Shanghai plans to redevelop industrial sites along new scenic tram route

Huangpu River, Shanghai.

Huangpu River, Shanghai. Image by Tim Sheerman-Chase / CC BY 2.0

A dilapidated industrial district in Shanghai is set to be restored along a new tram route. Authorities have announced plans to revive a 2.5-kilometre section of industrial wasteland along Longteng Ave next to the Huangpu River. A selection of early 20th century port equipment, including cranes, a steam engine and warehouses, will become part of a public riverside space to accompany the new route, which will see trams on the streets of central Shanghai for the first time in four decades. Work on the restoration will begin in 2017. Read more: shanghaidaily.com

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