You can eat off of the pavement in certain sections of Shanghai. I feel as if the part of the city where we are staying is almost too new. The best analogy I can think of are new white tennis sneakers - almost too bright and only look right when they get a few marks.
The city of Shanghai has about 23 million people, which is more than twice the size of the largest city in the United States, New York City.
Cranes are everywhere and it reminds me a bit of Arizona circa 2006, when you could feel the growth.
Waking up today on a beautiful, sunny Shanghai morning was simply exhilarating. The skyline is remarkable and can compete with any city I have ever seen.