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Am I the only person who doesn't like this building? It is an engineering masterpiece no doubt but I don't like the shape, it doesn't feel balanced somehow, like it isn't in equilibrium. I guess that was the intention but it just doesn't look right to me.

Nice photos though.
 

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It's too bad there's no transparency in China when it comes to these things, because I'd be quite curious to know what happened to the hotel projected to open in the Shanghai Tower.
It's already 2020, nearly 5 years after the official inauguration of the building, but the hotel still hasn't opened.
One rather unusual feature of this hotel is that it's supposedly to be operated by Jinjiang International, a Chinese hotel chain, whereas usually you see big American and European chains getting hotel leases in supertall buildings.

Recently, there was an "official" website for the Shanghai Tower J Hotel
Here you can see the website through the wayback machine, though it's a bit buggy:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180826154255/https://www.jhotel-shanghai.com/
It used to read something like "opulence is worth the wait".
Now, however, the website hasn't even been renewed. Kinda embarrassing, really.
https://jhotel-shanghai.com/
I wonder if Jinjiang will ever open a hotel here, or if they're going through economic difficulties so big they will give up and let one of the luxury chains take the tower.
 
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