Every city, will have its own landmarks. Of course, it is not difficult to pick out some fashionable landmarks like the Oriental Pearl, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Center Tower and so on among the many buildings in Shanghai.
But do you remember the landmarks with the old Shanghai style? Shanghai's development is changing day by day, some iconic buildings look at the memories. Today, I will take stock of the Shanghai landmarks that have disappeared over the years.
1、Shanghai TV Tower
Before the "Oriental Pearl" was completed, the old Shanghai TV Tower was also a landmark in the city and had hosted many dignitaries. It was built in 1972 and was once known as "the tallest tower in China". In the era when there were few tall buildings, it could be seen in many places in Shanghai.
After the 1990s, the Shanghai TV Tower lost its usefulness because of the increasing number of tall buildings in Shanghai. With the completion of the "Oriental Pearl", the old Shanghai TV Tower was demolished in 1998, thus ending its 26 years of glorious mission.
2、The first bend in Asia
As part of the eastern section of the Yan'an Elevated Road, the "First Curve in Asia" was completed at the end of 1996. The downhill curve of Zhongshan East Road on the Bund has become the most beautiful view of the Bund due to its unique location.
According to rumors, because the scenery of "Asia's First Bend" is too beautiful, so people driving for the sake of "eye candy" will deliberately slow down, causing congestion on the downhill road. 2008, in order to cooperate with the Bund channel comprehensive renovation project to promote the The "First Bend in Asia" was dismantled and renovated.
3、Hongkou Grand Theatre
The Hongkou Grand Theatre, which only old Shanghai people probably remember, was built in 1908, the 34th year of Guangxu, and was one of the earliest official movie theaters in Shanghai and one of the earliest movie theaters in China. Due to the need of urban construction, the popular Hongkou Grand Theatre retired from the stage of history.
In 2006, Hongkou District designated it as a historical site and erected a monument. After many years, many people pass by and still stop to look at it, recalling their childhood memories of watching movies here.
4、People's Square big screen
In the mid to late 90s, Shanghai has a big screen is very famous, it is located in the People's Square near the intersection of Wusheng Road and Xizang Middle Road, this huge display erected in 1994, can be said to be China's largest LED display, but also at that time the famous dating meeting place for young men and women, I do not know how many people in this big screen to start a romantic relationship.
Unfortunately, in 2002, People's Square was renovated for the fifth time, and the big screen, which had stood for eight years, became a thing of the past.
5、Nanjing Road Circular Flyover
Built in 1985, Nanjing Road's circular flyover is oval in shape. This uniquely shaped flyover was once a landmark in the area and made an appearance in the movie "Stock Crazy".
At that time, the First Department Store, New World and high-class commercial buildings were located at the junction of Xizang Middle Road and Nanjing Road respectively, and they were also the busiest commercial areas at that time, so a circular flyover connected them together. However, due to the development of the city and the construction of Nanjing Road, the flyover was demolished in 2003.
6、Sixteen stores pier
Located in the busiest part of Shanghai, Xiluipu has a long history of 150 years, it was once the largest port in China and the Far East, and carries many memories of Shanghai.
In anticipation of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, this most famous old pier on the Bund has been given a new look after nearly three years of renovation. The Sixteen Shops is now not only a waterfront leisure center on the Huangpu River, but also has a variety of supporting facilities such as riverfront green space, large commercial restaurants, and large parking lots.
7、Dachi Gourmet Forest
Metro City is now the most popular shopping center for young people in Xujiahui, and its predecessor, Daqian Food Forest, is a culinary memory for many Shanghai residents and foreign visitors.
This is the first comprehensive restaurant kingdom in Shanghai to introduce the "Big Food" model, covering an area of 12,000 square meters, with seven floors, dozens of restaurants, and a capacity for 4,000 customers to dine at the same time, and enjoy delicious food from all over the world at a good price.
8、Huating Road Apparel Market
Shanghai Huating Road was once known as one of the three largest garment markets in China, along with Beijing Xiushui Street and Guangzhou Gaodi Street. In the 1980s, there were still many clothing vendors in Shanghai's small street markets, but none of them were as famous and large as Huating Road. It was the most popular place for young people in Shanghai in those days, as it offered a wide range of fashionable and affordable clothing.
In 2000, in order to change the inherent deficiencies of the open-air market, the driveway was reopened and the Huating Road Dress Market came into history from then on.
9、Wusong Road Gate Bridge
Suzhou River estuary tide gate is located at the junction of Suzhou River and Huangpu River, with a total length of 838 meters, starting from Beijing East Road, Zhongshan East Road, in the south to Wusong Road, Tanggu Road, in the north, and is also called Wusong Road Gate Bridge because the tide gate structure arrangement is closely integrated with the construction of Wusong Road Bridge.
Wusong Road Gate Bridge was dismantled in 2009 to accommodate the reopening of the Waibaidu Bridge and the comprehensive renovation project on the Bund. The bridge and gate that had been in service for 18 years finally completed its historical task, and now only the memories belonging to this gate and bridge can be found in the images.
At the beginning of the 20th century, there was an iconic monument on the Bund in Shanghai, the European War Monument, also known as the "First Monument in Shanghai" at the time, also known as the Statue of Victory. The left hand of the Goddess of Victory is touching a child who lost both parents in the war, and the right hand is about to touch another mother who lost her child, sending people's wish to reflect on the war and pray for peace.
During the war, the Japanese regime ordered the demolition of all the memorial sculptures along the Huangpu River, and the Goddess of Victory statue mysteriously disappeared.
What else do you remember about the landmarks of other cities? Remember to leave your unique memories in the comments section.