When was the Shanghai Tower built

building process of shanghai tower

Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the third tallest building worldwide. Seeing this skyscraper, have you ever wondered when it was built and how long the project took? Well, this article will give a brief introduction to the building process of this high rise.

As early as 1993, the Shanghai government had planned to construct three mega buildings in Lujiazui as the icon of modern Shanghai and the financial center. While Jinmao Tower and the World Financial Center had been approved, the third building was still a primitive idea.

In 2005, Lujiazui Ltd Company, the company that ran the area, issued invitations to six well-known architecture firms and asked them to offer bids. This process ended in September of the same year.

In September 2006, the Shanghai government started organizing open tendering. On November 21st, 2007, Lujiazui Ltd Company, Shanghai Municipal Investment and Development Company, and Shanghai Construction Company founded a new firm to deal with the construction and started to review the various designs in December.

On November 29th, 2008, the foundation work began. Workers started to install the glass wall on August 2nd and dug the underground passage on December 31st.

On August 3rd, 2013, the last steel girder was installed, and the roof was sealed, which means the main structure of Shanghai Tower was completed.

From 2014 to 2015, the project focused on decorations, glasses, electricity, water and gas pipes, and lights.

Finally, on March 12, 2016, all the construction was completed, and the building started a trial operation. On April 26th, 2017, the observation deck was open to the public.

In conclusion, the idea of the Shanghai Tower surfaced in 1993, the construction began in 2008 and finished in 2016, and the building opened to the public in 2017.

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