Overhead eyesores come down
OVER 50 kilometers of overhead cables are in the process of being pulled down, said Shanghai Housing and UrbanRural Development Commission yesterday.
This effort is part of a citywide campaign to remove and replace Shanghai’s unsightly overhead cables and wires.
The cables around Astor House Hotel in Huangpu District will be removed within the month, said Huang Yongping, head of the commission.
All overhead cables around the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Qingpu District will be removed before the end of September, just ahead of the China International Import Expo.
The remaining wires in downtown Huangpu will finish demolition around the same time, of which 11.3 kilometers will be buried underground.