Shanghai World Financial Center: Best Tall Building 2008

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Shanghai World Financial Center: Best Tall Building 2008

Postby Henry Vanbre » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:19 pm

The world’s tallest building, Shanghai World Financial Center, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox won the “Best Tall Building Award” 2008, an International competition organized every year by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Furthermore, four regional awards were given to architectural highrise masterpieces on the different continents.

Shanghai World Financial Center, placed in Shanghai Pudong district, is characterized by its particular shape formed by the encounter of a square volume and two arches, which represent two ancient symbols of chinese culture, earth and heaven.

The building hosts different facilities: a big lobby allows people access to the different areas, such as the retail spaces, based at the bottom levels, the offices placed just above the retail spaces, the exclusive five-star hotel Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel (the world's highest hotel) and finally the observatory levels, the so-called "Sky walks", occupying level 94 to 100 which offer a spectacular view over the city.

See the link below for picture and more information:

http://www.constructalia.com/en_EN/news/actualidad_detalle.jsp
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Re: Shanghai World Financial Center: Best Tall Building 2008

Postby Henry Vanbre » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:16 am

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Re: Shanghai World Financial Center: Best Tall Building 2008

Postby damproof » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:19 am

I think it looks like a bottle opener, though that might say more about me than the building.
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