Nanhui New City

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Nanhui New City (Chinese: 南汇新城) is a planned city located in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, China. It was formerly called Lingang New City (临港新城) until it was renamed in April 2012.Construction began in 2003 and is scheduled to be completed in 2020, with German architects Gerkan, Marg and Partners leading the project. The project is estimated to have cost $4.5 billion dollars. The city is aimed to house 450,000 to 800,000 residents while attracting 10 million annual tourists.


The site is located at the tip of the peninsula between the Yangtze and the Qiantang rivers on the Hangzhou Bay. It is approximately 60 kilometers southeast of downtown Shanghai. A major portion of the site was reclaimed from the sea.The city was slated to become a "mini-Hong Kong". However, despite real estate developments being sold quickly, people have been reluctant to move in. To help vitalize the city, eight university campuses have been built on the west side of Nanhui New City, bringing in more than 100,000 students. In August 2019, it was announced that the area will be included in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone.


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