Shanghai’s Pudong District, So Close But Out Of Reach

pudong_skyscrapers_shanghaiOne of the many destinations I wanted to visit is Shanghai, the largest commercial center in China choke full of gleaming skyscrapers dominating the skyline. Yes, I am a big Sim City fanatic. I played Sim City 4 before and now with Sim City 2013, I remain a hard working city mayor. During the game, I always patterned my city layout between these two cities – Shanghai or New York. So when the ship visited Shanghai sometimes in the summer of 2015, for the first time I finally had seen in person the very city influential in the game. [Read more…]

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St. Petersburg’s Twisting Skyscraper

Lakhta CenterThis is the super tall skyscraper of Lakhta Centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. At 462 – meter high, the skyscraper is the tallest building in Russia and (as of now) in Europe.
The building features 86 floors and at the top most of the building is an observation deck. If admission fee is required for visitors to get to the observation deck in the World Trade Center and Empire Estate Building in New York, The Shard in London, the Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to name few of some of the world’s tallest landmarks, getting to the observation deck of Lakhta Tower will cost nothing to visitors. This is absolutely very great news for [Read more…]