$2.2 BILLION: At 128 stories, The Shanghai Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in China and the second tallest in the world when completed in 2014
BUSINESS INSIDE, by Vivian Giang and Robert Johnson
As hundreds of million of Chinese move to cities and enter the middle class, China faces a huge demand for new infrastructure.
At the same time, Beijing looks to fixed-asset investments to keep the economy booming.
The resultant infrastructure push is incredible. A list of 108 super projects is floating around Chinese message boards. From highways spanning the continent, to the largest wind power base in the world, to a modern Silk Road that links Europe and India, to new cities in the desert, China is showing what it really means to do big things.