Ritec Retrospective: Shanghai World Financial Center

With a height of 492 metres, the Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the tallest buildings in China. It was designed by renowned American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and developed by the Mori Building Company of Japan. The Center is a mixed-use supertall skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks and ground-floor shopping malls.

Approximately 100,000m² of glass was treated with ‘non-stick’, easy-clean ClearShield® in the factory prior to installation in 2006. This meant any harsh inorganic contaminants on the glass, such as concrete splatter and cement dust, was easier to remove during construction. Therefore ClearShield® reduced potential costly delays during construction and provided a significantly lower-cost alternative to replacing the glass due to surface damage.

For more information about Ritec’s glass protection solutions, visit www.ritec.co.uk.

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