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Cosmopolitan Apartments

Add:2-14, Lane 175, Shaanxi Rd N.

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2013-01-30

The Cosmopolitan Apartments, built in 1934 as an investment by Tan Ganchen, were designed by Lee Poy G in the classical Spanish architectural style. Considered typical of the era's prevailing art deco style they also reflected the transitional period from eclecticism to early modern architecture. Well-hidden in a lane off Shaanxi Road N., and opposite the Rong family's mansion, the apartments now known as the Huaye Mansion complex consist of a 10-story main building and two adjacent four-story buildings that connect The Cosmopolitan Apartments, built in 1934 as an investment by Tan Ganchen, were designed by Lee Poy G in the classical Spanish architectural style. Considered typical of the era's prevailing art deco style they also reflected the transitional period from eclecticism to early modern architecture. Well-hidden in a lane off Shaanxi Road N., and opposite the Rong family's mansion, the apartments now known as the Huaye Mansion complex consist of a 10-story main building and two adjacent four-story buildings that connect by corridors and share a 2,500-square-meter front lawn. The complex has been home to many high-level officials, rich merchants and foreigners. After the victory against Japan, many famous artists took up residence, including author and dramatist Li Jianwu and actor Zhang Ruifang, but they later moved out when rents escalated. The Huaye apartments still reflect their former glory and are residences for ordinary Shanghai families.

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