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China Completes World's Second-Tallest Building

A worker attends the topping out ceremony as crane lift the last piece of steel at the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai Aug. 3, 2013.
A worker attends the topping out ceremony as crane lift the last piece of steel at the Shanghai Tower, which is undergoing construction at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai Aug. 3, 2013.
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Workers have completed construction of the world's second-tallest skyscraper in China's commercial hub of Shanghai.

The final beam was hoisted to the top of the 632-meter Shanghai Tower on Saturday and was installed in a flag-waving ritual.

After the ceremony, workers will now move on to the building's interior construction. Once it is completed next year, the tower will contain retail and office space, a luxury hotel and possibly a museum.

Designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, the glass and steel building is surpassed in height only by Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which stands at more nearly 830 meters.

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by: Yoshi from: Sapporo
August 04, 2013 5:58 PM
This construction plan would have been made before the recent slight decline tendency of Chinese economy. So it would be impossible to abandon the construction. What reported in Japan about this building are the incredibl short peorid of three months need to completion and the concerns about it safty. I heard its constuction work was interrupted this spring for the usage of concrete containing sea water.


by: Frank from: O.County, USA
August 03, 2013 8:12 AM
Is there any sense to build such a high building with help of other country's design company? I think it is high time for CPR to stop investing wasteful money in such a sky scraper, because Chinese economy is just about to collapse due to chaotic investment by CPR government. The investment in this skyscraper may blast the Chinese bubble economy.

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by: Jason from: Lanzhou
August 04, 2013 7:23 AM
Don't worry.Chinese economy is still developed.Chinese government is rich enough,rich people are still rich,though poor people like me are still poor if not strive for getting rid of it.

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