The scale of change in China

Shanghai skyline

In the next 10 years, China is expected to build more than 70 million new homes in what observers are calling an unprecedented housing boom.

Shanghai is China’s largest and most developed city.

This year alone, Shanghai will build towers with more living and working space than all the towers in New York City.

Business Week Online: 10 Wonders of the New China
“China’s current building boom is doing more than sucking up the world’s supply of steel — it’s creating a stage for some of today’s boldest architecture and engineering. Take a tour of the 10 of the most intriguing examples.” via preoccupations