financial district, where the tower is located, in order to attract business and the complex, said the president of the Corporation for the Construction and Development of the Tower of Shanghai, Gu Jianping. The skyscraper help, according to Gu, to accommodate the demand for high-end offices located in an international financial center and free trade zone. The tower, located a few hundred feet of the other two great skyscrapers of the city (with 101 floors the SWFC and the Jin Mao 88), is already de facto one of the hallmarks of the eastern metropolis , the Lujiazui financial district , where stands, is already a powerful symbol of XXI century China.
The building will include offices, retail space, five star hotel, conference rooms, exhibitions and leisure services, according to Fang described.

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