How We Lived on It (33) – The Ascendance of Shanghai

The contrast in these photos, of Shanghai 1990 and 2010, is an eye opener more than literally. It is the Chinese economic and urban development behemoth let loose. (H/T Derek Thompson) Here is NPR in December 2006. It’s become an urban myth that at one time, one-quarter of the world’s construction cranes were in Shanghai. […]