Pearl TV Tower
you look into Pu Dong from the riverbank of Huangpu
River, you will see a TV tower reaching into the sky
in the distance - Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
The tower is now the highest building
of Shanghai with the height of 468 meters, as high as
a 150-storage building. The TV tower ranks the first
in Asia and the third in the world, which is after the
CN Tower of Canada and the Ostan Golden Tower of Moscow.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is undoubtedly the new symbol
The architectural design of this tower looks
like series of large and small balls arranging from
top to bottom falling from sky on to a green field.
This building gets some inspiration from a line in a
famous Chinese poem: "large and small pearls falling
on the jade plate" which conceives the deep connotation
of the oriental culture. This tower attracted a large
number of tourists, and they are always gasp and admired
by its ingenious architectural conception.
Huge steel bars supported this tower, those
bars weigh total 120 thousand tons. The pole of the
tower by itself weighs 450 tons. The tower body consists
of two scattering giant balls and one exquisite small
The upper ball weighs 873 tons and contains
sightseeing layer and space cabin. The lowers ball weighs
624 tons and carry gift shops and touring facilities.
Comparing with the Eiffel Tower, the Oriental Pearl
TV Tower is heavier and higher.
the TV tower looks quite huge, the whole structure presents
the grand strength and magnificent momentum. The dazzlingly
brilliant upper tower sightseeing layer has the width
of 45meters, the height of 263meters which is the best
overlooking place in Shanghai.
On clear sunny day, you can enjoy the bird's-eye
view of Mount Snake, Chongmin Island and the junction
of Yangtze River, which makes you feel relaxed. Signs
showing the distance between Shanghai and various other
cities on the sightseeing layer are the special design
of this masterpiece. From there, many visitors face
the direction of where their loved ones live and give
them their best wishes.
If you want to further enjoy a full 360-degree
view of Shanghai, and have something to eat, the spinning
restaurant can provide you that enjoyment. On the highest
tower of Asia, this restaurant revolves itself every
hour, so you can have a full view of Shanghai while
you enjoy the meals.
The space cabin is about 350 meters from
the ground up, and is located at the highest part of
the TV tower. The cabin provides the meeting room and
the cafeteria. Moving slowly in this spacious and carefully
designed modern cabin, you will feel like in the real
space cabin and appreciate the scenic sights along the
There are seven elevators going up and down
at a high speed through the tower. They conveniently
transport the tourists between balls. When the night
comes, colorful and beautiful lighting illuminate Oriental
Pearl TV Tower like strings of luminous pearls on the
sky of Shanghai. The scenery makes Shanghai, a city
known as "Oriental Pearl", more beautiful.
For sure, you would not miss the world third
highest tower "Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower"
if you pay a visit to Shanghai, since it is so distinguished
and you can see it from different angles wherever you