August 27th, 2017


Architectural drawings from Shanghai archives

Among thousands of images on Minguo Tupian, there are some architectural drawings of Shanghai buildings. Some are recognizable, while others represent unrealized plans or ended up looking very different:

The Racecourse Apartments was made into a less sprawling and angular building than the proposed project.

(Flickr image by John Meckley)

Was this Police building with a spire on Rue du Consulat (Jinling Road) even realized?
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