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Old December 15th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #1941
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New bridge links city with northern Jiangsu
Shanghai Daily
2011-12-15

A Yangtze River bridge linking Shanghai's Chongming Island with Qidong, a boom city in Jiangsu Province has passed final examinations and will be opened to traffic soon, project officials said today.

The 53-kilometer bridge will cut the trip from downtown Shanghai to Qidong City by two hours to about 90 minutes. It takes only 35 minutes to drive from Pudong to Qidong.

The new bridge is a vital link between the Yangtze Tunnel-Bridge Project on Chongming Island and the Nantong-Qidong Highway in Jiangsu, officials said.

It will make the Pudong International Airport and Yangshan Deep-Water Port more accessible to cities in the northern part of Jiangsu. The drive from Qidong to the Pudong International Airport takes only about 45 minutes.

The new route also means that Jiangsu's seafood and agricultural products can be transported faster to Shanghai.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #1942
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New bridge links city with northern Jiangsu

By Zha Minjie | 2011-12-15


A Yangtze River bridge linking Shanghai's Chongming Island with Qidong, a boom city in Jiangsu Province has passed final examinations and will be opened to traffic soon.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #1943
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But I was referring to Shennan avenue (near the Civic Center) where lots of construction is still taking place. The area south from it is indeed lively enough and feels what it should be. Certainly not something one could describe as 'deserted'.
I think it's just that stretch along Shennan that's U/C because north of it it's quite developed already (Shenzhen Museum and that wide civic centre).
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Old December 17th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #1944
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Island link fears for ecosystem
Shanghai Daily
Dec 17, 2011

PEST species threaten the delicate ecosystem of Chongming Island following the opening of an expressway link to the mainland, experts are warning.

The 25.5-kilometer Changjiang Tunnel-Bridge, which opened just over two years ago, has brought more vehicles and people to the island, a haven for migrating birds.

To highlight the island's fragility, officials cited the example of goldenrod - a pretty but invasive North American plant - that has spread over the island in recent years, displacing native species.

"Although the opening of the tunnel and bridge is not the cause of this species invading, it will lead to more human activity on the island," said Zhao Yingying, an official of the Shanghai Botanic Garden.

"And after all, many invasive species are introduced by humans," she added.

Goldenrod is now said to cover almost 8 percent of the 1,041-square-kilometer island - 20 times the area it was found in a decade ago.

Zhao, a Chongming islander, said she had witnessed firsthand the spread of the goldenrod.

"There are large numbers of the plant at dams around the island and invading the reed area of the wetlands," Zhao told Shanghai Daily.

Besides goldenrod, other exotic invaders, such as smooth cordgrass and water peanut, have been found on island, Zhao added.

She also expressed concerns of an increased threat to the island with a new expressway, further connecting the island to Jiangsu Province, opening this week.

This is expected to bring large numbers of tourists and vehicle to the island.

Experts are urging the government to take steps to stop the invaders.

To this end, Gu Bin and Qiao Jie, officials on the political advisory body in Chongming, have drafted proposals to protect the ecosystem.

Concerns have also been raised that increased traffic will threaten Chongming Island's wetlands.

These provide a home to a rich diversity of life and are used as a stopover by migrating birds.

Driving down a highway alongside peaceful wetlands may be enjoyable to drivers but could spell disaster for the plants and animals there, experts warn.

But officials insist that efforts have been made throughout the road's design and construction to reduce its environmental impact.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #1945
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Lujiazui skyscrapers to connect

By Liang Yiwen | 2011-12-13




APART from a newly completed elevated walkway, underpasses will be built to connect the skyscrapers in the Lujiazui area to make the financial zone more pedestrian-friendly.

Construction started yesterday on five underground passages to connect the Shanghai International Finance Center, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Shanghai Center under construction and a 7,248-square-meter hall under a public green area.

The underpasses will total 116 meters, and construction is expected to be completed by 2014.

Restaurants, stores and other commercial facilities will be included in the underground space. Metro riders arriving at the Lujiazui station will be able to reach any of the five buildings via the passages by first entering the IFC exit, thus avoiding the outdoors when the weather is bad.

The passageways are part of a strategy to make Lujiazui more pedestrian and tourist-friendly and address complaints about its transport links. White-collar workers in Lujiazui's skyscrapers have long complained about long walks between buildings.

Though the buildings look close to each other, it takes pedestrians a long time to detour around street traffic. The passages form just one of the 11 Lujiazui projects kicked off yesterday.

Others include recreational facilities along the north riverfront and a street featuring clothing stores.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #1946
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I saw a huge plot in front of superbrand mall in lujiazui when i went there for a walk last week. The plot is near citi group and aurora. Anyone got any idea what its for?
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Old December 19th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #1947
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Work on bridge gets under way
Shanghai Daily
Dec 19, 2011

PART of the Nanpu Bridge - one of the city's major routes across the Huangpu River - will be closed today, marking the start of a month of maintenance work.

Up to two lanes of the 428-meter cable-stayed bridge will be occupied for construction at night between today and Friday, authorities said. The entire Nanpu Bridge will be closed from 2am to 3am between Friday and January 15. The Nanpu Bridge opened to the public in 1991.


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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #1949
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Inter-city bridge link set to open
Shanghai Daily
Dec 24, 2011

A NEW bridge expressway across the Yangtze River is set to open today to improve connections between Shanghai and Qidong and other cities in neighboring Jiangsu Province, according to Jiangsu traffic authority.

The 52-kilometer Chongming-Qidong Bridge link will see the drive from Shanghai to Qidong cut to one hour - one-third of the current time. The route will also work as an express gateway to boost logistics, said government officials. Starting at Shanghai's Chongming Island, it runs across the Yangtze River and ends in Qidong.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #1950
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2011-12-25


A bus crosses a new bridge spanning the Yangtze River yesterday. The bridge opened to traffic yesterday and will reduce the travel time from Shanghai to Qidong in Jiangsu Province to one hour from three hours. The bridge stretches 52 kilometers and starts at Shanghai's Chongming Island.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 04:54 AM   #1951
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Old December 26th, 2011, 04:19 PM   #1952
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Nice pics, but Shanghai Greenland Center is quite disappointing compared to Greenland projects in other cities.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #1953
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Shanghai exhibition center to be among the world's largest

By Wang Yanlin | 2011-12-27


A colorful display (above) at a groundbreaking ceremony held to mark the start of construction for the China Expo Convention & Exhibition Complex in Shanghai yesterday. It will be one of the world's largest exhibition areas when it is completed in five years' time. With 400,000 square meters of indoor space and 100,000 square meters of outdoor areas, it will double the size of the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the city's largest exhibition facility.

SHANGHAI began construction of what will be one of the world's largest exhibition facilities yesterday.

The China Expo Convention & Exhibition Complex will have 400,000 square meters of indoor space and 100,000 square meters of outdoor areas - double the size of the Shanghai New International Expo Center, currently the city's largest exhibition facility.

Commerce Minister Chen Deming and Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng yesterday witnessed the inauguration of China Expo Co Ltd, which will manage the construction and operation of the new complex.

"It will become a very competitive exhibition entity, and help to accelerate Shanghai's pace to become a global trading center," said Wang Zhiping, president of China Expo Co Ltd.

Located in Qingpu District in the Hongqiao Business Park, the new complex is expected to be finished in five years and will then host important events such as the China International Industry Fair and the Shanghai International Automobile Exhibition.

It will also aim to promote close connections between foreign and domestic businesses.

Shanghai Vice Mayor Ai Baojun said the new complex will strengthen the city's position as a global exhibition center.

"Shanghai has established a good reputation in the exhibition industry after successfully hosting the World Expo 2010. The new facility will further bolster our strength," Ai said.

Shanghai's renting rate among exhibition sites is up to 60 percent, far above the nation's average of 25 percent and the world's 35 percent, Ai said.

Under the city's Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) for the industry, Shanghai aims to double the size of its exhibition space to 15 million square meters by 2015, and devote 80 percent of the area to hosting international fairs.

Also yesterday, Shanghai announced the establishment of the Shanghai International Technology Exchange Center and opened the China International Trading Center Platform by launching www.sh-itc.net, a portal to serve traders.

The technology exchange center in the Hongqiao Business Park aims to spur trading of technology through promoting information collection, resources integration, professional training, rule familiarization and global collaboration in technology exchanges.

Last year, China's trade in technology was worth US$40.1 billion, or 1.35 percent of total trade value, according to the Ministry of Commerce, and there is huge potential of more technology exchanges with overseas markets, the ministry said.

The trading center platform is expected to become the country's authoritative portal to promote trade.
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Changing cultural landscape for city

By Sophie Wang | 2011-12-27

SHANGHAI'S cultural scene will see major changes next year after four key projects were launched yesterday.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the China Art Palace, China Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai Songze Historical Relics Museum and Guo Cui Yuan (National Treasures Center) were held in the city.

The China Art Palace, 10 times as large as the Shanghai Art Museum in People's Square, will be unveiled next year at the China Pavilion, one of the highlights of the World Expo in 2010.

The China Art Palace, which will cover an area of 70,000 square meters, is expected to be on par with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

The 2012 Shanghai Biennale is reported to be its opening event next October and the venue will be a major showcase for modern Chinese art.

The palace will retain most of the facilities from the China Pavilion.

Cultural relics

Also next year, the World Expo's Urban Future Pavilion will become the China Contemporary Art Museum, providing exhibition space for contemporary art.

The museum, which is set to cover 15,000 square meters, will open at the same time as the art palace.

Sited in suburban Qingpu District, the Shanghai Songze Historical Relics Museum will house cultural relics and historical findings from the Songze Culture Ruins, listed as one of the 100 important archeological findings of the 20th century in China.

The Songze Culture (3900-3200 BC) was one of the city's earliest cultures.

A number of ceramic, stone or bronze items were found on the site and there was also evidence showing that the Chinese people were already growing rice all those years ago.

The museum is due to open in 2013.

The 15,000-square-meter National Treasures Center in Xuhui District, meanwhile, involves relocation of the Shanghai Peking Opera House and the Duoyunxuan Art Center.

After it is completed in 2013, it will be a center for art creation, exchange and trading for art organizations.

The center will be located in the riverside area between Xujiahui and the Longhua Temple tourist area.
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Disneyland project moving to next stage

By Dong Zhen | 2011-12-30

THE core facilities of Shanghai Disneyland will be under construction next April, said the Shanghai Construction Commission at a news conference this afternoon.

Infrastructural construction of roads and pipelines for the Disneyland began in April this year and will be completed next March, said Jiang Shujie, a commission official.

The first phase of the park will cost 24.5 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) and an additional 4.5 billion yuan will be spent to build supporting facilities such as hotels, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Shanghai regards the project part of its efforts to become a world-class tourist destination. The first phase of Shanghai Disneyland is expected to attract 7.3 million visitors a year, Jiang said.

The amusement park is 21 kilometers from central People's Square and 12 kilometers from the Pudong International Airport, connected by highways and a Metro line.

Jiang said the municipal authorities are now inviting designs for the paradise, the first on the Chinese mainland.

He also said Shanghai invested about 100 billion yuan this year in key infrastructure projects and the budget for next year will increase substantially.
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Start date for next Disneyland stage

By Dong Zhen | 2011-12-31 |

SHANGHAI Disneyland will start taking shape in the spring, with work set to begin on attractions, government officials said yesterday.

Preparatory work on the first Disneyland on the Chinese mainland began in April, with the theme park scheduled to open in 2015.

This stage of the project is set to cost 29 billion yuan (US$4.6 billion), including the park, hotels and leisure facilities. Other stages are planned afterwards.

Jiang Shujie, deputy director with the Shanghai Construction Commission, said nearly 3 billion yuan has been spent on preparatory construction.

This includes building roads and drainage systems, as well as sightseeing and traffic structures.

Preparatory work should be finished by the spring, after which builders can move on to Disneyland attractions, Jiang said.

Work has begun on a 10-kilometer waterway attraction that will enclose the site. A 5-kilometer stretch is currently being dug at the northwest of the site, Jiang said.

He added that two elevated roads connecting the site to the S1 and S2 highways are under construction and could open next April.

A Metro link will also be built.

Authorities have already revealed a rough plan indicating how Shanghai Disneyland could look, attracting great interest.

Jiang said the bidding process for the detailed design had begun, but did not elaborate on likely candidate designers.

The city said it has spent about 100 billion yuan this year on major government-backed construction projects.

These were mostly aimed at upgrading traffic and other facilities to boost the local economy.

Officials said there will be a substantial increase in next year's budget for similar work.

Around 30 tunneling machines are currently at work in Shanghai, as the city builds more subway lines and other tunnels, said the construction authority.

By 2015, the Metro network will have grown from 420 to 500 kilometers, said Jiang.
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