Shanghai 2010 Expo Site

Everyday, we drive along the Nanpu Bridge, and see the Shanghai Expo site spread out on the west side of the bridge – from pretty crowded Shanghai typical residential area, and factories, to a destroyed land with barely nothing, to a big construction site, and then become a new Lujiazui style cluster of high-raising buildings… The change just happens gradually without me even noticing it.

The other day, I took taxi and ran along the Lupu Bridge, and took the picture below:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

From these photos, the shape of the China Pavilion is ready. More and more countries are joining – the pavilion of the Luxembourg has already started construction. The Australia Pavilion is on the way (they invited me to join their ground breaking event the next week).

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

Below is the China Pavilion:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

The Area of the Site

Below is a site map of the area.

Image in courtesy of Expo 2010 China website

I would say, to choose to place an expo site into the city center is the best idea ever. Instead of arranging the site to a pre-booked site near the Pudong Airport, having an expo along the Huangpu River helps to bring the two sides of the city together.

I am happy that the site is just 5 km away from my home, and I am seeing new roads, and new viaduct built everyday. I have started to seek for some information about whether they off half-year ticket so I can bring Yifan (3 years old by then) there every weekend…

11 Comments

  1. 中国有两个城市我特别欣赏,一个是北京,一个是上海,当然仅此两个城市吧。

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  3. also looking forward to it!

  4. The whole city becomes a big construction site like Beijing before 2008 Olympic Games.

  5. To tell the truth, I think 2010 Shanghai Expo is a big bubble. I don’t think many people (especially from foreign countries) will come over to Shanghai to see that. It’s Internet era now. People can get tons of useful information from Internet, instead of traveling thousands of miles to see that in Shanghai. Economic crisis is another factor.

    Expo is not really comparable to Olympic. Olympic is an event that can gather thousands of people in a sudden within 15 days. Expo is definitely not.

    Maybe my prediction is wrong. Just my guess. :)

  6. I may be ignorant – but what is the real point of the expo ??

  7. 大國崛起! 可喜可賀.

  8. I’m going for sure! It’s like Las Vegas, you can go around the world in a day. (Of course in Las Vegas you can time travel too, and go to ancient Egypt!)

  9. I was in Shanghai last week and i saw extreme promotion and banners everywhere about this expo. But I wonder why so early promoting ? Is it something very very grand ? Seems like an olympic event.

  10. I was in Shanghai last week and i saw extreme promotion and banners everywhere about this expo. But I wonder why so early promoting ? Is it something very very grand ? Seems like an olympic event.

  11. crisis is here and the huge olympic Beijing construction is giving a hard time to the chinese people, millions of dollar is the the cost for the manntences, but well is simple for China leave there like that who cares!!!! thounsands of hotels in Beijing are empty and thounsands of empty buildings…i was in the Double Tree Hilton in Beijing in January only 8 tourists in that cold hotel!!! my recomendation is cheap to stop and cancel the Shangai Expo Site that keep the construction ahead…

    if not see the empty hotel in Beijing is better burn on purpose that hotel and the insurance pay that keep empty of customers dont u think????

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