产业发展的推动者 ● 城市更新的建设者
What is Pudong? Different people have different answers: it is the bustling night view of Lujiazui, the hard-core technology of Zhangjiang, the institutional innovation of the free trade zone, the power of the port, the fairy tale world of Disney, and the simplicity and tranquility of Jiuduansha.
Behind every Pudong answer is the pioneering and enterprising of the older generation, and the empowerment of the young people.
On the 30th anniversary of the development and opening up of Pudong, The Paper "Paper" walked into three "post-90s" youths of the same age as Pudong, and recorded their ideals, enthusiasm and sweat on this hot land.
01 Lujiazui Narrator
"You are at the Top of Shanghai Observation Hall on the 118th floor of the Shanghai Tower..." Take the world's fastest super-high-speed elevator, and you can reach an altitude of 546 meters in less than one minute. Overlooking the panoramic view of Shanghai.
Almost everyone who comes to this city will be amazed by the row upon row of skyscrapers in Lujiazui, Pudong, and Li Wenjia is the one who comes into close contact with them every day. As a senior VIP receptionist at the Top of Shanghai Tourist Office, she has always used Lujiazui as the first stop to introduce Shanghai to tourists from home and abroad for three years.
"From the Oriental Pearl TV Tower completed in 1994, the Jin Mao Tower completed in 1999, to the World Financial Center completed in 2008, to the Shanghai Tower completed in 2015, Lujiazui is not only a landmark area of Shanghai, but also represents Shanghai. The development of the skyline." Li Wenjia said.
The Top of Shanghai Observation Hall receives 5,000 to tens of thousands of tourists every day. The Shanghai Tower, where it is located, is currently the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world. The more holidays, the busier Li Wenjia is. Countless tourists left the first good impression of the city of Shanghai in her commentary and smiles.
From rice paddy farmland to tall buildings, from remote countryside to prosperous urban area, Lujiazui has witnessed earth-shaking changes since the development and opening of Pudong in the past 30 years.
"I was born in 1990, and it was actually the same year that Pudong was developed and opened." Li Wenjia said, "Every day I see these high-rise buildings from dawn to sunset, I feel that the city of Shanghai and Pudong are very vibrant. ."
At present, in the more than 260 commercial buildings in Lujiazui, 43,000 companies and more than 500,000 white-collar workers have gathered, including more than 600 headquarters organizations. It is one of the areas with the highest building economic density in the world.
Take the Shanghai Tower as an example. From the indoor space, it can be divided into office, hotel, boutique business, sightseeing and entertainment, exhibition and other functional areas, just like a small city. This also corresponds to Lujiazui's planning idea of "building a building and prospering" for the building economy.
After 30 years of development and opening up, Lujiazui has become a gathering area for financial enterprises, investment institutions, multinational company headquarters, factor markets, and various service intermediaries. It has gradually formed a center of finance, shipping services, and modern commerce, tourism and The “3+2” modern service industry system focusing on exhibitions.
Busyness is the daily state of everyone in Lujiazui. The tall buildings here are not only the beautiful scenery along the Huangpu River, but also the dreams of countless young people in this hot land.
02 Zhang Jiang Chasing Dreams
"Hello, my stomach is uncomfortable." "Do you have symptoms such as bloating and fatigue?" In the product showroom of Shanghai Timi Robot Technology Co., Ltd., deployment engineer Li Peng is having a man-machine conversation with the virtual nurse on the screen.
After graduating from Electronic Science and Technology, Li Peng came to work in Zhangjiang, Pudong from Bengbu, Anhui, just a year and a half. "On the one hand, I am interested in robots. On the other hand, I have heard from the university that Zhangjiang is a city of science and technology. Many leading companies in the field of artificial intelligence have settled and developed here." He said.
Li Peng's company mainly develops medical service robots, which are used in medical scenarios such as hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers. The categories include high-value consumables control robots that can accurately realize the intelligent distribution of medical consumables and full traceability, and nuclear medicine ward service robots that replace medical staff to measure vital signs of patients with thyroid cancer and other ward services.
In this fight against the epidemic, the disinfection robot developed by the company has also stepped onto the front line, taking on daily disinfection work in many hospitals in Wuhan and some isolated hotels in Shanghai. Li Peng’s job responsibility is to install and debug on site to ensure that the product can be put into use quickly and efficiently.
"First I will take the disinfection robot to recognize the topographic map. When it recognizes the surrounding environment, it can move to various points on its own and perform cyclic disinfection." He said, "I hope what we do can be protected. Medical staff fighting on the front line."
Robots are known as "the jewel at the top of the manufacturing crown." In recent years, Zhang Jiang has driven the rapid rise of the robotics industry with its comprehensive advantages in chips, software, industrial design, and service industries, presenting a diversified innovation trend of "robot +".
At present, Zhangjiang has not only ushered in ABB, one of the world's four largest robotics companies, but also a number of local robotics startups that are deeply involved in vertical fields. In the newly completed Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island, foreign artificial intelligence teams such as Microsoft China and Ada, as well as unicorn companies such as Yuncong Technology, Chinese Express, and Black Eye Technology, have all settled in. In the future, more than 8,000 artificial intelligence engineers will be gathered. And R&D personnel.
The fourth industrial revolution represented by artificial intelligence has quietly kicked off. It is believed that on the incubation highland of Zhangjiang, more and more scientific and technological innovation people will set sail from here.
03 The guardian of the nine sands
"Woo-" A whistle sounded, anchoring the ship to move. Jiuduansha 01, sailing on the open waters of the Yangtze River estuary.
In the cab, Kang Liang and several colleagues from the Shanghai Jiuduansha Wetland Nature Reserve Administration used binoculars to observe the waters ahead. Right now, migratory fish such as saury and eel are beginning to march towards spawning sites. In order to investigate illegal fishing practices, they will conduct patrols two to three times a week.
Kang Liang is the youngest person in the management office. After graduating from university in 2014, he took the examinations of various public officials like many of his peers. The three words "Niu Duan Sha" in the announcement aroused his strong curiosity. "I haven't heard of it in the local for more than ten or twenty years."
Shanghai Jiuduansha Wetland Nature Reserve was established in 2000 and was promoted to a national nature reserve in 2005. It is an estuary coastal wetland, located about ten kilometers southeast of Pudong Airport, with a total area of about 420.2 square kilometers, including Shangsha, Zhongsha, Xiasha, Jiangya Nansha and nearby shallow waters.
Because this area is located on the East Asia-Australia migratory bird migration route, a large number of migratory birds stop here and forage in autumn and winter every year, and the take-off and landing of aircraft will inevitably damage the habitat of migratory birds. Therefore, the protected area has carried out a large-scale "green bird" project to increase plant coverage and increase the yield of benthic and microbes, thereby increasing the food production of migratory birds and gradually introducing migratory birds into the protected area.
There are three comprehensive transects on Jiuduansha Island for the observation of biodiversity. Kang Liang and his colleagues will also conduct regular inspections to prevent poaching and other activities.
At present, the natural ecological environment of Jiuduansha Wetland continues to improve. As of 2019, the cumulative monitoring results show that there are 61 species of higher plants in Jiuduansha; 510 species of insects; 115 species of macrobenthos; 135 species of fish; 214 species of birds in 18 orders and 48 families, among which are national first-class protected birds There are 3 species of Eastern White Stork, Hooded Crane, and Relict Gull; Class II protected birds include 24 species such as Cygnet, Black-faced Spoonbill, and Yellow-billed Egret.
The wetland is called the "Kidney of the Earth" and Jiuduansha is the "Kidney of Shanghai". In addition to biodiversity resources, it also plays an important role in purifying water quality and air, and preventing floods. With the in-depth advancement of the country's "Greater Protection of the Yangtze River" strategy, Kang Liang feels that the responsibilities on his shoulders have become heavier, and at the same time new opportunities are ushered in.
Even with the rapid changes beyond Yijiang, Shanghai’s "last virgin land" Jiuduansha still maintains its untouched appearance, and together with its guardians, silently guards the city.
Thirty years of vigor and prosperity, just forging ahead with youth. I believe that under the continuous struggle of generations of young people, Pudong will continue to create new miracles one after another.
Director/ Xu Wan
Photography / Huang Jian