Shanghai: Old and New

For cities in China, Shanghai is a new one and definitely not considered an old one.  Even though Shanghai is a huge, new, and modern city, it still has signs of transitioning from old to new.  An interesting way to see this is to look at Shanghai’s skyline.  There...

Shanghai: Architecture at The Bund

The Bund is an area on the west bank of the Huangpu River; Zhongshan Road is the main thoroughfare in The Bund.  The Bund means embankment. This area in Shanghai was named for the bunds or levees in Baghdad along the Tigris River.  The word in Mandarin translates to...

The Transformer Building (a.k.a. CCTV Headquarters)

I am not an architect, so I can’t tell you all that was involved with the design and construction of this building, but to me this building is one of the most interesting modern buildings I have ever seen. It is near the center of Beijing and it is the CCTV building....