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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:25 AM   #621
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM   #622
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Great projects for this amazing city!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM   #623
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In fact I'm referring to the entire Shanghai skyline.
For Lujiazui, you see a big problem as Jinmao tower and SWFC is too close such that they don't accomodate each other beside it, and now they are going to build another supertall RIGHT BESIDE them. Combining with the ugly 1990s towers(can't anyone just destroy or modify them) beside it looks aweful.

For Puxi, if you look across from Lujiazui you see a bunch of disorganized commie blocks and towers mixed with low rises that look as if they are going to fall apart. All of this, combining with the fact that the city lacks sufficient greening and parks, makes Puxi looks like a huge sprawl of mess.

I understand the need to redevelop, build skyscrapers for office, residential demand, but can't the officals plan it in an orderly way? Designating some spaces for high rises and some spaces for low rises. And please use more evergreens in your city greening because I don't like to see so many barren trees in winter.

I know I'm being critical, but this is what Shanghai has to improve on to be considered as a world-class megapolis.
I feel like whats missing from these projects are more Xintiandi-style preservation proposals. I agree with you that Shanghai needs something to make it a truly world class global city and IMO, that is to renovate and maybe even build new buildings that complement its character. Shanghai needs big glass offices and huge condos no doubt. But it definitely needs to retain and augment its overlooked baroque, neo-classical, and art deco character. The reason why Tokyo and Seoul are filled with modern buildings is because both cities were bombed to the ground during mid-20th century wars.

I think that Shanghai has some of the most impressive architecture in Asia [IMO certainly no other city in China, not even Qingdao can match Shanghai's elegance and style]. Continuing to build big glass buildings [no matter how sleek and refined they look] will not give Shanghai an architectural edge over other Asian cities. It would be nice to see large scale preservation projects of colonial architecture similar to the way Beijing is preserving its hutongs
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:59 AM   #624
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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #625
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City to boost cultural protection in the 'burbs


2008-8-23


SHANGHAI'S urban planning authority has developed tougher rules designed to bring historic preservation standards up to the same level in the suburbs as they are in the downtown.

The plan, unveiled yesterday by the Shanghai Urban Planning and Administrative Bureau, covers 32 suburban sites of historic importance and will soon be approved by city government, officials said.

"One of the problems is that we need to attract greater investment to protect local heritage and also improve our management of the cultural preservation system," Wu Jiang, the bureau's vice director, told a news conference.

In the downtown, much of that investment capital has come from private sources, and strict rules are needed to make sure commercial interests don't damage historic elements. In one recent example, a major hotel group was forced to restore an old lawn at a landmark inn after it ripped up the grass to build a restaurant.

Among the suburban areas targeted for greater protection are Cangcheng Town in Songjiang District, Zhouqiao in Jiading District and Qibao Town in Minhang District, which are home to buildings dating back several hundred years. Planning bureau officials did not, however, reveal exactly how the rules would be changed to better protect these areas.

They did say the new effort is the result of years of research by architectural and urban planning experts, who found that the rules covering historic preservation in the suburbs weren't as strong as those in the downtown.

Stringent conservation rules for 12 historical heritage spots in center city were enacted by city government in 2005.

Mao Jialiang, the planning bureau's director, told reporters that the city's historic buildings are going through a transitional phase. Many former government offices and old private residences are being turned into restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs, especially along the Bund.

With investment from developers, these culturally important buildings are being renovated in a way that preserves their original architecture while putting them to new use.

Mao said about two-thirds of the buildings along the Bund's historic core area have now been renovated, leased out and turned into office buildings and high-end entertainment spots.

But sometimes the link between private investment and architectural heritage breaks down.

The urban planners said yesterday that authorities launched an investigation into a renovation project at Hengshan Moller Villa Hotel on Shaanxi Road S. in July after receiving reports from a local newspaper that an old lawn had been torn up.

Authorities told Shanghai Daily that hotel management was ordered to restore the lawn, which was protected under historic preservation rules. Officials also ordered the hotel to stop building an exterior solarium that was to be used for dining.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...241&type=Metro
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Old August 24th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #626
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An interesting read!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #627
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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #628
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #629
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Old August 28th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #630
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Orient Overseas Plaza, Changle Lu.
141m, 37 floors, hotel.
98m, 31 floors, residential.
59m, 19 floors, residential.
76m, 24 floors, residentia.
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Project at Tangzheng subway station.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #631
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Fisherman Wharf, 193m. Located in Yangpu area,Yangshupu Lu.










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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #632
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Putuo thinks large and international

THE city's northwestern Putuo District plans to introduce more company headquarters in the near future. The district government is expected to hold a forum on the economy of headquarters on July 12.

Nearly 300 entrepreneurs from about 200 domestic or foreign-funded companies, including Fosun president Guo Guangchang, Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, Vanke chairman Wang Shi and William Ding Lei from NetEase, may attend the forum.

Putuo has become home for the Fosun Group, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) China and METRO Group China, among others.

The district along with the city's Suzhou Creek has five key areas allocated to develop modern commerce and industry including Zhenru Town, the Changfeng Ecological Business Zone and an urban industrial zone in Taopu.

The environmentally friendly commercial center in the Zhenru area is now under construction with the aim of creating a second downtown center for the city.

According to the plans, the commercial zone covering 6.21 square kilometers will be connected by an underground complex, which will include commercial outlets, restaurants and parking lots.

A total of 1.2 million square meters will be developed for the underground complex, which will link shops, entertainment facilities and subway stations as a whole, according to the development plan.

The "green" park will be the core of the commercial center and five green landscape areas will be built along the major roads in the Zhenru area.

According to the Putuo District government, the Zhenru center will be completed within three Five-Year Plans (2007-2022).

The district government has also launched entertainment and tourism promotions with Suzhou Creek highly suitable to develop a local yachting industry and MGM planning to have its China headquarters htere.

Film stars might be seen taking yachts along the scenic parts of Suzhou Creek and then enter the MGM World along the 2010 Shanghai Film Festival red carpet, the Putuo District government said today.

MGM World, which is an entertainment complex featuring cinemas, high-tech amusement games, restaurants and shops, will be completed in the Changfeng commercial center by 2010.

More than 300 listed companies have set up their headquarters in Shanghai and the city is also home for the district headquarters of 83 multinational enterprises and 165 international investment banks as well as research and development centers for 244 overseas corporations.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...e_363556_0.htm

Putuo District plans new CBD

A NEW Central Business District will be set up in Changzheng Town, Putuo District, serving residents in both Shanghai and Suzhou in neighboring Jiangsu Province, Oriental Morning Post reported.

The Putuo Mid-ring CBD is the 7th such area in the city. The other six are People's Square, Nanjiang Road W., Huaihai Road, Lujiazui in Pudong New Area, Xujiahui and Hongqiao.

Covering an area of 706,600 square meters, the Putuo CBD starts at Suzhou Creek in the south and ends at Hujialiu Expressway in Jiading District in the north. The Middle Ring Elevated Road splits the CBD.

The CBD, a key project in Putuo during the 11th five-year period from 2006 to 2010, is made up of nine modern office and commercial buildings. Several top-500 companies have settled in the area including Metro Group (Germany), Kingfisher Group (Britain) and the locally-based NGS supermarket group.

The biggest shopping mall in the city, the Bailian Middle Ring Shopping Center, will also be set up in the CBD. The 660,000- square-meter building is under construction.

``The registered population in the town is about 100,000, so it is far from enough to depend on local residents to support such a large shopping mall,'' a Changzheng Town Government official told the newspaper. ``Facilities in the area are adequate and complete so it can satisfy the demands of daily life.''

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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #633
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Go Putuo! Having kinda been in the backwater of Shanghai development until recently it deserves its own CBD.
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Key Bund project goes underground

2008-9-2


THE building of a 7.8-kilometer tunnel, a key section of the massive reconstruction project at the Bund, will begin next year and will be completed in 2010.

According to the Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co, the section will connect the exit to the Yan'an E. Tunnel in the Pudong New Area and extend eastwards along Pudong Avenue to the Jinqiao area.

There will be nine ramps to the tunnel, four for entry and five for exit. With two ramps to Yincheng Road M. and the Lujiazui area, vehicles can take different routes to the offices and tourist attractions in the commercial zone and the project will ease traffic congestion.

Other ramps will lead to Pudong's Rongcheng Road, Fushan Road, Taolin Road, Minsheng Road, Luoshan Road, and Jinqiao Road.

The tunnel will pass several Metro Lines including lines 2, 4 and 14. "One ramp at the Lujiazui area is only 1.5 meters away from tunnel of Metro Line 2," said Lin Qingquan, a chief engineer of the project.

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:02 PM   #635
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How long is the North-South tunnel crossing Pudong, btw? Should be close to 20km. They said this map shows just a tiny part of the planned underground roads in Shanghai. Anybody has more details, maps, etc?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #636
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need some 300 to 400m towers to fill the blank
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:12 PM   #637
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:48 PM   #638
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Fisherman Wharf, 193m. Located in Yangpu area,Yangshupu Lu.










Has this one finished yet? I read something like that somewhere
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Old September 4th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #639
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The Great Wall Mansion/Sanzhi Tower/Zhenrufu Center as of 9/4:

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It will look very sleek when cladding works are completed.

A great start of Putuo as becoming a new, huge CBD in Shanghai.
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