See what's new on the extended Nanjing Road E.

Wang Rongjiang
Lots of changes have taken place along Shanghai's iconic pedestrian street as it's extended further toward the Bund.
Wang Rongjiang

Nanjing Road E., originally built in 1851 as one of the city’s first modern roads at the time, is being extended eastward to Zhongshan Road E1 from its previous end on Henan Road M. 

The extended section, spanning 500 meters, will officially open to the public on September 12 for the opening of the Shanghai Tourism Festival. 

Before you see it for yourself, here are some of the changes to the iconic street, as captured by Shanghai Daily.

Improved pavement

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The new pavement will reflect the neon light at night and can prevent slips in rainy weather.

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See whats new on the extended Nanjing Road E.
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Upgraded lighting system

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Left: Workers fix outdoor lights for a historical building. Right: A new type of multi-function street lamp is being introduced in which all the cables run through the poles. 

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Exterior of roadside buildings

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Workers use metal covers to hide the air-conditioners hanging outside the roadside residential buildings. 

Historical signages

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A century-old English sign reading “CHINA REALTY CO.LD” is found at the corner of Nanjing Road E. and Jiangxi Road M.

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New sewage system

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The extended section will have a new sewage system, with all the old manholes replaced. 

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New greenery

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Red maple is selected as roadside tree for the extended section. The leaves will turn red and add more colors to the street in autumn.

New experience 

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A tourist takes photos on Nanjing Road E. with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower at the background. 

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A lamp signifies the location where China's first street lamp was installed in Shanghai in 1882.

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Tourists rest on newly installed benches. 

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The iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel 

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