Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre

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Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre information

Location
Shànghǎi , China
Address
1000 Middle Yan’an Rd; 延安中路1000号
Telephone
+86 21 6279 0279
Getting there
Metro: Jing’an Temple
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The hulking monolith of the Shànghǎi Exhibition Centre can be seen from West Nanjing Rd. It was built as the Palace of Sino-Soviet Friendship – a friendship that soon turned sour and even to the brink of war in the 1960s. Architecture-lovers will appreciate its monumentality and bold, unsubtle Bolshevik strokes – there was a time when Pǔdōng was set to look like this. The site of the Exhibition Centre was originally the gardens of the Jewish millionaire Silas Hardoon.