World Financial Center Building
All told, there are 3 floors of underground parking; numerous shops and a conference center on the first 5 floors; offices on the next 72 floors; a hotel located on floors 79-93 (making it the highest hotel in the world); and finally, an observation deck and several exhibition areas on floors 94-100.
After the 9/11 attacks, SWF was reinforced to withstand any intentional or accidental collisions with aircraft, and it has two finely tuned mass dampers below the 94th floor designed to reduce the building’s sway during windstorms and earthquakes. Suffice it to say, it’s safe.
One other interesting factoid involves successful protests from the Chinese government regarding the similarities between the circular hole planned within the upper floors and the rising sun featured on the Japanese flag that led to a partial redesign.
Review by Kelly K, USA, December 2012
Doing what: Shanghai Sightseeing Tour Including the World Financial Center
My guide May was awesome! She was very informative and spoke both English and Mandarin very well. She knew Shanghai like the back of her hand! We saw the WFC Tower, the Lupu Bridge and had lunch at a traditional Shanghai restaurant. I would def. go again and recommend! Xie xie May!!!
From start to finish this tour showed the fast buildup of Shanghai as we know it today. Our guide was informative and the options were great. Train was super fun!
The tour was very divers. Our guide was more than on time and offered us a good view on Shanghai. The only little dissappointment was that the Exhibition Center was closed on Mondays.