Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China

Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China

19 October 2017 0 By The Engineering Community

Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China

 

Being the third tallest building only to Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World

Financial Center in mainland China, Jin Mao Tower is located in the center

of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Districts in Pudong.

 

The tower is designed to withstand an earthquake of 6 on the Richter scale

and the strongest level of typhoon.

The tower has an observatory (with a floor space of 1,520 square metres)

on the 88th floor, at a height of 340.1 metres.

It is the largest and highest observation deck in China.

 

The maximum elevator speed is 546 m/min

The 88-stories Jin Mao Tower was completed in 1999.

It is 420.5 meters (almost 1380 feet) tall and covers an area of 2.3 hectares (5.68 acres).

The architect, Adrian D. Smith, of this skyscraper ingeniously combined the elements of

traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles of the time, which makes it one

of the best-constructed buildings in China.

 

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