China Continued – Shanghai
Shanghai had changed a lot in the 14 months since ArcticTropic had last visited. There were 3 new buildings , all taller than the World Trade Center, all built in two years or less.
THe 120 mile ( 190 km ) trip from Hangzhou to Shanghai took 45 minutes on the Bullet Train -at 343 kph – 212 mph.
Crossing the Huangpu River from the Bund to Pudong.
Just completed – building on right – the Shanghai World FInancial Centre , at 429 m ( 1614 ft.) the 3rd tallest building in the world.
View from the top – last year’s tallest structure – the CCTV Tower. ( See March 2010)
No matter how high – windows always have to be washed – especially in smoggy Shanghai.
Vertigo sufferers need not apply for this job.
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