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  • Address: 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Hours: Open daily: 8am - 11pm
  • Admission: Floors up to 94: RMB 120; Floors 94,97 &100: RMB 150

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World Financial Center Building

The single tallest building in Mainland China (and that’s saying something, considering its proximity to the massive Jin Mao Tower), the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWF) is a truly astonishing feat of modern engineering. Unlike many other contenders in the race for the title of World’s Tallest Building, SWF is almost completely office and commercially accessible. No mere spire or towering antenna, this building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox to be inhabited and fully utilized. It’s possible to make the argument that SWF is the tallest real building due to the fact that it possesses the honor of having the highest occupied floor and the longest distance from basement to roof. Construction on the structure began in 1997 and continued after a six-year halt caused by the Asian financial crisis.

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.

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Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour, Shanghai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour

Great chance to see all the aspect of life in Shanghai. Your local expert will guide you through all the must-see sites and tell you the story behind. After ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $284.00
Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, World Financial ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, World Financial Center and Tianzifang

Shanghai is a huge international metropolis with a long history. This private day tour is designed for people who are interested in Shanghai’s past, present ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Private Full Day Tour: Shanghai Incredible Highlights, Shanghai, City Tours
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Private Full Day Tour: Shanghai Incredible Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Private Night Tour of Huangpu River Cruise, the Bund and Nanjing Road, Shanghai, Custom Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Night Tour of Huangpu River Cruise, the Bund and Nanjing Road

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Explore three special destinations of Shanghai and feel the city’s charm by night. The shared classic evening Huangpu River cruise is favored by most tourists ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket, Shanghai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Private Day Tour: Shanghai Splendid highlights Of Old And New, Shanghai, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Day Tour: Shanghai Splendid highlights Of Old And New

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Welcome to Shanghai! If you only have a short stay in Shanghai, one day highlight tour will take you to the most popular sites in Shanghai. Don't miss out ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai, Shanghai, Custom Private Tours
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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Discover the modern developments of China’s most cosmopolitan city with a private guide on this full-day private tour. Learn about the past, present and future ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.00
Private Night Tour in Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower with Huangpu River Cruise Experience, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Night Tour in Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower with Huangpu River Cruise Experience

Embark on this private evening tour by going to one of Shanghai's most notable landmarks, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Enjoy the panoramic view of this ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dinning Experience, Shanghai, Private ... 
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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dinning Experience

Enjoy a night in Shanghai by starting a 60-minute night cruise on beautiful Huangpu River where you can see amazing city landmarks, such as Oriental Pearl TV ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.66

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