Plaza 66

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Plaza 66
恒隆广场
Plaza 66 2008.jpg
Tower 1 (right) & Tower 2 (left)
General information
Type Office, retail
Location Jing'an District,
Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°13′48″N 121°26′56″E / 31.23°N 121.449°E / 31.23; 121.449Coordinates: 31°13′48″N 121°26′56″E / 31.23°N 121.449°E / 31.23; 121.449
Completed
  • Tower 1: 2002
  • Tower 2: 2006
Cost US$320 M [1]
Height
Antenna spire
  • Tower 1: 288.2 m (946 ft)[2]
  • Tower 2: 228 m (748 ft)
Top floor Tower 1: 247.5 m (812 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count
  • Tower 1: 66[2]
  • Tower 2: 48
Floor area 140,263 m2 (1,509,780 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators Tower 1: 19[2]
Design and construction
Architect East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd., Frank C. Y. Feng Architects & Associates, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti, Flack & Kurtz Consulting Engineers
Main contractor Shanghai Construction Group
References
[2][1]

Plaza 66 (Chinese: 恒隆广场) is a commercial and office complex in Shanghai, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers. The shopping mall has 5 levels with a total area of over 50,000 square metres. Tower One is 288 metres (945 ft) high and was completed in 2001, while Tower 2 is 228 metres (748 ft) high and was completed in 2006.

Tower One is currently the 5th tallest skyscraper in Shanghai and the third tallest building in the Puxi area. It is located at 1266 Nanjing Road West and has 66 floors.[3][4] The project was developed by Hang Lung Properties of Hong Kong, led by Ronnie Chan. The buildings were designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) architects from New York. The lead designer for KPF was James von Klemperer and the manager in charge of the project was Paul Katz. The building got third most votes in the 2001 Emporis Skyscraper Award selection.[5]

Introduction[edit]

Plaza 66 is an office building and integrated commercial complex in Shanghai, China. The building has 66 floors, which is why it was named Plaza 66. There is a department store from the first floor to the fifth floor containing high-end brands. Many fashion brands have chosen this department store as the location for their flagship stores in Shanghai. They include Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Celine, Escada, Bvlgari, Fendi, Loewe, Prada, Versace and Lanvin.

The building was up until 2010 the location for M2, one of the most famous nightclubs in Shanghai. M2 was relocated to another location the same year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georges Binder, ed. (2006). One Hundred and One of the World's Tallest Buildings. Mulgrave, Victoria Australia: The Images Publishing Group PTY Ltd 2006. pp. 94–95. ISBN 1-86470-173-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Plaza 66 - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  3. ^ Emporis.com - Plaza 66
  4. ^ Emporis.com - Plaza 66 Tower 2
  5. ^ Emporis Skyscraper Award - The nominees for 2001

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