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Normandie Apartments

Add:1836-1858 Huaihai Rd M.

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Designed by L.E. Hudec in 1923 and constructed in 1924, the Normandie Apartments is a grand example of Neoclassical architecture inspired by the French Renaissance period. The red brick apartment building is particularly striking in its entirety. Over the years the lower two levels with a composite facade have been repeatedly repainted in colors including gray, white and even sky blue. A historically accurate renovation was completed before the World Expo 2010. The revamp uncovered a textured granite-chip facade on the first two floors while the marble lobby was returned to its original creamy-gold. Famous film directors and actors of the 1940s, including Zhao Dan, Zheng Junli and Wang Renmei, once lived there.