The under-construction Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China, has reached 303.5m with the completion of the 65th floor.
Situated in the commercial centre of Lujiazui in Pudong New Area overlooking the Huangpu River, the building will have a floor area of 381,600m², housing offices, retail areas and the Park Hyatt Shanghai hotel on the 79th to 93rd floors.
Upon its scheduled completion in 2015, the building will feature 121 storeys and reach a height of 632m.
Shanghai Construction Group is working on the project and plans to complete construction up to the 86th floor of the building by the end of 2012, reaching a height of 403m.
The upper floors of the tower will house hotels, cultural venues and an observation deck to offer views of the Shanghai skyline and the surrounding landscape.
The central floors of the building will feature office space while the ground floor will serve as an urban market; a six-storey retail podium will feature shopping spaces and dining areas near the tower’s base.
The tower is being built in a 10,000m² green site that will become both a public park and the front entry to the tower.
The 100th floor of the building has been designed as an observatory at 474m above ground.
Construction on the tower started in 2008 and after completion it is expected to become the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Image: Upon completion, the tower is expected to become the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Photo: TheDarkCurrent.