Essential Architecture- Shanghai

The Bund

Commercial buildings as photographed by Paul Pak-hing Lee - 1997

The Embassy for the Republic of Russia - formerly The Russian Embassy.

Across Huangpu Lu from The Russian Embassy, Pujiang Hotel, formerly the Astor House.
Shanghai Mansions on 20 Bei Suzhou Lu - formerly Broadway Mansions.

Yangtze Building, Zhongshan Dongyilu.

Formerly the Yokohama Bank Building, currently used as the Textile Administration.

The south wing of the Peace Hotel, formerly the Palace Hotel, Zhongshan Dongyilu and Nanjing Donglu.

Formerly the Standard and Chartered Bank, currently used as the Fishery Administration and renamed Chunjiang Building.

Formerly the North China Daily News Building, renamed to Guiling Building.

Shanghai Customs Office, formerly Nissian Steamship Co.

Formerly the Asian Oil Building, currently house the Metalsmith Design Institute.

Dongfeng Hotel and Kentucky Fried Chicken, formerly the Shanghai Club.

Formerly a Chinese bank, currently used as the Yangtze River Waterway Administration.

Shanghai Foreign Trade Commission, formerly the headquarter of Jardine Matheson.

Formerly The Great Northern Telegraph Company Building.

Russo-Chinese Bank Building

Union Insurance Co., Currently the Shanghai Architectural Design Institute.

China Bank of Communications Building

The main Post Office for the foreign settlement. On Soochow Creek across the former
British American Tobacco Co. It is now Shanghai's main Post Office.

Custom House.

The Peace Hotel, main building, formerly the Cathy Hotel and Sassoon House.

Images ©Paul Pak-hing Lee - 1997