International Finance Centre, usually abbreviated as Shanghai IFC, is a commercial building complex and a shopping centre (branded Shanghai IFC mall) in Shanghai. It incorporates two tower blocks at 249.9 metres (south tower) and 259.9 metres (north tower) housing offices and a hotel, and an 85-metre tall multi-storey building behind and between the two towers.
Shanghai IFC is located in Lujiazui
, in Pudong
, Shanghai. It occupies a prominent position southeast of the Lujiazui roundabout, diagonally across from the Oriental Pearl Tower
and across the road from Super Brand Mall
. It is adjacent to Lujiazui Station
on Metro Line 2, and can be accessed directly from the underground station via a tunnel.
The south tower of Shanghai IFC and part of the multistorey building was completed in 2009, while the north tower and the rest of the complex was completed in 2010. Work continued for several years afterwards on peripheral aspects of the development, including landscaping and footbridge connections to nearby buildings and Lujiazui Central Park.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel occupies the south tower, while the north tower houses the current Shanghai headquarters of HSBC in China
. Other prominent tenants of the complex include an Apple Store under the sunken forecourt of the building (topped by a cylindrical glass skylight rising from the forecourt), a multi-screen cinema, and a Citysuper supermarket.