The Shanghai World Financial Center is a 492m skyscraper situated in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The skyscraper was designed by American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox to a Neo Futurism architectural style. The 101 floors are used for hotels, bars, offices and observation decks which offer stunning views over the city. But the buildings main purpose is for financial trading and many of its floors hold state of the art finance centres. The tower has a glass facade and has been nicknamed “the bottle opener” due to its similarity to the household item.
If travelling by the local subway system, take line 2 to ‘Dongchang Road’ station, which is a short walk away. If travelling by bus, use the 583, 791, 799, 870, 961 or 985 buses that stop close to the station.
Opening Times and Admission
Most of the building is closed to the public as it contains offices, but the building has observation decks that are open to the public. The observation decks are situated on the 94th, 97th and 100th floors and are open from 9am-11pm daily. Tickets for the observation decks cost 180 CNY for adults and 90 CNY for concessions.