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  • May 6, 2010
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Popularly known as the giant bottle opener, SWFC boasts the highest observation deck in the world on the 100th floor. U can see it for US$20
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The Shanghai World Financial Center (AbbrSWFCsimplified Chinese上海环球金融中心traditional Chinese上海環球金融中心pinyin:Shànghǎi huánqiú jīnróng zhōngxīn) is a supertall skyscraper in PudongShanghaiChina. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component containing 174 rooms and suites. It is the highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.[6]

On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out[7] at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 ft)[8] and became the second-tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure in the People's Republic of China, including Hong Kong. It is currently the third-tallest building in the world.

On 28 August 2008, the SWFC officially opened for business. On August 30 the Observation Deck opened with a view from 3 levels. The highest view is at 474 m (1,555 ft) above ground level.[1]

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