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Official Name Shanghai World Financial Center
Former / Other Name SWFC
Type building
Status Completed
Country China
City Shanghai
Street Address No.100, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area (Map)
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 1997
Start of Construction 1997
Completion 2008
Global Ranking #4 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #2 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
National Ranking #1 tallest in China
City Ranking #1 tallest in Shanghai
Official Website Shanghai World Financial Center
Height: Architectural 492.0 meter / 1614 feet
Height: Occupied 474.0 meter / 1555 feet
Height: To Tip 494.3 meter / 1622 feet
Height: Observatory 474.0 meter / 1555 feet
Floors Above Ground 101
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 91
Top Elevator Speed 10 m/s
Tower GFA 381,600 m² / 4,107,508 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1100
Companies Involved
Owner Shanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd.
Developer Mori Building
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Irie Miyake Architects and Engineers
Architect of Record ECADI; Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Company
Structural Engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer Kenchiku Setsubi Sekkei Kenkyusho
Main Contractors China State Construction Engineering Corporation; Shanghai Construction Group
Other Consultants
Other Consultants AECOM; Hitachi, Ltd.; ThyssenKrupp
Façade ALT Cladding; Permasteelisa Group
• Fire Rolf Jensen & Associates
Material Suppliers
• Cladding HALFEN
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company; Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC)
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• (not specified) Momentive
About Shanghai World Financial Center
Strategically located in the heart of Pudong's Lujiazui district, an area that has emerged as China's commercial and financial capital, the 492 meter Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) has become a symbolic icon of Shanghai. This 21st century vertical city symbolizes Shanghai's status, China's arrival, and a new era unfolding in Asia. It has become a destination where people from around the world come together to enjoy and to share a wealth of information, knowledge, and culture, as well as a place to explore new business opportunities. Read Name.
CTBUH Awards
2008 Overall Best Tall Building Worldwide Winner
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)
2008 Best Tall Building Asia & Australaisa Winner
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Interview: Eugene Kohn and Bill Pedersen
E.Kohn (Kohn Pedersen Fox), B.Pedersen (Kohn Pedersen Fox), 2008 Awards Ceremony Interviews
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
C.Robinson (TEKLA), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Shanghai World Financial Center: Without Compromise
D.Malott (KPF), L.Robertson (LERA), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Curving Korea
J. V. Klempere (Kohn Pedersen Fox), CTBUH Chicago Conference

Technical Papers
Case Study: Shanghai World Financial Center
P. Katz (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates), L. E. Robertson (Leslie E. Robertson Associates), CTBUH Journal
Structural BIM: Discussion, Case Studies and Developments
C. Robinson (Tekla), CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal

News Articles
Shanghai Tower Plans to Hire Leasing Agent
CTBUH Global News, 2014-01
Site Names World's Ten Best Observation Decks
Viator Travel Blog, 2012-08
A Shanghai Benchmark: The $40 Million Office Floor
The Wall Street Journal, 2011-03
Sky Has a Limit in China, 'Supertall' Designer Says
The Wall Street Journal, 2010-05
Burj Khalifa Observation Deck Not World's Highest
HotelierMiddleEast.com, 2010-03
Shanghai WFC: World's Top Tall Building for 2008
Chicago Tribune, 2008-11
KPF Takes It All
World Architecture News, 2008-11
Shanghai WFC Becomes World's Tallest in Two Categories
CTBUH, 2008-08
Shanghai Tops Out World's Third-Tallest Building
ChinaDaily.com.cn, 2007-09