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Tonight’s Picture of the Day comes from the rising Chinese commercial hub, Shanghai, taken by photographer Toffiloff using  a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the image photographs downtown Shanghai in a monochrome tone that delivers a feeling of comfort and calmness to a relitavely hyperactive city. It was snapped from the top of the World Financial Center (492.0 meters – The 4th tallest tower in the world) looking down at the rest of the Pudong peninsula including the Jin Mao Tower (421 meters – The 9th tallest tower in the world) and the Yangtze River. Fantastic shot! [Photographer’s Flickr profile]

Oriental Art Center – Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China, a rising mega city that have attracted the architectural spot light for the past decade, with dream designs brought to reality, and a symbolic message sent out showing off a mighty city in a mighty country.  Today we feature one of the iconic buildings of amazing Shanghai, The Oriental Art Center. Designed by Paris’s Paul Andreu, he formed a beautiful 7 levels-giant flower covered by a cantilevered roof, enclosing 3 auditorium halls [philharmonic orchestra hall (1979 seats), a lyric theater (1054 seats) and a chamber music hall (330 seats)].  It also houses public facilities such as an exhibition hall, music shops,… Read more »

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