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“Feels empty inside”
Review of 1933 Old Millfun

1933 Old Millfun
Ranked #46 of 1,336 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

this slaugterhouse turn shopping center is an interesting maze like piece of architecture with a rectangular outer block encasing an inner circular central block. Cattles used to walk through its corridors to the central slaughterhouse. The entire area has an industrial ambience that reminds shoppers of its unique past. However, stepping into the shopping center i felt a bit lost as there were not many interesting shops there plus most art gallery and performance venues are still under construction..... lack of explanations of the functions of various pecuilar structure made me puzzled. Would be better if they have a guided tour of the place in the future

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Such a bizarre art deco 1933 beef slaughterhouse in the middle of shanghai. A photographers dream. Quiet and not well stocked with stores but it doesn't detract from the beauty of the building itself. Not on the normal tourist list but was recommended by our hotel manager. Go and see. Good toilets!

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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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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 spooky features like iron insets in the walls which latched gates open and closed (and one functioning gate still findable) to funnel,the animals towards their doom. Look for,the funnel shaped entrances that allowed the beasts to enter more easily but once into the various channels there was not turning round and one way only to go !

A remarkable concrete construction with a fascinating design of great interest provided you don't dwell too much in what went inside!

This building has great potential but needs more of its space purposefully utilised to make it a "must not miss" ! ,,,,,,,for those with an interest in functional (macabre) architecture it already has this status!

Views for the rooftop are an interesting juxtaposition of old and new Shanghai.

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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. It is worth a visit for the curious and probably a must-see for the architecturally minded. The current tenants of the building are several add agencies, a couple of restaurants and a shop or two. The day I was there the building was very un-crowded. It was pretty much left to me and several other toursts/phtographers and the folks who worked there.

Thank kirkwood_FL
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