Shanghai Traffic Lights Disappear |

The price of metal is still rising.

Apparently a unique incentive for metal scrap dealers in Shanghai to help functional, good working metal become scrap by stealing phone booths, traffic lights, manhole covers and wiring.

Watch where you walk and have your mobile phone at hand.

Shanghai scrap

Picture: Galen Frysinger

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One Response to “Shanghai Traffic Lights Disappear |”

  1. Shanghai Art Disappears | Shanghai China | Snippets & Views
    June 27th, 2006 00:48

    Steel is still in short supply in Shanghai. Manhole covers disappear, phone booths, traffic lights and now steel bean art. Did the metal scrap dealer feel one steel bean less doesn’t make much of difference for the real art lover? Did someone just not appreaciate the art? …

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