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Oriental Pearl Tower
东方明珠电视塔

2, Lane 504, Lujiazui Road Pudong
Shanghai SH China

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1990
  Finished1994
Floor Count14
Basement Floors2
Building Uses
 - communication
 - conference
 - hotel
 - observation
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - tower
 - pod
 - revolving floor
 - sphere
 - stilts
Architectural Style
 - futurism
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna1535 ft
Top floor1148 ft
Bar1148 ft
Highest observation1148 ft
Space Module
Ktv rooms889 ft
Restaurant876 ft
Disco876 ft
Sightseeing863 ft
Lowest observation295 ft
Space City
Foundation-59 ft

Description
• Architect: Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd.

• Owner: Shanghai Oriental Group Co. Ltd., C & K
• Incorporation: Shanghai Xinhua Fire Inhibitor Factory
• Elevators: Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
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• Its design is based on a Tan dynasty poem about the haunting sound made by a lute.

• The three columns between the two largest spheres are 9 meters in diameter, and the big spheres are 45 meters (upper) and 50 meters (lower) in diameter. The smallest sphere at the top is 14m in diameter.

• The tower has three observatory levels:
1. Space Module: The highest is at 350 metres.
2. Sightseeing Floor between 263 and 259 metres.
3. Space City: The lowest at 90 metres.

• Pearl Oriental TV Tower operates a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel, located in the five smaller spheres between the two biggest ones up the center of the tower.

• Asia's tallest TV tower, and the third tallest in the world.

• Member of "World Federation of Great Towers".

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