Anyone who has lived in Shanghai for more than a few months knows that nothing stays the same here for long. The city is constantly building and rebuilding (especially in Shanghaiist’s soon-to-be-former apartment building … PLEASE MAKE THE HAMMERING / DRILLING / SAWING STOP!). It’s always
scary saddening maddening neat to see before-and-after photos of city locations. Peking Duck recently made a post called “Shanghai then and now” which featured the reader-submitted photos you see reproduced here. That’s the same Shanghai location, and the “then” was only 24 months earlier than the “now.” It’s happening all over the city. Regardless of your views on all this growth and change, it’s an exciting, historic — and, yes, loud — time to be living in Shanghai. There are quite a few comments to that Peking Duck post … always entertaining.