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Shanghai World Financial Center


Height: 492m
Location: Shanghai
Year: 2008
Shanghai World Financial Center

Scotia Plaza


Height: 275m
Location: Toronto
Year: 2014
Scotia Plaza

Scotia Plaza vs Shanghai World Financial Center


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Scotia Plaza

Scotia Plaza

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275m
Floors78
Year2014
CityToronto

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Scotia Plaza is a commercial office complex in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the financial district of the downtown core bordered by Yonge Street on the east, King Street West on the south, Bay Street on the west, and Adelaide Street West on the northwest. At 275 m (902 ft), Scotia Plaza is Canada's third tallest skyscraper and the 22nd tallest building in North America. It is on the PATH network, also contains 190,000 m2 (2,045,143 sq feet ) of office space on 68 flooring and 40 retail stores. Olympia and York developed the complex as an expansion of the adjoining headquarters of Scotiabank and the bank continues to occupy approximately 24 floors of the structure. Olympia and York owned the complex from its completion until the business was liquidated due to overwhelming debt in 1993.



Scotiabank led a consortium of banks to buy the mortgage for Scotia Plaza and within the next five years, it bought additional shares from its partners before it was the property's majority owner.On January 19, 2012, Scotiabank announced it would sell the iconic building and on May 22, announced a final agreement with Dundee Real Estate Investment Trust (now Dream Office REIT) and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust for $1.27 billion, making it the last of Canada's leading banks to divest ownership of its Toronto headquarters land. In 2016, H&R and Dream sold 50% of the construction to KingSett Capital and AIMCo; in 2017, Dream sold its remaining 50% stake in 2017 to the same two companies.

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Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Height

492m
Floors101
Year2008
CityShanghai

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The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC; Chinese: ????????) is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineer and China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. as its primary contractor. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, comprising offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the tower's hotel element, comprising 174 rooms and suites occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, which at the time of completion was the highest hotel in the world. It is currently the third-highest hotel on earth after the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which occupies floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre.On 14 September 2007, the skyscraper was topped out and is 492 meters (1,614.2 feet ), which makes it the 12th tallest building in the world and the fourth tallest structure in Mainland China. The SWFC opened to the general public on 28 August 2008, with its observation deck opening on 30 August. The observation deck offers views from 474 m (1,555 feet ) above ground level.The SWFC was lauded for its design, and in 2008 it was named by architects as the year's best-completed skyscraper. In 2013, the SWFC was exceeded in height by the adjoining Shanghai Tower, which will be China's tallest structure as of 2017. Collectively, The Shanghai World Financial Center, The Shanghai Tower and The Jin Mao Tower form the world's first adjoining grouping of three supertall skyscrapers.

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