The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is one of Shanghai's iconic cultural landscapes, located in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, about 468 meters high. The building was built in July 1991 and put into use in May 1995. It is responsible for six sets of wireless TV launches in Shanghai with a radius of 80 kilometers. 

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the first batch of AAAAA tourist attractions in the country. In the tower, there are space capsules, revolving restaurants, Shanghai City Historical Development Exhibition Hall and other landscapes and facilities. In 1995, it was included in one of Shanghai's top ten new landscapes.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a multi-tube structure. The trunk is three hollow stalwart columns with a diameter of 9 meters and a height of 287 meters. The pillars are connected by a 6-meter-high beam. At the elevation of 93 meters, three diameters are 7 meters. The oblique column is supported, and the inclined column is at an angle of 60° to the ground. The building has 425 foundation piles and 12 meters into the ground. The three steel structure spheres of thousands of tons are suspended at the height of 112 meters, 295 meters and 350 meters respectively. The reinforced concrete building plus three slopes of nearly 100 meters high support.

The TV tower has three spheres: the bottom, the top, and the top. The top ball is called the Space Hall. The center is 342 meters high and the ball is 16 meters in diameter. There are 4 floors, followed by elevator machine room, conference hall, sightseeing layer and pipeline floor. The upper and lower spheres are suspended structures according to different force characteristics, and the lower ball is a prestressed concrete shell.

The upper sphere is 45 meters in diameter and the center elevation is 272.5 meters. There are 9 layers, which are public equipment layer, frequency modulation room, cooling equipment layer, transmitter room, air KTV room, rotating restaurant, overlooking platform, microwave room, and ball substation. between. The lower sphere has a diameter of 50 meters and a center elevation of 93 meters. It has 4 floors and serves as an indoor playground. The lower ball transformer distribution room is located in a bowl-shaped casing.

The periphery is a 3-storey tower with nearly 20,000 square meters of shopping malls. The outer layer is a 15-meter wide underground ring garage and VIP reception room. There are 6 escalators and 6 high-speed elevators in the tower. The entire tower building is covered under the green roof and circular driveway.

Traffic
Metro: Line 2 to Lujiazui Station
Bus: 81 Road, 82 Road, 85 Road, 774 Road, 789 Road, 795 Road, 870 Road, 939 Road, 971 Road, 983 Road, 985 Road, 993 Road, Lujiazui Financial City 1 Road, Lujiazui Tourist Circle, Sightseeing Tunnel , ferry, etc. can reach the Oriental Pearl.

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