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Official Name Shanghai Tower
Former / Other Name Shanghai Center
Type building
Status Topped Out
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address Lujiazui Finacial Center, Pudong New Area (Map)
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2008
Start of Construction 2009
Completion 2015
Height: Architectural 632.0 meter / 2073 feet
Height: Occupied 561.3 meter / 1841 feet
Height: To Tip 632.0 meter / 2073 feet
Height: Observatory 561.3 meter / 1841 feet
Floors Above Ground 128
Floors Below Ground 5
# of Elevators 106
Top Elevator Speed 18 m/s
Tower GFA 420,000 m² / 4,520,842 ft²
Development GFA 521,000 m² / 5,607,997 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 320
# of Parking Spaces 1100
Companies Involved
Owner/Developer Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
Design Gensler
Architect of Record Architectural Design & Research Intstitute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.; ECADI
Structural Engineers
Design Thornton Tomasetti
Engineer of Record Architectural Design & Research Intstitute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineers
Design Cosentini
Engineer of Record Architectural Design & Research Intstitute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.; Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Project Manager Shanghai Jianke Project Management Co.
Main Contractor Shanghai Construction Group
Other Consultants
• Cost Rider Levett Bucknall
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Landscape SWA
Vertical Transportation Edgett Willams Consulting Group Inc.
• Wind RWDI
Material Suppliers
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
Shanghai Tower
Vitaliy Raskalov,
Interview: Arthur Gensler
A.Gensler (Gensler Architects), CTBUH Chicago Conference
Sustainable World Cities: Shanghai Looking Forward
M. St Pierre (Gensler), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Shanghai Tower: Completing a Supertall Trio
A. Gensler (Gensler), CTBUH Chicago Conference

Technical Papers
Supertall Building Pile-Raft Foundation Designs on Soft
Si Chao, Cui Yong, Jiang Wenhui & He Jianlong (Tongji Architectural Design), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Key Technologioes in the Structure of Shanghai Tower
Jian Gong (Shanghai Construction Group), Hong Zhou (Shanghai No. 1 Construction), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
A Paradigm Shift in the 21st Century Skyscraper
Emily Merrill & Dr. Lee Gray (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Shanghai Tower’s Versatile Energy Management System
Zhongli Chen & Lei Shi (ISA Architecture), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Design of Flexible Hanging Curtain Wall Support Structures
Jiemin Ding, Jiupeng Li, Zhijun He & Yin Hu (Tongji Architectural Design), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Mitsubishi Elevator Equipment in Shanghai Tower
Ikuo Nakazawa (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Shanghai Tower: Re-Thinking the Vertical City
Jian Ping Gu (Shanghai Tower Construction & Development), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Structural Design Challenges of Shanghai Tower
Yi Zhu, Dennis Poon, Steve Zuo & Guoyong Fu (Thornton Tomasetti), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
BIM Applications in the Shanghai Tower Construction
Qing Ge (Shanghai Tower Construction & Development), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Spatially Suspending and Twisting Curtain Walls' Des
Bao Li Gao, Meng Gen, Shuguo Zhao, Yongjun Li & Hang Liu (Shenyeng Yuanda Aluminium Industry), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
The Parametric Design of Shanghai Tower's Form and Façade
Jun Xia & Michael Peng (Gensler), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Case Study: Shanghai Tower
J. Xia (Gensler), D. Poon (Thornton Tomasetti), CTBUH Journal

Other CTBUH Links
Shanghai Tower Technical Tour
CTBUH Tour, 2012
Eighty Iconic Asian Skyscrapers
CTBUH Shanghai Congress, 2012
Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
CTBUH Report, 2011
Tallest 20 in 2020 Poster
CTBUH Poster, 2011
Shanghai Tower
CTBUH Featured Tall Building, 2011

News Articles
Shanghai Tower Gets Finishing Touch
CTBUH Global News, 2014-08
Vertical Development for Future Cities Proposed in Shanghai
CTBUH Global News, 2014-03
Skyscraper Security Heightened After Unauthorized Shanghai Stunt
CTBUH Global News, 2014-02
Shanghai Tower Construction Surpasses 600-meter Megatall Measure
CTBUH Global News, 2014-01
Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
CTBUH Global News, 2014-01
FT Evaluates Shanghai Tower’s Sustainability
CTBUH Global News, 2013-11
Video: Shanghai Tower in the Cloud
CTBUH Global News, 2013-09
Shanghai Tower Celebrates Topping Out to Worldwide Fanfare
CTBUH Global News, 2013-08
Update: Photos Released: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
Popular Science on Shanghai Tower
CTBUH Global News, 2013-02
How To Build A 2,073-Foot Skyscraper
Popular Science, 2013-02
New York Times Looks at China Tall Building Issues
The New York Times, 2012-09
New Shanghai Tower Images
CTBUH Global News, 2012-08
Shanghai Tower Reaches Milestone
CTBUH Global News, 2012-05
Latest Photos of Shanghai Tower Construction
CTBUH Global News, 2012-04
Cracks Near Shanghai Tower Raise Concerns
asiaone, 2012-02
World's Second Tallest Building Getting Ready in China
Day & Night News, 2011-12
Gensler's Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower
inhabitat, 2011-12
World's Fastest Elevator: In China, but Made in Japan
The Wall Street Journal, 2011-09
Shanghai Hotel Aims to Set Height Record
Sify Finance, 2010-12
New for Green Buildings: City Parks in the Sky
Greentech Enterprise, 2009-05
Future Tallest Building in China Breaks Ground
CTBUH, 2008-11
Construction of High-Rise "Shanghai Center" to Start
Xinhuanet, 2008-02