The Largest Spiral Escalator Ever Built Just Opened In Shanghai

Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric is the only manufacturer of spiral escalators in the world—but there aren't many. Now, a shopping mall in Shanghai has opened up two new iterations, each of which reach seven stories up into the building. » 3/17/15 1:40pm 3/17/15 1:40pm

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

Neat video illustrates how much Shanghai has changed over the years

These Eerie Photos Make Megacities Look Totally Deserted

We built these cities. All over the world, the crumbling ones, the glistening ones, the towering ones, the little ones—cities are built for people. So when you see one that's empty, it's usually eery. Somehow, however, Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi makes them beautiful. » 5/08/14 5:53pm 5/08/14 5:53pm

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

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

Smog, Suburbs and Stereotypes: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Choking pollution sweeps through China, new development could eradicate Mexico's emerging wine industry, and Yahoo can tell you everything that's wrong with where you live (congratulations, Memphis, you're apparently a hellhole). All this and more is What's Ruining Our Cities. » 12/06/13 6:20pm 12/06/13 6:20pm

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

This 1930s Shanghai Townhouse Has a Secret

This exterior of this 1930s era townhouse in Shanghai isn't anything you'd think twice about. The inside, which has sliding wall partitions, a double height living room, and a bamboo courtyard, is decidedly less historic. [MocoLoco] » 12/01/10 8:00pm 12/01/10 8:00pm

A New Train Record Has Been Smashed in Shanghai's Speedy Bullet Train

Traveling at 415km/h, Shanghai's latest bullet train has smashed the previous record held by the country last year, by 21km/h. It services the Shanghai to Hangzhou route, which are about 202km apart. » 9/30/10 6:20am 9/30/10 6:20am

How To Survive the Shanghai Expo

My aunt in Vancouver shared a wise Chinese adage recently: "If you don't go to the Shanghai Expo, you will regret it. If you go to the Shanghai Expo, you will regret it even more." » 8/24/10 10:20pm 8/24/10 10:20pm

Expat Ad Agency Crams English Cottage Inside Its Office

Take a quick look around the offices of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and you might think you missed your plane to Shanghai. Rooms ripped straight from a meticulous English household offer a respite for the homesick, and commentary on Shanghai's boom. » 8/24/10 6:00pm 8/24/10 6:00pm

Shanghai Apple Store Opens for Business This Weekend

Chinese Apple fan club members have a new meeting place to talk about Apple in, with the Shanghai Apple Store opening this weekend. Fanatics descend from street level through a 40-foot cylinder, then serenely glide in via glass staircase. » 7/08/10 6:20am 7/08/10 6:20am

Shanghai's Dream Cube Is Even More Awesome Than Anticipated

Often, overzealous renders get our hopes up for architectural projects that never quite stun the same way in person. But Basil Childers' first photos of Shanghai's Dream Pavilion are even more impressive than the initial renders promised. » 4/29/10 1:40pm 4/29/10 1:40pm

Seed Cathedral Could Do Some Serious Damage To Skydivers at the…

Looking like an English hedgehog with over 60,000 7.5m-long transparent acrylic rods shooting out of the building, the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo is costing the equivalent of $38.6m to construct. [MSN] » 2/22/10 7:00am 2/22/10 7:00am