The Shanghai Tower is a building currently being constructed in Shanghai, China. The building is the newest addition to the Shanghai skyline which already boasts two supertall buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Centre and the Jin Mao Tower, both of which can be found right next to it. Once it is completed in 2014, the building will contain one hundred and twenty one stories and will measure about 2,073 feet in height, making it the tallest structure in China. It will be the second tallest skyscraper in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Construction on the tower started in 2008 using designs by renowned architectural firm, Gensler. The tower will look like nine buildings stacked on top of each other and enclosed within a glass façade. The building will also feature an outer cover that spirals as it rises. The Shanghai Tower will have nine public spaces which will have gardens, restaurants and cafes where visitors can relax. The areas will also give panoramic views of the cityscape.
Sustainability will play a major role not only in the construction of the tower but also in its day to day running after it is completed. As of 2012, the Shanghai Tower has been partially opened to the public. Tourists who do not want to visit a half completed building can visit the nearby Shanghai World Financial Centre or the Jin Mao Tower for breath taking aerial views of Shanghai.
One of the more enjoyable aspects of visiting Shanghai is its excellent infrastructure. Good restaurants can be found everywhere and they serve a combination of local and western cuisine, so one can always find something to eat. The city has a top notch metro system, which when combined with the bus network and numerous taxis, can take tourists anywhere. It is also easy to find a hotel in Shanghai.
There are simple places that cater to budget travellers and more luxury accommodations for those willing to spend. The Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai is a 5 star hotel Shanghai and the ideal accommodation choice for tourists looking to indulge themselves. The hotel enjoys a convenient location and boasts all the latest modern amenities.