Shanghai World Financial Center
Basic Facts of Shanghai World Financial Center
Chinese Name: 上海环球金融中心 Pronunciation: Shànghǎi Huánqiú Jīnróng Zhōngxīn
Building Time: 1995
Best Visiting Time: Whole year
Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-3 Hours
Occupied Area: 14,400 square meters
Building Area: 381,600 square meters
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (No admission after 20:00)
Address: No.100 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
Building Function: It is used for prestigious occasions including high-profile corporate events, luxury product launches, glamorous fashion shows, celebratory banquets and special gala evenings against the beautiful panorama of the Huangpu River.
Admission Ticket Fare
100th + 97th + 94th Floors
100th + 97th Floors
|Seniors (over 60 years old)
|Students (under 23 years old)
|Children (shorter than 140 cm)
|Children (under 3 years old or shorter than 100 cm)
- Notes: Two Tickets for Exclusive Tour at least are packaged for sale.
Introduction of Shanghai World Financial Center
The Aerial View
Covering an area of 14,400 square meters, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) has a total construction area of 381,600 square meters, with 101 floors above ground and 3 floors underground. The building is 492 meters high and is shaped like a square column. The podium has 4 floors on the ground and is about 15.8 meters high.
The SFWC has the dual functions of a financial center and an information center. Information and finance, as two major trends promoting the social development of the 21st century, converge here and attract many businessmen.
The SWFC is like a powerful “magnet” with magnetic attraction, flow, and influence, and direction. It attracts professionals who hold both growth consciousness and spirit of innovation in leading the world. They come here to meet, communicate, and use new information to create new values and possibilities for the future. The invisible magnetic field around the SWFC forms the “magnetic flow”, where the two great tides of information and finance converge and diverge. A variety of “magnetic currents”, such as economy and culture, East and West, knowledge and potential, have met and converged here, leading to positive dialogue, and forming a new trend that is driving the development of our times.
Shanghai World Financial Center is a “city” that attracts global authority to gather here, inspires infinite wisdom, nurtures diverse cultures, and forms an influence that radiates to its surrounding areas. It can also be used as a compass to guide the way forward. Its force born here can guide a better future for Shanghai, China, Asia, and even the whole world. That’s what the Shanghai World Financial Center is after.
In 2008, Shanghai World Financial Center won the “Best Tall Building in the World of Year 2008” from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
In 2009, Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory was awarded the title of “The Highest Observatory” by the Guinness World Records. The hotel located on the 79th to 93rd floors of Shanghai World Financial Center, in the meanwhile, was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “The Highest Hotel in the World”.
In 2018, Shanghai World Financial Center was awarded the “Ten Year Special Award” of the 16th “Best Tall Building in the World” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
On September 26, 2018, Shanghai World Financial Center received LEED Platinum-level Green Building Certification and was awarded by the United States Green Building Council.
History of Shanghai World Financial Center
In December 1995, Shanghai World Financial Center obtained the land use right.
In early 1997, the construction of the SWFC was halted due to the impact of the Asian financial crisis.
On February 23, 2003, the construction of the SWFC was resumed. However, as the skyscrapers under construction in Taipei and Hong Kong both exceeded the original design height of the SWFC, the Japanese design company revised the original design, changing the design height from 466 meters to 492 meters.
In October 2005, the SWFC announced its final design plan. The original circular void at the top of the building was changed to an inverted trapezoidal design. The SWFC launched an overall restart on November 16.
On August 29, 2008, the SWFC was completed; the SWFC formally announced its grand opening in October 2008.
Must-visit Attractions at Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory
Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory
The observatory is located on the 94th floor, the 97th floor and the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center. There is a 474-meter high hanging sightseeing corridor on the 100th floor; the 97th floor is like a floating bridge in the sky at a height of 439 meters; at the observatory on the 94th floor at the height of 423 meters, you will have a panoramic view of the city.
Sky Walk 100
Located on the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center with a 474-meter height, Sky Walk 100 is a 55-meter-long suspended sightseeing corridor, which is the highest sightseeing facility in the world. It is equipped with three transparent glass floor walkways. When walking on it, you can experience the lofty feeling that all things of Shanghai are under your feet.
Sky Walk 97
Sky Walk 97
Located on the 97th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center with a 439-meter height, Sky Walk 97, like a floating bridge in the sky, makes visitors feel like walking in the sky; you can breathe the fresh air; the blue sky and white clouds are within easy reach.
Sky Arena 94
Located on the 94th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center with a 423-meter height, Sky Arena 94 has an area of about 750 square meters; in addition to a panoramic view of the old and new Shanghai, various exhibitions and activities are held here with a background of the beautiful Huangpu River, which will bring you different audio-visual experience and physical and mental shock.
Suggested Travel Route
In Shanghai World Financial Center, the floors of B2 and B1, the 2nd and the 3rd floors are shopping malls and restaurants; the 7th-77th floors are offices (among which the 29th floor is the Shanghai World Financial Culture & Media Center); the 79th-93rd floors are hotels; the 94th, 97th and 100th floors are sightseeing halls.
How to Get to Shanghai World Financial Center
Take bus 01, 795, 798, and get off at Century Avenue Pudong South Road Station.
Take bus 791, 870, 961, 985, and get off at Lujiazui Ring Road Dongtai Road Station.
Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station (Exit 6) and walk for 5 minutes.
Take Metro Line 9, get off at Shangcheng Road Station (Exit 4), and walk for 9 minutes.
Chinese: 请带我去上海环球金融中心。English: Please take me to Shanghai World Financial Center.
If you go to Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Railway Station, it takes about 25 minutes (about 30 yuan).
If you go to Shanghai World Financial Center from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, it takes about 45 minutes (about 75 yuan).
If you go to Shanghai World Financial Center from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, it takes about 50 minutes (about 80 yuan).
If you go to Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it takes about 50 minutes (about 150yuan).
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