Architecture is often viewed as form of art and beauty used to illustrate humanities creativity and imagination in a physical form. It embodies the mood of an era and the limit of technological advancement.
However, power, prestige and wealth have always been illustrated through architecture. The cathedrals of Europe were always the tallest, largest and most beautiful buildings in the cities as at one time the Catholic Church was the most powerful institution in Europe. The modern world has seen religious power replaced with financial power and its symbols of importance and prestige are Skyscrapers.
Asia is developing at an incredible pace and soon the economy of China will surpass that of the USA. Not surprisingly Asia has also become the new capital for skyscraper construction as the continent illustrates its new found financial power in physical form. One must only look at the skylines of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei to see that Asia is a rising financial power. As with all monuments a level of grandeur is expected and the nations of Asia have most certainly delivered.
Taipei 101, Jin Mao tower and PETRONAS Towers all show a beautiful mix of inspired Asian design along with a Western embodiment of power. Today the Majority of the 50 tallest building are in Asia and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of glass curtain walls which are required for the construction of modern skyscrapers. Making certain that the glass of these new buildings is fastened securely means that we can continue to marvel at Asias new architectural prowess with the confidence that it will stand the test of time.
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Source: independent.co.uk, news/world, chinadailyasia.com, wgrz.com, globalpost.com, residences.mandarinoriental.com/taipei, 500px.com, tripadvisor.com
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