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

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