Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

With construction completed on 1995, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower was built to serve as a multi-functional high-rise. With floors dedicated for sight-seeing, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, hotel, and even as a radio and TV transmission antenna, the tower stood on the tip of the Lujiazui area, right across the Huangpu River facing the Shanghai Bund with its immense height of 468 metres (1535 ft.). This height has earned it to be the tallest structure in China from 1994 – 2007 before it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.

Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower over the Bund

Closer look on the Pearl Tower

Pearl Tower and some of its spherical architectural elements

Besides the Pearl Tower, there are a lot more high-rise commercial buildings on the area of Lujiazui across the Huangpu River.

Pearl Tower and other high-rises on Lujiazui Area

Pearl Tower and other high-rises on Lujiazui Area

I have visited this area in one of the past Sunday and taken a short walk along the Bund. The crowd over there is huge, and it’s really full of people as you can see from the following 2 photos. Nevertheless, the scenery and environment over the Bund Walk is nice with these trees, small parks and the entrance of the Sight-seeing Tunnel is right at there as well.

Crowd on the Bund Walk

Crowd on the Bund Walk

More Crowd on the Bund Walk

More Crowd on the Bund Walk

These are all the photos taken during a day trip to there, I will be going back for a night walk along the Bund and take some shots over the river on the Pearl Tower. The view at night is equally spectacular with the lights being turned on in those buildings and the Huangpu River Tour at night.

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