SOARING 632 metres above the financial heart of China, Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world. The striking structure features incredibly fast elevators, is home to our planet’s highest observation deck and claims to be the world’s most sustainable megatall skyscraper.
But despite its status as one of modern China’s most iconic mega projects and its ambition to be the crowning symbol of the country’s economic growth, Shanghai Tower has been plagued with challenges. Discover how one of the world’s tallest and most important skyscrapers failed.
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Narrated by Fred Mills
Additional footage and images courtesy of Carlos Barria, Adrian Smith, Gensler Design, Shen Zhonghai, Blackstation and Connie Zhou.