Qiao Zhengyue

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Art & Culture

Colorful past masked behind luxury apartments' bland facade

The gigantic, simple-cut Taixing Apartments on Nanjing Road was once called "a luxury apartment house" by renowned Shanghai architectural historian Luo Xiaowei.
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China's first modern pleasure garden, gone but not forgotten

The history and future of Zhangyuan Garden, a legendary Chinese pleasure garden which developed to a living museum of Shikumen buildings.
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Architect of Shanghai's iconic Bank of China

Architect Luke Him Sau (Lu Qianshou) called the crescent-shaped Yates Apartments on Nanjing Road W. "a strange house."
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Apartments stand testament to a millionaire's passion for sports

The Denis Apartment perches around a prominent corner of the former Carter and Bubbling Well roads (Shimen Rd No. 2 and Nanjing Rd W.). 
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Honesty lays foundation of a "Tudor-style" Shanghai building

An imposing edifice at 722 Nanjing Road W. reveals intriguing stories of a former racecourse and a garden that was turned into a sanatorium.
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Nanjing Road's tales of the unexpected

The new series of Nanjing Road column will explore a variety of historical buildings along the former Bubbling Well Road.
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Museum pays tribute to charitable hospital German built for Chinese

Paulun Hospital, founded by German doctor Erich Paulun more than a century ago, still has a profound history in China.
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Escape to Shanghai sowed the seeds of a modern Shanghai

This month marks the 100th anniversary of architect Laszlo Hudec's arrival in Shanghai. The renowned architect is now regarded as a "Shanghai symbol."
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Hotel stands tall in Hudec's achievements

If Shanghai was Laszlo Hudec's lucky city, People's Square was his lucky place. It's where the architect designed two masterpieces, the Park Hotel and the Grand Theatre.
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Apartment block a writer's haven and home to a murder mystery

Changjiang Apartments sits on a prominent location behind the Park Hotel at People's Square.
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