Shanghai Tower shows weather warnings
Shanghai Tower has been issuing weather warnings, displaying them on a screen at its 632-meter-high top level since January 1.
The Tower sends out timely weather warnings after receiving forecasts about stormy or bad weather from the Emergency Early-Warning Center at the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.
“The 2,000-square-meter screen can show the Chinese characters for ‘typhoon, rainstorm, blizzard, cold front’ in blue, yellow, orange and red, with a visibility of 10km, which can effectively warn residents against extreme weather conditions,” said Chen Zhenlin, director of the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.
The screen showed a clear blue warning for biting cold last December in a test run.
“Shanghai Tower is not only the tallest building in the city, it is also the tallest building in the world to show weather warnings,” Chen added.