Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground
We've seen a lot of tower projects in trouble lately but one that will be the highest tower in China has broken ground. The Shanghai Tower will be a 2,073 foot tower located in the Luijiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Shanghai. The district, which was once farmland will be home to three skyscrapers including the Shangai Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center. The three form a past, present, feature configuration with the sustainable design of the Shanghai Tower as a symbol of China's future. The tower will hold office and retail space, a luxury hotel and cultural venues. It's not the place to be if you are acrophobic, it will have the world's highest non- enclosed observation deck. The building's wind-diffusing, 120-degree spiral shape includes a "double skin" that insulates the building. The funnel-shaped roof can store rainwater and wind turbines will help provide enough electricity to power the building's outer lighting. It is set to be completed in 2014.