Shimao International Plaza
Shimao International Plaza is a 333.3 m tall skyscraper of 60 stories in Shanghai's Huangpu District. It was completed in 2006 under the design of Ingenhoven, Overdiek und Partner, East China Architecture and Design Institute. Shimao International Plaza has two spires on its top, which make its total construction height to 333.3 metres. Most of the building houses the Le Royal Méridien Shanghai hotel with 770 rooms; the building includes a 9 floor shopping mall and 3 floors of exclusive clubs. Shanghai Shimao Group bought the original developer of the tower, Wan Xiang Group, in 2001 and the name of the building was changed. List of tallest buildings in Shanghai "Shimao International Plaza". CTBUH Skyscraper Center. Shimao International Plaza at Emporis "Shimao International Plaza". SkyscraperPage
Maxdo Centre is a skyscraper in Changning District, China. It is 241 metres high, has 55 floors. List of tallest buildings in Shanghai Maxdo Centre at Emporis "Maxdo Centre". SkyscraperPage
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World known as Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World or Radisson New World Hotel, is a hotel located at 88 Nanjing Road West, across from People's Park, in Shanghai's Huangpu District, in China. Time Out Shanghai offers the following description: "This 520-roomed behemoth offers guests the typical Radisson experience, with a few special dining features like Epicure on 45, a revolving restaurant on the 45th floor, the Sky Dome Bar, which offers live music six nights a week under the hotel's iconic glass ceiling." List of tallest buildings in Shanghai Official website Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World at Lonely Planet
Bocom Financial Towers
The Bocom Financial Towers are two conjoined skyscrapers which reach 265 metres in height. They are located in the Pudong District of Shanghai and are split into the North and South Towers. Both towers were designed by ABB Architekten; the North tower is the 64th tallest existing building in the world when measured up to the highest architectural point. An atrium reaches a height of 163.4 metres. A swimming pool offering views over all of Shanghai is located on the 48th floor of the North Tower. Construction of the tower began in 1997 and was completed in 2002, it is 52 stories tall with four basement levels. The height to the top of spire is 265 metres and it has a roof height of 230 metres. At its widest point, the tower is 15.8 metres wide and at its narrowest it is 9.75 metres wide. It has a length of 31 metres. Construction of the South Tower was completed in three years before the North Tower, it has 42 floors above ground and four below ground level. It has a roof height of 197.4 metres and the top floor is located 171.6 metres up.
At its widest point, the tower is 15.8 metres wide and at its narrowest, it is 9.75 metres wide. It has a length of 31 metres, it was one of the three buildings part of the filming of Mission: Impossible III starring Tom Cruise. Ethan Hunt was shown sliding down the angled roof of the south tower. List of tallest buildings in Shanghai Bocom Financial Towers at Emporis "Bocom Financial Towers". SkyscraperPage
Plaza 66 is a commercial and office complex in Shanghai, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers. The shopping mall has 5 levels with a total area of over 50,000 square metres. Tower One is 288 metres high and was completed in 2001, while Tower 2 is 228 metres high and was completed in 2006. Tower One is the 5th tallest skyscraper in Shanghai and the third tallest building in the Puxi area, it has 66 floors. The project was developed by Hang Lung Properties of Hong Kong, led by Ronnie Chan; the buildings were designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox architects from New York. The lead designer for KPF was James von Klemperer and the manager in charge of the project was Paul Katz; the building got third most votes in the 2001 Emporis Skyscraper Award selection. Plaza 66 is integrated commercial complex in Shanghai, China; the building has 66 floors, why it was named Plaza 66. There is a department store from the first floor to the fifth floor containing high-end brands. Many fashion brands have chosen this department store as the location for their flagship stores in Shanghai.
They include Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dior, Escada, Fendi, Prada and Lanvin. The building was up until 2010 the location for one of the most famous nightclubs in Shanghai. M2 was relocated to another location the same year. List of tallest buildings in Shanghai "Plaza 66 Complex". CTBUH Skyscraper Center. Plaza 66 Tower 1 at Emporis Plaza 66 Tower 2 at Emporis "Plaza 66 Tower One". SkyscraperPage. "Plaza 66 Tower Two". SkyscraperPage. Plaza 66 at www.hanglung.com
Shanghai International Finance Centre abbreviated as Shanghai IFC, is a commercial building complex and a shopping centre in Shanghai. It incorporates two tower blocks at 249.9 metres and 259.9 metres housing offices and a hotel, an 85-metre tall multi-storey building behind and between the two towers. Shanghai IFC is located in Pudong, Shanghai, it occupies a prominent position southeast of the Lujiazui roundabout, diagonally across from the Oriental Pearl Tower and across the road from Super Brand Mall. It is adjacent to Lujiazui Station on Metro Line 2, can be accessed directly from the underground station via a tunnel; the south tower of Shanghai IFC and part of the multistorey building was completed in 2009, while the north tower and the rest of the complex was completed in 2010. Work continued for several years afterwards on peripheral aspects of the development, including landscaping and footbridge connections to nearby buildings and Lujiazui Central Park; the Ritz-Carlton Hotel occupies the south tower, while the north tower houses the current Shanghai headquarters of HSBC in China.
Other prominent tenants of the complex include an Apple Store under the sunken forecourt of the building, a multi-screen cinema, a Citysuper supermarket. The remainder of the retail area is taken up by upscale chain restaurants and international luxury fashion brands. Shanghai IFC, like its sister project the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, was developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. Maintaining a tradition begun with the historic HSBC Building across the Huangpu River on the Bund, the front of the north tower features a pair of bronze lions, the fourth pair of copies of the original which once graced the bank's old Shanghai headquarters; the original lions are now held by the Shanghai Historic Museum and are separately on display at the Museum's display room under the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Banking Museum, both nearby in Lujiazui. The Shanghai IFC copies were cast from the copies outside HSBC's Hong Kong headquarters. International Finance Centre Shanghai IFC official site Shanghai IFC mall official site Sun Hung Kai Properties
China the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering 9,600,000 square kilometers, it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty in 21st century BCE. Since China has expanded, re-unified numerous times. In the 3rd century BCE, the Qin established the first Chinese empire; the succeeding Han dynasty, which ruled from 206 BC until 220 AD, saw some of the most advanced technology at that time, including papermaking and the compass, along with agricultural and medical improvements.
The invention of gunpowder and movable type in the Tang dynasty and Northern Song completed the Four Great Inventions. Tang culture spread in Asia, as the new Silk Route brought traders to as far as Mesopotamia and Horn of Africa. Dynastic rule ended in 1912 with the Xinhai Revolution; the Chinese Civil War resulted in a division of territory in 1949, when the Communist Party of China established the People's Republic of China, a unitary one-party sovereign state on Mainland China, while the Kuomintang-led government retreated to the island of Taiwan. The political status of Taiwan remains disputed. Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China's economy has been one of the world's fastest-growing with annual growth rates above 6 percent. According to the World Bank, China's GDP grew from $150 billion in 1978 to $12.24 trillion by 2017. Since 2010, China has been the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP and since 2014, the largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity.
China is the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods. China is a recognized nuclear weapons state and has the world's largest standing army and second-largest defense budget; the PRC is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as it replaced the ROC in 1971, as well as an active global partner of ASEAN Plus mechanism. China is a leading member of numerous formal and informal multilateral organizations, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, WTO, APEC, BRICS, the BCIM, the G20. In recent times, scholars have argued that it will soon be a world superpower, rivaling the United States; the word "China" has been used in English since the 16th century. It is not a word used by the Chinese themselves, it has been traced through Portuguese and Persian back to the Sanskrit word Cīna, used in ancient India."China" appears in Richard Eden's 1555 translation of the 1516 journal of the Portuguese explorer Duarte Barbosa. Barbosa's usage was derived from Persian Chīn, in turn derived from Sanskrit Cīna.
Cīna was first used including the Mahābhārata and the Laws of Manu. In 1655, Martino Martini suggested that the word China is derived from the name of the Qin dynasty. Although this derivation is still given in various sources, it is complicated by the fact that the Sanskrit word appears in pre-Qin literature; the word may have referred to a state such as Yelang. The meaning transferred to China as a whole; the origin of the Sanskrit word is still a matter of debate, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The official name of the modern state is the "People's Republic of China"; the shorter form is "China" Zhōngguó, from zhōng and guó, a term which developed under the Western Zhou dynasty in reference to its royal demesne. It was applied to the area around Luoyi during the Eastern Zhou and to China's Central Plain before being used as an occasional synonym for the state under the Qing, it was used as a cultural concept to distinguish the Huaxia people from perceived "barbarians". The name Zhongguo is translated as "Middle Kingdom" in English.
Archaeological evidence suggests that early hominids inhabited China between 2.24 million and 250,000 years ago. The hominid fossils of Peking Man, a Homo erectus who used fire, were discovered in a cave at Zhoukoudian near Beijing; the fossilized teeth of Homo sapiens have been discovered in Fuyan Cave in Hunan. Chinese proto-writing existed in Jiahu around 7000 BCE, Damaidi around 6000 BCE, Dadiwan from 5800–5400 BCE, Banpo dating from the 5th millennium BCE; some scholars have suggested. According to Chinese tradition, the first dynasty was the Xia, which emerged around 2100 BCE; the dynasty was considered mythical by historians until scientific excavations found early Bronze Age sites at Erlitou, Henan in 1959. It remains unclear whether these sites are the remains of the Xia dynasty or of another culture from the same period; the succeeding Shang dynasty is the earliest to be confirmed by contemporary records. The Shang ruled the plain of the Yellow River in eastern China from the 17th to the 11th century BCE.
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