China Jin Mao Tower (金茂大厦)

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Oscar Tarneberg

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The 88 story Jin Mao tower is 420 metres tall and was at the time of its completion in 2007 the highest building in the world. It has since been eclipsed in height, not least by its two neighbouring skyscrapers. It resembles the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur in its incorporation of Chinese architectural themes, including the number eight (a lucky number in Chinese). It is famous for its large barreled atrium which runs from the 56th to the 87th floors of the Grand Hyatt hotel which occupies most of the building.

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