Haussman’s Paris and Guangzhou urbanization

Rue Saint-Denis: a wide road going through what was previously narrow, twisting roads
Vanished (!!) street scene, Zhōngshān wŭlù (中山五路; Guangzhou - 12), 1983 (Source: By Leroy W. Demery, Jr.)

I couldn’t help but notice this parallel; The narrow, complex, spiderweb grid of Guangzhou’s old, quaint, picturesque neighborhoods being destroyed for large mega-blocks, skyscrapers, and globalization.

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