For those of you that still haven’t gotten around to your own illegal hike up the World Financial Center, you’ll be glad to know you can soon get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of that building without risking arrest. Yes, the building that’s been through many trials and tribulations will finally be open this Saturday. Apparently, the gallery located on the 100th floor of the skyscraper at a height of 474 metres (1,555 feet) above the ground is the world’s highest sightseeing hall. From AFP:
Sightseers who want a bird’s eye view of the city will have to pay 150 yuan (22 dollars) each for the experience, it said.
The building, finished earlier this year but not yet open to the public, has 101 floors for a total height of 492 metres, making it the tallest in China.
As well as the observation deck, the building will also have a luxury hotel, shops and 70 floors of office space, the centre’s website says.
Until now, the highest similar venue has been the Sky Pod of the CN Tower in Toronto, at 447 metres high
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