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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #41
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Nice buildings, but i've heard that most of these are actually planned for future uses, so presently they are unoccuiped???
well,most of them are occupied,but the newly built one are partly occupied, the real estate typcoon in China r not stupid at all,lol
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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #42
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Mind-blowing!

BTW, very informative posts, @the spliff fairy! THX.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #43
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some more of Shanghai













July 22, 09, own pics
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:38 AM   #44
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Google Earth satellite closeup (scroll around - its endless):

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&....0418&t=k&z=15



I have actually taken the train from HK to Shanghai and you pass into that kind of housing near the Delta. It's jawdropping- it seems like the biggest city imaginable, thousands upon thousands of buildings in the same pomo styles - sounds tacky at first but when the horizon is like that it looks amazing - we went from high pitched roofs and turrets to clocktowers to midnight blue onion domes by the thousand . I STRONGLY reccomend someone does that trip, especially if youre an urbanist nerd.

I was most confused when the houses gave way to a big city - Hangzhou, not Shanghai - that would come later. Basically it took me about 5 years to work out what I'd seen was farmer's housing when someone on this forum posted pics of them, and why Hangzhou seemed so much larger than Shanghai, and why they weren't one city.


view from the train looks pretty much like this, to the untrained eye it looks like suburb, but look closely and youll notice the agriculture and lack of streets:



btw, the residential supertall in one of the 'villages':


the reason some of these places are so developed is because the farmers have become rich from the land values, but cannot move to the cities as a local bylaw stipulates they must be resident to claim the free housing and funds. Thus these farmers bring the city to them.


millionaire farmers in the Huaxi village:
Wowwwwww... this is amazing. I do not know why I missed your post the last time I came over this thread. Anyways, thanks for the pics and info, Spliff Fairy!

I think the actual location of that picture is actually somewhere in the middle of this: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...,0.517387&z=12
Where you're looking south-wards at Hangzhou, if the buildings of the downtown is on the distant horizon.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 01:02 AM   #45
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I can not bear these buildings, they look so tacky and ugly to me

Here are some of photos taken by me

includes my apartment, the view from my apartment and the buffet on 56th floor (i think) on JinMao and a cafe on (91st? floor) on SWFC













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Old October 31st, 2009, 03:57 AM   #46
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Well this fits in with the theme of the thread I guess...
Sorry if it makes the page load a bit slow.
Scroll >>>>>>>>


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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:10 AM   #47
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Wow, the view from this restaurant is amazing
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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:55 AM   #48
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woww...greatt for shanghai...
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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:55 AM   #49
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I found more pics, HUGE AND NEW, from the web, and added them to the starting post of this thread.
Don't miss them! Check the first page!

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Old October 31st, 2009, 09:01 AM   #50
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Shanghai rocks my world!!!
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Old October 31st, 2009, 10:49 AM   #51
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A really great panorama about Shanghai
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Old October 31st, 2009, 02:11 PM   #52
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Actually SHANGHAI have much more 200m+/300m+/400m+ TOWERs than Sao Paulo
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Old November 1st, 2009, 07:56 PM   #53
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superb!

Certainly the most impressive skyline in the world today. Looks like something from Star Wars. Perhaps just Dubai could compete with it, since it has the tallest building on Earth there...
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Old November 1st, 2009, 09:38 PM   #54
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more Shanghai

Jin Mao Tower reflected on Shanghai World Financial Center









view from 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center - 474m up







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Old November 1st, 2009, 10:33 PM   #55
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Hey you have gotten a taxi that has three star or higher from the second pic. XD Lucky you.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:58 AM   #56
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nice one!

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:33 AM   #57
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Actually SHANGHAI have much more 200m+/300m+/400m+ TOWERs than Sao Paulo
True, but only "2" more 400m+ buildings than Sao Paulo, heh!

Sao Paulo has much more 12-25 story buildings than Shanghai.


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Certainly the most impressive skyline in the world today. Looks like something from Star Wars. Perhaps just Dubai could compete with it, since it has the tallest building on Earth there...
Certainly a subjective point of view. If New York City decides to start building a lot more 'scrapers after the Freedom Tower, then Shanghai would have a hard time keeping up as it barely has 1/3 of 500+ foot buildings as NYC.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:53 AM   #58
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Hey you have gotten a taxi that has three star or higher from the second pic. XD Lucky you.
i havent even noticed nice observation
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thanks

these two buildings on the left are the ones shown in Mission Impossible III, where Tom Cruise penetrated to steal the rabbit's foot
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:49 AM   #60
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My word Shanghai's skyline is enormous
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