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December 10, 2013

26 years of growth, showing Shanghai then and now.


This animated combination picture shows the financial district of Pudong in 1987 and in 2013 with the nearly-complete Shanghai Tower, in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, on July 31, 2013. - In Focus - The Atlantic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 10, 2013 12:21 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That's our wealth being piled up there, or perhaps our former wealth.

Posted by: BillH at December 10, 2013 2:10 PM

Anybody got one for Detroit?

Posted by: Ed at December 10, 2013 3:12 PM

That's astounding.

Posted by: David McKinnis at December 10, 2013 4:18 PM

The US used to be like that.
The Empire State bldg took about 13 months.
Now, it would take longer than that to get a building permit.

Posted by: ghostsniper at December 10, 2013 5:50 PM

ghostsniper: "The US used to be like that."

Yep. Thanks to EPA, OSHA, Dept. of Labor, and myriad other bureaucracies we cannot even repair our infrastructure on a decent schedule. The mobilization for WWII could not be repeated with today's rules and regs. :-(

Posted by: Jimmy J. at December 10, 2013 7:52 PM

Anybody got one for Detroit?

Just run it in reverse, and it'll look close enough.

Posted by: waltj at December 11, 2013 7:53 AM

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