The Embankment Building on North Suzhou Road was built by Sir Victor Sassoon, a fourth generation Sassoon who arrived in Shanghai in 1923. The Sassoons were Sephardic Jews from Bombay, and were among the first Jewish migrants to Shanghai. Known for his both his flamboyant costume parties and his business acumen, Victor Sassoon went on to open 30 companies in Shanghai.
Photo from meckleychina.
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