You can even do a comparative rollover between various years (and witness some bad destruction, like in these aerials of Dongjiadu.
1948 (my annotation):
2015: only two historic buildings survive
The site of the three super-towers in Lujiazui
I could not care less about tall towers. So here is a place I cared about: the little crooked Wujiang Road and the lane compound Dazhongli that was behind the restaurant fronts.
Wujiang Road / Dazhongli
2006: Pedestrianized food-lovers' paradise! The skewer culture is thriving! TV stars are coming! Shanghai is remembered forever!
2016: Slaughtered! Welcome the superblock and a multi-lane traffic channel (curved to allow for high speed driving through the downtown – nice!). Four Seasons group execs are rubbing their greedy hands.
Hardoon's estate on Avenue Foch (now an exhibition center):
The Yan'an Road / Chongqing Road elevated highway interchange:
Gangster Du Yuesheng's residence on 216 Rue Wagner:
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