The Jin Mao Tower symbolizes the emerging of Shanghai into the 21st century. It is the tallest building China and the third tallest building of the world. It also has the tallest hotel build ever. Having the design of east meeting west and signifies the shanghai emerging as a modern global city. Jin Mao follows the paradigm of multi-use and offer retail shopping at its base and the offices above. The Grand Hyatt is the world’s highest hotel which occupies the upper 38 floors.
Jin Mao tower was designed by the architectural firm of US Owings and Merrill and was built by the Jian Gong Group of Shanghai which is the first ever Chinese national construction group tackling such a large as well as magnificent project. The Jin Mao Building is a very luxurious complex which combines office space with the shopping mall, commercial space and the entertainment hubs. Three basement levels house service facilities, electric facilities, food court and parking spaces.
The building of Jin Mao has superb design which combines the elements of Chinese traditional architecture as well as Gothic influence for producing the amazing and modern building. Architects have designed the building keeping the Chinese pagoda theme and the number 8 as the number 8 is considered very lucky number by the Chinese people. The lower segment of this tower is 16 stories high and each of these segments is one-eighth smaller than its preceding segment.
There are two elevator has speed of about 9.1m/sec and it is used for the transportation of visitors from the first basement towards the sightseeing floor. At this level of height you can get a full 360 degrees view of the shanghai city. This building also houses the Cloud 9 Bar which is the world’s tallest bar. You can also get the beautiful view of sunset and the splendid landscapes of the Shanghai City.