The view from here, the view from there.

As noted last week, my Shanghai apartment building is currently undergoing a much needed face lift in advance of Expo 2010. On balance, this is a good thing: My dumpy building gets a makeover, and I get to know the brave daredevil migrants who swing past my windows (and those across the way). Along the way, they’ve posed for photos, I’ve passed out bottles of iced tea, and – so far – nobody’s been hurt. Click for enlargements, and stay tuned for a worldwide exclusive, window-side interview.