Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai

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The Shanghai Exhibition Centre or the Shanghai Exhibition Hall is an exhibition and convention centre in central Shanghai, China. The building was built in 1955 as the Sino-Soviet Friendship Building to commemorate the alliance between China and the Soviet Union, a name by which many locals still refer to the building. Reflecting its original name, the design draws heavily on Russian and Empire style neoclassical architecture with Stalinist neoclassical innovations.The building is a major landmark in Shanghai. At 93,000 square metres, it is one of the largest integrated building complexes in central Shanghai by footprint. At 110.4 metres (to top of spire), it was for decades (1955–1988) the tallest building in Shanghai. Its main frontage, an open quadrangle with an elaborate central tower, faces Yan'an Road, today the main east-west artery across central Shanghai, while its secondary façade, a colonnade, faces West Nanjing Road, one of the premier retail and commercial streets of Shanghai.
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  • Soviet-era architecture! Imposing columns and in-your-face prominence. Never went to an exhibition there, but the appearance from outside is quite interesting.  more »
  • Audrey Hepburn exhibition, great fun! She is the goddess of all! Fits in Nice and then to a photograph, great! Is very characteristic and memorable
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  • Place a big exhibition, but is famous for the beauty of its buildings in Shanghai. Earlier access is not good, not only as a transport walk from Nanjing West Road, jing'an Temple Station, subway line 2 (line 7, too!), it took about 10 minutes is able to BRT Shanghai Exhibition station now came in handy. I think it is worth even watching from the outside. Before Taiwan's restaurant on the premises is really nice, not now.
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  • Beautifully restored old building. Located in a busy are, but maintained well. Worth seeing for a tourist
  • Shanghai it's an Amazing city! Small world inside of
  • This is a massive exhibition centre and easy to get to via Line on the Shanghai Subway.
  • West gate. Used to be named China-soviet union friendship mansion. High-end exhibitions held here.
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