Bank of China

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A symbol of the Chinese Nationalist Government, located in the middle of the Western concessions, the Bank of China (1937) has superbly adapted the skyscraper concept to local architectural influences, with its pyramidal roof curved at each corner and supported by a labyrinth of beams, openwork windows featuring traditional geometric motifs, dragons guarding the entrance etc. Originally designed as a 33-storey building, the original project was swayed by the influence of Victor Sassoon, who didn't want the Peace Hotel standing in its shadow. In the end, only 16 floors were built.

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Le Bund

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Shanghai Museum of Popular Collections
Shanghai Museum of Popular Collections
The Museum of Popular Collections
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Small Peach Garden Mosque
Small Peach Garden Mosque
Construction of the Small Peach Garden
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Cruises on the Huangpu
Shanghai acts as an impressive backdrop
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Shanghai Botanical Garden
Shanghai Botanical Garden
Created in 1974, this vast botanical
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Bund Museum
Identifiable via a tower that is modest
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Small Peach Garden Mosque
Small Peach Garden Mosque
Construction of the Small Peach Garden
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Old City of Shanghai
Old City of Shanghai
Dating back ten centuries and formerly
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Jinmao Tower
Jinmao Tower
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Shanghai Museum of Popular Collections
Shanghai Museum of Popular Collections
The Museum of Popular Collections
1:30
Small Peach Garden Mosque
Small Peach Garden Mosque
Construction of the Small Peach Garden
0:30
Bund Museum
Bund Museum
Identifiable via a tower that is modest
1:30
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