The Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-largest skyscraper, reached its full height of 632 meters as the final beam was hoisted atop the 137-floor building’s 20-story crown structure yesterday, Shanghai Daily reports.
The three-meter beam tied with a red ribbon was lifted by a crane on top of the skyscraper. Its crown features a sightseeing platform and a park which will include a 2,000 square-meter screen and lighting system for laser shows.
The 15 billion yuan tower, located in the Lujiazui financial hub of Pudong, is now the world’s second-tallest building following Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which stands a staggering 829.8 meters high. The 660-meter Ping’an International Financial Center in Shenzhen will take over as the second-tallest skyscraper upon its completion in 2016.
The tower, which went under construction in 2008, will house offices, stores and a hotel. It’s expected to open at the end of 2015.