Shanghai World Financial Center










Shanghai World Financial Center - skyscraper in Shanghai, construction of which should be completed in 2008. The height of the centre will be 492 m, thus, it will be the third highest skyscraper in the world after Taipei 101 and Burj Dubai. " Construction led the Japanese company Mori Building Corporation. Chief designer of the project - David Malott (David Malott) from New York-based company Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Location Shanghai, China


Status Topped-out
Groundbreaking August 27, 1997
Constructed 1997 –
Estimated completion June 2008
Opening July 2008
Use Office, hotel, museum, observation, parking garage, retail
Roof 492.3 m (1,615.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count
Above ground
Under ground
Floor area 377,300 m² (4,061,200 sq ft)
Elevator count 31
Cost ¥ 8.17 billion RMB (US$1.2 billion)
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
Leslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP
Contractor China State Costruction Engineering Corp. and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.