Shanghai IFC is one of the most significant new developments in the Pudong New Area, China’s most important financial and commercial center. The project includes three towers, a shopping mall and a public plaza. IFC Mall is a four-level podium housing approximately 55,000 square meters (592,000 square feet) of retail, restaurants and hotel support spaces. Below grade are an additional 1,500 square meters (16,000 square feet) of retail, a cinema complex, 1,800-space car park and connections to the subway. Pedestrian connections to the adjoining sites are conveniently provided by tunnels and sky bridges. The project’s ground plane is an urban park, extensively landscaped and punctuated with fountains, gardens, sitting areas, and open courts that integrate with the below-grade retail level.