|Shanghai`s Tallest Observatory Opens
|Shanghai Tower opens its sightseeing observatory on 118th floor to the public with admission fee of 180 yuan (US$26).
The 546-meter-high observatory named the "Top of Shanghai" covers over 1,000 square meters, where visitors can take a panoramic view of the city through large curtain glass walls.
Visitors will be able to take three high-speed elevators to reach the observatory within a minute in the 632-meter, 137-floor skyscraper - the world`s second tallest, surpassed only by Dubai`s Burj Khalifa, which soars to 828 meters.
The observatory which opens between 8:30am and 9:30pm every day also features souvenir stores, a post office and exhibition areas.
The management of Shanghai Tower launched a trial opening a year ago to open its annex and basement to the public.
Built at a cost of 15 billion yuan, though yet to fully open, Shanghai Tower features offices, shops, restaurants and a hotel.
News source: Shanghai Daily