This graphic was published in December 1925 to demonstrate the difference in size between the old Victorian Custom House, built in 1894, and the new building, the work on which started in late 1924.
And indeed, the new one was huge!
Here is a little selection of Russian-language books published in Shanghai, which have the views of the Bund on their covers. The cover of Pavel…
She leaps from the Custom House, flies over the Metropole and lands on the roof of the Park Hotel.