Lujiazui landmark celebrates 10th anniversary

Shanghai World Financial Center today launched a series of exhibitions and cultural events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the city's landmark in Lujiazui.
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Shanghai World Financial Center today launched a series of exhibitions and cultural events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the city's landmark in Lujiazui.

A photo exhibition kicked off in the building to demonstrate the construction process of the 492-meter tall structure, the second tallest after its neighboring 632-meter Shanghai Tower.

The exhibition, named Moments in Constructions, comprises 66 photos taken by renowned Japanese photographer Suzuki Hiroyuki, who climbed onto the financial center building under construction in 2007 to record many of its construction milestones.

In one of the exhibits, two cranes are still working on the top of the building and its exterior glass curtain wall has yet to be completed. In another work, a construction worker is taking a steel beam onto the rooftop of the structure.

The photos are being displayed on the ground and second floors of the building for free. Some photos are exhibited on the observatory on the 97th floor, where a 180-yuan admission ticket is required. The exhibition will run through the end of May.

After the opening exhibition, a photo competition will be held to encourage the public to send their photography works on the building. Other cultural events, such as an exhibition of the classic works of Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli — My Neighbor Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky — are also to be held within the building through the end of the year.

The 101-floor building was completed in June 2008 and officially opened on October 25, 2008. It comprises offices, a five-star hotel and an observatory.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE
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