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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:43 AM   #61
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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #62
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Historic buildings of the Bund including the former HSBC building and Customs House
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Sassoon House/Peace Hotel and Bank of China which are among the most iconic historic buildings on the Bund. Certainly the tallest ones
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #63
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Communal housing. This is the only sustainable way of housing people in major Chinese cities. There is a certain dogma in some Western countries against higrise residential housing (in particular US and UK) but if you look at it from a rational point of view, it is the only way to house large numbers of people in a densely populated area AND leave some space on the ground. If you've ever lived in London you know what I'm talking about
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The tower at the bottom, if I'm not mistaken was the main HSBC office in Shanghai until not too long ago. It's now moved to the nearby IFC complex
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Lujiazui Cenrtral Green Space. A very lovely park right in the middle of Lujiazui. Amazing view from there to the surrounding skyscrapers, especially in the evening
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SWFC observation deck. It is, in fact, world's 2nd tallest observation deck at the height of 474 meters which was the world's tallest upon completion. And while many would guess that the tallest one now must be in Burj Khalifa it would be a wrong guess. The tallest one is in Canton Tower at 488 meters. Incidentally I have visited the Canton Tower a year before but didn't have an idea it had world's highest observation deck
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #64
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Huangpu River and some very old ship (so I was told by someone)
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View to Pudong along Century Avenue. There still seems to be plenty of space for development, including those low residential blocks which look a little odd so close to the central area
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #65
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Very informative, and very impressive. Thanks.
I'm not at all sure that I'd, personally, like to live in such a dense mega-city though.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #66
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Lujiazui skyscrapers
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Jin Mao which remains one of the most iconic and recognizable skyscrapers in Pudong. One of few successful attempts to incorporate traditional Chinese elements into a contemporary skyscraper design. A complete opposite of Taipei 101 in this respect, IMHO.
Also, it is worth to note that this is a 400+ m skyscraper we're looking at. It's BELOW us there. Oh well, I guess we just need to wait for ST to get completed to be able to say the same about SWFC itself... AND Jin Mao in ONE picture. This is how things are done in Shanghai... well, maybe Shenzhen too
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Shanghai Railway Station seen among towering apartments. Some CRH services are using it along with regular trains
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #67
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Very informative, and very impressive. Thanks.
I'm not at all sure that I'd, personally, like to live in such a dense mega-city though.
Thanks!

Living in Shanghai is seemingly fairly convenient. Good public transport, high speed rail services, good and modern airports and great expressway network covering the entire city with great connections to other cities. Given how big of a city it is (23+ million people) it is very accessible and convenient. And it doesn't feel crowded which will be very well seen in many of my photos. In fact it even feels a bit empty in many places.

But overall I would probably prefer to live in Shenzhen. It is even better for the things I mentioned because of better planning and better implementation of urban ideas which affect living conditions. It is a new city after all which means there were no major obstacles to do what had to be done to make it work.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #68
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View of Pudong along Puming road. Ramps of Nanpu Bridge are seen in the top right part of the picture
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #69
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Faraway parts of Pudong
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Residentiakl towers in Pudong. I wonder how much do apartments cost in these?
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Elevated expressway (Yan An elevated road) in Puxi
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #70
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Video from inside the a little hypnotic SWFC elevator


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94th floor
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Back to the street level. Street views of Lujiazui
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #72
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What an incredible trio this is going to be!
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IFC towers seen from Century Avenue next to SWFC
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #73
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Once again, the incredible trio
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One Lujiazui, a 239m tall skyscraper designed by Nikken Sekkei
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #74
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Tunnel exit. It is best to look at Google maps to get an idea how many car tunnels there are under Shanghai
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #75
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Elevated pedestrian walk in Lujiazui
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Lujiazui Central Green Space. There is direct access to the park from the elevated walk
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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #76
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Your photos are beautiful! What camera do you use?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #77
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Is that Kix's car?

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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #78
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The Bund is very reminiscent of the Liverpool waterfront:

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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #79
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You are right... and that bridge too!
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Old October 9th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #80
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i have to admit, most buildngs in shanghai are tacky. a bit sad,the largest chinese city looks like this.
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