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Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower Platinum Image credit: Andy To

Shanghai Tower | The tallest LEED-certified building and the second tallest building in the world overall

Shanghai, China

2,073 feet (632 meters) tall.

The tower stands in the heart of the Lujiazui Financial Zone in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area and covers a total construction area of 6,221,540 square feet (578,000 square meters) featuring retail facilities, entertainment and cultural amenities, a conference center, and the world’s tallest LEED-certified hotel, the J Hotel.

The tower’s shell has transparent double walls that insulate, allow for air ventilation and let in sunlight. There are green spaces in and around the building, with extensive landscaping that comprises one-third of the space. The whole project uses 80% less energy for heating and cooling than equivalent towers.