Shanghai World Financial Centre, China's tallest building, opens Saturday
Date Published: 08/28/2008
The Canadian Press via Google News, August 28, 2008
On Saturday China's tallest building, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Centre, is scheduled to open to the public. The opening comes nearly 14 years after its Japanese property tycoon developer Minoru Mori acquired the site in 1994. Mori began work on the site in 1997. However, due to the Asian financial crisis the land sat idle until 2003. The building was once expected to become the world's tallest but several others have since surpassed that mark. Despite no longer standing as the world's tallest building, the skyscraper's top-floor observation deck remains the worlds highest and will give visitors a sweeping panorama of Shanghai and a view to ground level through transparent flooring. –posted by Lelise Gobena
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