Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

CTBUH, Shanghai Tower Unveil Signboard Confirming Building as China’s Tallest, World’s Second-Tallest
Event Commemorates a Milestone in Tall Building History
May 13, 2016
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SHANGHAI – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) joined officials of Shanghai Tower in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Shanghai Tower the tallest building in China and the second-tallest building in the world. With a height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower is only the third “megatall” building of 600 meters or higher in the world. Chaired by CTBUH China Office Director Daniel Safarik, the ceremony took place in front of the entrance of Shanghai Tower, with more than 40 invited guests from the tall building industry in attendance.


Attendees of the ceremony included, (L to R), CTBUH China Office Board Member Junjie Zhang, President, ECADI, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Jiaming Cao, President, Architectural Society of Shanghai, China Tall Building Awards Jury; CTBUH China Office Director Daniel Safarik; CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal, KPF, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Chunhua Song, Former Vice-Minister, Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China Tall Building Awards Jury Chair; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation & Management Co., Ltd.; Yi Zhu, Managing Principal, Pacific Rim Regional Director, Thornton Tomasetti, China Tall Building Awards Jury; Xiaomei Lee, Principal, Managing Director, Gensler.

Brief remarks were made by CTBUH Chairman David Malott, Principal, KPF; and Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation & Management Co., Ltd.
“The extraordinary design, engineering and construction effort that went into Shanghai Tower was undertaken, and succeeded in creating an  icon and a beautiful sculpture. However, the true legacy of Shanghai Tower will be in the example it has set for showing us new ways of living and working in the vertical cities of the future. In a very exciting way, we can say that we are standing at the point where ‘the future’ is now,” said Malott.

A photo session was held next, with representatives of Shanghai Tower, the Architectural Society of China, Gensler, the design architect, and many others taking their turns being photographed with the shiny new signboard.


CTBUH Chairman David Malott speaks before the signboard unveiling.



Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower Business Operation & Management shows off the signboard during the ceremony.


The Shanghai Tower signboard

Attendees included: