Monday, December 8, 2008

Maglev video

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On the way to Hong Kong, I hopped on the Maglev to go to Pudong airport.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Li Long

Part of the old Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, typical Shikumen (Stone door) style. A blend of East and West.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Swimming Fool


The sign says "No Swimming," and the water isn't all that clean.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Nanjing Rd


Nanjing Road in all its glory.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Zhujiajiao Sunset

I headed from Zhouzhuang to Zhujiajiao by bus and walked over a bridge to catch the sun setting over the older part of town.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Xintiandi

I wrote about Xintiandi, and here is a simple introduction to understand the adaptive reuse format which was used for the project. The area is in the old French concession and before the time of construction, it was a ratty residential area in row house format. Parts of some of the buildings were saved while others had to go. This was the eventual result, but here is some more info about it.

Xintiandi Masterminds

Along with some of the other stops with the ULI group, we got a chance to meet Ben Wood and Delphine Yip, the brains behind the wildly successful Xintiandi development in Shanghai. They were both inspiring and have a great story about the project from the seedling of an idea to what it is now.