Shanghai | Expo2010 site visit I

Shanghai World Expo 2010 | January 19, 2010

With less than 100 days before the opening of the World Expo, pavilions are getting in shape. Although structures are far from finished, the rough outlines of the future architectural experiences become visible – even so that these, to us, are more exciting than their expected state of completion. No cladding, no finished interiors, no green-designers’ draping, no visitors; only construction workers toiling everywhere. A MovingCities impression of the German, Swiss, French, Polish, Romanian and Luxembourg pavilion.

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Shanghai | Jing’an District I

Shanghai Jing'an District | October 2009

Since mid-October 2009, MovingCities is based on the 26st floor of a tower located in Shanghai‘s Jing’an District, one the city’s most densely populated districts – bordering the Huangpu District in the East, and Suzhou Creek to the North. Somewhere in front of us two towers are under construction. It is not that they are adding one floor each day – don’t believe the hype – but, in the course of three months, progress has been visible. Some stop-motion/paparazzi impressions from a city, slowly but steady, going up.

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Shanghai | subway and streets

Changyang Road | October 27, 2009

China is in transit and subways are sprouting around and under us. China is not only an urban nation, but with about 2500 kilometers of subway lines nationwide under construction it also more and more a subway nation. In December 2009, subway Line7, also called the Expo Line, opened in Shanghai (check subway map), connecting Shanghai University in the North and Huamu Road (Pudong) in the South of Shanghai. MovingCities went exploring the area around the Changzhong Road, just South of the University, drove through a rural and urban mix and came back with snapshots. Also, belated demolishment snapshots from a section of Changyang Rd.

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