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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:29 AM   #1981
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Actually, many of the city's new 5* hotels are popping around the peripherals of the Bund, such as the Westin Bund Center, Le Royal Meridien, and the Marriott at Tomorrow Square. Meanwhile, the Peace Hotel (made up of 2 buildings) remains a historic beacon. The view is quite nice from its rooftop garden.
The Peace Hotel is very historical. Unless they rename it back to The Cathay Hotel. BTW, what is the Peace hotel's ranking? Is it 4*?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:43 AM   #1982
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Hong Kong has always been my favorite, but there are soo many good ones in Asia.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 07:30 AM   #1983
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The Peace Hotel is very historical. Unless they rename it back to The Cathay Hotel. BTW, what is the Peace hotel's ranking? Is it 4*?
Some historic information about the hotel : http://www.shanghaipeacehotel.com/indexe.htm

Note the first owner was actually Jewish, which points of Shanghai's multicultural landscape at the time. Subsequently during WW2, many Jews sought refuge from the war in Europe in Shanghai. Although many have left after the war ended, their traces can still be found today.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:59 AM   #1984
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Some historic information about the hotel : http://www.shanghaipeacehotel.com/indexe.htm

Note the first owner was actually Jewish, which points of Shanghai's multicultural landscape at the time. Subsequently during WW2, many Jews sought refuge from the war in Europe in Shanghai. Although many have left after the war ended, their traces can still be found today.
Most likely the Jews and to some extent, Russians living in Shanghai fled to HK when the communist took over.

When I look at it, The Peace / Cathay hotel is one of the most iconic of the Art-Deco buildings in Shanghai. And its a good thing that alot of these buildings are preserved. Shanghai now has a great contrast between the art-deco style buildings and today's post-modern scrapers.

It would look really bad if a supertall is built along The Bund.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:15 PM   #1985
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Most likely the Jews and to some extent, Russians living in Shanghai fled to HK when the communist took over.

When I look at it, The Peace / Cathay hotel is one of the most iconic of the Art-Deco buildings in Shanghai. And its a good thing that alot of these buildings are preserved. Shanghai now has a great contrast between the art-deco style buildings and today's post-modern scrapers.

It would look really bad if a supertall is built along The Bund.
When the Communists took over, even the wealthy Chinese businessmen fled to Hong Kong.

The contrast between the Art Deco buildings is quite large to the surrounding Puxi areas already. Nanjing Road is full of neon, while new skyscrapers have popped up just steps from these historic landmarks.
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When the Communists took over, even the wealthy Chinese businessmen fled to Hong Kong.

The contrast between the Art Deco buildings is quite large to the surrounding Puxi areas already. Nanjing Road is full of neon, while new skyscrapers have popped up just steps from these historic landmarks.
Yes even in some of the old buildings, they put alot of neon. Shanghai may have alot of Art Deco buildings but its odd that they weren't constructed tall compared to the Art Deco styles of New York or even Sao Paulo
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Old August 24th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #1987
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Yes even in some of the old buildings, they put alot of neon. Shanghai may have alot of Art Deco buildings but its odd that they weren't constructed tall compared to the Art Deco styles of New York or even Sao Paulo
The Bund itself has very little neon. The historic buildings are conservatively lit up across the board.

Source : http://www.pbase.com/autofocus







The neon starts to appear moving inland towards the Nanjing Road pedestrian street :









But even some of the historic buildings are more conservatively lit.

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Oh well, Manila is STILL underrated (seriously underrated)
i dont think its as underrated as it was
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The Bund itself has very little neon. The historic buildings are conservatively lit up across the board.
I was more refering to some of the buildings within Nanjing Rd. Some of them are Art Deco.
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I was more refering to some of the buildings within Nanjing Rd. Some of them are Art Deco.
Then you should see more of Shanghai's streets. There are plenty more historic buildings of interest beyond the tourist traps.
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Then you should see more of Shanghai's streets. There are plenty more historic buildings of interest beyond the tourist traps.
That's what I'm trying to do when I visit I city, I try to avoid them and check out the local flavour. I'll definitely do that when I visit Shanghai again
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That's what I'm trying to do when I visit I city, I try to avoid them and check out the local flavour. I'll definitely do that when I visit Shanghai again
I'll showcase some of my findings in my upcoming new Shanghai photo series.
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You know, as much as I hate the Jin Mao and love the SWFC, I think they both stick out too much for the skyline to look pleasing.

The third pic, however, is very nice, especially the highway in the foreground
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You know, as much as I hate the Jin Mao and love the SWFC, I think they both stick out too much for the skyline to look pleasing.

The third pic, however, is very nice, especially the highway in the foreground
The Jin Mao is an iconic scraper and definitely symbolizes China. The SWFC though gives Shanghai's skyline a boost
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If we talk about density and character, Hong Kong would be my choice.

And skyline of cities like Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Beijing and Jakarta will definitely make the top ten list!
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