The 2010 Shanghai World Expo closes

November 4, 2010

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Shanghai Expo's opening-night fireworks light up the skyline.

Last week, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo came to a close in what many have called the largest event in human history. The Expo brought 73 million people over 184 days. Organizers and many outside observers declared the it was a smashing success, but the Expo has also come under scrutiny for a number of issues like forced attendance, mass relocation of residents, and padded attendance numbers.

Worldview's Global Cities contributor Barry Weisberg shares his thoughts about the Expo's sucesses and failures.