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The Jin Mao Tower

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The Jin Mao tower - this magnificent construction, which is located in Shanghai, close to its historical center, in a new district of Pudong, and is the tallest skyscraper in China and the fourth tallest in the world - 88 floors and is 400 m above ground level.

This building is oriented with its majestic spire into the sky, dominates the whole power over the commercial and financial center of a huge metropolis. Its lower floors housed more than 123 sq. m of office space, employing over 10 thousand people, while the upper - upscale hotel with 555 rooms.

The architecture of the "Tower of success" is a rectangular structure, gradually tapering upwards, which is a kind of tribute to the historical traditions of Asia.

Every person ever visited the Jin Mao tower will impress and magnificence of its interior - the soaring circular atrium with a diameter of about 27 meters, twisting in a spiral and rising to the 142-meter height under the roof of the tower.

In Chinese culture, the number 8 has long been associated with prosperity and success. And in the proportions of a skyscraper, this tradition is reflected: 88 floors, divided into 16 segments, built on an octagonal Central frame. The frame of the building is surrounded by eight columns of composite material and eight outer columns of steel. If you climb to the top of the tower, you will discover a dizzying view down into the abyss.

Two high-speed elevators transport visitors from the ground floor to the top at record speed - less than a minute. At the top of the tower is a transparent dome of glass that transmits light in the rooms and halls of the hotel. And from the roof of a skyscraper Jin Mao, which is a large observation deck, a panorama of a multimillion-dollar industrial Shanghai in all its glory.

The opening of the building took place 28.08.98 year - it is clear that this date was chosen not casually. According to expert estimates, the construction of this building cost the customer not less than 530 million dollars, and its maintenance is spent each year, about 121 thousand dollars.