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Chinese legends inspired the pearl-like shapes of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, China

Photo © Guy Vanderelst / Getty Images
Location: Shanghai, China
Construction Type: Concrete
Architect: Jiang Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd.
Year: 1995
Height: 467.9 meters / 1,535 feet

About the Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The architects of Oriental Pearl Tower incorporated Chinese legends into its design. The Oriental Pearl Tower is composed of eleven spheres supported by three columns. From the distance, the Tower resembles pearls set between the dragon-like forms of the Yangpu Bridge and the Nanpu Bridge.

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