Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
Tel: 86 21 3867 2008
Concierge.com's insider take:
Opened in 2008, mainland China's tallest tower stands 101 floors and 1,615 feet high. Owned and built by Japan's Mori Corporation, it has been dubbed the "Corkscrew" Tower, because of a large rectangular hole near the top. Architects Kohn Pederson Fox designed the SWFC as a "vertical integrated city"; the building features a five-floor shopping mall rising from the basement, and more than 70 floors of office and convention space. The Park Hyatt Shanghai sits between floors 79 and 93. For visitors, the main draw is the 100th-floor glass corridor Observatory Deck, with cloud-floating views over the city. The 97th-floor Sky Bridge is another viewing area, with a glass roof that opens in summer. The second-floor Exhibition Center features an intriguing display of photos and scale models, and a narrated history of the construction of this New China megatower.