City develops 45 km of Huangpu waterfront

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/1 19:38:40

Shanghai has officially opened up 45 kilometers of the Huangpu River waterfront between the Yangpu and Xupu bridges for public use, drawing large crowds over the holiday weekend, Jiefang Daily reported Monday.

The project began in 2002 with the launch of comprehensive development of both sides of the Huangpu River. In 2016, the goal was set to build 45 kilometers of waterfront area. The past 15 years saw the relocation of industrial plants once located along the banks, which were replaced with jogging paths and walkways, greenbelts, preserved historic buildings and scenic views.

The riverfront runs through five districts, including Pudong New Area, Xuhui, Huangpu, Hongkou and Yangpu districts, with each district lending its own character to the waterfront. The old coal wharf of Xuhui, for example, was restored into a fashion art museum while keeping the original venue. A towel factory and a seafood wholesale market in Yangpu were transformed into an ecological wetland park.

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