Wednesday, June 13, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #127] Shanghai

Hey all,

Made it to Shanghai - what an amazing city!  It's huge, lively, has a great energy and is so futuristic.  There are amazing, bold buildings everywhere - and not like the ones in Beijing which are meant for showpieces - these are showpieces, but their existence is founded in economic need. 

But they are creative and distinct; New York needs to take some lessons - not every new building has to be a tall square with rectangle windows.  Then again, New York has nothing to prove, Shanghai does.  But New York should watch out - if it gets too comfortable, it will have to prove something again and, architecturally at least, Shanghai won't be an easy one to catch.

OK, back to the conference - just wanted to give a quick check-in.  Attached is a photo of the view out of our hotel room here.  Pretty awesome, eh?


Shaun Coley
Clerkenwell, Islington
London, UK
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