Shanghai World Financial Center

Located in the Pudong District of Shanghai, Shanghai World Financial Center is the third tallest building in China and the fifth highest one in the world with 101 floors above ground level and soaring to a height of 492meters. This skyscraper is a mixed-use skyscraper consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Mori Building.

As one of the representatives of the three famous skyscrapers in Shanghai, SWFC is known as the “Shanghai bottle opener” for his unique appearance. Floors 94 to 100 are for sightseeing and viewing platforms, which is one of the must-see places when visit Shanghai. Most of the tenants in Shanghai World Financial Center are fortune 500 companies.

Shanghai World Financial Center


- In Chinese: 上海环球金融中心

- Address: No.100 Sheji Dadao (Century Avenue), Pudong District, Shanghai

- Opening time: 09:00 – 22:30

- Best time to visit: after 17:00 to see sunset or night view

- Ticket price: RMB180 (for visiting the 100th & 97th & 94th floors); RMB120 (for the 94th floor); kids under 100 cm for free

- Height: 492 meters


Shanghai World Financial Center is a hub of culture and information, which offers office space with cutting-edge specifications and all the functions expected of a world-class international financial center. Aiming to be a magnet of the world's finance, the building boasts functions of first class financial centers, able to showcase monetary talents, cultural and art exhibitions and information from all over the world.

The construction started in 1997 and continued after a six-year shutdown that caused by the Asian financial crisis. With the intention to be the tallest building in the world, seven more floors were added after revisions to the previous design. On 28 August 2008, the Shanghai World Financial Center officially opened for business. Two days later, the world's tallest observation deck opened, offering views from 474 m above ground level.

Shanghai World Financial Center

There is a hub for the exchange of culture and communication of information--a place where people and information resonate and move the world in the heart of Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai World Financial Center offers the ultimate in space, facilities and services to host global forums, brand exhibitions and other world-class event. Meeting facilities and offices are distributed on F3-5 and F7-77. For every business scenario, the variety of restaurants and cafes provide just the right stage.

Shanghai World Financial Center supports the lifestyle of the financial executive with the convenience of diversity in a single spot. Located on F79-93, the Park Hyatt stands out for its elegant accommodations and luxurious hospitality and service. Soaring 474 meters above the ground, the 100th floor observation deck provides a spectacular view of downtown Shanghai and the Huangpu River below. Befitting its stature as an international financial center, Shanghai World Financial Center sets standards for office functionality and comfort, providing all the support your business expects and more.

Shanghai World Financial Center

What to Do?

1. Have a bird view of whole Shanghai. With a height of 423 meters, an area of 750 square meters and a height of 8 meters, Floor 94 sightseeing hall can not only show the new and old Shanghai scenery, but also hold various exhibitions and activities against the backdrop of the beautiful Huangpu River, bringing different audio-visual feelings and unprecedented physical and mental shock. The 97th-floor sightseeing bridge is 439 meters high, just like an overpass floating in the air. The open glass ceiling allows you to enjoy the freshest air while looking up at the sky. When weather conditions permit, the glass ceiling can be opened, the blue sky and white clouds are within reach, and people and nature dissolve into one. Located at 474 meters, the 100th-floor sightseeing pavilion is a suspended sightseeing corridor about 55 meters long, with three transparent glass floors from which you can see the city from your feet.

2. Appreciate first-class architectural design and structure. The construction of the super high-rise building adopts the self-developed steel platform formwork system and the imported hydraulic automatic climbing formwork system, which plays a unique role in the construction of the core cylinder and the giant column structure of the tower of Shanghai world financial center. The use of these advanced technology and technique, create the tower core tube and giant column construction of the world's advanced level. The SWFC has installed two wind dampers on the 90th floor to prevent buildings from shaking due to strong winds, the first super-tall building in mainland China to use wind dampers. By using sensors, the device can detect the shaking of buildings in strong winds and suppress it.

Shanghai World Financial Center

3. Experience life at the top. The Chinese restaurant on the 93rd floor is the highest in the world of 416 meters; the 85th floor swimming pool wins the title of "world's highest swimming pool" at 366 meters; the Park Hyatt, on the 79th to 93rd floors, is the world's tallest hotel.

How to Get There?

You can take Bus 01, 81, 82, 86, 96, 119, 583, 607, 792, 818, 971, 985, 992 or 996 to get there.

If you take subway Line 2, you can get off at Lujiazui Station, you can easily find SWFC.

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