Shanghai is one of the first cities in China that witnessed the skyscraper construction boom, the city had had the 420m Jin Mao Tower and 468m Oriental Pearl Tower built way back in 1990s, while the majority of the Chinese cities having the 100-meter-buildings as their tallest buildings.
In 2008, Shanghai World Financial Center got built, by then it was regarded as the tallest flat top building of the world and in 2015, the Shanghai Tower was completed in the city, which is the tallest in the country and the second tallest in the world.
It seems the the construction boom has temporarily come to an end as there's no serious supertall skyscrapers projects proposed in a long time.
As the skyscraper construction boom are taking places in other Chinese cities like a raging fire recent years, the number of supertall skyscrapers in these cities growing vigorously, Shanghai is no longer the city with most skyscrapers in China as it was in the past, many cities have already got more supertall skyscrapers built than Shanghai and still not slowing down on the pace.
Even so, Shanghai still possesses the tallest building of Eastern Asia, and the city features the world’s most majestic supertall complex that comprised of 3 supertall skyscrapers all exceeding 400 meters, in this respect no other cities is comparable to it currently.
Additionally, Shanghai is one of the minor cities that has four skyscraper based observation decks, this can be rarely found in other cities in the world.
There are 6 supertall skyscrapers in Shanghai as of 2016, tallest one is Shanghai Tower, which is second tallest building of the world. And the amount of 200-add-meter buildings reaches about 50.
For proposed supertalls, though no new serious proposals came out for many years, several stale proposals have never been explicitly declared off, and in 2015 a new proposal called Zhenru Center was proposed. As of 2017, there are 3 supertall skyscrapers being developed.
1. Shanghai Tower
Standard height: 632 meters
Total height: 632 meters
Parapet-removed height: 583 meters
Observation deck: 552 meters（will open to public several months later.）
Built year: 2015
Shanghai Tower is the nation’s tallest building and the second tallest building of the world, only after Burj Khalifa.
Standard height: 492 meters
Total height: 494 meters
Observation deck: 474 meters
Built year: 2008
The former tallest building in Shanghai, and used to be the world's tallest building by roof during 2008 to 2009.
An indoor observation deck is opened to public at 100th floor, right above its large wind hole, there are also another two additional observation decks at 97th floor and 94th floor.
3. Oriental Pearl Tower
Standard height: 468 meters
Total height: 468 meters
Height without antenna: 360 meters
Observation deck: 351 meters (highest one)
Oriental Pearl Tower is a broadcasting and sightseeing tower, it's not considered a building, but as a tall structure it ranks 3rd by height in this list. has multiple floors in two large spheres being occupied by observation decks.
4. Jin Mao Tower
Standard height: 420 meters
Total height: 420.5 meters
Roof height: 370 meters
observation deck: 345 meters
Built year: 1999
Built in 1999, the building rises 420 meters tall. Jin Mao Tower held the title of tallest building of Mainland China longer than any other skyscrapers in China. Now the building is 3rd tallest building in Shanghai and 25th tallest building in the world.
5. Shanghai Shimao International Plaza
Standard height: 333 meters
Total height: 333 meters
Roof height: 250 meters
Built year: 2005
This building located beside the People Square, which is seen as the city's center place. It is still the tallest building outside of Pudong district in Shanghai by architectural height.
6.Sinar Mas Center
Standard height: 319 meters
Roof height: 319 meters
Built year: 2016
The tallest building by roof height outside of Pudong district in Shanghai, and also the latest supertall built in Shanghai.
After many years of lacking of new supertall proposals or has no real progress on those proposals, sites preparation and constructions are actually happening now. Below are the supertalls in Shanghai that is now being developed.
1. Xujiahui Center
Standard height: 370 meters
Estimated top out year: unknown, the building is still in preparation.
Xujiahui Center is not a new proposal, it was proposed in 2007, almost a decade ago, however no progress ever occur on it before 2016, now it has got into site preparation stage. Xujiahui is the name of a place in Shanghai, it's one of city's business centers.
2. Zhenru Center
Standard height: 330 meters
Roof height: 330 meters
Estimated top out year: 2018
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
This building was proposed in 2016 and the construction has started at the beginning of 2017.
Huangpu Dongjiadu Tower
Standard height: 300 meters
Roof height: 300 meters
Estimated top out year: 2020
The tower was announced in late 2016, currently it is in site preparation phase.