When completed, Shanghai Tower will boast the world’s highest observatory, at 632m. This structure “is organized as nine cylindrical buildings stacked one on top of the other with a double-skinned layer on the outside.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

The outside layer is triangular shaped and swivels as it reaches upwards. Designed by San Francisco-firm Gensler, the tower plans on accommodating offices, a luxury hotel, nine sky-gardens and various retail and cultural venues, as well as a new Shanghai Metro stop.

[via GizmodoThedesignblog]

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