Beijing’s smog is so bad it can hide a 1,000-foot skyscraper
Dominating the photo, of course, is the majestic China World Trade Center Tower III, a 1,000-foot, 81-floor skyscraper. Do you somehow not see it? It’s sort of off to the left of the photo. Wait, here’s what the same vantage point looks like on a clear day:
See it now? Jeez, I can’t believe you missed that.
Now, this was an unusually bad day in Beijing air quality — pollution levels were off the charts by 6 a.m. Having a blanket of smog so thick that enormous mega-skyscrapers simply disappear is out of the ordinary. But it’s clearly possible. Or, well, maybe “clearly” is the wrong word here.
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