Shanghai Tower: how China’s tallest skyscraper was built

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Shanghai’s skyline has long stood as a symbol of the future. Just ask the many Hollywood directors who have used the city as a backdrop for tales of artificial intelligence, time travel and high-tech espionage.

In Spike Jonze’s Her, Shanghai plays a futuristic Los Angeles, a backdrop for Joaquin Phoenix’s love affair with a computer operating system voiced by Scarlett Johansson. In Looper, time-travelling hitman