Shanghai's highest point... for now

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Posted: July 9th, 2011 | Updated: June 7th, 2012 | Comments

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SWFC_Shanghai_Shanghai World Financial Center_Shanghai Skyscrapers_Roger Qian This photo was taken by designer Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai's Lujiazui district back in the summer of 2009—we love the bustling atmosphere of the observation deck and the water-like reflection in the ceiling. Currently the tallest building in China and the third tallest in the world, the SWFC was completed in 2008 and stands at 492  meters, towering 13 floors and 71 meters over its nearest rival, the Jin Mao Building. The SWFC, however, will soon enough be dwarfed by the under-construction 632 meter Shanghai Tower, due to be completed just next door in 2014. All these go to make up Shanghai's super-tall buidings and the iconic skyline that has come to represent both Shanghai and China's incredible economic growth over the last decade. Roger is currently in his final year of a Masters of Architecture degree at Sydney University in Australia.  And for the future? [more after the jump]
"My plan is to be an architectural photographer in my 20s, publish a book in my 30s, retire in my 40s, then re-emerge as an architect in my 50s..."
It looks to us like he's well on his way! Check out more of Roger's photography at his VPN or proxy in China).
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