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The Bund

Historic waterfront buildings for sale

A BATCH of 18 turn-of-the-century buildings along the Bund in Shanghai have been put on the selling block as the municipal government attempts to revitalise the city's one-time international financial status.

Tuesday, 13 December, 1994, 12:00am

Lujiazui: key is infrastructure projects

LUJIAZUI is the designated 28 square kilometre finance and trade district of the Pudong New Area, Shanghai's most recent development zone.

Pudong is located on the east bank of the Huangpu river directly opposite the Bund, comprising about 520 square kilometres of land, which will be developed in phases.

1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Huangpu district: the new downtown area

JLW has defined Shanghai's Downtown district as extending westwards from the Bund to Chengdu Road, incorporating all of Huangpu district, in addition to the eastern portion of Luwan district.

It is bounded to the north and south by Beijing and Fuxing roads respectively, and includes the Bund precinct and eastern Huaihai Road precinct.

1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Bank bolsters bid for old Bund office

HONGKONG Bank held its first board meeting in Shanghai yesterday - its first outside Hong Kong in 129 years - lending weight to its proposed bid to reoccupy the old headquarters on the Bund.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Bund may price itself out of the office race

IT is anyone's guess how much it will cost to acquire the user rights for any of the prestigious buildings along Shanghai's world-famous Bund.

23 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Japanese, US firms in joint effort

JAPANESE property giant Mori Building will jointly invest US$750 million with America's Silverstein Properties to build a 96-storey skyscraper in Pudong's Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, it was announced yesterday.

27 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

First historical Bund building ready for auction

THE first historical building on the Bund is ready for sale or lease, with valuation work just having been completed, says authorised surveyor Brooke Hillier Parker.

The property consultant's partner and research head, David Faulkner, said yesterday the building had housed Banque Indosuez.

13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Details due on major Bund plan

SHANGHAI is releasing details of its ambitious plan to convert the Bund into China's Wall Street.

Speaking in Hong Kong yesterday, the Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, Xu Kuangdi, said a list of the buildings along the Bund that would be renovated would be given to foreign financial institututions by October 1.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

HK agents to play role in Bund sell-off

PREPARATION work for the sale of Shanghai's famous riverside promenade, the Bund, is nearing completion and Hong Kong property companies are poised to play a major role in the marketing and valuation tenders for the historic buildings.

Built on the Huangpu River, the Bund consists of 140 buildings, most of which were designed by British architects Palmer and Turner.

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Finger lickin' extravaganza to send Mao spinning

AS if Shanghai wasn't weird enough, Kentucky Fried Chicken is going to be unleashing 100 miniature Colonel Sanders lookalikes on the Bund on Saturday.

Yes, we're back in the whacky world of Western firms doing odd things in China, and this time the occasion is the opening of the 9,000th KFC outlet in the most free-wheeling city in China.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am