Some buildings are lessons in history themselves, they provide visitors with an insight into the lives of the people who used to frequent these places and how they have changed and evolved with the times. These buildings have a way of sharing with its visitors a story that is untold in the history books. A city such as Shanghai has a number of such constructions and amongst these many diverse attractions is the Shanghai Concert Hall.
This historic building is found at the junction of South Tibet Road and Yan’an Road of Huangpu District. Originally referred to as the Nanjing Drama Hall, it was built as far back as 1930. However, in 1949 the name was changed to the Beijing Cinema and then in 1959 the name was changed again to its present day one.
Chinese architect Fan Wen-jiao has designed the edifice and he has adopted traditional European style influences to build the Shanghai Concert Hall. It has a seating capacity for around 1,100 viewers with the ground floor accommodating 640 seats and the upper floor 482 seats. The stage at this premise’s expands 100 square meters thus providing ample space for diverse performances of varying nature. However, in 2007 the building was relocated due to development activities which saw a highway being built on Yan’an Road. The edifice was moved with the use of hydraulic cylinders and the shifting was completed in 2008.
A number of events ranging from operas, cello concerts, piano performances, jazz events and many occurrences take place at the hall making it a great entertainment spot for the people who live here as well as those who visit the metropolis. It is indeed a memorable event to catch a classical show or the opera in performance at the Shanghai Concert Hall. It is conveniently accessible for those staying at a centrally located Shanghai city hotel. Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai is one such l Shanghai hotel that is in close proximity to the airport, railway station as well as the metro. The hotel offers modern accommodation options, while its restaurants serve a delectable assortment of cuisines from all over the world.
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