Construction Statistics Shanghai

We’re dipping our toes in the real estate market in Shanghai and as a first step called an agent who was referred to us by a friend.

After telling him the price range, the first question was: “How many bathrooms do you want?”

Are bathrooms the new status symbol?


Data about construction in Shanghai
from the latest 8days magazine

  • Total are of Shanghai that has been reconstructed - 22.650.000 m2
  • Number of architecture firms - 44
  • Number of high-rise commercial buildings built every year - 400
  • Total area of all the public parks in Shanghai by 2010 - 20.000.000 m2 *
  • Total expansion of Shanghai’s downtown area since the 1980s - 480 km2
  • Total land area that has been used to build new residential areas over the last 5 years - 80.000.000 m2

* I doubt this will materialize with the said square meters. Real estate/city development plans always include parks and green areas. They somehow are just forgotten at the end stage of the building.

Source: 8days
Picture: My old bathroom in Kunming. Fill it up, heat it and don’t forget to pull out the plug before taking the shower machine

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One Response to “Construction Statistics Shanghai”

  1. Chinabounderess
    August 23rd, 2006 19:50

    haha, that is actually true

    there should be the same number of bathrooms as bedrooms.

    an ABC chick in shanghai

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