Shanghai’s latest development, the ‘Shanghai Tower’, is set to reach new heights upon its completion in 2014.
Already it is claimed it will be the tallest building in China. The 128-storey development will tower 632-metres over the city’s Pudong district and house a luxury hotel, with an unnamed hotel operator, comprising 53,000 sq meters.
The tower will be situated in a 10,000-meter open green space, and offer 360-degree views of the city.
Shanghai Tower hopes to be awarded LEED certified for its many green features including a double wall to conserve energy and use natural sunlight, wind turbines near the top of the building to generate electricity, and a special device to collect rainwater for HVAC use.
Developed by the Shanghai Tower Construction and Development, the tower is expected to be completed by 2014.
Shanghai Tower will be located next to two other super-tall buildings, the 421-meter Jin Mao and the 492-meter World Financial Center.
Source: Still Travel