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Old November 13th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #701
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It is amazing that there are scant photos from the Expo site now that demolition has started. I have read that the Chinese government is censoring images from the demolition. Does any body know what's up?
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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #702
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It is amazing that there are scant photos from the Expo site now that demolition has started. I have read that the Chinese government is censoring images from the demolition. Does any body know what's up?
The expo site is closed, so there are no visitors inside that can take photos. Besides, these events have historically been a build and demolish exercise, so it's not surprising or offending that many of the pavilions won't be kept. The Chinese media did talk about how some of the pavilions will be sold off or relocated, while the China pavilion will stay and re-open later. Haven't heard of censorship at all, but now that the expo is over, it's not really newsworthy anymore.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:54 AM   #703
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Actually, following the closure of previous expositions, there have been numerous people who were interested in documenting the end (and demolition) of the expo sites--just as there were people who recorded the building of the sites. I find that it is pretty remarkable that you can not find more than 5-6 photos on the internet of the site since the closing.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #704
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Actually, following the closure of previous expositions, there have been numerous people who were interested in documenting the end (and demolition) of the expo sites--just as there were people who recorded the building of the sites. I find that it is pretty remarkable that you can not find more than 5-6 photos on the internet of the site since the closing.
But how could that happen when the site is closed to the public?
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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #705
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Workers, or people standing outside the park- I took pictures from my hotel using a telephoto lens, people crossing over the Lupu bridge, etc......
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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #706
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I was wrong. There is a place to see the demolition from up high :

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...461&type=Metro

A last look at the Expo site from up on high
Updated: 2010-11-13 1:11:03

A SIGHTSEEING platform on Lupu Bridge, which links Puxi and the Pudong New Area, will again open to the public next Tuesday, offering a bird's eye view of many World Expo buildings that are about to be demolished and fade into history.

It might be exciting news for Expo fans and visitors to Shanghai, but the entrance ticket price has increased from 38 yuan (US$5.72) per visitor to 80 yuan, causing some complaints online.

According to a local news website Xinmin.cn, many netizens said the "price hike was too excessive."

An official with the platform's management surnamed Fan said there was no "price hike" as the 80 yuan ticket price was the original price from when the platform first opened to visitors on May 1, 2009.

But they had cut the price to 68 or 38 yuan early this year to attract more visitors.

The platform closed on March 22 due to construction work at the Expo site.

Fan said in the past eight months they had renovated the 16,000-square-meter plaza under Lupu Bridge in the Puxi area.

By climbing up 367 steps, visitors can enjoy impressive views of the Expo site from a 366-square-meter platform, 110 meters above the ground.

"For those who didn't get the chance to witness the big event over the past six months, they now have the opportunity to take a last look at the buildings," said Fan.

He said about 600 visitors had already booked tickets for the sightseeing platform's first day of opening.

Many of them are Expo site workers and volunteers who are eager to see the pavilions and streets for one last time.

The sightseeing platform, the entrance to which is on Luban Road, will hold an opening ceremony at 10am next Tuesday. It will then open daily from 8:30am to 5pm.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #707
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China Pavilion to reopen soon
By Yang Jian | 2010-11-26
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_455629.htm



THE price for entry to the China Pavilion - which reopens to the public from Wednesday until the end of May - has been set at 20 yuan (US$3), the World Expo organizer said yesterday.

The pavilion will open from 9am to 5pm every day except Monday, but entry will stop at 4pm as a tour of the pavilion takes around one hour.

Tickets can be used on any day until the end of May.

Visitors can enter the Expo site at the former No. 6entrance on Shangnan Road. The new entrance to the China Pavilion will be at the former entrance of the Chinese Provinces Pavilion. The provincial pavilion itself is closed as exhibits inside are being dismantled.

Visitors will have to go through the same security checks as those conducted during the Expo.

The exhibition will be almost the same as that during the Expo, with the national treasure of the "Bronze Chariot and Horse" from China's Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) on show. It may, however, be returned the Terracotta Soldiers Museum in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, at some point during the exhibition, Qian Zhiguang, deputy director of the pavilion said. Negotiations are being conducted with the museum.

A new exhibit will showcase the construction, infrastructure and operating procedures of the Expo 2010 in the waiting area of the pavilion.

Sixteen ticket windows and eight security checkpoints will be set up at the pavilion entrance to ensure visitors do not have to spend long buying tickets or going through security, said a staff member on the pavilion hotline.

"Visitors shouldn't need to wait for long to get into the pavilion according to our estimates. However, the pavilion operators can not absolutely guarantee this as the maximum capacity is less than 50,000 people a day," Qian told Shanghai Daily.

At the Expo, visitors with reserved tickets often had to wait for an hour to enter the China Pavilion.

Qian suggested that people avoid coming during weekends or on national holidays such as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, which falls on February 3, when a large number of visitors are expected.

Seniors citizens, disabled people, students, children and military personnel will be eligible for a 5 yuan discount. Children less than 1.2 meters tall can enter for free if °?accompanied by an adult.

Groups numbering more than 16 people must make a reservation ahead of their visits by going to http://cp.expo2010.cn. The website will open on Monday.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #708
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Old January 24th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #709
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Shanghai given Saudi pavilion - lock, stock & TV
19 January 2011
South China Morning Post

Five popular foreign pavilions at the World Expo last year have been given to Shanghai, mayor Han Zheng says.

The five came from Saudi Arabia, Russia, France, Italy and Spain, Han told the annual meeting of the Shanghai People's Congress on Monday.

He also said the Puxi section of the 5.28 square kilometre expo site would be developed to house mainly cultural activities and museums, while the Pudong part would become home to a conference and exhibition complex, the Shanghai Morning Post reported yesterday. Details will not be released until the second quarter of this year.

Multinational corporations would be encouraged to set up regional headquarters in the area around the expo site, he said, without giving details.

The Saudi Arabian pavilion, one of the most popular with expo visitors, now belongs to Shanghai in its entirety, including all its interior exhibits and its eye-catching giant high-definition, bowl-shaped screen.

The Russian, French, Italian and Spanish pavilions given to Shanghai do not include their exhibits. "We are taking stock of the feasibility of opening the Saudi pavilion like the China pavilion," Han said.

After the curtain fell on the six-month World Expo on October 31, Shanghai reopened the China pavilion from December 1 for another six months, charging 20 yuan (HK$24) per ticket. On the first day, more than 20,000 visitors scrambled for access. Han said some top museums would be built in the northeastern corner of the Puxi area.

"The development of the expo site will not concentrate on residential property," he said. "However, there will be some residential projects, which will be put together in a designed area called the Expo Village." Those houses would be leased rather than sold.

Two expo-related museums will be built in Pudong: the World Expo Museum and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Mementos Museum. Collection for the latter museum has begun, with high-profile expo items such as Spain's Baby Miguelin robot, already acquired.

Sun Yuanxin , from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics' Institute for World Expo Economy, said it was rare for foreign pavilions to remain after an expo.

"The foreign countries' rationale is that they want to boost cultural and business exchanges with China, as well as to attract Chinese citizens, especially the middle class," he said.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #710
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Star Expo attractions to remain
31 December 2010
Shanghai Daily

Five foreign national pavilions at the Expo 2010, including the star-attraction Saudi Arabia Pavilion, will remain in Shanghai and reopen to the public soon, a senior Expo organizer said yesterday.

The Saudi Arabia, France, Spain, Italy and Russia pavilions at the Expo site in the Pudong New Area have been presented to China, Ding Hao, deputy director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, said. Plans for their reopening plan had yet to be decided.

The buildings, each more than 6,000 square meters, were among the largest, and the most popular, at the Expo. Visitors queued for many hours to gain entry.

The official in charge of Expo construction said that though the pavilions could not remain permanently, they could be kept for up to 50 years.

However, the original exhibitions will go. Under consideration is a plan to turn the buildings into studios for artists or as venues for other exhibitions.

On the Puxi site, at least 15 of the 20 corporate pavilions are to remain, but all the exhibits have been removed.

The Urban Best Practices Area will also remain as a showcase for good urban development as all its 80 exhibitors from cities around the world had agreed to leave their pavilions there, Huang Jianzhi, another deputy director of the bureau, said.

Foreign pavilions should be dismantled after each World Expo, according to the International Exposition Bureau, governing body of World Expos, but Shanghai Party chief Yu Zhengsheng has said the city could make exceptions.

Yu said previously that many countries had expressed hope that their pavilions would be kept in the city.

Other structures to remain are five built by the organizer - the China Pavilion, Expo Center, Theme Pavilions, Culture Center and Expo Boulevard.

Meanwhile, the demolition of other pavilions is ongoing.

More than half the Japan Pavilion has been removed. The United Kingdom Pavilion is now a bald cube after the 8,000 transparent acrylic rods that covered it were removed.

The Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Poland and Austria pavilions have all been torn down.

Most of other pavilions had yet to start dismantling.

The Expo featured more than 250 pavilions, including 50 bigger ones.

"The organizer has asked foreign participants to slow down demolition work to avoid turning the site into a construction site," said Ding.

Nine roads at the site, including Shibo Avenue, the main route on the Pudong side, will open to public from next week, according to Shanghai TV News.

However, wire fences and concrete walls have been set up around most pavilions to prevent public access.

Shanghai's Vice Mayor Yang Xiong said previously the Expo site will become a place for cultural exchanges, high-level exhibitions and public spaces for citizens.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #711
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pictures from almost all country and city pavillons will be uploaded and commented here
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Old April 6th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #712
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Old April 7th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #713
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i want to go shanghai in middle of next month?are any idea about this expo?on that month,did i still can visit all the pavilion,which pavaliion is still open?
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i want to go shanghai in middle of next month?are any idea about this expo?on that month,did i still can visit all the pavilion,which pavaliion is still open?
The China one is open - it was retained after the Expo.
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World Expo permanent exhibition to open
Shanghai Daily
2011-9-8

A permanent exhibition on the World Expo 2010 Shanghai will open on September 25 in the former Urban-Footprint Pavilion in Puxi with more than 2,000 exhibits from various pavilions on display.

Tickets will cost 30 yuan, while students, military personnel, senior citizens and children can enter for 15 yuan.

"More than 14,000 exhibits have been collected from over 200 Expo pavilions for the exhibition, which will definitely remind visitors of the 184-day Expo," said Liu Xiuhua, director of the Expo Museum who will take charge of the exhibition.

Exhibits feature the "Miguelin," the Spain Pavilion's 6.5-meter animated baby as well as an animated show about the expo which is similar to the China Pavilion's "Along the Riverside During the Qingming Festival."

The former headquarters of the expo operators will also be exhibited as a highlight, Liu said.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #716
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The Spain Pavilion is trash, I don't see a reason why its exhibits are retained...
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #717
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I think the whole Expo was just a big tourist shop for Chinese people.
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up..they need to improve the exibit rather then focus on building itself,best pavilion for me is denmark( interior),uk ( exterior)
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2 more state firms build offices at Expo site
Shanghai Daily
2012-8-21

THE former World Expo site in Pudong is fast becoming a hub of corporate headquarters and today two more state-owned enterprises broke ground there for new office buildings.

Beijing-based Sinochem Group and China Changjiang National Shipping Group will build two buildings, 70 meters and 50 meters high respectively, in Zone B of Expo 2010 and move their operation centers there by 2015.

"The 18.72-hectare Zone B aims to become the world's top-notch corporate headquarters zone," said Ding Hao, president of Expo Development Group and chief planner for post-Expo development of the site.

The zone which used to host the Australia and Thailand pavilions will house the headquarters of at least 13 state-owned enterprises, including Baosteel and State Grid. About 28 buildings will be put up there using environment-friendly materials, Ding said.

These buildings will be connected by a 410,000-square-meter underground parking lot. Metro Line 13 will also have a station in the zone.
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