The building is located in the Luijiazui Finance and Trade Zone, an area poised to become China’s first super-tall district. Shanghai Tower is being designed by architect Gensler and structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti and developed by Shanghai Tower Construction & Development.
The tower will house offices, shops, a hotel and the world’s highest non-enclosed observation deck. The basement will include connections to the Shanghai Metro and three floors of parking.
The development is estimated to be completed in 2014.