Sunday, April 11, 2010

In the Sky

Feeling dizzy?
You wouldn't know it by looking at this picture that you are standing 100 floors (474.2m or 1,556 ft) above ground.
This is Shanghai's World Financial Center which was once the tallest observation tower in the world until the 2010 opening of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

A placard in the observation deck confirms we are way up high.

On the floor are windows for you to look down.

Go ahead, stand a little closer to the edge.
Unfortunately, on the day we visited, the whole city was fogged in and we could not see anything, but we were no doubt in the sky.

From the ground looking up, the observation deck was somewhere in the sky consumed in fog.

- Karen


Joanne Olivieri said...

Wow, that's one thing I love so much about the Asian cities. Their modern and simply amazing architecture.

catsynth said...

Shanghai was quite foggy the times I was there as well, but it was still quite impressive. The World Financial Center is an interesting building from the outside, it looks like it has a "handle" :)

The Jinmao tower was very interesting on the interior.

Yvi said...


I like your photos!

betchai said...

wow, the architecture is awesome, almost unbelievable, very brilliant imagination to have designed this. lovely photo Karen

Anonymous said...

The observation tower reminds me of our skybridge up the Twin Towers.

Rick (Ratty) said...

I think I'd go stand at the edge, but it would take me a few seconds to gain the courage.

dot said...

That's amazing! I love the picture where the top of the building is in the clouds.