Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the center of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund, which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 meters high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world. The designers magically set the eleven beautiful spheres of various sizes up from the green grassland to the blue sky with two giant spheres shining like two rubies. The whole design is rich in poetic and pictorial splendor, which gives the tourists the impression that pearls of various sizes are dropping onto the emerald plate.

The Oriental Pearl Tower consists of three big columns, which are 9 meters in diameter, the space module, the upper sphere, the lower sphere, five small spheres, tower base and the square. In the tower, there is a double-decked elevator, which can hold fifty people at a time, and two-speed elevator, which can run at speed of 7 meters second. These two elevators are the only ones of their kinds in China. The tower is equipped with three-dimensional lighting installation, which makes the whole tower very colorful and beautiful.

The Oriental Pearl Tower is a multifunctional body with sightseeing. restaurant, shopping, entertainment, hotel, radio and TV transmissions. It has already become one of the symbolic buildings and tourism resorts in Shanghai and it is honored as one of the ten best views in Shanghai.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower received a record 3 million tourists in 2001, on one of its busiest days in 2001, the tower was visited by a record 35,000 sightseers.

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