The construction works of the tower commenced in 2008; the tower supports the city’s self-contained spirit. The structure is of Gensler design and has no less than 127 floors – the architectural firm took the trouble to design the tower in a way that it demonstrates the local culture; the designer was inspired by small-scale courtyards in the city.
Shanghai Tower has nine vertical zones with about 15 stories. The first zone is occupied by conference outlets while zones 2-6 offer office spaces. Zone 7 is a hotel and zone 8 is let to several boutique hotels: the tower adds to the accommodation mix composed of places like Somerset Xu Hui Shanghai.
The observation deck
A tourist must visit the observation deck for a complete Shanghai tour. This observation deck is the world’s tallest indoor observation deck; it offers the most stunning panoramic views of the area. The area is also garnished with many tourist accommodations, so finding a hotel apartment in Shanghai yields no effort.
The occupants of the tower have 149 elevators at their disposal.
Contribution to sustainability
With all the sustainability talk going on, it is paramount that every enterprise does their bit. Adopting the same way of thinking, Shanghai Tower has many practices in place which work towards saving energy and water.
Getting to the tower
You can take the metro, the bus or opt for a ferry ride – all three options are available in equal measure.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+