An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)

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This incredibly beautiful pictures of two iconic skyscraper in Shanghai, Jin Mao (421 meters) and the Shanghai World Financial Center (492 meters) pictures were taken by photographer nick Blackstation. In these pictures you can see the full height and volume of these wonderful creations of human hands.
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)

Jin Mao Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Asia, and is the hallmark of Shanghai. it’s Located at Shanghai Pudong, close to the Lujiazui metro station and occupies five-star hotel Grand Hyatt in upper floors. Tower is owned by the China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd. It daily maintenance cost of 1 million RMB (US$121,000).
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
Shanghai World Financial Center is also a skyscraper in Shanghai, which was completed in summer 2008. The height of the center is 492 m, thus, it is the fourth in height skyscraper in the world after the Burj Khalifa, Crown Towers and Taipei 101
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
Like the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, the proportions of the tower Jin Mao is the number 8, which is associated with the well-being in Chinese culture. There are 88 floors (93 if you count the spire floors), are divided into 16 segments, each of which is 1/8 shorter than the 16 storey base. The skyscraper is built on a concrete octagonal central frame surrounded by eight huge composite columns and eight external steel columns.
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
Three sets of steel beams in the height of two storey connect the columns with a core at six floors, to provide additional support. The base of the building rests on a solid 1,062 high steel piles that go a depth of 83.5 m into the ground, which compensates for the bad quality of the topsoil. During the erection of a building, they were the longest steel columns that were used in the construction of the ground. The pillars are covered with a layer of concrete thickness of 4 m, departing on the ground 19.6 m wall in the soil surrounding the foundation, has a thickness of 1 m, height 36 m, length 558 m and consists of 20,500m ² of reinforced concrete.
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)
The design of the building realized a high-tech structural system, which enables it to withstand the force of hurricane wind speeds upto 200 km/h (with the top swaying by a maximum of 75 cm) and earthquakes of capacity of 7 on the Richter scale. In steel columns have mobile units that absorb shock and soften the force of the impact of wind and earthquakes, and a swimming pool on the on the 57th floor acts as a shock absorber. The outer wall is made of glass, stainless steel, aluminum and granite and is covered with a lattice structure made of aluminum alloy tubes. The official opening of the building took place August 28, 1998, the date also chosen with the number 8 in mind. Since 1999, the building is fully functioning.
An Incredible Jin Mao Skyscrapers in Shanghai (10 Photos)