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Shanghai World Financial Center

The Shanghai World Financial Center under construction
General information
Status Complete
Type Office, hotel, museum, observation, parking garage, retail
Location 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°14′12″N 121°30′10″E / 31.23667°N 121.50278°E / 31.23667; 121.50278Coordinates: 31°14′12″N 121°30′10″E / 31.23667°N 121.50278°E / 31.23667; 121.50278
Construction started 1997
Completed 2008
Opening August 28, 2008
Cost RMB ¥ 8.17 billion
(USD $ 1.20 billion)[1]
Height 492.0 m (1,614.2 ft)[2]
Roof 487.4 m (1,599.1 ft)
Top floor 474.0 m (1,555.1 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 101[2]
Floor area 381,600 m2 (4,107,500 sq ft)[2]
Elevators 91[2]
Design and construction
Owner Shanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd.[2]
Main contractor China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.[2]
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox[2]
Developer Mori Building Co.[2]
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP[2]

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a 492 m (1,614 ft) high skyscraper in Shanghai, China.[5] It has 101 storeys and is currently the third tallest building in the world, because Burj Khalifa is the tallest. Inside the building, there are offices, hotels and shopping malls.

This building's roof is actually higher than Taipei 101's roof, but Taipei 101 has a spire on top, making Taipei 101 taller than Shanghai World Financial Center.