Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Shanghai Tower: Shanghai’s Tallest Building (Getting High in Shanghai Series 8)

The Shanghai Tower
Shanghai’s Tallest Building
Getting High in Shanghai Series 8

 A visit to the Shanghai Tower, one of the tallest buildings
in the world is the highlight of my family’s Pudong visit.


The tower when seen from below stands tall an proud
that some people sees it as a fully erect phallic symbol.


Built in 2008 and opened to visitors in 2016, 



....the Shanghai Tower is a 128-story, is the
world’s second tallest building at 2,073 ft.

Guests are shuttled to the world's second fastest elevators
at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second or about 74 km/h-

…to the world's highest observation deck within a building,


… that provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the city

.... and the neighboring suburbs.

It is the tallest of the world's first 
triple-adjacent supertall buildings, 

...and dwarfs the other two nearby
 skyscrapers, the Jin Mao Tower, 


…the Shanghai World Financial Centre,


...and even the Pearl TV Tower. 


The observation deck has its own atrium, 


…cafés, restaurants,


... souvenir shops and even hotel rooms.



It is a not to be missed attraction
for anyone visiting Shanghai.

Read my other Getting High in Shanghai Series:

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