Wen kept calling me and asking if I went sightseeing yet. Personally I am not so interested in sightseeing, but I did oblige him and went to the Jinmao Tower, the tallest building in all of China. The elevator is mercury smooth, and moves at 9 meters a second.
Shanghai from the 88th floor observation desk is impressive. Skyscrapers as far as I could see in some directions (okay, it was a little misty). They are building one right next to it which is just slightly higher. The view inside the tower goes into the hotel lobby atrium --- all the way down to the first floor. It was incredibly beautiful.
The traffic in Shanghai is well regulated and surprisingly not that crowded. They have traffic control people at some of the intersections who basically direct cars to do what the traffic lights indicate. (Go on green, stop on red.) But it seems to help. And people use the crosswalks here.
For dinner I met with four Sloan classmates.