Shanghai Tower passes the 600-meter mark

The Shanghai Tower has reached 603 meters in height, and its builders say they are on schedule to complete the construction of the city’s tallest building this year.
The Shanghai Construction Group announced that the tower in the Lujiazui financial zone in the Pudong New Area has passed the 600-meter mark and that work has entered the final stage to reach 632 meters. The group also denied earlier reports that the project had encountered delays and would finish behind schedule.
Electromechanical equipment is currently being installed in the skyscraper, the group said. This includes a 110-kilovolt substation built underground to ensure the power supply for the structure, it said.
Agents are now being hired to find tenants for the 210,000-square-meter area in a much-prized location. Meanwhile, the China Expo Convention and Exhibition Complex, in Qingpu District in the Hongqiao Business Park, will have two of its exhibition halls completed and put into use this year.
The world’s largest single-structure construction, the complex has an overall floorage of 1.47 million square meters. There will be 400,000 square meters of indoor space and 100,000 square meters of outdoor areas. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016 and the complex will then host important events such as the China International Industry Fair and the Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition.
The Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Designed by Gensler, it is the tallest of a group of three supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Upon its completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 meters high and will have 121 stories. At the time of its topping out on August 3, 2013, the Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates.


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