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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Disappearing neighborhoods of old Shanghai

The old is being replaced with the new, the new replaced with the newer, in a perpetual cycle of destruction and creation.According to the Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development, almost every structure built before 1999, roughly half of the current housing supply, is set to meet the sledgehammer at some point over the next 20 years.New houses are built almost as quickly as the old ones are cleared away. To minimize the dust due to collapsing work water was spreading throughout the process.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Shanghai, China
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen