China's tallest skyscraper to open soon

Beijing  China's tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, is expected to be open for business soon, the media reported on Monday. The 632-metre tall tower is second to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building (829.8 metres), the People's Daily reported. A high-speed elevator has been installed to take visitors to a viewing platform on the 119th floor in just 55 seconds. At its maximum speed, the lift would travel at 18 metres a second. The 126-storey building will become a new landmark in Lujiazui, the financial and trade zone in Shanghai.