外文标题：China gives new twist to world’s second tallest building
SHANGHAI: The world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist — a 120-degree twist, to be exact.
A softened triangular “outer skin” is literally twisted around a circular core, sending the glass and steel tower spiralling 632 metres (2,086 feet) into the grey sky above the city.
State-backed developer Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co. views the modern design as a symbol of China’s future, a super-tall building in the city’s gleaming Pudong financial district, which did not even exist 25 years ago.
People involved with the project said the building will open this summer, with office tenants moving in first, but the developer declined to comment.
“This twist is an iconic symbol of looking forward for the Chinese people,” said Grant Uhlir, practice area leader and principal for Gensler, the US architecture firm whose design was chosen for the building which broke ground in 2008.
qttipps singh (Swansea)
at least china builds, india just talks and talks and talks about doing things
Naishadhkumar Jani (Pune)
Although still dwarfed by the reigning champion Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres (2,732 feet), and with new challengers under construction, the $2.4 billion Shanghai Tower can still lay claim to a host of superlatives.
Ravishankar Bhujanga (Hubli)
The Chinese are proving their Architect Prowess.
leatherface (Texas) replies to Ravishankar Bhujanga
Read the article again. The architects are American.