Good 54º clear sunny morning.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund which is a waterfront tourist destination, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994. At 1,535 feet high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.It is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.
The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 1148 ft. The lower levels are at 863 ft (Sightseeing Floor) and at 295 ft (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 876 ft level. The project also contains exhibition facilities and a small shopping center. There is also a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres. The upper observation platform has an outside area with a 1.5 inch glass floor.
Water chestnuts, soy sauce, and ginger add an Asian flair to this East-meets-West recipe for Asian Potato Salad. It's a unique flavor twist on a potluck-favorite side dish!
- 3 pounds small red potatoes (see Note)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
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