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China rethinks the super skyscraper arms race

Ban on structures higher than 500 meters is more about taming economic excess

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Skyscrapers including Shanghai Tower stand steadily forming a unique city skyline in November 2020: do not downplay the symbolism.   © Imaginechina/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

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