End of the road for downtown neighborhood - Plataforma Media

End of the road for downtown neighborhood

Life on Shunchang Road, one of city’s remaining old town areas in the central urban district, seems little changed.

With a history of 100 years, the one-way lane is crammed with all the typical traces of a traditional Shanghai longtang — shabby, narrow brick houses dotted with various stalls, noisy with chit chat and vrooming vehicles.

However, the street was doomed long ago, as its neighboring communities gradually emptied with the progress of the government’s demolition and relocation project over the past decade.

Read more at Shanghai Daily

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