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Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai

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Landmark Convention Center
The Shanghai Exhibition Centre or the Shanghai Exhibition Hall is an exhibition and convention centre and major landmark located 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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TripAdvisor
  • We have been exhibiting at this venue for some time. But has free wifi. But slow all the facilities are up to date and convenient the number 7 train take you to the doors of the venue.  more »
  • This building, constructed in the 1950s wasFriendship building. The building itself is of typical Soviet era design with a tall colonnaded spire. It's an interesting looking building purely architectu...  more »
  • This place is a really nice place to see outside, but inside it is empty, except during events. It's really nice visit it during exhibitions otherwise it's a waste of time! It is a little bit distance...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Nice
  • Built a Russan architect..