Jinmao Tower

sights / Architecture

Jinmao Tower information

Shànghǎi , China
Street 88 Century Ave, 世纪大道88号
+86 5047 5101
Getting there
metro Lujiazui
adult/student/child ¥120/90/60
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Lonely Planet review

Resembling an art-deco take on a pagoda or the joints of a length of bamboo, the crystalline Jinmao Tower is a beauty. It’s essentially an office block (owned by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation) with the high-altitude Grand Hyatt renting space from the 53rd to 87th floors. If you want to see what Shànghǎi looks like from a mountain-top perspective, travel in the elevators to the 88th-floor observation deck , accessed from the separate podium building to the side of the main tower. Time your visit at dusk for both day and night views. Alternatively, sample the same view through the carbonated fizz of a gin and tonic at Cloud 9 on the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt (accessed on the south side of the building), and photograph the hotel’s astonishing barrel-vaulted atrium.