A few years ago, I read that 20% of the world’s cranes were at that time in Shanghai, and ever since that time I’ve wanted to visit the city to see the results. Imagine – one in five of every construction crane in the World was involved in building one city – incredible.
You don’t get a full impression of a high-rise city on the way in from the international airport, and neither does it seem full of skyscrapers when you walk along the Bund. It’s only when you go up to the top of one of the towers that you begin to see how large the city is, and how many skyscrapers there actually are.
We did the usual things in Shanghai. We walked the length of the Bund, went up East Nanjing Road, visited People’s Park and the Yuyuan Gardens, then we went over to Pudong and took the lift to the top of the Jinmao Tower.