Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2011

The World's Highest Observation Deck

Starting on the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center — the tallest building in China and the third tallest in the world — the three-floor observation deck towers 1,555 ft (474 m) above the sprawling metropolis at its highest point. Opened to the public in August 2008, the deck offers a breathtaking urban views that put the observation points at Guangzhou's Canton Tower and Dubai's Burj Khalifa to shame (the second and third tallest observation decks, respectively). Angled glass walls give the illusion of leaning over the bustling streets of the city's Pudong district, but tickets still cost a relatively inexpensive $23.30.