Shanghai tower is the world’s 3 tallest skyscraper in the world. It is about 632 meters high and is located in China Shang Hai. The tower cost $2.4 billion. Investors, bank loans, and Shanghai’s city government contributed to its financing. The Burj Khalifa, in contrast, is thought to have cost $1.5 billion.
The Burj Khalifa’s had the record for the longest single elevator journey but now its has been surpassed by Shanghai Tower, which now stands at 578.5 meters (1,898 feet) tall. It holds the distinction for being the tallest structure in both Shanghai and all of China.
The tower was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, with construction beginning in 2008 and finishing in 2015. The tower has a unique double-skin facade that helps reduce wind loads and improve energy efficiency. It also features 270-degree views of the city from its observation decks. The building has a total of 149 elevators, with some reaching speeds of up to 20.5 meters per second (67 feet per second). The Shanghai Tower was designed with sustainable features, including rainwater harvesting, wind turbines, and a geothermal system for heating and cooling.