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Shanghai Tower Getting... Really Big
By Apr 12, 2013 Community

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Skyscraper geeks have been geeking out about the Shanghai Tower, the mega-structure in Pudong which is set to open at the end of next year. Yesterday its height surpassed 500 meters, meaning it's now the tallest building on the Chinese mainland, taller than the SWFC (493m). It's also taller than the Taipei Tower Taipei 101, which is 449.2m (if you don't include the 50m the spike on the top).

For some incredible pictures shot from the top of the cranes building the core of the Shanghai Tower, have a look at this, or this. These shots are pretty nice, too.



The tallest man-made structure in China? That title's still held by Guangzhou's Canton Tower. But that's a tower, not a building. There are rules about these things, goddamnit.

The Shanghai Tower (which is a building, not a tower) is due to be completed in 2014, at a height of 632 meters, which will make it the second-tallest building in the world, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (828.8m), beating this chunky mother in Mecca, too.

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  • xiaodeng

    Small nitpick: the building in Taipei is actually called "Taipei 101".

  • Catwalk

    "if you don't include the 50m the spike on the top": twice "the" bro

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