Higher and higher
Far in the background are three of Shanghai's tall structures - iconic, bottle-opener shaped Shanghai World Financial Centre which is the tallest in China and third tallest in the world; needle shaped Oriental Pearl Tower; and the soon-to-be-the-tallest, Shanghai Tower currently under construction but growing fast.
While the tallest one now is over 1600ft, Shanghai Tower is slated to be ready by 2014 will cross 2000ft. There is a news item saying a Greenland Centre under construction in Wuhan may be redesigned to go a little over Shanghai tower but that building won't be ready till 2016.
Shanghai is a city of skyscrapers boasting more than 1200 buildings over 300 meters! There are hundreds of match-box style smaller high-rise buildings.
I wish I could have avoided those two building up close in the foreground but I didn't have the option to choose the viewpoint.