Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Shanghai Tower: Shanghai’s Tallest Building (Getting High in Shanghai Series 8)

The Shanghai Tower
Shanghai’s Tallest Building
Getting High in Shanghai Series 8

 A visit to the Shanghai Tower, one of the tallest buildings
in the world is the highlight of my family’s Pudong visit.

 



The tower when seen from below stands tall an proud
that some people sees it as a fully erect phallic symbol.

 

Built in 2008 and opened to visitors in 2016, 

  

 

....the Shanghai Tower is a 128-story, is the
world’s second tallest building at 2,073 ft.





Guests are shuttled to the world's second fastest elevators
at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second or about 74 km/h-

 
…to the world's highest observation deck within a building,

 

… that provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the city





.... and the neighboring suburbs.




It is the tallest of the world's first 
triple-adjacent supertall buildings, 


...and dwarfs the other two nearby
 skyscrapers, the Jin Mao Tower, 

 

…the Shanghai World Financial Centre,

 

...and even the Pearl TV Tower. 

 

The observation deck has its own atrium, 

 

…caf├ęs, restaurants,

 

... souvenir shops and even hotel rooms.

 

 

It is a not to be missed attraction
for anyone visiting Shanghai.


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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pudong Riverwalk: Scenic Riverside Park (Getting High in Shanghai Series 7)

Pudong Riverwalk 
Scenic Riverside Park
Getting High in Shanghai Series 7 

The Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park is
a 2.5-kilometer walk at the Huangpu Riverside.

 

The park stretches from Dongchang Road,

 

in the south to Taidong Road in the north,

 

…and this scenic promenade is popular with both
locals and tourists who flock here to enjoy so
peace and quiet amidst well manicured gardens.

 

 

 

The Pudong Riverwalk is one of the best places to
view some of the Shanghai’s architectural wonders,

 

…such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower,

 

…the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower.

  

This scenic strip is also s filled
with food kiosks  and restaurants

 

 



…and an awesome view of The Bund,
on the other side of the Huangpu River.

 

The promenade is the perfect place for people watching-

 

 

 

...as it is where the tourists and locals converge.

 

...for recreation, dining or simply to enjoy the view.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Pearl Tower Shanghai’s Icon Upclose (Getting High in Shanghai Series 6)

The Pearl Tower 
Shanghai’s Icon Upclose
(Getting High in Shanghai Series 6

When alighted from the Lujizui Metro,
the Oriental Pearl Tower was the very
first structure that caught our eyes-

 

…and we paused to take photos with  
the iconic tower in the background.

 

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower  located at 
the fas  growing new center of  Pudong It was built 1991 and 
completed in 1994, and was the tallest structure in China until it
was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center in 2007.

 

The tower is supported by three enormous columns,

 

… had a total of 11 spheres with two largest 
spheres aligned along the length of the tower,

 

According to most accounts, the tower has fifteen observatory levels.
with the highest post at 1148 feet and known as the Space Module.

 

There is a revolving restaurant, exhibition facilities, a shopping center
and even a hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres.

 

The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower is probably
the most recognizable structure that symbolizes Shanghai.


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pudong Afternoon Walk: Best of Pudong by Foot (Getting High in Shanghai Series 5)


Pudong Afternoon Walk
Best of Pudong by Foot
(Getting High in Shanghai Series 5) 

After having lunch in Kerry we took a subway to Lujizui Metro 
station, as we wanted to tour the Pudong city center, known
all over the world  for its famous towering skyscrapers.

 

At the Lujizui Metro station plaza,
we spotted the Oriental Pearl Tower,
and we paused to take photos with  
the iconic tower in the background.

 

We also took time to admire the several beautiful
buildings at the Lujizui Metro station peripheries.

 







We walked towards the Lujizui Ring Road,
and used the circular overpass to cross the road,



…where we had an awesome view
of Shanghai’s iconic skyscrapers,



…the Oriental Pearl Tower,

 

…and the beautiful center island flower gardens,

 



…of the massive roundabout.

 

 

We descended at Fenghe Road,

 

…and decided to have a
snack at a 7- Eleven Store,

 

 

…beside the Shanghai Aquarium.

 

We strolled by Oriental Pearl Tower,

 
  
…walked all the way to
the end of Fenghe Road,

 

 

 …until we reached the Riverside Prominade  

    .

The Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park
is located at the bank of the Huangpu River.

 

This scenic park is popularwith tourists and locals alike,
and it a one of the best places in Shanghai  to go for
family entertainment, recreation activities and dining,

 

My family came here for some peace and quiet,
while enjoying the views along the Huangpu River,

 

 

…with the park’s well manicured gardens as the backdrop.

 

 

The promenade is the showcase of some of the city’s
architectural wonders, like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower,
the Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower.

 


On the other side of the river is the centuries old the Bund. 



Towards the rear en of the riverside park,
we spotted the Pudong Shangri- La Hotel,

 

…with the hotel’s old building serves a classic stunner
in contrast with the modern buildings on the backdrop.



We exited the Riverside Prominade  at the
Funcheng Road at the other end of the park,

 

…and turned Huayuanshiqiao where
we passed by the Jinmao Tower.

 

We ended our walk at the Douglas Road,

 

 ...fora Shanghai Tower visit, the tallest building
in China and the second tallest in the world.

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