"City Within a City" Completed in Shanghai
The Shanghai Tower, the second tallest buiding in the world, is now complete after six years of construction. The tower has 128 floors, 420,000 sq m of floorspace and elevators that travel up the 1,841ft structure at a speed of 40mph. It has been rated LEED Gold, a green building standard, featuring many energy saving designs and technology. Most of the building is high-end office space, but it also houses retail areas and hotel rooms.