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View Poll Results: Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai
10.0 364 23.24%
9.5 210 13.41%
9.0 267 17.05%
8.5 174 11.11%
8.0 152 9.71%
7.5 54 3.45%
7.0 74 4.73%
6.5 33 2.11%
6.0 33 2.11%
5.5 21 1.34%
5.0 26 1.66%
4.5 18 1.15%
4.0 19 1.21%
3.5 18 1.15%
3.0 or less 103 6.58%
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Old September 14th, 2002, 08:55 AM   #1
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#005 l Jin Mao Tower l SHANGHAI l 421m l 93fl

Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai, China

HEIGHT: 421 meters/1,380 feet
FLOORS: 88
COMPLETION: 1998
ARCHITECT: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP

The Jin Mao Building is situated at the mouth of the Yan'an Dong Lu Tunnel, in Pudong, adjacent to Century Avenue, which is the core of Lujiazui, Pudong, a finance and trade center. To the east is a gorgeous view of the prosperous New Area of Pudong. To the west is the beautiful Huang Pu River; and the southern view encompasses the Zhangyang Road business and trade zone. The structure is adjacent to the 100,000 sqm Central Greens, just north of the building. The surrounding road network is well developed, enabling smooth traffic flow. One may take the tunnel bus or the subway line to reach the Jin Mao Building. It takes only two minutes to get to the downtown area in Puxi using the tunnel.

A supertall structure exemplifying traditional Chinese style, Jin Mao Building is the symbolic architecture of Shanghai's entry into 21st century. Being China's tallest and the world's third tallest, Jin Mao Building is ranked after Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Sears Tower in Chicago, US. Designed by the Chicago Office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in August 1998, Jin Mao Building covers 2.36 million sqm. It is 420.5 meters in height, reaching 88 levels, among which 3 are basements, covering 58,000 sqm, one for catering, and the other two for basement garage.

The Jin Mao Building is high-tech, high-rise office building combining offices, upscale stores and a hotel. Utilizing spacious and bright areas, levels 3 through 50 can accommodate up to 10,000 people. The 51st and 52nd levels are for mechanical and electrical equipment. Levels 53 to 87 are occupied by the Grand Hyatt - the world's tallest super 5-Star hotel. Levels 56 through 87 contain a spectacular 27-meter wide atrium, 142 meters tall. The atrium is surrounded by 555 guest rooms of various sizes and styles, and numerous Chinese and Western-style restaurants. The 86th level is an exclusive club for entrepreneurs. The 87th level is a restaurant with open-air seating. With a height of 341 meters, the 88th level is the highest sightseeing level in China, and can accommodate more than 1000 tourists. It takes only 45 seconds for two super-speed elevators to take tourists to the sightseeing level from the 1st level basement. The speed of each elevator is 9.1m per second. Tourists on the sightseeing level will have a bird's-eye view of Shanghai's new look. The Jin Mao Building has 79 lifts, among which 18 are escalators that are able to carry guests to any level rapidly, safely and comfortably. The annex building is 6 stories tall. One floor contains a theatre and exhibition hall, one contains a banquet area and the other three contain retail malls and recreation centers. The annex is constructed in the form of a square, protected by glass walls. It is equipped with the latest office building technology, including advanced water pumps, heating equipment, ventilation and fire fighting facilities, as well as the most up-to-date security and automatic monitoring systems.

The Jin Mao Building has established itself as the new pinnacle in the international supertall construction domain. Its outstanding design and predominant location make it a prime landmark in Shanghai.
















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Old September 14th, 2002, 09:24 AM   #2
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Do check out www.jinmao88.com


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Old September 14th, 2002, 09:31 AM   #3
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8.5 , awesome building, but the top is not perfect imo
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Old September 14th, 2002, 12:56 PM   #4
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The building looked average to me............ then I saw the third pic! 9.5 for you!
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Old September 14th, 2002, 01:12 PM   #5
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I said 9 coz it is a greatly engineered bldg... Design, interior, facade, construction and location are all great!
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Old September 14th, 2002, 07:07 PM   #6
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after some talks with my advisors, I pulled up it's ranking from 8(which was back in the old forum) to 9! so 9/10!!
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Old September 14th, 2002, 08:13 PM   #7
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Very cool and very tall! I like all the setbacks and details this building has. 9/10
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Old September 14th, 2002, 08:24 PM   #8
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9/10

China's answer to Empire State. This building is very grand and i like the pagoda-style design and the fact that its design focuses on the number 8, considered lucky.
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Old September 14th, 2002, 09:13 PM   #9
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Are you nuts??? You're doing them all AGAIN???
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Old September 15th, 2002, 12:17 AM   #10
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I like it a lot.
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Old September 15th, 2002, 03:38 AM   #11
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I like the design but for some reason the top just doesn't do it for me....8.5/10
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Old September 16th, 2002, 12:27 AM   #12
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meh.....5/10
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Old September 16th, 2002, 11:11 AM   #13
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Very anti box like 8.5.
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Old September 18th, 2002, 06:12 AM   #14
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Great building, but the pic I like the best for some reason is the pic of the bar with the blue-looking windows! It just looks really neat for some reason. Also the pool looks cool (hey, that rhymes )
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Old September 20th, 2002, 05:22 PM   #15
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nice looking. i like the interiors most of all...
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why do they (the chinese) love spires?
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Old September 20th, 2002, 08:55 PM   #16
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Pagoda architecture does not translate well to skyscraper design. Jin Mao does what it can with what was given to it - and is great sense of height does get some points.

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Old September 21st, 2002, 12:54 AM   #17
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I give it a 8.5.
I really like the top.
And the hotel!Wow.Howmany should that cost to be there for 1 night?
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Old September 24th, 2002, 06:25 PM   #18
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9.5 - I think it's a beauty Actually I think it's one of the most beautiful buildings in the world........

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Old September 24th, 2002, 07:21 PM   #19
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Gotta be one of the best buildings that SOM (Adrian Smith) has ever done. It is a complete building IMO, in that it has a strong concept, good context to it local culture and surroundings, a striking design and alot of inner beauty to boot. Without a doubt, it's one of my favorite skyscrapers in all of East Asia.

9.0/10
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Old September 24th, 2002, 11:56 PM   #20
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Yep, I love this one (how tall is it gonna be)

love the deco at the top

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