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"A little architectural quirk" Shanghai Off The Beaten Path Tip by mke1963

Shanghai Off The Beaten Path: 169 reviews and 248 photos

If you are in People's Square, look to the south-east corner, where there is a tall non-descript thin, modern skyscraper - Harbour Ring Plaza. It's a slightly odd shape and clad in silver panels lower down.
It's not widely known that this is designed by the same studio that designed most of the classic huge buildings along the Bund, including the Peace Hotel.
The architectural studio of Palmer & Turner designed most of the Bund 'greats' but left Shanghai after the Communist Revolution. They continued in Hong Kong and returned to Shanghai in the 1980s. The first building designed on their return was Harbour Ring Plaza.
Just wanted to share that little snippet with you!

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  • Written Jan 28, 2005
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