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26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now [Copy link] 中文

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Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world. A week ago, he took this amazing shot, recreating the same framing and perspective as a photograph taken in 1987, showing what a difference 26 years can make. The setting is Shanghai's financial district of Pudong, dominated by the Oriental Pearl Tower at left, and the new 125-story Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second tallest skyscraper, at 632 meters (2,073 ft) high, scheduled to finish by the end of 2014. Shanghai, the largest city by population in the world, has been growing at a rate of about 10 percent a year the past 20 years, and now is home to 23.5 million people -- nearly double what it was back in 1987. This entry is focused on this single photo pairing, with several ways to compare the two.
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An animated combination picture shows the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 with the nearly-complete Shanghai Tower, in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer, Carlos Barria)

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A before-after pair of images shows the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 with the nearly-complete Shanghai Tower, in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Stringer, Carlos Barria)
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A wider view, showing the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 ,on July 31, 2013.  (Reuters/Stringer, Carlos Barria)
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There was concern about sinking below sea level--"Shanghai is also one of the most vulnerable cities threatened by the rising water and sinking delta due to the blocked sediments behind dams, dense skyscrapers and overuse of ground water for industry and agriculture.

You can't just feel what is above the ground. You have to think what's underneath.
A system that cannot nip greed in the bud, this system becomes the breeding ground of crime.

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It won't be long until the western propagandists that infest this forum start congratulating themselves and the west
for being responsible for all this incredible growth.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2013-8-9 10:21:37 |Display all floors
Thanks to Mr. Deng and the millions of mistreated migrant workers.

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Post time 2013-8-9 13:48:03 |Display all floors
shengshi Post time: 2013-8-9 08:10
There was concern about sinking below sea level--"Shanghai is also one of the most vulnerable cities ...

sinkholes have appeared in various populated parts  of the world, including china. can't help but worry if one  
giant sinkhole swallows up skyscrapers.

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