Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center

December 3, 2008

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Jay Pridmore presents an illustrated history of Shanghai architecture; from the elaborate, Beaux-Arts palaces of the early 20th century to today's modern skyscrapers. Shanghai's built environment provides brilliant insight into a place once degraded by the West, which is now poised to overtake America and Europe as the world's economic superpower.

 

Recorded Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.