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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:38 PM   #1381
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Does anybody know where I can find images of the progress at the Oriental Aquatic Centre being built for the 2011 Fina World Champs?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:54 PM   #1382
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could anyone post that crazy, big photo that shows how urban shanghai is?

i dont know how else to describe it.. its been postet here a few times and it really proves that shanghai is HUGE and urban. its a few years old, i think.

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Shanghai has become a skyscraper ocean. Unlike most 'global skylines', that are mere tiny financial clusters as you can notice in any aerial pic similar to the one posted by staff, Shanghai is an endless continuum of skyscrapers.
And I mean true skyscrapers, countless 100m+ stuff, with 200m skyscrapers widespread all around the city, not just 20~ floor midrises with some 30~ ones, like you find in certain alleged skyscraper cities.

Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chongqing are following Shanghai steps urban-wise though.
Actually, given the current trend, these 3 cities are very likely to dwarf Shanghai in a mid term, no matter if you measure by 30+ floor highrises, 200m+ skyscrapers or supertalls. Therefore we should start talking about 'Chinese class' skyscrapercities.

The only con is that there're too many cheap residential blocks built during the early years of the economic take-off. But later additions (mostly post 2000) are improving the scene dramatically.







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Also, Shanghai is much more than Lujiazui (and Jing'an). Basically every district has its own skyscraper sea.

Hongqiao district, you can see parts of Xuhui too (left).


Jing'an (left) and parts of Zhabei (right)


Inner Pudong


Residential Pudong


Hongkou


Zhabei (in the background)


Putuo


Etc. 22 million people and counting. Plus "a lot" of unregistered rural workers.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 12:05 AM   #1383
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Sorry for not quoting the authors, I don't know who took each pic. I think I can identify pics by Jerryang, staff and Xiao Bai, but not sure.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 12:26 AM   #1384
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Ah yes I could pick up my eyes from the floor of the Taxi when we were driving from the airport to the city center. But I have to say that maybe 10% of the 'scrapers are nice. The rest is just plain ugly. But then again not every skyscraper can be top class. And sometimes its just weird to see huge skyscrapers in the middel of a group of old homes with red roofs.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 02:24 PM   #1385
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those pics of the city overview are just amazing, how many ppl do live in the metropolition area, must be millions, just amazing
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #1386
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Some recent projects from Alsop Sparch website
http://www.sparchasia.com

Tianshan Road 680

680 Tianshan Road
Location: Shanghai, China
Project Status: Design Competition
GFA (sqm): 258,550

Our proposal: a series of articulated streets and squares that terrace and morph into towers providing the needed shift in scale from public to domestic space, from office environment to squares and streets, a balanced hierarchy ,that will create a precedent development for Shanghai.

This new city quarter sits in a relatively busy noisy environment with 2 of its edges facing a busy main city artery, the component building of the development have been placed around the edges of site in respect of their particular
functions and servicing requirements.

Simplicity is the goal of our urban plan, overlaid with a more complex 3 dimensional topography that gives the development its unique character and iconic value, our goal has from the outset has been to design a well programmed mix of uses in a socially and commercially viable and sustainable setting that is well connected to the existing city infrastructure.

This new city quarter for Tianshan Lu alludes to the success of the great people friendly developments around the world such as Covent garden in London, Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Xintiandi in Shanghai and Piazza Navona
in Rome but places their essential characteristics of a well balanced environment in a contemporary context that we believe will become a unique exemplar city quarter for Shanghai.







There're more projects in the website. But they are a little older (2009 and earlier) http://www.sparchasia.com
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Old May 5th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #1387
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This is my fave urban Shanghai shot


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Old May 5th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #1388
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those pics of the city overview are just amazing, how many ppl do live in the metropolition area, must be millions, just amazing
about ten million living in "city center" .
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Old May 13th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #1389
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #1390
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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #1391
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Does anybody know where I can find images of the progress at the Oriental Aquatic Centre being built for the 2011 Fina World Champs?
Posted on Feb 4 2010 (big5.eastday.com:82):




And from sports.sina.com.cn 2010年03月30日23:41 中国新闻网:

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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #1392
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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #1393
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The roundabout between the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Super Brand Mall, in the middle of Lujiazui.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #1394
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very Blade Runner. I love it!!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #1395
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High-speed rail bridge sections join
18 May 2010
Shanghai Daily

A MAJOR link in the high-speed railway from Shanghai to neighboring Hangzhou was completed yesterday with the joining of the two sections of a long arch bridge, railway authorities said.

The 160-meter arched span is the longest used on a fast train route, authorities said.

Wang Feng, deputy director of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, said yesterday that it was a breakthrough in technology for fast railway routes.

The arch bridge in Zhejiang Province overpasses an expressway connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou.

To not disrupt the 40,000 vehicles that use the expressway daily, builders constructed the two arched sections separately beforehand.

Builders then took an hour to connect the two sections yesterday.

Construction of the railway began in April 2009 with a total investment of 30 billion yuan (US$4.4 billion).

The trains on the 154-kilometer route can reach a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour. Testing will begin in July. The line is expected to start operating on October 1.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #1396
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City plans new housing blocks
21 May 2010
Shanghai Daily

ANOTHER 170,000 families in the city will be able to leave crowded or dilapidated houses and move into more spacious new apartments in two years, city government said yesterday.

Officials said the construction of affordable housing over a city area of 12 million square meters should start this year.

Of that, eight million square meters will used to relocate people whose current houses have been ordered demolished.

Four million will be used to build budget houses for qualified low-income people.

Longer term, the city plans to build another 150,000 apartments for resident relocation by the end of 2015, officials said.

"All the effort is to keep the development of real estate market in a stable and healthy way," said Vice Mayor Shen Jun. "We will try to ensure those in need and restrict the opportunists."

Besides those houses, the government also hopes to soon launch public rental houses for those who cannot afford rising real estate prices, Shen said. Details were not revealed yesterday.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #1397
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shanghai is really flying high
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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #1398
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amazing pics

shanghai is a very nice city
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Old May 29th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #1399
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Going high on green economy
24 May 2010
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SHANGHAI and the United Nations signed a deal yesterday to jointly establish an international high-tech innovation base in Yangpu District to promote the city's "greening industry" and to boost convergence of industrial and information technologies.

Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information, the city's industrial and IT regulator, was awarded an honor certificate by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization for its contribution to the city's green industry and to developing information and communications technology.

"Shanghai has made outstanding achievements in developing high-tech applications in industries, especially in reforming traditional industries and adjusting industrial structure through high technologies," said UNIDO's Director General Kandeh Yumkella at a ceremony at the United Nations Pavilion at the Expo site.

"Shanghai's successful practice in transforming a traditional economy to an innovative economy has set a good model for cities in developing countries," Yumkella said.

The new Shanghai International High-Tech Innovation base will mobilize the support of international organizations, enterprises and funding from financial organizations. It will also help the city develop a green economy in e-commerce, advanced manufacturing and software and IT services, said the commission.

In 2009, Shanghai's e-commerce revenue reached 331.5 billion yuan (US$48.7 billion) and the business-to-business sector contributed 90 percent of the figure, according to Liu Jian, vice director of the commission.

The trading of global carbon emission totals US$60 billion annually, of which half is contributed by China. It will double to US$120 billion in 2012, according to Lin Jian, general manager of the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange.
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SHANGHAI and the United Nations signed a deal yesterday to jointly establish an international high-tech innovation base in Yangpu District to promote the city's "greening industry" and to boost convergence of industrial and information technologies....


Shanghai is just such a fascinating monster of a city. With such an ocean of skyscrapers, how can they possibly maintain the infrastructural system for electricity, water, waste-water, people- and goods-transport. I am fascinated that it all works.














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