Saturday, December 31, 2011
I am Shanghai and my buildings are budding, reaching beyond steel to their organic counterparts.
I am a building that flowers at the top. I am shooting glass, reaching upwards 1,555 feet, giving visitors who climb my 101 stories astounding views of the city far below
I am Shanghai and business happens here. Men in white shirts, tucked in with no jackets or ties, look busy. Women travel through my streets in designer dresses sporting angular haircuts that dip and point to accentuate delicate features.
Visit The Bund, a riverside neighborhood that combines the pulse of the city and a wider expanse of river and sky.
At night, my trees drip with lights and my people come out to stroll or dine.
I am modern China in motion. I reach into the past to remember harmony and the earth. I reflect the light and water. I watch and learn everything the world will teach me. I am a fast learner and my history runs deep.
By remembering who I am and by embracing everything science and nature offers, I reinvent myself on the world’s stage. I cannot be ignored.