Oriental Pearl Tower From Wikipedia
Type Communication, hotel, observation, restaurant
Location Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31.242°N 121.495°ECoordinates: 31.242°N 121.495°E
Construction started 30 July 1991
Completed 1994 Height Antenna spire 467.9 m (1,535 ft) Top floor 350.0 m (1,148 ft)
Architect Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Developer Shanghai Oriental Group Co. Ltd.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area.
Its principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.
The tower features 11 spheres, big and small.
The entire tower is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.
The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m (1148 ft). The lower levels are at 263 m (863 ft) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m (295 ft) (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m (876 ft) level. The upper observation platform has an outside area with a glass floor.