[photopress:hills.jpg,full,alignright]MORI Building, developer of the tallest building on China’s mainland, has decided to rename the 101-floor complex in Shanghai’s Lujiazui area. It will be called Shanghai Hills World Financial Center to tie in with its other projects in its Japan homeland.
The 492-meter structure, which will be 72 meters taller than the adjacent 88-story Jin Mao Tower, was previously known as Shanghai World Financial Center and it has had that name since its inception.
Mori said in a statement that the Shanghai skyscraper will be the latest in a series of high-profile large-scale projects it has developed, including Ark Hills in 1986, Roppongi Hills in 2003 and the recently completed Omotesando Hills.
The Shanghai Hills project, which is already more than 300 meters tall with the 70th floor already done, will be completed in September next year and will be fully functional in spring 2008.
Is there another reason for the name change? Partly, perhaps, it really is to keep it in line with other developments. But also partly to differentiate it from another project nearby from Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties. This is known in the industry as International Finance Center which, again, reflects the name of its building in the Central area of Hong Kong.
Source: Shanghai Daily