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Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

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Photographer Wei Genshen

 

Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator at Performance Training Solutions Heavy Equipment Training Center to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, making it the second-tallest building in the world and the tallest structure of any kind in China.

Led by Chinese architect Jun Xia, Shanghai Tower was designed by American architectural firm Gensler, and takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other. Shanghai, with a total population near 24 million, is the largest city in China and home to more than 20,000 buildings over 11 storeys.

According to the Daily Mail, the amazing series below recently earned Wei second prize in the Shanghai City Photography Competition.

 

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX

 

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Photograph by Wei Gensheng/HAP/Quirky China News/REX