Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
avezink

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.

Tags: 1920s, architecture, bund, magazine, oriental motor
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • #103 Shanghai Architecture Series: Grand Hotel

    A recent article by Michelle Qiao was the primary source of information and illustrations for this piece. Read about the Grand Hotel (aka the…

  • City walls: Lucca vs. Shanghai

    I am now staying in Lucca that has its city wall still preserved. This wall compares to the extinct wall around Shanghai in many respects: - same…

  • Coffins everywhere

    Here is Marquis de Beauvoir describing the future French Concession in 1867, traveling between the walled city and Xujiahui in winter: Today…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments