Construction completed on the world’s second tallest building
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The Shanghai tower broke ground back in 2008, as the third tower in the trio of skyscrapers located in Shanghai's Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. Its curved façade and spiraling form is meant to symbolize the dynamic emergence of modern China, but more importantly, it is meant to enable significant savings in structural wind loads. According to wind tunnel tests, the Shanghai Tower exhibits a 24 per cent savings in structural wind loading when compared to a rectangular building of the same height....