[photopress:Shanghai_World_Financial_Center.jpg,full,alignright]The Shanghai World Financial Center, the highest building on the mainland at 101 stories has been topped out.
Sun Wenjie, general manager of China State Construction Engineering, said, ‘The 101-floor office tower is expected to be completely finished in the spring of 2008.’ It is in the prime Lujiazui zone in Pudong on a 30,000-sq-m site.
With an overall construction area of 381,600sqm, the Shanghai World Financial Center will be one of the tallest buildings in the world at 492 meters. That’s 70 meters higher than Jinmao Tower, formerly the highest on the Chinese mainland.
Hiroo Mori, president of the Shanghai World Financial Center, a subsidiary of Mori Building, said, ‘As the economy warms up, we are more confident about Shanghai and the whole of China.
‘As China’s economy roars ahead, more capital and businesses are expected to flow into the country, especially to Shanghai. The city aims to become a world center for trade and finance — with Lujiazui as its showpiece.’
Lujiazui will have three tall buildings, one of which is the completed Jinmao Tower, each rising above 400 meters.
Source: People’s China Daily