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Puxi: Tomorrow Square
TOMORROW SQUARE (2003)
Design Architect: John Portman & Associates
Developer: Shanghai Anlian Investment and Development, Co.
Structural engineers: Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
285 meters / 935 feet | 60 Floors
G.F.A: 130,063 meters2 / 1,399,968 feet2
Tomorrow Square is the optimistic name for the futuristic 60-story tower that rises on the edge of People's Square in the heart of Puxi. The silvery skyscraper with the distinctive pincer top that seems to hold a pearl in a setting, is a mixed-use building comprising serviced apartments on the lower 36 floors and above–where the tower rotates 45 degrees to mark the distinction–a 432-room J. W. Marriott hotel. The 200,000 sq. ft. podium base contains a six-level sky-lit atrium containing a food court, bowling lanes, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, a conference center, and a health club. Completed in 2003, the building is the work of Atlanta-based architect John Portman, who pioneered the Shanghai hotel market in the 1990s with Shanghai Center and also designed Puxi's lotus-topped Westin hotel. Portman also often acts as the developer in many projects.
Photograph by Jakob Montrasio