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The Jin Mao Building symbolizes  Shanghai emerging into the 21st century. It is the tallest building in the country and third tallest in the world; it hosts the tallest hotel ever built. With an east-meets-west design signifying Shanghai's emergence as a modern global city, Jin Mao follows the multi-use paradigm, offering retail shopping at its base, offices above, and the Grand Hyatt World's Highest Hotel occupying the upper 38 floors.

The Jin Mao building was designed by US architectural firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and was built by the Shanghai Jian Gong Group, the first Chinese national construction group to tackle such a large and significant project. The Jin Mao Building is a luxurious complex combining office space with commercial space, a shopping mall, and entertainment functions. The three basement levels house electric facilities, service facilities, parking spaces and a food court.

The Jin Mao building is a superb design, combining elements of traditional Chinese architecture and a gothic influence to produce this amazingly modern building. Architects designed the building around the theme of the Chinese pagoda and the number 8(the number 8 is considered extremely lucky by Chinese people): the lowest segment of the building is sixteen stories high and each succeeding segment is 1/8th smaller than its predecessor.

Two elevators with a speed of 9.1 m/sec. work to transport visitors in seconds from the first basement to the sightseeing floor. At this level, visitors have a far-ranged 360 degree view of new Shanghai.

Jinmao Building houses the world's tallest bar, Cloud 9 Bar, from where tourists can admire beautiful sunset, as well as splendid landscapes of Shanghai.

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2011-05-23
Situated at the east bank of Huangpu River in Pudong district, Riverside Promenade is 2.5 kilometers long, stretching from Dongchang Road and the river ferry terminal in the south to Taidong Road in the north? Riverside Promenade is a scenic byway catering ...Read More
2011-05-23
Located on the coast of the East China Sea and along the east bank of Huangpu River and covering an area of 570,000m , Pudong New District arose from China s policy of Opening Up and economic development. Pudong opened in April, 1990, and has underdone ...Read More
2011-05-23
Located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong, Jinmao Tower is the second tallest building in China, third tallest in Asia and the fourth tallest in the world. Completed in 1999, the Jinmao Tower is 420.5 meters (almost 1380 feet) tall and covers an ...Read More

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by Clodagh 2011-05-23
As the tallest building in China and the third tallest building in the world, JinMaoTower is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong. It is an intelligent building offering services for business, hotel, recreation, sightseeing and shopping. It covers a total construction area of 290,000 square meters and is 420. 5 meters high. It has 88 ...
by Nichelle 2011-05-20
From: Finet Hong Kong News Center Franshion Properties declared to acquire all equity income of JinMao Group from Sinochem Corporation and other persons for a total of RMB 11 billion (about 12.38 billion HK dollars), in which about RMB 7.402 billion will be paid by issuing 2.159 billion shares at the price of RMB 3.43. The issuing price is 3.7% lower than ...
by Aileen 2011-05-20
At 15:30 p.m., Aug. 31st, harsh fire alarms suddenly went out in the JinMao Tower which was busy and quiet just now. And then, a notice came out from the amplifier in Chinese, English and Japanese in turn: "a fire broke out in the tower. Please evacuate as soon as possible. Don't use elevators in emergency." Sinochem International staffs all put their work ...