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The skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District showing the Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the middle, added. The tower is now under construction next to the Shanghai World Financial Center, right, as well as the Jinmao Tower and other skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in Shanghai. Construction is scheduled to finish in December, when the last tower crane is torn down and an eddy current damper is installed. Estimated to start official operation in mid-2015, the tower will carry out equipment testing and closeout decoration in the coming months.
Weng lei/Imaginechina via AP Images The skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District showing the Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the middle, added. The tower is now under construction next to the Shanghai World Financial Center, right, as well as the Jinmao Tower and other skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in Shanghai. Construction is scheduled to finish in December, when the last tower crane is torn down and an eddy current damper is installed. Estimated to start official operation in mid-2015, the tower will carry out equipment testing and closeout decoration in the coming months.


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Video of the Day: Aerial footage of Chernobyl, Ukraine.


Five More Stories for Tuesday:  

A day in the life of real estate developer Craig Robins, founder of the firm Dacra known for helping launch Art Basel-Miami Beach and Design Miami. [The Wall Street Journal]

British architect David Chipperfield, Hon. FAIA, says London's architecture lacks Berlin architecture's sense of culture. [The Guardian]

UNESCO awarded Bilbao, Curitiba, Dundee, Helsinki, and Turin Cities of Design status. [UNESCO]

Autodesk is offering a selection of its design software free to secondary and post-secondary schools worldwide. [VentureBeat]

Melissa Daniel, Assoc. AIA, a senior designer with Washington, D.C.–based Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey, was named as one of The Daily Record's 2014 Leading Women.

Step Up, Step Down:

New York- and Philadelphia-based firm Francis Cauffman promoted Haley Driscoll to director of healthcare interior design.

Jill Canales, 3form's SVP of design and marketing, will focus on product and brand management, and Randi Pastrovic will  become the manufacturing company's director of marketing.

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Update: An original version of this article incorrectly stated that Jill Canales took over as 3form's SVP of design and marketing. We regret the error.