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A Bright and High Future

There are hundreds of skyscrapers in Shanghai that go as far as the eye can see. Surprisingly, all of these skyscrapers have only been built in the last twenty years. The first of these skyscrapers is the Oriental Pearl Tower, which was built in 1994. It is probably the most unique skyscraper in the city. Shooting up like a needle, the tower is considered the architectural icon of Shanghai. We had the chance to go up the tower and see the skyline of the city, and the high rises really do go as far as the eye can see. A part of the tower has glass floors, which freaked out some of our group members. Other people who were there would make different poses on top of the floor, as if they were free falling or lying on top of the city like lazy giants. At the bottom of the tower lies the Shanghai History Museum, which uses wax figures and models to show the city’s unique history. At the end of the day several of us took a boat ride on the river that runs through the city. It gave us a beautiful view of Shanghai’s colorful landscape at night. It was definitely another unforgettable day in this beautiful city. I can’t wait to see what will happen tomorrow.


Colton McCormick

Colton McCormick, from Savannah, Tennessee has just finished his freshman year. He hopes his Study Abroad experience may help solidify his interest and help him in declaring a major. Before entering UNA, he has been to England, France and Italy, but has always wanted to travel to China. Follow his adventure.

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