Watch the rising of the Shanghai skyline in 49 seconds by Sixth Tone & The Paper
In 2016, Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China opened to the public, which contributed to the completeness of Shanghai skyline.
Since the early 1990s, Lujiazui has been developed specifically as a new financial district of Shanghai. The decision to earmark Lujiazui for this purpose reflects its location: it is located on the east side of the Huangpu River in Pudong, and sits directly across the river from the old financial and business district of the Bund.
Currently, there are more than 30 buildings over 25 stories high with commerce as their primary function, and over 504 domestic and overseas financial and insurance corporations located in Lujiazui. The success of Lujiazui in the past 20 years has fueled tourism and business related travel to Shanghai. Pictures of the Lujiazui skyline dominate Shanghai tourism materials.
This video rebuilds those skyscrapers using 3D modeling and relives the rising process of Lujiazui in past 26 years. The animation was made according to construction data of each skyscraper, including location, start time and complete time, etc.