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No.15 the Bund

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Located at No.15 the Bund, the structure designed by German architects has an important place in Shanghai's history. It was the city's first building that was on a par with classic historic buildings in the West in terms of design, materials and construction skills. The four-story building, covering 5018 square meters, was built for the Russo-Chinese Bank - the only joint-venture bank between the Qing Dynasty's royal government and foreign capital. The entrance hall features columns and a W-shaped white marble staircase leading to the third floor, which had a stained-glass ceiling. The ceilings are more than 5 meters high. The facade features two Ionic columns, four pilasters and two pairs of Tuscan order columns.