Gargantuan Scale Model of Shanghai in 2020

With over 20 million people in its extended metropolitan area, Shanghai is China's most populated city. With an area of nearly 5,300 km² (2,046 sq mi), it is also one of the world's largest urban areas - and it's growing fast.

On the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, there is what probably is the world's largest scale model of a city. The room-sized model of central Shanghai in 2020, as envisioned by the urban planners, fills an area larger than 100 square meters (1,000 square feet) - via media pigs, Thanks Mark Dearman!

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I guess that if you have to accomodate over 20 million people then the helter-skelter forest of skyscapers that we see in the model is no surprise- but that doesn't make it a desirable urban setting to be in.
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America has to step it up because China is coming up and America is coming down with its 9 trillion dollar debt. God does not bless America anyone, we killed it, threw it away, and ignoring it. Good Job!
But .. it doesnt have to end like this if we get our American roots back..
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