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Shanghai Goes Back to Work on 101-Story Skyscraper

Much of the planet might be wary of skyscrapers after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but ambitious Shanghai is charging ahead with plans to construct the world’s tallest building. At 101 stories and 1,624 feet tall, the Shanghai World Financial Center would be another symbol of a metropolis whose can-do spirit and robust growth stand in contrast to jittery economies and worries about war elsewhere. “With China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, more and more multinational companies are investing in China, investing in Shanghai,” Deputy Mayor Zhou Yupeng said Thursday as construction resumed on the building. “The Shanghai World Financial Center will add new vitality and splendor to Shanghai as it strives to become a world-class city.” Full Story

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