Shanghai - Bund Buildings
The two most prominent buildings in Shanghai's famous Bund row. View them large on a black background.
Left: The former Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. This building was built between 1921 and 1923 and has a steel frame with a neo-classical outer style. Reflecting the seasonal variations common to Shanghai, the building was the first in Shanghai to have both heating and cooling systems. After the liberation in 1949 the building became the home of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government until 1995. Now it houses the Pudong Development Bank.
Right: The Customs House was built between 1925 and 1927, replacing a smaller Customs House which stood on the same site. The clock in the tower was the largest in Asia when it was built, its face measuring 5.4 metres in diameter with a 3.17 m long minute hand. It still houses the Shanghai Customs department.
To see these two buildings with all their neighbours in a complete Bund panorama, please click here.
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