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Oriental Pearl Tower

Updated: 2012-09-26

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in Pudong district, along the Huangpu River opposite of the Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area.

Oriental Pearl Tower

It was designed by the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co Ltd. Principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1990 and the tower was completed in 1994. At 468 meters 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 5A scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. The tower is brightly lit with different LED sequences at night.

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