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Puxi: Nanjing Road

The large tree-covered circle of People's Park and People's Square replaced the Shanghai Racecourse, the social hub of British Shanghai. In 1994, the area became the city's administrative and cultural center, home to the City Hall, Art Museum, Grand Theater, and other cultural institutions and bordered by Nanjing Road.

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Nanjing Lu in the 1930s, Wikimedia Commons

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Shanghai, 1933

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Nanjing Lu today, Wikimedia Commons (2008)

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Crowded Nanjing Lu, Jakob Montrasio (2009)