Crane operator atop the world’s 2nd tallest building takes absolutely stunning aerial shots of Shanghai [15 pics]

December 18, 2013 | By Abraham | 4 comments

The Shanghai Tower is still under construction, but last August it reached its full height of 2,073 feet, making it the second tallest building in the world. Since it’s not done yet, there are still cranes working on its roof…

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One of the operators of those cranes is Wei Gensheng, who in addition to being a fearless construction worker is also an amateur photographer who snaps spectacular images from his unique vantage above the city…

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Last month his side-project won him a top placement in a citywide photography contest. You will see why…

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Crane operator wins photo competition prize for aerial photos taken from his crane, Shanghai, China - 26 Nov 2013

Wei Gensheng's aerial pictures of Shanghai - 09

Wei Gensheng's aerial pictures of Shanghai - 10

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Wei Gensheng's aerial pictures of Shanghai - 13

Wei Gensheng's aerial pictures of Shanghai - 14

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4 Comments

  1. RWIRAHIRA ARTHUR says:

    Sir,thanks a lot really its very interesting with that crane in that new building .Thanks for your developing informations you give us daily .May the Almighty God drives to 2014 you and your family safely.
    Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2014

  2. Bradley Weisman says:

    I have never actually said “Whoa” when I look at amazing photographs, but the first pictures blew my mind.

  3. Floyd Easterman says:

    First the photos are heavenly breath taking and for a crane operator to be so inspired, has proved to be something exciting for all of us without the risk of life. But I also think of the extraordinary men the construction workers the designers who know how to put a building like this together. Then when it is finished how do you get the crane off the top! I hope there will be a photo book album printed of the entire project along with those taken by the crane operator! By the way it would be curious to know what is the pay check for construction workers at this height?

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