Shanghai World Financial Center Looks Like a Giant Bottle Beer Openerposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 9/15/2007 06:43:00 AM
The tallest building in China is the Shanghai World Financial Center. Look at the picture above and I see a giant beer bottle opener. The building cost $1 billion and was built by Mori Building, a Japanese company that started the project in 1994. It took over a decade to complete because of the problems in Japan during the mid 90s. Mori Building is one of the largest privately held property developers in Japan and developed Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills which is where alot of the tech startups are located in Tokyo.
The Shanghai World Financial Center has 101 stories / 1614 feet high and is the second tallest building in the world. The tallest building in the world will be the Al Burj which is a 160 story / 3445 feet high building in Dubai.
When completed, Shanghai will have the two tallest buildings in China - the World Financial Center and the Jinmao Tower next door.
Check out the live camera view of the Shanghai World Financial Center. It's pretty cool. You can see the WFC and the Jinmao Tower to the right of it.