28 Nov '16, 2am

#Construction completed on the world's second tallest building

#Construction completed on the world's second tallest building

The Shanghai tower broke ground back in 2008, as the third tower in the trio of skyscrapers located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. Its curved façade and spiraling form is meant to symbolize the dynamic emergence of modern China, but more importantly, it is meant to enable significant savings in structural wind loads. According to wind tunnel tests, the Shanghai Tower exhibits a 24 per cent savings in structural wind loading when compared to a rectangular building of the same height. The sustainable strategies incorporated in the construction of the Shanghai Tower are expected to curb the building’s carbon footprint by 34,000 metric tons per year.

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