In Shanghai, there is an old-fashioned 100-year-old apartment called "Giant Recumbent Wheel" that costs more than 120,000 per square meter.
Foreword: After serving five years in Shanghai, last fall, I happened upon Wukang Road by accident. I was drawn to former residences of famous European-style buildings on both sides of road. to a coffee shop by side of road and listened to lyrics. Melodious music, looking at crowds passing outside window, if you think about it, there was a time when I lived in Shanghai for five years with lowest capital ...
Talking about Shanghai as location of my country's Oriental Pearl, as a Tier 1 major city in my country, its status is deeply rooted in hearts of people of the country.
When Shanghai is mentioned, everyone thinks of Shanghai Promenade, Shanghai Oriental Pearl, Shanghai Disneyland and other famous tourist attractions and world representative attractions. However, for some of older generation who have been living in Shanghai for decades.
Shanghai has a region that in minds of older generation is most representative of Shanghai. And this area is a building in corner of the old city of Shanghai, Wukang Building.
1. What is historical origin of Wukang Ancient Building in Shanghai?
We call street where Wukang Building is located Wukang Road. No. 103 Wukang Road - Ba Jin's former residence. At same time, several popular films of recent years were also filmed in front of this Wukang Building and Wukang Street.
For example, film "I Like You", starring Dongyu Zhou and Takeshi Kaneshiro, was filmed here and highlights charming sunset. For example, film Lust, Caution starring Wang Chaowei and Tang Wei was filmed at entrance of Wukang Building and on nearby Fukaisen Road.
If you want to ask how this Wukang building was built and what is its historical origin? There is a story here too. In 1924, Hudeck's most classic work in Shanghai is an apartment in Normandy (Wukang Building), a classic apartment building.
Since then, Shanghai has entered a golden decade that will continue into years to come. As a result, classicism was gradually replaced by modernism. That is, in subsequent years, there has never been a building with a pronounced retro atmosphere, like Wukang building in Shanghai.
Secondly, what are striking and impressive features of this historic Wukang building in Shanghai?
For this Wukang building, older generation of locals call it 9-story. And in 90s, you could ride a bike on road. Wunan Kindergarten was formerly located next to Huguang High School, later changed its name to Huaizhong High School, and was transferred to Nanyang Model High School in 1996. In opposite lane is Tianping Grain Management Office.
The location of Wukang building is quite unique, being located in a triangle where five roads meet. The designers are very smart and personable, taking a local approach.
The Wukang Building is designed as a wedge and has a particular orientation. Whenever you pass by two sides of Wukang Building, if you happen to meet them, you will feel beauty of Meeting Love on Corner.
In addition, there are connected balconies on 3rd and 7th floors of this building. It is this unique design that sets this building apart from waist background. From a distance, this building looks like a graceful European woman with a belt that makes her figure even more elegant.
Also, the road in front of Wukang Building, we also call it Fukaisen Road. In movie "Lust, Caution" starring Wang Chaowei and Tang Weiyi, there is a scene where Wang Jiazhi walks out of a building and talks to a rickshaw master about going to Fukaisen Road.
The Fukaisen road mentioned here refers to this road. Finally, for Wukang Building, biggest feature is that apartments in Wukang Building are rented or sold at a price.
Many might think that housing prices should be relatively low for such a historic building with a retro feel. However, to surprise of public, prices for apartments in Wukang Building, regardless of whether they are rented or sold, are worth a lot.
When price of housing reached its peak, it even reached prices between 100,000 and 120,000 yuan per square meter. This is why many people say people who can live here or nearby are rich people.
Thirdly, more and more people started putting forward proposals for Wukang building.
1. Some people have suggested that outdoor air conditioner in Wukang Building be abandoned. The Wukang building, which was originally very beautiful, had an external air conditioner installed due to unevenness. Unfortunately, too much air conditioning is a problem...affecting look. Therefore, some netizens have suggested that they do not know why central air conditioning cannot be installed.
2. Some people have suggested that Wukang Building needs regular perimeter maintenance. For appearance of Wukang building, which has been exposed to wind and sun for many years, damage or corrosion is inevitable. Therefore, some netizens suggested that relevant departments carry out regular maintenance on periphery of Wukang building.
Written to end: The building on northwest corner of Renmin Street in Henan South Street is very similar to this, and there are no more people in this building. Therefore, at present, Wukang building in Shanghai has a long history and is carefully guarded by relevant departments.
If you are interested in this retro building, hurry up to go to Shanghai, the metropolis, to feel its retro atmosphere!