JOINT VENTURE ASTALDI - FCC
Shanghai Central Building Construction and Development
Gensler / Tongji Architectural Design Group
2008 - 2015
632m Height (124-story)
At 632m, Shanghai Tower became China’s tallest building and the second tallest building in the world in 2015. The mixed-use development comprises 380,000㎡ and includes Class A office space, retail, a luxury hotel, 2,200-seat arena, and connections to the Shanghai Metro, and three floors of below-grade parking. It also features the world’s highest non-enclosed observation deck. The tower features a twisting triangular form with a façade that curves 120 degrees from its base. Its structural system consists of a 90-by-90-foot concrete core connected to a system of outriggers and super columns supported on 1,079 concrete and steel bore piles driven deep into the ground. The outrigger trusses and super columns derive stiffness from the concrete inner building, comprising an effective system for resisting wind and seismic loads for supertall buildings.
398 Han Kou Road Room 1601, Shanghai 200001, China
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