[I]ts just a skeleton of concrete pillars and wire now. The whole area west of maoming nan lu is being ripped up. Do you know why? I heard it was for some music plaza or block or something.
The flower market came down in November and, yes, the latest we heard was that it would be replaced with some kind of “music plaza,” whatever that means. The west side of the Maoming Nan Lu bar street is also supposed to fall to the wrecking ball, we hear. We walked through the area on Monday and it seems some bars on that side have already closed down, although that also just might be the normal turnover cycle of the area.
We also popped in the old flower market location from the Shaanxi Lu side, and took this photo:
And here is what it used to look like:
Also on Shanghaiist:
RIP: Jingwen Flower Market
Boom goes the dynamite! (and other Shanghai landmark news)
Photos from Shanghai Diaries and whatsjamesdoing.com.