Shanghai International Finance Center

Shanghai
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

259.9 m / 853 ft
2
Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

259.9 m / 853 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

239.1 m / 784 ft
Floors
Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

56
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4
1 2 3 Shanghai IFC North Tower Outline
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Shanghai International Finance Center

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Country

China

City

Shanghai

Function

hotel / office

# of Parking Spaces

1,800

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Shanghai IFC North Tower
2010 259.9 m / 853 ft 56 composite office
2 Shanghai IFC South Tower
2009 249.9 m / 820 ft 48 composite hotel / office

CTBUH Initiatives

Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report

19 September 2014 - Event

International Financial Center Technical Tour Report

20 September 2012 - Event

Research

19 September 2012

Case Study: Shanghai IFC

Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM

Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office tower (North...

19 September 2012

Case Study: Shanghai IFC

Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM

Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office tower (North...

01 August 2012

Context to China’s Legacy of Tall Building Development

Junjie Zhang, ECADI

Modern supertall buildings have become one of the vital symbols of economic development and the urbanization progress in mainland China, as well as one of...

31 December 2009

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009

CTBUH Research

Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller...

19 September 2014

Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report

At the Shanghai International Finance Center, attendees toured hotel spaces, an unoccupied office floor, technical facilities including a mechanical floor, and the top floor restaurant.

20 September 2012

International Financial Center Technical Tour Report

The twin towers of the IFC, though not identical, create a unique dialog with the surrounding Shanghai context.

31 December 2009

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009

Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China alone.