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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Oriental Pearl TV TowerSituated within the Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with a giddy height of
468 meters, is the world's third tallest TV tower after the 553-meter CN Tower in Toronto and the 535-meter
Moscow TV Tower.

The tower, surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a
picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the
imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round.

The design for the Tower incorporates eleven spheres (or "pearls") and three gigantic columns linking the
green grass below to the blue sky above. The whole design is rich in poetic and pictorial splendor, which gives
the tourist the impression that pearls of various sizes are dropping onto the emerald plate. It has become a
symbolic architecture and a favorable spot for tourists in Shanghai.

The Oriental Pearl Tower consists of three big columns, which are 9 meters in diameter, the space module, the
upper sphere, the lower sphere, five small spheres, tower base and the square. And the tower is also equipped with three-dimensional lighting
installation, which makes the whole tower very colorful and beautiful.

In the tower, there is a double-decker elevator, which can hold fifty people at a time, and a two-speed elevator that can run at a speed of 7 meters
per second. You can take the elevator up to the upper sphere for beautiful sightseeing of Shanghai.

The sightseeing floor in the brilliant upper sphere is 263 meters high and 45 meters in diameter; it is the best place to get a bird's eye-view of
Shanghai. When it is sunny, it makes one relaxed and happy to see the distant views of the Sheshan, the Chongming Island and the Yangtze River.
In the upper sphere, there are also the Revolving Restaurant, the Disco Hall, the Piano Bar and twenty KTV rooms. Every Saturday evening, an
open-air performance is held on the terrace under the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
All of this and it really is a TV and radio tower that services the Shanghai area with more than nine
television channels and upwards of ten FM radio channels. It is amazing that this ultra-modern tower
combines ancient concepts such as the spherical pearls, with 21st Century technology, commerce,
recreation, educational and conference facilities.

The Oriental Pearl Tower has already become one of the symbolic buildings and tourism resorts in
Shanghai and is honored as one of the ten best views in Shanghai.


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