Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower  is notable because it was was the tallest building in China from 1994 to 2007. This tall building in Shanghai, China is used to broadcast television. The tower is 468 meters tall.
|Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower|
The Oriental Pearl Tower in December 2014
|Type||Communication, hotel, observation, restaurant|
|Construction started||30 July 1991|
|Completed||1 October 1994|
|Antenna spire||467.9 m (1,535 ft)|
|Top floor||350.0 m (1,148 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd.|
|Developer||Shanghai Oriental Group Co. Ltd.|
The tower is in the Lujiazui neighbourhood in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai. At the bottom of the tower, there are three large columns. There are also eleven spheres in the tower of different sizes. The tower is supposed to make the viewer think that pearls are dropping onto an jade plate.
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- Official website (in Chinese)