Jin Hongqiao International Center Tops out

A dynamic mixed use complex, currently under construction in Shanghai, China, the Jin Hongqiao International Center is another step closer to opening. Hongqiao is a particularly vibrant section of Shanghai, attractive to consulates and international business leaders, making it very well situated for future growth. The site for the Jin Hongqiao International Center is ideally suited as a gateway to the future of this dynamic area, which inspired the design for the 473 ft (144 m) tall office building.

The elegant office building will fulfill its destiny as the signature building of the Hongqiao Expansion Business Zone. Rising 22 stories as two separate towers, it is joined at the 23rd floor by a 7-story sky bridge that creates a dynamic “Portal” into the project’s pedestrian-friendly retail “Village.” The 538,195 sf (50,000 sm) “Village” features a wide assortment of retail, dining and entertainment establishments in Phase I. A luxury business hotel with serviced apartments is planned for Phase II.

Phase I is expected to open in 2013.