Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai (China) - 468 meter television tower

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Lujiazui, Shanghai, China

Date of build

1992 - 1995
Opening: May 1, 1995

  • Building type: Tower
  • Architectural style: Modern
  • Material: Steel, concrete
  • Cost: $100 million
  • Height: 468 meters (1536 ft)
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  • Architect: Jia Huan Cheng
Oriental Pearl Tower description and facts:

The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai is the highest tower in Asia and the third highest in this type of building in the world. Only the CN Tower in Toronto and Ostankino Tower in Moscow are higher.

Shanghai is the fastest-growing metropolis in China. The Oriental Tower was to be its symbol and attraction. The project was made by Chinese architect Jia Huan Cheng. He designed an extremely peculiar and beautiful building.

The whole structure is based on three vertical, reinforced concrete pillars with a circular cross-section. In order to reinforce the whole, many crossbars were used between them, and at the bottom of the tower the pillars were supported by slanted beams.

Three pillars with a diameter of 9 meters each support the building structure.

On this core, three ball-shaped decks rest. The higher the balls are smaller. There are 11 balls in total. The diameter of the spheres, respectively: 50 meters lowest, 45 meters bullet at a height of 263 meters, and 14 meters high at the top.

They contain viewing decks and restaurants. The largest restaurant in the tower is located at an altitude of 267 m, houses 400 guests and modeled its relative from the CN Tower turns. It takes an hour to complete it.

In addition, tourists are attracted by three viewing terraces at heights of 263 m, 339 m and 342 m.

In good weather from the highest platform there is a 100 km view.

Structurally Oriental Tower measures 350 m. A 450 - tonne spire with antennas 118 m high is mounted on its top.

You can get to the top, that is 342 m, by using one of the six elevators. They were built by the Otis company and transport 700 people per hour.

The total weight of this 19-story building is 120,000 tons.

The foundations of the tower reach 18 m deep into the earth, and therefore 18 m below sea level. It's not a mistake, the Oriental Tower stands exactly at sea level and practically on its edge.

Official website: http://www.opg.cn

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Hubert
#12
Hubert
15 years ago
TA BUDOWLA JEST TAKA, ŻE ZA NIĄ BYM STAWIŁ 100.000.000000%. ORIENTAL PEARL TOWER JEST SUPER!!!!!!!!!
eddie
#11
eddie
16 years ago
Byłem w tej wieży w 1995 roku, wtedy Szanghaj dopiero rozpoczynał budowę swojego centrum finansowego. A wieża specjalnie nie zachwyca, choć oczywiście robi wrażenie rozmiarami.
FAIFER
#10
FAIFER
16 years ago
nie jest zla, dobra tez nie jest....350 to troche malo, ale wyglad calkiem, calkiem........
wojero
#9
wojero
16 years ago
ta wierza jest normalnie szałowa!!! tak mi się podoba że nie wiem ale powinni zrobić większą bo jest troche mała.
kOnrad
#8
kOnrad
16 years ago
nO tA budOwla wyglĄda supEr .. zAfascynowała mniE .. i zwrÓciła mOją uwAge wyjĄtkowo ..! jAkby tAk u nAs byłO tAKie cÓś jAk Oriental Pearl Tower .. =D
s
#7
s
16 years ago
piście więcej o stadionach,
thomasek
#6
thomasek
16 years ago
a mnie sie nie podoba, wyglada niepowaznie, jakas taka za bardzo kombinowana, dokladnie, troche z kremla, troche ze berlinskiej fernsehturm, poza tym ta kolorystyka, obrzydliwstwo, CN tower jest najpiekniejsza.
Przemek
#5
Przemek
16 years ago
Wlasnie mialem okazje odwiedzic ta wiezyczke, cos pieknego. Widok z poziomu 350 m na Shanghai niesamowity (zwlaszcza wieczorem:) Cena za wyjazd 100RMB (czyli ok. 12$) - naprawde warto.Polecam!!!
Lopesjus
#4
Lopesjus
16 years ago
Fajna, ale najlepszy widok jest z Bundu z drugiej strony rzeki.
damian
#3
damian
16 years ago
baaaaardzo mi sie podoba-to najlepsza budowla w shanghaiu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!chiny maja teraz najlepsze miasta-new york nie ma sie co rownac z hongkongiem czy shanghaiem!
cappone
#2
cappone
16 years ago
wyglada dosc niepozornie...
olek
#1
olek
16 years ago
pasuje do Kremla (te kule),

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