Work resumed last month in Shanghai on a glass office tower that will be the world's tallest building. Construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center started in 1997 but was halted soon afterwards because of the onset of the Asian financial crisis.
The developer, Japan's Mori Building Co, said the building would be the tallest in the world, dismissing concerns about the future of such buildings following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The 492-metre-tall building, in Pudong, will overshadow the nearby 88-storey Jinmao Tower. Scheduled to open in mid-2007, it will mostly consist of office space but the top 10 floors will contain a hotel.