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Shanghai-Lights: Pudong Architecture

I love #architecture. Anyone who knows me, knows this.  Shanghai is home to one of the most beautiful skylines in the world, if you love modern architecture.  Shanghai is also home to the worlds 5th tallest building (Shanghai World Financial Center) – you can see this building below, it’s the building that looks like a bit bottle opener.

Just 15 years ago, Shanghai’s skyscraper neighborhood was home to just one tall building (Oriental Pearl Tower) – the rest of this area was farmland and rice paddies.  How things change in less than two decades.

You can see a major new tower under construction as well. This new building is called the Shanghai Tower and will be 632 meters in height with 121 stories and will be the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the world (behind the Burj Kalifa in Dubai).  It is queued up to be completed in 2014.



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