The World Financial Tower which is under construction in Shanghai
will have the world's highest observation deck at 472 meters.
It will be 25 meters higher than the current word's tallest
observation deck, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, sources with
Japan Mori Building Co., Ltd. and Shanghai World Financial Tower
Co., Ltd., developers of the project said on Tuesday.
The 101-storey building will be called Shanghai Hills World
Located in Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone of Shanghai, the
office tower, with 381,600 square meters of floor space, is to be
completed in the spring of 2008. The skyscraper will be 492 meters
The bottom floors will contain 13,600 square meters of shopping
mall, which can accommodate up to 60 franchised stores and
restaurants. A Grand Hyatt hotel will be built between the 79th and
the 93rd floor. The Shanghai Hills World Financial Tower is one of
the three landmark structures designed for the center of Lujiazui
Financial and Trade Zone. The other two are Jinmao Tower and
another skyscraper whose height has yet to be decided.
At 420.5 meters high, Jinmao Tower is the world's fourth tallest
after the 508-meter-high Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan, the Petronas
Tower in Kuala Lumpur, and Sears Tower in Chicago.
(Xinhua News November 21, 2006)