Jin Mao Tower of Shanghai | One of the tallest skyscrapers in the world

Posted by on April 4, 2013

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It is visible from practically every point in Shanghai. It ‘s the Jin Mao Tower, a skyscraper located in the financial district of Pudong. This building first opened in 1998. Very impressive if you consider that the entire district of Pudong only 25 years ago was made ​​only of rice fields and swamps and now it looks like Manhattan. The tower is 421 meters high and is ranked in the top 13 tallest buildings in the world as well as the most awesome building of Shanghai. Via a single non stop lift, in which you can see at which exact floor of the skyscraper you are, you arrive in an instant at the 88th floor where the Observation Deck is located, the viewing platform from which if you choose a clear day you can see a view that takes your breath away.

Jin Mao Tower from afar

Jin Mao Tower from afar

Jin Mao Tower standing out

Jin Mao Tower standing out

Jin Mao Tower View

Jin Mao Tower View

This particular building is divided into sixteen different segments where the first 50 floors are occupied by offices but then the 51st is the world’s tallest hotel, the Shanghai Grand Hyatt. The only climb to the observatory costs about € 8. In addition, at the 87th floor you can stop to eat or drink anything at Cloud, a unique rooftop bar known for the view it offers.

Jin Mao Tower The way down

Jin Mao Tower The way down

Jin Mao Tower Blinding way down

Jin Mao Tower Blinding way down

Finally, if you want to get to Pudong use the super kitsch Panoramic Tunnel of the Bund which I recommend as it seems to be an amusement attraction since the 80s. You can buy tickets for both attractions at a reduced price.

Jin Mao Tower near the Top

Jin Mao Tower near the Top

Jin Mao Tower At night

Jin Mao Tower At night

Jin Mao Tower photos: mrpibbs, fakeamerica, China Chas, Don and Elaine, chelseafb, Fabio Fantuzzi, gogakuhei.

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