Posted by: Susanne Cannon | July 30, 2010

More Shanghai business–July 16

Fabulous meeting with AMB. Ben Cornish gave us a very frank assessment of their business. Then he hosted us at a restaurant and entertained us with stories of his days when they were opening up China for Walmart. Talk about Mr. China!

We ate things we probably shouldn’t know about. At a minimum I know I had frogs.

After lunch off to Shui On to see what they are up to. Xin Tian Di is an amazing project. Planned by SOM, with the historic preservation by Benjamin Wood, and the major buildings by KPF, who we will see in the next few days. Too bad the weather and some changes of plans meant that we didn’t get the tour, but we will do it on our own now that we know what to look for. Great photos of the old historic area before and after kicking out the residents and converting it to a charming upscale retail/entertainment area.


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