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Jin Mao Tower

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Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan

Standing 509.2m tall with 101 floors, this is the first building in the world to have rooms more than half a kilometre up in the air.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2007, 12:00am

Towering feat for parachutists

An international group of parachutists will leap off the country's tallest building, the Jinmao Tower in Shanghai, to mark National Day in the mainland's first such performance.

21 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Hi-tech security web for spider-proof tower

New infrared surveillance cameras deployed at the foot of China's tallest skyscraper peer into the darkness, ever vigilant against infiltrators.

Concealed alarms warn the guardians of the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai of intruders, and spikes prevent anyone from climbing the structure.

20 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

High anxiety over hotel's mobile-phone blackout

VISITORS to the world's highest hotel in Shanghai have been left speechless by the spectacular view, the ultra-modern decor . . . and the fact that their mobile phones refuse to work at such lofty heights.

29 Aug 1999 - 12:00am