At 121 stories and 2,073 feet (632 meters), the Shanghai Tower has been named the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Designed by American architecture firm Gensler, the tower twists into the sky, making a 120-degree rotation to help minimize wind loads.
The multi-use space, completed in summer 2015, houses offices, five-star hotels, retail shops, and recreational zones, as well as a sightseeing platform toward the top where visitors can take in views from high above the city. Three of the building’s 108 lifts take passengers to this platform 1,841 feet (561 meters) above the ground in under a minute, making it one of the fastest in the world.
Metro line 2 can be taken to Lujiazui Station to reach the tower.