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In Shanghai’s Embankment House, a Lesson on Open Doors

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Lessons from a building in Shanghai.Shanghai’s Embankment House.Among Shanghai’s many architectural gems is a sprawling, curved edifice that was once the largest apartment building in Asia, a building that more than half a century ago played a role in saving many thousands of lives. It’s set just on the north side of Suzhou Creek, a small river whose course has been hemmed in by concrete, and whose polluted contents are still routinely netted by illegal fishermen—most… Continue Reading

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