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The Shanghai Tower Image © Gensler
NOTE: This post has been updated to include more current information on the Shanghai Tower.
Despite of challenges posed by Shanghai’s unpredictable weather and the logistical hurdles inherent to building super-tall structures, the Shanghai Tower is almost complete. It’s now looking like the Tower’s tenants will start to fit out their spaces in the coming spring and summer, pending permitting approvals and other reviews. The design and construction team’s next mission: finalize the site, complete the interior finishes, and commission all of the building’s special features, such as the wind turbines, rainwater collection systems throughout the structure, and seasonal exterior lighting elements.
Image © Gensler
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I’ve been thinking a lot about milestones lately with the holidays here in the U.S., and the upcoming Chinese New Year, as well as the impending opening of the Shanghai Tower this summer. Gensler’s Shanghai Tower project team has marked numerous milestones in the past twelve months, most recently the completion of the façade installation and the beginning of the sky atrium landscaping.
Image © Ben Tranel
Air quality in China has been the subject of much press over the past few years, much of it negative. In addition to concerns impacting health and wellbeing, as cities go vertical, our ability to see out and across them from newly-constructed tall buildings is a key component of the urban experience.