The poem you live in


On a peninsula southeast of Beijing, developer Vincent Lee wants to copy New York City—literally.

Two years into its ten-year construction plan, Yujiapu is still a field of cranes, fenced along the perimeter and hazy behind the smog. The only thing that resembles New York City is a diorama in the lobby of Binhai New Area CBD Office, where bureaucrats like Vincent Lee of the Business Bureau, are working to deliver on their ambitious promise of making this 3.86 sq km area the “largest single financial center on the world.”

{ The Atlantic | Continue reading }

oil on board { Richard Estes, Staten Island Ferry Arriving Manhattan, 2011 }