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1933 Old Millfun

No.10 Shajing Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Ranked #39 of 839 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Architectural Buildings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a very interesting place, still under construcion but you can tell it wil be very trendi (bars and cafes are blooming in here but also some actual offices), if you are near by or like unusual architecture this is a must go

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A highly unusual location with some interesting shops, a couple of bars and restaurants including the intriguing "Red Star" Russian Restaurant which gives a free vodka shot for every customer and has an amazing 3 layered "Russian Flag" cocktail which is worth trying provided you can handle the sweet Grenadine base layer to finish it. Slaughterhouse 1 still has some... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Having read about this building I was curious and went to see it on a trip to Shanghai. I elected not to cab it, but walked from the subway. This lead to some interesting wrong turns where I got a view of some basic, local neighborhoods. The building itself is very interesting due to it's history and the architecture itself.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Well I was drawn to this 'attraction' from the comments by fellow reviewers about its architecture. I think it would depend how easy it is for you to get there as to whether or not it is worth a visit. For us, it was a walk across town which in itself was worth it for what you see on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

My family spent several hours walking around this amazing building, taking pictures, looking at shops (not many, but the few were interesting), going across the street to the design building with the cool, red, plexiglass stairway that went up several floors, and then returning to eat at Jardin de Jade on the third floor which had wonderful stir-fried green beens... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I would highly recommend this for a visit, and sooner rather than later. Although apparently a protected building is hasn't stopped developers from turning this into a labyrinth and a building totally void of personality. Attempts to turn it into a shopping centre clearly failed looking at all the closed shops, as such it's a mixture of various entities that... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

If you have time and an interest in architecture a visit to the 1933 Old Millfun is worth a trip. The building offers interesting photo opportunities, with all the unusual angles.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A former slaughterhouse. Almost looks deceiving from the outside, but once you enter the building, you'll be impressed by all the elements in the design, it's hard to imagine it was built for its utilitarian purpose back in the day...you can imagine the animals being herded on the pebbled paths from one level to the next (kinda sad, i know...).... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

A very cool find. It was a nice walking distance from my hotel. Great to stumble upon it after exploring the neighborhood. Fascinating architecture and history. You don't see architecture like this every day. Explore all the nooks and crannies. They have a free guide to read get it before exploring.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

A colossal rezoned large former slaughterhouse, built in several storeys, built of concrete in a style that we know in Europe the old silos. The concrete structure was fully maintained. The lines of the floors and staircases look like the graphic drawing by Escher. A very nice building, the most surprising ancient building in Shanghai. The intention is to have... More

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