Lying Down on the Job

A Horizontal Skyscraper Required a Team to Change Perspective

Skyscraper construction is nothing new in China. But what makes the four skyscrapers in Chongqing so visually striking isn't their height -- but rather the 1,000-foot (305-meter) skybridge that nestles atop them. Called a "horizontal skyscraper" by some and dubbed The Crystal by architect Moshe Safdie, the steel-and-glass skybridge is filled with restaurants, shops, a conservatory and observation decks. It's perched 850 feet (259 meters) above ground and links together more towers than any other similar project in the world
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