May 3, 2005

Jin Mao Tower - Shanghai, China

POST #    1686

Not far from the Oriental Pearl Tower is the Jin Mao Tower, which towers over Pudong at 1,380'. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Jin Mao is a mix of traditional Chinese architecture and modern architecture with 88 floors (8 is a lucky number). When I first saw pictures of the building, I thought it was kind of ugly, but when I saw it in person, I actually walked away liking the building.

And because a building can never be just a building (see the world's largest post office), Jin Mao also has the "highest hotel in the world," with the Grand Hyatt in the 53rd - 87th floors.

More information:
- Jin Mao Tower on Emporis
- Jin Mao Tower's official site
- Jin Mao Tower on Wikipedia

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 7:45 AM

 

 

What's on the 88th Floor?

Posted by: Adam [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 4, 2005 4:02 PM

the observation deck, of course.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 4, 2005 4:51 PM

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