JinMao Building, Shanghai
The Jin Mao Building is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. As of 2005, it is the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is a centerpiece of the renowned Pudong skyline. It may be surpassed in 2008 by the Shanghai World Financial Center.
This picture is taken from JinMao tower at Pudong area. In the very same tower is situated the Hyatt hotel.
Jin Mao Observation Deck is on the 88th floor of the Tower with a height of 340.1 meters. Take the elevator up, to do that you must first buy a ticket which was around 100y. If I remember correctly.... The ticket can be bought at JinMao building near the elevators.
Up there you'll get smashing view over Shanghai and up THERE one realises who big the city actually is.
Also there is a "postcard machine", which will take a portrait photo of you for a small fee. Your portrait photo will be printed on the postcard as a stamp!
Having the title of the tallest building in Shanghai and top 5 in the world, this is not a place for those who have issues with vertigo. Because on the 88th floor of the JinMao building, you have the best and most spectcular view of shanghai (tha's if it's a clear day). The observation desk allows you see a complete 360 degree view of the city.
However, for the 50RMB that is charged to take the bullet elevator toward the gateways of heaven, it's not really money well spend. Save that money and do the next better thing. Go through the Grand Hyatt (which shares the building) and find their signature bar "Cloud 9". It's located one flool below the Observation deck and is said to be the best place to have a drink. I can only image what it is like because they have a no children policy. Not even an infant accompanied by 4 grown adults can enter those sacred grounds.
My very favorite construction in Shanghai was the Jinmao Building. The building has a superb design. From what I understood, traditional Chinese architecture and gothic elements were used to come up with the design.
It has 88 floors and is 420 meters tall. Jinmao is home to the highest hotel in the world - The Grand Hyatt. How I wish I could have stayed there!! Maybe next time :) In addition, the building is home to numerous restaurants, food halls, bars, offices and you can travel up to the 88th floor to the viewing platform.
It is one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai. A visit to the top (88th floor) is a good idea. But it may be cheaper to go to Grand Hyatt Hotel (in the same Jinmao building) to the 54th foor where there is a Bar. I took this pic taking a cup of coffe ...
Pudong not only has the third highest tower in the world, the Oriental Pearl, but also the world's third highest building: the 420m-high, Jinmao Building. There is an observation deck on the 88th floor.
Open 8.30am-9pm daily
A silvery pagoda, a rising bamboo shoot, an upright pen are images evoked by the 88-storey Jin Mao Building in Pudong, the tallest skyscraper in China and a soaring monument to Shanghai's economic boom.
Graceful Jiinmao adds a touch of modernity to an otherwise typical Art-Deco structure and, at a dizzying 420 metres, the tower dwarfs the Pudong district sprawling below it. Jinmao means economy and trade, so this tower, owned by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Take the lift to the 88th-floor observatory for fabulous views. In 2004, Jinmao's ascendancy will be eclipsed by the new, even taller Shanghai World Financial Center.
... is the neighbor of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong.
You can even choose to have a view of the city from the Pearl Tower or from the 88th floor of this building.
Here the building view from the Pearl Tower.
The incredible Jinmao Building in Pudong (Shanghai's Wall Street) is the tallest building in China, the second tallest in Asia, houses the tallest hotel ever built and is currently the third tallest building in the world!
Inside the building there are various restaurants, food halls and bars and Shanghai's newest and most fashionable hotel, The Grand Hyatt. There is a viewing platform up on the 88th floor, which provides unbeatable views over the city.