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The Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China

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Shanghai Tower

Building: Shanghai Tower

Location: Shanghai, China

Completion Due: Mid-2015

Cost: $2.2 billion

Architect: Gensler (Marshall Strabala)

Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP: Consentini Associates

AE Interests: Incorporates a double glass skin to help conserve heat energy, wind turbines to produce power and a rainwater collection system. The shape of the building has also been designed to reduce wind loads on the structure, reducing the amount of building materials required. It will be the tallest building in China when completed and second tallest in the world.

Additional Pictures:

Shanghai Tower in Layers
Shanghai Tower shown in layers

Shanghai Tower Floor Plans
Shanghai Floor Plans

Written by Luke Ward

August 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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