Tomorrow Square

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Tomorrow Square
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Tomorrow Square
Tomorrow Square
General information
TypeOffice, hotel, restaurant, apartments
Location Huangpu District,
Shanghai, China
Coordinates 31°13′55″N121°27′54″E / 31.232°N 121.465°E / 31.232; 121.465 Coordinates: 31°13′55″N121°27′54″E / 31.232°N 121.465°E / 31.232; 121.465
Construction started1997
Estimated completion1 October 2003
Antenna spire285 m (935 ft)
Roof238 m (781 ft)
Technical details
Floor count63
Floor area130,063 m2 (1,399,990 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect John Portman & Associates
JW Marriott Shanghai

Tomorrow Square (simplified Chinese :明天广场; traditional Chinese :明天廣場; pinyin :Míngtiān Guǎngchǎng) is the eighth-tallest building in Shanghai, China. It is located in Huangpu District, Puxi, close to People's Square. It is about 285 m (934 ft) tall and has 63 floors.

This multi-purpose building contains a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, and 255 executive apartment units. It was completed on 1 October 2003. Starting from a square base, the all-concrete Tomorrow Square tower transforms itself into a diagonal square as it rises to a peak. Engineers of the exterior vertical support system were faced with a unique challenge as a result of this unusual shape. They chose flat slabs for the hotel floors and beam and slab construction for the office floors. A combination of sheer walls and frame action stabilizes the slender tower laterally against wind and earthquake forces. The foundations are 80-meter (260 ft)-long bored piles supporting a column mat.

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