Shanghai Tower: the fabric and faces behind China’s tallest building
Photographer Noah Sheldon’s Shanghai Tower project shines a light on the construction of China’s tallest skyscraper and some of the hidden people who made it happen. Hired to produce architectural photos of the 632m-tall building, Noah started to capture the migrant workers behind the project, taking a different slant on how other people photographed it in China. Noah was struck by the pride and physical courage these workers displayed working at such extreme heights. Today, Shanghai Tower looms over the city as a futurist symbol, standing on what used to be just swamp land not that long ago. It claims to be the world’s greenest skyscraper, awarded an LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Noah’s images have now been beautifully brought together in a photo book, available via Tea & Water Pictures.