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Plan for 'Shanghai Broadway'

By Yang Jian (Shanghai Daily)

11:13, November 17, 2011

A former cement factory on the banks of the Huangpu River could become "Shanghai's Broadway," officials said yesterday.

City political advisers were told that within the next few years the 70,000-square-meter area around the factory buildings will be transformed into Shanghai's hotspot for musical performances.

Xia Yingqiu, director of the Xuhui District's Bureau of Planning and Land Resources, told political advisers that this could rival New York's famous theater area.

And Feng Guoqin, head of the city's advisory body, said it could include world-class venues.

"Shanghai lacks a riverside opera house along its 40-kilometer waterfront and we hope the Xuhui project can turn the old plant into a top-level theater like the Sydney Opera House," said Feng.

The cultural and performance base will be built at the area near Longshui Road, said officials.

Buildings for entertainment, scientific research and business will also be included, said Xia.

She said a 1.4-square-kilometer surrounding area will become a riverside core business center and include a 250-meter-tall iconic skyscraper.

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