The symbol of disappearing old Shanghai

Another trip to Laoximen today. The area of old Shanghai is under demolishment, and although it’s been a slow process of already five years now, some parts are already gone, others vacated, while other parts still have people living in them.

The longer the demolition goes on, the less meaning Laoximen has — apart from being a symbol of disappearing old Shanghai. I’m not the only one coming here today to take photos of the soon-gone neighborhood.

An old poster for apartments in Lingang (临港), which is so far away that some people don’t even consider it to be Shanghai.

Demolition & construction is definitely underway.

The area looks different every year. Just go there while it’s still here. And take a picture before it’s gone.