May 23rd, 2018


Just did you know...

...that all these buildings were under construction simultaneously, in March 1921, indicating 'Shanghai's faith in the future?' The Standard Oil Building, the Jardine, Matheson & Co., the New Central Garage, the HSBC Building, the Chartered Bank of India, the Nissin Kisen Kaisha, the Great Northern Telegraph Building, the Dollar Building, the Glen Line Building...

'On the Bund – the main street of Shanghai – there is so much building going on that if a resident of the city were to leave now, he would hardly recognize the place upon returning a year or two hence.'

Zoom in as much as you like at the source page.

Source: Oriental Motor, 1921.