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These Maps Show Just How Screwed China Will Be After Sea Levels Rise

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s sea levels are poised to rise dramatically in the future — as much as 200 feet (60 meters) in some parts. China’s coastlines are considered to be among the most vulnerable areas, as conveyed by these rather disturbing maps.
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Crazy winds throw window cleaners for a scary swing ride on 91st floor

Dear Lord. Cleaning the windows of skyscrapers is already a scary enough job but cleaning windows of the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center while the wind violently throws around the scaffolding like some unhinged, unbuckled roller coaster swing? That is absolutely pants laundering… » 4/04/15 2:04pm 4/04/15 2:04pm

Welcome to the deserted German city outside of Shanghai

This may look like your average German suburb on a quiet day, but it's actually a planned community 30 kilometers outside of Shanghai. This is Anting German Town, a one-square-kilometer residential development founded in 2001 and built specifically to resemble a little slice of Deutschland. There's only one problem… » 10/16/11 8:15am 10/16/11 8:15am

I Cannot Navigate Your Building's User Interface

User interfaces for computers are modeled after familiar places like offices and houses (hence "folders" and "windows"). But in this design project, called Signterior, architect Nobuhiro Nakamura uses a computer-like interface to help people to navigate a large Shanghai office and shopping structure. I often think… » 8/26/08 7:00am 8/26/08 7:00am