Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai (must see)

Jin Mao Tower is another architectural wonder form Pudong district. It is a supertall 88-story (93 if counting the floors in the spire) skyscraper that houses hotel rooms, exhibition halls, an observation deck, and entertainment facilities. Being built by famous American architect, Adrian D. Smith, the Jin Mao Tower is considered one of the best-designed skyscrapers and a significant landmark of Shanghai. Its postmodern form, whose complexity rises as it ascends, draws on traditional Chinese architecture such as the tiered pagoda, gently stepping back to create a rhythmic pattern as it rises.

The Skywalk, a 1,520 m2 (16,400 sq ft) indoor observation deck with a capacity of 1,000+ people, occupies the 88th floor of the building. In addition to the panoramic views of Shanghai, it offers a topside view of the hotel atrium below. Access is through two express elevators from the basement that travel at 9.1 m/s and take 45 seconds to reach the top.

Why You Should Visit:
It is one of the more interesting buildings architecturally in the area and you can get an up-close view of it from the high-story windows.
On top of that, it is immediately surrounded by some of the tallest buildings in the world, so you get to see those up close as well.

Tip:
Make sure you go downstairs upon entering the building to reach the observation elevator but don't be too focused on the exterior views so as to miss the view inside down 88 floors, which is amazing!

Opening Hours:
[Observation Deck 88F] Daily: 8:30am-8:30pm
[Skywalk on 88F] Daily: 9:30am-8:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Jin Mao Tower
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Children's Entertainment Tour in Shanghai  

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