Oriental Pearl Tower
Welcome to the Oriental Pearl Tower’s observation deck, complete with a full level of transparent flooring. It also has a revolving restaurant, arcade, and indoor junior roller coaster.
Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower stands 1,535 feet (465m) tall.
[For reference, the Empire State Building stands 1,250 feet (381 meters) tall.] But don’t worry, I didn’t know either. :P
Everyone’s reaction to the transparent floor was different. Some people clung to the wall closest the elevator. Others hesitantly tested it with a shy toe first. And then one kid triumphantly ran around and stomped and jumped on every transparent floor panel he could find. But I’m sure for everyone, regardless of their enjoyment ‘technique’, it was a definite breath-taking experience.
Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower is actually a TV tower. Its structure and design is…dare I say–unique?
Can you find me in the picture above? It’s a bit of a where’s waldo but I’m on the stairs.
It was one of the warmest days we’ve had so far in Shanghai. Still, I’ve grown pretty attached to my gloves after learning the hard way and they really help take the bit out of any chilly breezes. These are calf-hair and leather with cashmere lining from Club Monaco, which I found the day before we left for this trip!
The observation deck was surrounded by transparent flooring all the way around. The vertical panels didn’t quite reach the ceiling, so we could still enjoy the crisp, brisk, high-altitude air.
Although it was the warmest day we’d been there, it was still a little hazy for pictures of the skyline, but breath-taking nonetheless. I’m going to miss you Shanghai!