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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Pudong New Area (Shanghai, Shanghai Shi (municipality), China)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal2008-ca. 2014 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGensler (Firm)en_US
dc.date2008-2014en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-17T19:45:28Z
dc.date.available2014-12-17T19:45:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-2014en_US
dc.identifier251593en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2376en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/167019
dc.descriptionDetail of support beam for balcony on north facade; The Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper designed by Gensler and currently under construction in the Pudong District of Shanghai. It will be the tallest of the group of three supertalls in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Upon completion, the building will rise approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft), have 128 stories, and contain an area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). It will be the tallest building in China, and the second tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. An innovative design by Marshall Strabala of Gensler was chosen in June 2008, where the building twists as it rises and is surrounded by an outer glass curtain wall. The design of the glass façade is described to be able to reduce wind loads on the building by 24%, meaning less construction materials are needed, and the twisting feature will collect rainwater to be used for the tower's air conditioning and heating systems. Wind turbines will generate power for the building. According to E-Architect.co.uk, it will be the first super-tall (300 metres or taller) double-skin building in the world, acting much like a "thermos bottle," says Strabala, to insulate it and save energy. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 4/22/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture and energy conservationen_US
dc.subjectgreen architectureen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titleShanghai Toweren_US
dc.title.alternative上海中心大厦en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-G-ST-B10en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
dc.contributor.displayGensler (Firm) (American architectural firm, founded 1965)en_US


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