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Shanghai Photography 

Amateur photographer and crane operator Wei Gensheng has captured Shanghai from over 2,000 feet above the city. Working on the final construction stages of the Shanghai Tower, said to be the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the entire world, Gensheng has managed to document the surrounding urban landscape from an entirely unique vantage point.

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40-foot hand carved sculpture 

Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui’s incredible hand-carving skills has created this beautiful carving. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world’s longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Baitogogo

Half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that has branches sprouting from white panels. Having installed this incredible site-specific piece at Palais de Tokyo in Paris earlier this year, the exhibit states, “Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo’s architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic to emerge. The building itself becomes the womb that produces this volume of ‘tapumes’ wood, a material used in Brazilian towns to construct the wooden palisades that surround construction sites.”