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About Shanghai

17,836,133 in city
13,053,754 in metro
6,638 km² (2,563 mi²)
26 m
China's biggest and most advanced city, located in the middle of the east coast. Shanghai was said to be the most cosmopolitan city in the beginning of the 20th century, but lost its glory during the Mao era. It is now quickly regaining its position as one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world as well as a showcase of modern architecture. Shanghai is divided into 16 districts and 3 counties. There are 204 towns, 8 townships, 99 sub-district neighborhood committees, 3,501 neighborhood committees and 2,904 villagers’ committees in the city. At the end of 2004, Shanghai had 6,704 buildings of 11 or more stories which were completed since 1990, according to reports by the city of Shanghai.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,980 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Shanghai Tower 2,074 ft 2015
2 Shanghai World Financial Center 1,614 ft 2008
3 Jin Mao Tower 1,380 ft 1999
4 Shimao International Plaza 1,093 ft 2006
5 Sinar Mas Center 1 1,050 ft 2017

Other buildings

No. Type
14 Famous buildings
14 Buildings with construction images