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Shanghai World Financial Tower, China.

Picture taken from the observational deck of the famous Jin Mao Tower. This observational deck is situated 340.1m over the ground. Just look how tiny the other buildings are. The deck is really worth a visit! (Link: Jin Mao 88 website)

On this picture you see the construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center. Once the construction's finished in 2008, it will even surpass Jin Mao Tower! A perfect picture to illustrate how far up China is striving today! Shanghai was the first destination of our roundtrip. I was very, very impressed by the masses of people an the construction work done everywhere. This town is booming and it's far from over ...

The Jin Mao Building or Jin Mao Tower (Chinese: 金茂大厦; Pinyin: Jīn Mo Dsh; literally "Golden Prosperity Building") is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. As of 2005, it is the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is a centerpiece of the Pudong skyline.

The Shanghai World Financial Center (Simplified Chinese: 上海环球金融中心; Traditional Chinese: 上海環球金融中心; Pinyin: Shnghǎi hunqi jīnrng zhōngxīn) is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Shanghai, China. It is a mixed use skyscraper which will consist of office spaces, hotel rooms, conference rooms, observation decks and shops on the ground floors. The hotel component will open with 175 rooms and suites in mid-2008 as the Park Hyatt Shanghai.

On August 5, 2007, the SWFC official website had updated the latest height of SWFC is 455 metres (1,493 ft) or 98 stories; the hole is under construction.

A fire was reported on August 14, 2007 in the building still under construction. This fire was apparently caused by a welding torch which ignited workplace materials. It was extinguished at 5:45 p.m., and no injuries or deaths were reported.

According to press releases on September 11, 2007, the new skyscraper with 101 floors will finish capping on Sept. 14.

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Additional Photos by Mike Schwebag (SchwebagMike) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 245 W: 14 N: 239] (1490)
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