Latest Jin Mao Tower Stories

2009-04-08 13:54:00

SHANGHAI, April 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- One of the world's biggest interactive entertainment advertisements turned a landmark in Shanghai's famous skyline into a "Tower of Eternity" with the help of D&S Media Group starting April 3, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090408/CNW029) The advertisement, displayed on Jinmao Tower, the second highest building in Shanghai, was customized by Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: SNDA) ("Shanda"), a...

2008-11-29 06:47:32

Construction on China's tallest building, the 2,000-foot-tall Shanghai Center, got underway Saturday, officials said. The project, when finished in 2014, will surpass Shanghai's two most well-known skyscrapers: the 1,380-foot-tall Jin Mao Tower completed in 1999, and the 1,615-foot-tall Shanghai World Financial Center, which was finished in August, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Costing more than $2.2 billion, the Shanghai Center Construction and Development Co. Ltd.,...

2007-11-19 09:00:00

BEIJING - A daredevil French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" scaled part of a mountain in southern China using only his bare hands, months after he was banned from the country for clambering up Shanghai's tallest building without permission. Alain Robert, known for scaling the world's tallest buildings, climbed 200 meters (656 feet) near the top of Hunan province's Tianmen Mountain without equipment Sunday, the official Xinhua news agency said. Instead of being arrested, this time the climber...

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