July 22nd, 2020

Destroying Shanghai, one street at a time

Next in line for disappearance is South Yunnan Road 云南南路, the popular snack street, which is scheduled for demolition and redevelopment. As long as there is short-term gain to be had (and mass gatherings to fear), the Shanghai municipal government will continue destroying the city.


Corner of Avenue Edouard VII (Yan'an Road) and Rue Palikao (South Yunnan Road):

Image: Arabella Neuhaus.

Montigny Telephone Exchange, which opened in 1931. The building is still standing.

Looking down Yunnan Road in the 1980s:

Image: EditorsCJ flickr

One of the residential lanes off South Yunnan Road in the 1990s:

Image: Guo Bo 郭博.

For modern pictures see this post: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/s_224cAaFH-dcZt9u-J8VQ