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Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower at night in ShanghaiThe Oriental Pearl Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the tallest TV tower in Asia, and the third in the world with a height of 468 meters. It is a symbol of Shanghai due to its unique style and the height. There are 11 spheres in total along the tower top down. Two of them are pretty large and have a lot of facilities for tourists inside.

The entire building is supported by three enormous columns that start underground. It was designed by Jiang Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994-2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers. On 7 July 2007, Oriental Pearl Tower was host to the Chinese Live Earth concert.

Outdoor observation deck built in May 2009 featuring a glass floor. Oriental Pearl Tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m (1148 ft). The lower levels are at 263 m (863 ft) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m (295 ft) (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m (876 ft) level. The project also contains exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall. the Oriental Pearl Tower under blue sky in ShanghaiThere is also a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres.

The design of the Oriental Pearl Tower said to be based on a verse of the Tang Dynasty poem Pipa Song by Bai Juyi about the wonderful sprinkling sound of a pipa instrument, like pearls, big and small falling on a jade plate. However, the designer Jiang Huancheng says that he did not have the poem in mind when designing the tower. It was the chief of the jury board who said it reminded him of that poem.

There are three sightseeing floors in the lower big sphere, upper big sphere and the top small sphere. The sightseeing floor in the upper big sphere is 263 meters high, and the one in the top small sphere is 350 meters high! The view from there is indeed marvelous.


Oriental Pearl Tower Tour

Oriental Pearl Tower is a great view whether close to or far from it, whether during daytime or in the night, because it is so huge and stylish. The Oriental Pearl Tower attracts over three million visitors each year.