Analysis: Shanghai’s Bund Gets Mixed Reviews (Part II)

Here is my honest appraisal. The Bund has not been turned into the Champs-Elysees of the East. Not by a long shot. The exterior of the Peace Hotel and the former Shanghai Club, now the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, both look fantastic. Jobs well done. Other projects – such as 18 at the Bund and the Roosevelt …

Analysis: Shanghai’s Bund Gets Mixed Reviews (Part I)

On my first visit to Shanghai several years ago, the Bund was looking a bit worse for wear. On my second trip to Shanghai a couple of years later, there were hopeful signs. I interviewed a developer, and he informed me that a complete restoration of the Bund – returning it to its pre-Liberation glory …