I finished off my first full day in Shanghai with a visit to Jinmao Tower in Pudong New Area, the section of Shanghai east of the Huangpu River. A few decades ago Pudong was flat farmland, old warehouses, and docks where local fishermen still reeled in their catch. Now it’s larger than the original Shanghai Old City, and one of the biggest commercial centers in the world.
I’m glad I went to Jinmao on my first day. It was the only day the sun came out during my week in Shanghai.