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.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/s_224cAaFH-dcZt9u-J8VQ

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