Oriental Pearl TV Tower Picture

Located in Pudong Park of Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower…

Located in Pudong Park of Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower. It is 468 meters (1535ft) high and surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a picture of "twin dragons playing with a pearl". The base of the tower is supported by three seven-meter wide slanting stanchions. Surrounding the eleven steel spheres that are "strung" vertically through the center of the tower are three nine-meter wide columns. There are three large spheres including the top sphere, known as the space module. Then there are five smaller spheres and three decorative spheres on the tower base. The entire structure rests on rich green grassland and gives the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate. It is amazing that this ultra-modern tower combines ancient concepts such as the spherical pearls, with 21st Century technology, commerce, recreation, educational and conference facilities…

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