Beijing has a very interesting history, but also massively different future. It’s the city that will one day drop it’s need for hundreds of factories and will become a world super-city. For now, it’s growing and fuming day in and day out, forming pollution layer equal to smoking 40 cigarettes a day. I was lucky to visit Beijing during national holiday, and breathed fresh air and saw blue sky above my head.
The Shanghai Tower is a megatall skyscraper in Pudong, Shanghai. Designed by Gensler and owned by a consortium of Chinese state-owned companies, it was completed just recently.
It’s second tallest in the world with 128 floors and a total height of 632 m.
I think it represents a new world babylon, a thrive of humanity in Asia to build the tallest and highest structures to be admired by the civilization.
One more shot from Shanghai’s financial district. I think I’ll never stop being fascinated by architecture and all the buildings. It fascinated me the first day I moved to Toronto in 2001, and still fascinates me now as I travel the world.