Pudong Jinmao Dasha, Shanghai. The Jinmao Tower, built in 1998, boasts 88 floors (eight being an auspicious Chinese number—hence the starting time of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony at eight minutes and eight seconds past eight p.m. on 8 August 2008). PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Even by the standards of rapidly developing China, Pudong New District, a designed economic zone to the east of Shanghai, is far beyond average. The