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Walk through Shanghai as the rest of the chaotic city moves in reverse

This clever video perfectly captures the chaos of Shanghai—or any city, really—by showing how people can seem alone even if they’re surrounded by millions of people. JT Singh, the media artist in the video, walks forward while the rest of the world is walking backwards in the reversed footage and it’s so surreal to… » 5/07/15 8:00pm 5/07/15 8:00pm

Crazy winds throw window cleaners for a scary swing ride on 91st floor

Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering… » 4/04/15 3:45am 4/04/15 3:45am

Stunning photographs capture day and night of Shanghai and Hong Kong

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely… » 4/01/15 6:09pm 4/01/15 6:09pm

9 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

The internet is an incredible place, often filled with beauty, wonder, and truth. It can also be a cesspool of lies. Today we have another installment in our ongoing series of photo debunkings. You may have seen these nine images swirling around the internet recently. But none of them are quite what they seem. » 3/17/15 11:55am 3/17/15 11:55am

Drone video shows how Shanghai looks like a city from the future

Out of all the cities in the world, Shanghai might look the most futuristic. The rapid transformation that took it from a vertically challenged, agrarian looking town into a bustling metropolis with an arms race for a skyline actually might have actually advanced it decades beyond the present. » 1/13/15 9:22pm 1/13/15 9:22pm

This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it's lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall's entrance. It's like walking… » 4/20/14 6:00pm 4/20/14 6:00pm

Stunning photos taken by the two Russian daredevils atop Shanghai Tower

Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world—the 2132-foot Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living… » 2/14/14 11:25pm 2/14/14 11:25pm

These Neon Lights Show The Growth Of Shanghai’s Urban DNA

Shanghai is, unfortunately, seeing record levels of smog lately, but there's no sign of dull toxic haze in this neon display by artist Lu Xinjian. "City Light" is a glowing part of I Love Shanghai, an exhibition at the local Art Labor gallery; here, pop stylings and primary colors actually show the real-life urban… » 12/27/13 7:00pm 12/27/13 7:00pm

This Stilted Shanghai Office Building is a Bridge Amongst The Trees

China's grim (and growing) air pollution problems cast some pretty dark shadows on the country's urban hubs, which often look like they've been photographed using a "muddy water" filter. That makes these crisp and sunny pics of the Huaxin Business Center in Shanghai's Xuhui District all the more surprising. » 11/20/13 3:00pm 11/20/13 3:00pm

Would You Work In This Viewless Bubble Building?

The curvaceous forms of blobitecture may look like they’re malleable, but the swoops that define the modern style of lady Zaha, Future Systems, and ol’ Frank Gehry aren’t flexible at all. That's not the case with the concept for the “Bubble Building” in Shanghai, an ambitious re-imagining of an existing structure… » 10/15/13 10:04pm 10/15/13 10:04pm

An Urban Farm In the Most Unlikely Location: A Shanghai Mall

We’re smack dab in the middle of a golden age when anything you could possibly want can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door. Even if you dare venture beyond the sofa to shop, your first stop probably isn't that stifling bastions of oppressive consumerism (and zombie flick backdrop)—the mall! In… » 9/18/13 11:40am 9/18/13 11:40am