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Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
Model completed in 2013
About this creation
This model is approximately 1/650th scale, similar to my other skyscrapers.

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When completed in 2008, the Shanghai World Financial Center was China’s tallest building at 1614ft. The tower consists of 101 floors and is a mixed use tower with offices and a hotel. It will be exceeded in height by the Shanghai Tower that is being built across the street.

The tower sprouts from a square form and tapers toward a knife like edge angled at 45 degrees to the base.

When viewed from the side, the building gently tapers to a point.

The upper portion of the tower features a trapezoidal aperture designed to relieve wind pressure and reduce the overturning moment. The original design specified a circular shaped opening, but was changed due to public perception that it too closely resembled the Japanese rising sun (the building’s developer was Japan’s Mori Building Company)

The base is clad in stone, that is simulated here using the dark gray profile bricks. This is a symbolic connection with the earth, while the glass clad tower represents sky.

My favorite model detail is this angular sunken plaza entrance.


  January 3, 2015
Love it, What an interesting shape to capture in LEGO, and so much glass! I've added this to my collection of the best Modernist LEGO Architecture at
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  November 4, 2013
:() Wow!
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  May 19, 2013
I'm re-discovering this after a long time away from MOCpages. Beautiful gleaming creation Spencer!
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  April 4, 2013
Spencer  R.
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aleks oslapas
  April 3, 2013
looks great
  April 3, 2013
An amazing build. They must have very big bottles over there in Shanghai ;-) Well Done!
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  April 1, 2013
Oh wow.
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  March 31, 2013
Nice solution to a difficult shaped bldg!
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  March 31, 2013
  March 31, 2013
If you added a research picture of the SWFC it would have gotten a 10 heads from me! In MOCs like this one it is good to have a point of reference! Just constructive criticism! Look at my stuff---I always include a point of reference! In fact I have a lot of fun and learn new things while finding reference pictures!
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