The most beautiful skyscraper in the world: Shanghai Tower
• The most beautiful skyscraper in the world: Shanghai Tower
In Shanghai, Shanghai added two magnificent tower. It is not yet opened, but kind of have from day to day. This is the most beautiful skyscraper, which I have seen. Perfectly elegant building height of 632 meters.
Shanghai Tower was designed by the American architectural bureau Gensler.
Construction began in 2008 and ended in 2015. According to the original project skyscraper was to be 580 meters in height, but later the tower was increased to 632 meters. It 121 floor. By the way, despite the fact that the construction is completed, the tower is not open, go to the final preparations.
The tower is located in the heart of Shanghai's financial zone, called Lujiazui. The skyscraper will accommodate offices, entertainment and shopping centers, a luxury hotel and cultural space. Even the tower has underground floor, where there are parking and access to the metro stations.
Shanghai Tower - the second in the list of the tallest buildings in the world. Only above the Dubai tower, it rises above the ground at 828 meters.
Chinese scientists have opposed the construction of the tower, fearing that a large number of skyscrapers on the banks of the river will lead to land subsidence. "The problem of flooding has always been one of the most critical for Shanghai. Today, when the density of the development of the city is close to the critical level, one can not exclude the possibility that the land on which the city is built, prosyadet, and Shanghai would be under water ", - he said in 2008 Professor Oceanology Ueng Pingsian. But so far nothing terrible has happened.
In 2014, Vitaly Raskalov Vadim Mahora and get to the construction site of the Shanghai Tower and climbed on the crane. They shot a video about his rise to a height of 650 meters, which at the time caused a lot of noise.
Such views are from the height of the skyscraper. This tower Jin Mao (left) and the Shanghai World Financial Center (right).
This is how it looks on a cloudy day.
Shanghai Tower consists of nine cylindrical sections stacked on top of each other. Everything skyscraper double walls, the space in between them at the level of sections of joints positioned atriums.
Each atrium planted with flowers and trees.
The empty space between the walls of a skyscraper keeps internal rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. The walls themselves are transparent, at the expense of natural light into the building, and people are saving on lighting. The only problem is that there will be a normal view from the window. Because of the outer shell you will see nothing but construction.
Twisted Tower design eliminates the force of the wind and allows the building to withstand gusts of up to 51 m / s (this is a hurricane).
The skyscraper are the fastest elevators in the world, which is designed for cab Mitsubishi designers. Thanks to technology developed specifically for the Shanghai Tower, they rise at a speed of 64 km / h.
The spiral chute, which extends over the entire height of the building collects rainwater. It is used for heating and air conditioning facilities.
At the base of the tower is a podium platform, in which there are shops and public areas.
Very cool looking tower, especially from the old districts.
In the meantime, Shanghai Tower is not open, you can climb on a nearby skyscraper - Shanghai financial center, whose height is 492 meters. I already wrote that at the top there is an observation deck, where you can climb, if you have a lot of money for a ticket. If there is no money, and I want to see the city, you can climb in the lobby of the hotel Hyatt, which is located on the 87 floor. Go to the hotel entrance. It is located around the corner, to the right of the entrance to the observation deck. There rise 87 floor lounge and admire the views. You can drink coffee with views of the city. Great place, would recommend.
The view from 87 floors
Not the best, but it'll do.
This views from 81 floor of my room.