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anonytmouse
08-03-2006, 12:46 AM
Shenzhen, 25 Years ago
Newly established.
http://www.sztp8.com/bianqian/jiu_photo/02-1-7_jpg.jpg

Shenzhen, Now
Estimated population is up to 13 million.
http://www.skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/great%20SZ_Wvwjn4lwV6eu.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Pauliyas_Shenzhen.jpg
http://tinypic.com/bdwpom.jpg
http://www.skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/01F65515_KY0jt61Ju9iA.jpg
http://files.photojerk.com/sxwahaha1979/01DB469F.jfif.jpg
http://www.skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/01F6519B_4h8jp7gxxl7T.jpg
More pictures (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=378299) (broadband required)

Does anybody else find this mindblowing? Even more staggering is that this is one of only 90+ cities in China with populations over one million. Most of them are also experiencing hyer-rapid growth.

Many other cities in the developing world are now also starting to experience rapid growth. Exciting times.

SlyMaelstrom
08-03-2006, 01:01 AM
Hehe... this city reminds me of Sim City. Maybe it's because so many buildings look like duplicates of each other. This is more noticeable in the last link. but it seriously looks like some guy was playing Sim City for too long, took a screenshot and said, "Let's build it!" They even went as far as to build their own eiffel tower, which is available in Sim City 2000. ;)

kermit
08-03-2006, 04:04 AM
I've heard someone say that the majority of tower cranes in the world are set up in China right now. Would not be surprised if that was true.

indigo0086
08-03-2006, 06:30 AM
I wonder how they cojured up a work-force so fast...I suspect wizards.

Richie T
08-03-2006, 09:34 AM
>>10 billion people that live in China.

Wow, they must have left a few people out when they determined the
population of the world at 6.5 billionish...

indigo0086
08-03-2006, 09:58 AM
>>10 billion people that live in China.

Wow, they must have left a few people out when they determined the
population of the world at 6.5 billionish...

the other 3.5 billion were out late the night before.

twomers
08-03-2006, 10:28 AM
>> I suspect wizards.
The Ministry of Magic I suppose. They're all over the shop in the fourth Harry Potter book making things. Was going to quote it, but I thought I'd loose some of the precious respect points I have gained from my precious knowledge if I did!

>> the other 3.5 billion were out late the night before.
10,000,000,000 is ten billion, right?
Can most int variables hold that
number? Wouldn't a double be
better? Though, then people would
have 2.4 children and whatnot, and
it would get confusing, so an integer
type cast double would be best ...
Perhaps

Mario F.
08-03-2006, 10:56 AM
>> I suspect wizards.
The Ministry of Magic I suppose. They're all over the shop in the fourth Harry Potter book making things.

I really feel like saying something at this point because I fear we are loosing track here:

Harry Potter doesn't have a clue about magic. He's a spoiled brat that always gets the best gifts. Best wand, best broom, best cloak, best father. I hate him!

indigo0086
08-03-2006, 10:58 AM
But no matter how much great stuff he has...There is no "best" owl. Not even a good owl. Peregrine falcons > owls.

Plus he's special friends with hermionnie, who's a real hard working wizard.

Dante Shamest
08-03-2006, 12:20 PM
To get back on to the topic, those are nice pics anonytmouse. Thanks for posting them. :)

Richie T
08-03-2006, 08:34 PM
>>10 billion people that live in China.

Wow, they must have left a few people out when they determined the
population of the world at 6.5 billionish...


It appears that I quoted someone who has stepped out himself - Banned? Hope so...

UPDATE:
Board search reveals no user by that name, his last thread is MIA, as are all posts -
bye bye troll!!!


[ontopic]
Yes those pics are excellent, the modern world rocks! People can build some pretty cool
stuff these days. I bet one feels so insignificant living in a city that size - the capital of
Ireland (Dublin) is only about 1 million, and I don't live there either - it's like a foreign
country - people's republic of cork!!!
[/next/post/stays/ontopic!!!]

twomers
08-04-2006, 04:33 AM
Yeah, there seems to be a post missing between 5 and 7, and also 11 and 13 ... weird I never knew that happened for a banning.


>> as are all posts - bye bye troll!!!
Kinda harsh, but maybe it's just a small ban. Did anyone see the two threads he got deleted before he stopped, or got banned?



>>Harry Potter doesn't have a clue about magic. He's a spoiled brat that always gets the best gifts. Best wand, best broom, best cloak, best father. I hate him!

Dude, he lives in England! And it's possible, some have rumoured, that he's fictitious ... All the book characters get the best things


>> To get back on to the topic, those are nice pics anonytmouse. Thanks for posting them. :)
Yeah, they really are.
How long did you say
it took for that? 25
Years? There must
have been some
kinda magical*
boom there for that
amount of
development to
even be considered!!

Whose with me so that we post in iambic pentameter instead of word wrapping?


* - un Harry Potter related magic

indigo0086
08-04-2006, 04:37 AM
Maybe they ended up in one of creedy's black bags.

Mario F.
08-04-2006, 04:46 AM
>> as are all posts - bye bye troll!!!
Kinda harsh, but maybe it's just a small ban. Did anyone see the two threads he got deleted before he stopped, or got banned?


Perhaps harsh, perhaps not. What makes some people waste other people's time by being rude has always been something I had trouble understanding. But maybe I'm gay.

I think perhaps a long line of inconsequent posts, disrespect for moderators and fellow posters, and otherwise constant bad behavior, has earned him the ban flag. I for one will not miss him. He will return though... they always do untill whatever kicks them into behaving like this stops being so appealing. This usually happens when they grow up. It does.

Driver
08-04-2006, 06:11 AM
Not certain about the bannings, but I have seen posts by people marked as "Banned Member" ... the other day I saw one by someone called "maes" and I'm fairly certain it said "Banned Member" beneath his name. Maybe the member you referred to has requested his posts be removed? Would such requests be honoured here?

But back to the topic :)

This seems to be fairly typical in China these days. In 2002 I visited Hainan Island, a tropical island politically in the PRC just off Hong Kong, and I went back there in 2004.

The main city, Haikou, had changed noticeably in that two years alone.

But it does vary. Sanya in the south of the island looked pretty much the same. Sanya is a much poorer city than Haikou though.

Mario F.
08-04-2006, 06:29 AM
There's a big exodus happening inside China. Cities are becoming crowded because the life in the rural areas is just short of absolute poverty levels. Many cities are growing at incredible speeds while others get deserted in a flash. But I don't think that shows the true drama of the chinese population...

This exodus is not one we are accustomed to see. What is happening to many rural families is fragmentation. The father leaves to one city to get himself a job, the mother moves to another city to get herself a job. The children are left behind, usually at the care of the elderly, sometimes not even their relatives. The parents work the whole year only rarely being able to come home to visit. They send all the money they can home. though. Some villages in the countryside are missing an whole generation. Children play at home, help the grandparents in the fields or go to school. The parents... are working somewhere in China.

A major driving force of Chinese cities population levels is the working class with established homes in the rural areas.

VirtualAce
08-04-2006, 07:10 AM
China is industrializing and that's good for American business.

indigo0086
08-04-2006, 07:16 AM
and canada, Ubisoft has a Shangai studio set up.

Decrypt
08-04-2006, 09:25 AM
So it's not just me? I thought his profile page, threads, etc. vanished for me since he was on my ignore list before he was banned. I was lurking at work and saw he was banned, which made me realize I hadn't logged in. When I logged in, everything dissapeared! I took him off of my ignore list to see if that was why, but he's still gone. I'd shed a tear, but I hated that degenerate prick.

Excellent pictures, anonytmouse. I especially like the city's setting. A bustling sity set in rolling green hills. I'd be paradise if I could understand a goddamn word anybody said. :)