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Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Building
Jin Mao Mansion


Structure in General

existing [completed]
shear wall plus frame
composite structure
curtain wall
oriental revivalism


commercial office hotel


  • Contains the world's highest hotel rooms, and is the world's tallest building with a hotel inside. The Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea is still considered the world's tallest hotel because it is a pure hotel and not mixed-use.
  • The maximum elevator speed is 546 m/min.
  • The tallest building in the People's Repulic of China from 1999 to 2008, when it was replaced by Shanghai World Financial Center.
  • The building's shape draws on traditional Chinese forms, especially the tiered pagoda.
  • Designed by Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • Offices occupy floors 3 through 50. A 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel fills the top 38 floors with 555 rooms.
  • Bregman + Hamann Architects was involved in the design of the Grand Hyatt's food court/theatre area.
  • Grand Hyatt Shanghai occupies floors 53-87.
  • Replaced King Tower as the tallest building in Shanghai.
  • The tower has an observatory (with a floor space of 1,520 square metres) on the 88th floor, at a height of 340.1 metres. It is the largest and highest observation deck in China. Admission is 50 rmb (about $6 US).
  • The hotel atrium starts at the 53rd floor and extend upwards to the 87th floor. It has a clear height of 152 meters and a diameter of 27 meters, making it one of the tallest atriums in the world.
  • The tower is designed to withstand an earthquake of 6 on the Richter scale and the strongest level of typhoon.

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88 Century Avenue
88 Century Avenue
Pudong New Area

Technical Data

1,379.69 ft
1,379.69 ft
1,254.92 ft
1,213.91 ft
1,200.78 ft
1,115.81 ft
493.44 ft
May 1994
Mar 1999

Involved Companies

MANNTECH Building Maintenance Systems
Alimak Group

B+H Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
  • Public parking is available
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