B U ILDI N G TALL I N S H A N G H AI – TAASA Review September 2013


This article was originally found in the September 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 3, Page 4).

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Anne Warr S hanghai lies beside the Huangpu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River near its exit into the East China Sea.

The Yangtze delta is a wide alluvial flood plain, and the city of Shanghai is built on the mud of the flood plain.

The first foreign buildings built along the British Bund (the Hindi word Bund' meaningembankment’) in the 19th century were of load bearing construction and kept to a low height to prevent too much subsidence...