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Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower
Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.jpg
The Oriental Pearl Tower in December 2014
General information
Type Communication, hotel, observation, restaurant
Location Shanghai, China
Coordinates view on map
Construction started July 30, 1991 (1991-07-30)
Completed 1994
Antenna spire 467.9 m (1,535 ft)
Top floor 350.0 m (1,148 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Lifts/elevators 6
Design and construction
Architect Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd.
Developer Shanghai Oriental Group Co. Ltd.

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower (Chinese: ; pinyin: Dongfang Míngzhuta, official name: ) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area.

Its principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.

On 7 July 2007, Oriental Pearl Tower was host to the Chinese Live Earth concert.

Diagram of the tallest TV-Towers

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