The Jin Mao Building, also known as the Jin Mao Mansion, is a mixed-use supertall skyscraper situated in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, nearby the famous Shanghai World Financial Centre.
Designed by American architect Adrian Smith from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP American architectural, the tower was built during 1994 and 1999 at an estimated cost of approximately 530 million dollars. Having a height of 421 metres, until 2007 it represented the tallest building in the country (before it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center), the fifth tallest in the entire world by roof height (370.0 metres) and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. It has 88 floors, a total floor area of 278,707 square metres and 61 elevators. The structure offers commercial office space for important business corporations, located at the lower 50 floors (in the first four segments of the building), with Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel being the major tenant, a five-star, 555-room hotel that occupies floors 53 to 87, making it one of the highest hotels in the world. The hotel provides numerous modern facilities such as a Piano Bar, a jazz club, the hotel lobby and Grand cafe served by a special express elevator from the tower’s ground floor, a high-end Cantonese restaurant which is situated on the 55th floors and an impressive collection of restaurants including the Japanese Kobachi, the Grill, the Italian Cucina, and the Patio Lounge. The tower has an observatory (with a floor space of 1,520 square metres) that is located on the 88th floor, at a height of 340.1 metres, making it the largest and highest observation deck in People’s Republic of China.