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Old October 20th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #161
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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #162
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Someone once posted a high-altitude aerial of Shanghai and from that height, it seemed to have more tall buildings than even Hong Kong and that there were just too many to count. I think Shanghai probably does have the largest skyline in the world by far.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #163
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Absolutely brilliant pics !
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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:31 AM   #164
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I think Shanghai probably does have the largest skyline in the world by far.
That's an interesting point. And probably not far from truth. I wonder about other Chinese cities though. For instance Shenzhen. It will have multiple CBDs fairly far apart (about 15km) and numerous supertalls ranging from 300 to 650+ meters in height with everything inbetween. That is going to be absolutely grandiose even by Chinese standards. Qianhai Water City alone will be the size of Lower and Midtown Manhattan combined.

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Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. Many many many more pictures to come.

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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:44 AM   #165
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Continued. Views from Lupu Bridge

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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:46 AM   #166
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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:03 AM   #167
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Crazy urban. Mind you this popular angle (I'm sure you'll find a lot of pictures from this very angle on the Internet including SSC) is rather tricky. Highrise buildings (even not too tall) create an illusion of density. However in reality on the street level it doesn't look nearly as hardcore as in this picture. Buildings are not necessarily too close to each other and there are small parks squeezed in here and there. I have never found Shanghai to be too dense or too crowded. In fact it feels much less so than London or Paris, for instance. This is mainly owing to the contemporary Chinese planning which is largely following the modern ideas of Le Corbusier previously seen in Singapore, Hong Kong and what is often ragarded as 'former Soviet Bloc' in Europe. However if looking from elevated points the high number of highrises, even if they are not too close to each other, create an illusion of extremely dense and even claustrophobic place which it most certainly isn't
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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:07 AM   #168
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There didn't seem to be many visitors on the Lupu Bridge observation platform. Besides myself there was this girl (seemingly Chinese) and a German speaking couple. That's it
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What a powerful structure that is
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VW Golf parked in from of a small shop near Lupu Bridge. Golf may be the popular face of VW in most countries but in China it's VW Passat and Audi A6L which are the 'flagships' of the VW lineup
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On a warm and sunny day it's a right decision to get a cold beer. It was a little bizarre because for the next half an hour I was carrying my camera in one hand and the bottle in another hand. There doesn't seem to be much social dogma against drinking beer in public which I like
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I loved this sign against drunk driving at the entrance of one highrise residential compoud. I wonder how much is drunk-driving a problem in China?
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Landscaping under the elevated expressway. It is amazing what a huge difference can be made by planting some decorative stuff in such places. I don't understand those who complain about 'alienating' road bridges and flyovers because they are gray and ugly. Well, why not to make them green and lush then? Just like here
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Longhua East Road. I'll be walking all the way to Nanpu Bridge which is another brilliant engineering landmark of Shanghai
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The street goes through the former Expo 2010 area. It's quiet and slow going there
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Looking back. Elevated structures of North-South elevated expressway
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That's an interesting point. And probably not far from truth. I wonder about other Chinese cities though. For instance Shenzhen. It will have multiple CBDs fairly far apart (about 15km) and numerous supertalls ranging from 300 to 650+ meters in height with everything inbetween. That is going to be absolutely grandiose even by Chinese standards. Qianhai Water City alone will be the size of Lower and Midtown Manhattan combined.
Don't have too much hope on Qianhai CBD, my prediction is that it will propably be a more midrise CBD than a bunch of skyscraprers and supertalls.

And about the cities with the biggest skyline, don't forget Chongqing!
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:14 AM   #177
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Pansori,
Thanks for your photos! They capture the city's atmosphere very well. Keep them coming, I enjoy this thread a lot!
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solute ! what a great thread.
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Shanghai looks big in those photos. Wonder how would that compare to Guangzhou or Beijing?
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