My latest article at China Daily Mail. Shanghai is building the world’s first arcology, complete with a warming/cooling membrane, office spaces, apartments, and city parks.
But equally impressive is what it will have going on inside.
In addition to 521,000 square meters of floor space, 106 elevators, a weight of 1,200 metric tons, and the ability to hold 30,000 people, a full one-third of the building is dedicated to green spaces.
In this respect, the Shanghai Tower is more of a self-contained city than a tower, and a city of parks at that.
Back in August, the building’s designers, Gensler Asia, held a topping-out ceremony where the lead designer (Dan Whiney) spoke about the buildings purpose and inspiration:
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