Once known as the ‘Great Athens of China,’ Shanghai became a huge international hub of trade, finance, and gangster activities in the 1930s. Today Shanghai is still China’s most international city, packed with an amazing array of eye-popping futuristic architecture, the likes of which are seen nowhere in the western world! I lived there for 4 months and pedaled around the city snapping shots of these awe-inspiring towers, museums, apartment buildings and other structures. The designs, creativity, and engineering feats demonstrated in modern Shanghai architecture is truly spectacular.
This photo gallery presents 24 images of some of Shanghai’s most impressive modern architectural feats.