Chinese new city design

January 28th, 2019 at 5:26:19 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Remember the Chinese city of the future in the movie Looper? It was contrasted with the crime - ridden vision of the future American city.




This real life Chinese design was published in Australia
January 28th, 2019 at 1:41:01 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Reality:
January 28th, 2019 at 4:10:35 PM permalink
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Reality:


That's a photo of Cambodia, not China.

These images of Shanghai are pretty spectacular.
January 28th, 2019 at 4:30:51 PM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin
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This real life Chinese design was published in Australia


Quote: Ayecarumba
Reality...


Quote: Pacomartin
That's a photo of Cambodia, not China.


Technically, the Forest City project depicted in the first picture isn't in China either. It will be interesting to see how it actually turns out in 2025. Those wide beaches look mighty inviting.
January 28th, 2019 at 5:58:51 PM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin

These images of Shanghai are pretty spectacular.


It's one of those cities in that part
of the world where it's so hot and
humid in the summer you only
go outside if you have to. Even
the natives say you never really
get used to it, so it's always
miserable.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 29th, 2019 at 7:56:30 AM permalink
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Technically, the Forest City project depicted in the first picture isn't in China either. It will be interesting to see how it actually turns out in 2025. Those wide beaches look mighty inviting.


I am deeply ashamed!

I read that it was the biggest Chinese development company, and I failed to notice the location was in Malaysia and not in China.
January 30th, 2019 at 7:56:22 AM permalink
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United announced ( no big surprise) that Apple is their most important corporate customer at their hub in San Francisco, booking 50 business class seats to Shanghai daily.

January 30th, 2019 at 9:29:51 AM permalink
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50 every day and $35 million annually works out to how much per ticket? is "daily" a seven day week?
January 30th, 2019 at 9:55:11 AM permalink
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50 every day and $35 million annually works out to how much per ticket? is "daily" a seven day week?


$2692 if it's a five day week and $1923 if it's a seven day week. I suspect it is a five day week, but I am sure that $35 million includes some coach class seats for the low ranking employees.

I look at Orbitz for an economy ticket a month in advance
Flight $225.00 + Taxes & Fees $447.39 = Trip Total: $672.39
Feb 25, 2019 From San Francisco Intl. (SFO) To Pudong Intl. (PVG) United 1:05pm SFO To 6:35pm PVG 13h 30m, Nonstop Arrives Tue, Feb 26
Mar 3, 2019 From Pudong Intl. (PVG) To San Francisco Intl. (SFO) United 12:15am PVG To 7:15pm SFO 11h 0m, Nonstop Arrives Sat, Mar 2

So it is not clear if the $35 million includes Taxes and Fees or not.

Similar distance (within 2%) as Chicago to Tokyo