Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 8:26 AM
Shanghai's press, often eager to mock the aspirations of Beijingers who also want their city to look like a Bladerunner set, have joined in.
The high circulation pensioner's read of choice Xinmin Evening News reprinted verbatim an Internet post about the building's name, with illustrations, on November 15. The popular women's shopping tabloid Shanghai Times (申江服务导报) reprinted the whole story on November 19, crediting Xinmin Evening News.
For old time's sake, here is the first Danwei TV episode, about four of Beijing's landmark new buildings, shot in March 2006.
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