Shanghai Denies Plan on World’s Highest Skyscraper – Xinhua

From Xinhua:

— Rumors that is planning to build a 700-meter-high skyscraper were refuted Wednesday by Lujiazui GroupÔºàÈôÜÂÆ∂Âò¥ÈõÜÂõ¢Ôºâ, a leading real estate development company in the economic hub.

The height of the skyscraper – which will be the third landmark tower in the Lujiazui financial zone – and its architect, are yet to be decided, sources with the Lujiazui Group revealed.

According to a 1993 masterplan for the development of the Lujiazui financial zone, there will be three landmark skyscrapers in the area. [Full Text]

Related Article: “Shanghai World Financial Center: Postmodern high-rise wonder” by Hans Joachim Fuchs, which says, “The showpiece of Shanghai’s new financial offensive is the World Financial Center (WFC), currently under construction in the city’s Pudong business district. When completed, the WFC tower will stand 492 meters tall and have 101 stories, making it one of the highest buildings in the world. ”

(Photo: Design of Shanghai World Financial Center)

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