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Old July 5th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #2101
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It's still very hard to understand for me why they decided to make Pudong into a suburban hellhole. Extremely outdated park city design. This used to be the bycicle centre of the world, it's going to cost a lot of money to retrofit the area to be more urban methinks.
In Pudong, inside the subway ring line it actually quite urban albeit to as urban as Puxi, but not suburban. The suburban parts starts beyond the metro ring line.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #2103
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Fu's old home to get face-lift
Shanghai Daily
2012-7-5



THE former house of Fu Lei, a late Chinese translator famous for introducing French publications to China, will be revamped into an exhibition hall and conference center for cultural forums, government officials said yesterday.

The wooden house in the Pudong New Area was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and reconstructed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

The house once had 36 rooms, but 19 had been demolished over the years.

The remaining 17 rooms are in a dilapidated condition with electric wires dangling all over the house.

The house is currently occupied by many migrant workers who rented the rooms from villagers in Hangtou Town.

The revamp will begin next month and is expected to be finished in three to four years. It is expected to cost more than 60 million yuan (US$9.4 million).

Fu's previous housemaid, who is now in her 90s, has been invited to participate in the restoration to ensure authenticity. She still remembers the house's interior decoration while Fu lived there.

Fu's book collection, some old furniture and his translation works will be displayed once the restoration is complete.

Some rooms will be converted into a conference center to hold symposiums on literature, according to the town government.

Fu's translations included works by Voltaire, Honore de Balzac and Romain Rolland.

Fu lived from 1908 to 1966.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #2104
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New home sales drop in Shanghai
2012-7-9

NEW home sales fell last week in Shanghai but strong momentum in the mid to high-end segment kept average prices at a high level.

The purchases of new homes, excluding government-subsidized affordable housing, dropped 43 percent from a week earlier to 199,900 square meters during the seven days ended Sunday, Shanghai Deovolente Realty Co said in a report today.

"The weekly retreat to around 200,000 square meters was no surprise to us and it was still a solid performance," said Lu Qilin, a Deovolente researcher. "Notably, sales of homes costing more than 30,000 yuan (US$4,746) per square meter still remained very robust."

Buyers paid an average of 24,966 yuan per square meter for the new homes last week, a weekly dip of 2.4 percent.

New residential properties with a price tag of more than 30,000 yuan a square meter accounted for more than 30 percent of the city's total new home transactions last week and four of the 10 best-sellers fell in that price category, according to Deovolente data.

In the luxury segment, a total of 33 new homes costing above 50,000 yuan a square meter were sold during the seven-day period, down from 108 units in the previous week.

More than 74,000 square meters of new houses at three developments were released last week, a plunge of 42.8 percent from the previous week.

"New home supply remained weak in the city for two consecutive weeks, indicating that sluggish sentiment has been growing among real estate developers as the summer slack season begins," said Huang Zhijian, chief analyst at Shanghai Uwin Real Estate Information Services Co. "July may see a volume similar to that of March or May at around 800,000 square meters while average price is expected to drop a bit from June."
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Old July 10th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #2105
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Highway, bridge projects to benefit suburban districts
Shanghai Daily
July 10, 2012

CONSTRUCTION started this morning to build two extensions of an elevated highway connecting Jiading and Minhang districts and shorten the time of travel between the Hongqiao business hub and the western parts of the city.

The north and south extensions of the elevated Jiading-Minhang Highway are built by the state-owned Shanghai Chengtou Corporation. They will stretch the road by 10.4 kilometers and connect it with other inter-city highways.

People going to the Hongqiao International Airport, Hongqiao High-speed Railway Station, and other venues in the hub will benefit from the extension project which is expected to open to traffic by December 2014.

Also this morning, a new bridge over the Huangpu River is under construction in the city's southwestern Songjiang District. The 1,648-meter-long, six-lane Chenta Bridge will benefit less-developed towns in the Songjiang and Jinshan districts, according to Shanghai Chengtou, which celebrated its 20th anniversary today.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #2106
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City earmarks 100b yuan to develop Lingang
Shanghai Daily
2012-7-13

Shanghai will invest 100 billion yuan (US$15.66 billion) in the next three years to upgrade public facilities and build high-tech and service-related projects in coastal Lingang area in an attempt to stimulate economic growth, officials said today.

Public facilities and commercial establishments in Lingang, Pudong New Area, are expected to greatly improve people's life and the planned three-year investment is more than the total spent in the past nine years to develop the seaside town, said Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng.

Pudong government officials said Lingang is poised to become the city's prime area for advanced manufacturing and services industries with lowest business costs.

Mayor Han Zheng also pledged that the city will work out new policies to boost business and investment by simplifying government approval procedures. The 10 new policies are likely to launch in the second half this year.

Officials said the city's GDP growth in the first half of this year is expected to slow down. The actual data would be released by the statistics bureau soon. The growth of the city's exports and fiscal income is expected to dip as well.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #2107
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First rails laid for Line 16
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The construction of Shanghai Metro Line 16 reached a new milestone yesterday as workers began laying rails featuring high-speed train technology.

The 59-kilometer line will link Longyang Road Station in the Pudong New Area to the Lingang New City on the southern coast of Pudong. Line 16 will connect with lines 2 and 7 at Longyang Road Station and Line 11 at Luoshan Road Station, according to Metro authorities.

The first two rails were laid yesterday morning at Zhoupu East Station. The builder of Line 16 said it will adopt many advanced technologies that have been used on the country's high-speed train routes.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #2108
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Museum will light the way
Shanghai Daily
Jul 14, 2012

SHANGHAI plans to build a neon light museum to keep alive the nights of old Shanghai.

In recent years LED lights have replaced most neon lights around the city. The museum will exhibit different styles of neon lights from various periods to show how Shanghai streets have changed since the lights were first used in 1921.

Shanghai's neon light market has shrunk 90 percent since 2006 as many neon light manufacturers closed or began producing LED lights.

The museum will be part of an exhibition hall being set up by the Shanghai Advertising Association for logo light manufacturers.

The association will help police and the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau inspect broken light boxes and illegal store signs to prevent safety hazards.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #2109
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Re-thinking SuZhou Creek Winning Proposal

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Location: SuZhou Creek, Shanghai, China
Team: Jan Karasek, Ondrej Dusek, Lukas Makovsky, Jana Brankova
Area: 711,000 m2
Year: 2012

The winning design in the Re-thinking Shanghai competition for SuZhou Creek by ohm architekti proposes a city that changes in time and place, and is always perceived differently. They have created a new and unique neighborhood that is always changing, where you can set up a shop or a house and still have access to the full spectrum of surroundings. Traditional long-lasting connections are broken and new temporal connections are created – such that form only when they are convenient. A new flexible neighborhood is born with a city structure that is in motion. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Men distort and bend reality in order to maintain their face. Enhancing our image places us higher on imaginary scale of public opinion. Monotone grayness is covered by fancy facade, pretending to be special, but still empty on the inside. Monoculture fields of unified hi-rise offer forced equality to everyone.

It is in the human nature to shape their surroundings. We adapt it to suit our needs, to identify. But we can also ADOPT the surrounding as it is, give it a new meaning. We create a temporal city, one that changes in time and space. Let’s use empty capacity, and offer it for inhabitation. The city is a result of our will. Do not be afraid to use it as it was never intended to be used.

Doing embankments “European-style” is wrong for Chinese cities. Promenades and green belts all the way along the riverbank do not bring any considerable value to the places. More then not it is a place which you cannot use, a place you would rather pass by, as it does not offer shelter or a place to sit. It alienates the river from its surrounding: It is a second, more subtle and thus much more overlooked barrier between the riverbanks.

Think about Chinese cities – they are well known for their living public space. And yet this is what makes Chinese cities truly unique – a public space that is actually used, even exploited by many. Not in a planned, top-down way, but in a spontaneous, much more personal one. People are not afraid to spend their time out – indeed this is often given by necessities, but over the years it has become a way of live. Do not forget about this trait – it is one often unseen yet more than often wanted in many cities across the globe.

The river has a potential. It always had and it indeed is not new to propose that the river should be utilized. It is vast open space in the middle of dense city. But it can become vast public space. Such that allows you to use it in a way the streets and roads cannot be: It can serve travel and transportation, yes. But it is the program also that can be transported. One cannot easily move on the river on its own – unless one possesses a boat – this is a fact that is not limiting. It means large objects can be moved on the river, stopped, or connected. Accessed from the banks. The river can become a plug-in city in its own way.

Thus we can reverse the city to a place where people stay, while the program comes to them. Modern cities are so dependent on traffic – everyone needs to go somewhere during the day. Here we have a unique opportunity to change this – it is a program that can come to its user, not the other way around. One can stay at his neighborhood and have a market under his windows in the morning, festival at noon and an entertainment district at night. You can shop, contact your government or have fun at one place. And you will not be limited by selection – the public space is open to anyone willing to offer his services.












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Old July 14th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #2110
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Ironically, the "European-style embankment" is nearby along the Huangpu, and that public space is heavily used.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #2111
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Ironically, the "European-style embankment" is nearby along the Huangpu, and that public space is heavily used.
Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

Although that may only just be because it's such a tourist attraction. I mean, how many residents do you know frequent the Bund? Unless of course there's a bar that they like there, but that has a lot less to do with the promenade. Would be nice to see different applications for the smaller river.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #2112
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Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

Although that may only just be because it's such a tourist attraction. I mean, how many residents do you know frequent the Bund? Unless of course there's a bar that they like there, but that has a lot less to do with the promenade. Would be nice to see different applications for the smaller river.
There are a few decent bars and restaurants with views along the Bund. But it's a tourist attraction, and a higher-end dining area for the well-off locals.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 04:33 AM   #2113
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A Riverside Park along Suzhou Creek/苏州河 (Intersection of Changning Rd./长宁路 and Furongjiang Rd./芙蓉江路), Changning District, Western Shanghai.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:46 PM   #2114
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:56 PM   #2115
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That's Swire Group/太古集团's Dazhongli Project. There's an independent thread created by staff on Skyscrapers' Forum. You should post them there!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=679676&page=3
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I really think its about time to re think the Suzhou creek's redevelopment. Maybe the Shanghai city government can take cues from the Chicago river. Dense urban style slowly fading into more greenspace as it nears Zhongshan park.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #2117
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status of the south bund 150m twin towers

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Old July 27th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #2118
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^ I've got one as well from 5/17 :

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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #2119
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Anyone has any idea about the skyscraper at the further back still with a crane working on it? Looks like either in Xuhui or Luwan District? I don't think there's a thread here in SSC for this mysterious babie!



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The same question for these two twin babies in either Changning or Putuo District also in Western Part of Shanghai? (Yuexing Mall?)

And are there some skies in the sky or just some stains on my screen?

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Old July 30th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #2120
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The same question for these two twin babies in either Changning or Putuo District also in Western Part of Shanghai? (Yuexing Mall?)

And are there some skies in the sky or just some stains on my screen?

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I was living near those twins last summer (Changning District). I created a thread for them here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1429802

That must be an old picture as they were more developed than last summer...either that or they're different buildings completely!
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